Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
The Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway was authorised in 1891, and opened in stages between 26 November 1894 and 1 October 1896.
On 16 August 1909 the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway was absorbed into the Caledonian Railway
In 1923, the Railway became part of LMS.
Connections to other lines
- Hamiltonhill Branch at Possil Junction
- Glasgow Central Railway at Maryhill Central, Bellshaugh Junction, Dawsholme Junctions and Stobcross
- Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway link line west of Bowling, Dumbarton Joint Line Junction and west of Dumbarton Central
The majority of the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway is now disused and abandoned. Two short sections are still operational:
- A short section of tunnel west of Stobcross was reused as part of the Argyle Line in conjunction with a new tunnel connecting to the Stobcross Railway for eastbound trains.
- Between Bowling and Dumbarton Joint Line Junction was electrified in preference to the adjacent Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway as part of the North Clyde Line scheme in 1960. The adjacent line was abandoned, apart from a section retained to serve Bowling Oil Terminal, which has since been closed.
Passenger services were withdrawn over the line (from Dumbarton East to Possil and Stobcross) in October 1964, at the same time as the Glasgow Central Railway (which it connected to at its southern end). Complete closure as a through route came at the same time, though sections remained in freight use until the late 1970s and the last few sidings at Dalmuir (Riverside) & Old Kilpatrick survived until August 1987.
Today many stretches have been filled in or redeveloped but some disused platforms survive, along with the station buildings at Clydebank Riverside (now a private house) & Kelvinside (restored & converted to a restaurant).
- Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- RAILSCOT on the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
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