Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway

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Lanarkshire and
Dunbartonshire Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 5 August 1891 – 1 August 1909
Successor Caledonian Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
 Hamiltonhill Branch
Possil Junction
 Hamiltonhill Branch
Glasgow, Dumbarton
and Helensburgh Railway
Maryhill Central
Maryhill Central Junction
River Kelvin
Bellshaugh Jn | Kirklee Jn
 Glasgow Central Railway
Dawsholme Junction
Hyndland (SR) | Partickhill (SR)
 Stobcross Railway
Crow Road
Partick West: North Junction
West Junction | East Junction
Partick West
Partick Central
 Glasgow Central Railway
partially used by Argyle Line
 Glasgow Central Railway
Whiteinch Riverside
Scotstoun East
Yoker (for Renfrew)
Clydebank Riverside
Glasgow, Yoker and
Clydebank Railway
Clydebank (GY&CR)
Glasgow, Yoker and
Clydebank Railway
Dalmuir Riverside
Old Kilpatrick
Glasgow, Dumbarton
and Helensburgh Railway
Bowling (GD&HR/C&DJR)
connecting line opened in 1960
Dumbarton East
Dumbarton Joint Line Junction
Dumbarton Central
Caledonian and Dunbartonshire
Junction 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[edit]

Map showing the line from Maryhill to Springburn Park (Robroyston) in 1923

Current usage[edit]

The majority of the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway is now disused and abandoned. Two short sections are still operational:

Passenger services were withdrawn over the line (from Dumbarton East to Possil and Stobcross) in October 1964, at the same time as the Glasgow Central Railway (which it connected to at its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).