Bridge of Weir Railway

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Bridge of Weir Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 21 April 1864 – 1 August 1865[1]
Successor Glasgow and South Western Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Bridge of Weir
Linwood Goods
Cart Junction Dalry and North Johnstone Line
Johnstone Junction | Elderslie West Junction
Johnstone (GPK&AR) | Elderslie (GPK&AR)
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway

The Bridge of Weir Railway ran from Elderslie, Scotland, to Bridge of Weir. It was closed in January 1983.


The line from Elderslie to Bridge of Weir was built originally as the Bridge of Weir Railway, which had opened to passengers in 1864 between Johnstone and Bridge of Weir. On 1 August 1865 it was vested in the Glasgow and South Western Railway and closed on 18 May 1869; reopening between Elderslie and Bridge of Weir, on 23 December 1869, as part of the Elderslie to Bridge of Weir branch. This then met the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway, end-on at Bridge of Weir, which ran to Greenock Princes Pier.[1]


Following closure of the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway beyond Kilmacolm, passenger services continued from Glasgow, via the Paisley Canal Line, to Kilmacolm using diesel multiple units. The line closed completely to passengers in January 1983.



  1. ^ a b Awdry (1990), page 63


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