The Switchback

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The Switchback, Caledonian Railway
Balornock Junction
Alexandra Parade
Haghill Goods
Kennyhill Goods
Duke Street
Haghill Junction
Camlachie Goods
Parkhead North
Parkhead Forge Siding
Parkhead Forge Junction
Parkhead Stadium
London Road Goods
London Road Junction
Dalmarnock (1841)
Strathclyde Junction
Bridgeton Goods
River Clyde

The Switchback was a railway line in the East End of Glasgow, Scotland constructed by the Caledonian Railway between 1864 and 1891. It connected the lines at Rutherglen on the south side of the city with Robroyston on the north side, and also provided sidings for the Parkhead Forge.[1]


Current operations[edit]

The line is now closed.

Connections to other lines[edit]



  1. ^ RAILSCOT on the Switchback


  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.
  • 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 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • RAILSCOT on The Switchback