Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway

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Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 17 JulY 1862[1] – 1 August 1893[1]
Successor Caledonian Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Wemyss Bay
Inverkip
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Sheilhill Quarry
Fort Matilda(GP&GR)
Dunrod Loop/Junction
Newton Street Tunnel
Ravenscraig
Greenock Princes Pier(G&AR)
Overton Paper
Greenock Upper
Greenock West(GP&GR)
Overton Junction
Greenock Central(GP&GR)
(G&AR)Lynedoch
Cartsdyke(GP&GR)
Greenock and
Ayrshire Railway
Bogston(GP&GR)
Wemyss Bay Junction
Port Glasgow (Inch Green) Goods(G&AR)
Port Glasgow(GP&GR)
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway

The Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway was a railway owned by the Caledonian Railway, providing services between Greenock and Wemyss Bay.

History[edit]

The line was authorised on 17 July 1862, opened on 15 May 1865 and was merged with the Caledonian Railway on 1 August 1893.[1]

Connections to other lines[edit]

Current operations[edit]

Today, this line together with the former Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway is fully operational as part of the Inverclyde Line, however several stations have closed and opened during its lifetime.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Awdry (1990), pp 78/9

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