Glasgow and Milngavie Junction Railway

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     Glasgow and Milngavie Junction Railway
Dates of operation 1 August 1861 – 28 July 1873
Successor North British Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Westerton(GD&HR)
Milngavie Junction
Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Bearsden
Hillfoot
Burnbrae Dye Works
Milngavie
Ellangowan Mills

The Glasgow and Milngavie Junction Railway was a Scottish railway. It extended the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway from Westerton to Milngavie, Glasgow.[1]

History[edit]

The line was authorised on 1 August 1861 in an act obtained by the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway;[1] and it opened in 1863.[2][3] It was operated from the start by the North British Railway (NBR); and was absorbed into the NBR by an Act of Parliament dated 28 July 1873.[1]

Events after takeover by North British Railway[edit]

  • 1900 - Hillfoot station was opened
  • 1923 - NBR became part of London and North Eastern Railway
  • 1948 - LNER nationalised as part of British Railways
  • 1960 - Line electrified
  • 1990 - Large section of the line was singled when control transferred to Yoker Signalling Centre

Current operations[edit]

Passenger services currently operate as part of the Argyle Line (to Motherwell) and North Clyde Line to (Edinburgh Waverley via Airdrie) services, giving good connections to both main city centre stations. The spurs to the goods depots at Burnbrae Dye Works and Ellangowan Mills are closed.

Connections to other lines[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Awdry (1990). Pp 132 -133.
  2. ^ Awdry (1990), Page 132, gives the date of opening as 21 May 1863.
  3. ^ Thomas (1971), Page 205, gives the date of opening as 28 August 1863.

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