Glenfield railway station (Scotland)

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Glenfield
Glenfieldstation2007.JPG
Base of bridge crossing the station platform 2007
Location
PlacePaisley
AreaRenfrewshire
Coordinates55°49′08″N 4°26′02″W / 55.819°N 4.434°W / 55.819; -4.434Coordinates: 55°49′08″N 4°26′02″W / 55.819°N 4.434°W / 55.819; -4.434
Grid referenceNS475611
Operations
Original companyPaisley and Barrhead District Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
History
1897Built
1897Never opened for passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Glenfield was a railway station to the south west of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

History[edit]

Stephenson Locomotive Society's tour of the Paisley district on 1 September 1951

The station was originally part of the Paisley and Barrhead District Railway. The line was opened in 1897 and used for freight until the 1960s, but none of its stations - including this one - opened for passenger travel. It was on the west side of the present-day Glenburn Road, opposite Knockside Avenue.[1] It is easy to find the long concrete platform by walking into the trees at the above location.[2] Railway photographer G.H. Robin took three pictures there,[3] two of which during the only time passengers disembarked at Glenfield on an excursion for railway enthusiasts in September 1951.[4][5] The station was later rented out as a private house while goods trains were still using the line.[6] The photograph shows the excursion train and the tenant's vegetable garden.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Barrhead (New)
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Paisley and Barrhead District Railway
  Stanely
Line and station closed

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Google satellite image of approx. location". Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  2. ^ "Station platform 2007". Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  3. ^ "Station and train GH Robin". Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  4. ^ "Excursion 1951 GH Robin". Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  5. ^ "Excursion photograph 2 - 1951 GH Robin". Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  6. ^ Gammell (1999)
  • The GH Robin photographs are the copyright of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow.

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