Shields railway station

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For other Glasgow stations with similar names see Shields Road subway station and Shields Road railway station.

Shields
Location
Place Pollokshields
Area Glasgow
Coordinates 55°50′52″N 4°16′32″W / 55.84769°N 4.27553°W / 55.84769; -4.27553Coordinates: 55°50′52″N 4°16′32″W / 55.84769°N 4.27553°W / 55.84769; -4.27553
Operations
Original company Glasgow and South Western Railway
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2
History
1885 Opened[1]
1 April 1925 Amalgamated with Shields Road station and Pollokshields station into new Shields Road[2]
14 February 1966 Closed[2]
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Shields railway station was a railway station in Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland.

History[edit]

Shields station was built by the Glasgow and South Western Railway when the Paisley Canal Line opened in 1885.[1][3]

Contemporary maps show that, at Shields Junction, the Glasgow, Paisley and Johnstone Canal and towpath had run alongside the Caledonian Railway line shortly before it connected to the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway. There was plenty of space for the development of the new line and station buildings, as the canal had not followed as straight a course as the railway track to replace it would.

After Shields station opened, there were three adjacent stations at Shields Junction operated by different railway companies. Shields Road station and Pollokshields station were situated to the north of Shields station.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The People's History of Glasgow (1899) page 87
  2. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 210
  3. ^ Smith, W.A.C. and Anderson, P. An illustrated history of Glasgow's railways Irwell Press,1993

Sources[edit]

  • 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. 

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