Uplawmoor (GB&K) railway station

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Uplawmoor
Uplawmoorstationsite.JPG
The site of Uplawmoor in 2007. Station building is on the distant right.
Location
Place Uplawmoor
Area East Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°45′49″N 4°30′19″W / 55.7636°N 4.5054°W / 55.7636; -4.5054Coordinates: 55°45′49″N 4°30′19″W / 55.7636°N 4.5054°W / 55.7636; -4.5054
Grid reference NS428550
Operations
Original company Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Platforms 2
History
27 March 1871 Opened as Caldwell[1]
2 April 1962 Renamed Uplawmoor[1][2]
7 November 1966 Closed to passengers[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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For the station on the former Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway see Uplawmoor (L&A) railway station.

Uplawmoor railway station was a railway station near the village of Uplawmoor, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened on 27 March 1871 as Caldwell.[1] The station spent most of its existence as this name, and was only renamed to Uplawmoor upon the closure of the station with the same name on the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway on 2 April 1962.[2] The station closed permanently on 7 November 1966.[2]

The Neilston Curling Club members enjoyed concessions granted by the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway Company for members and their curling stones to travel between Neilston and Caldwell stations and return for the cost of the single journey. A key for the clubhouse was also kept at the then Caldwell station.[3]

In 1966 the station was temporarily renamed 'Tannochbrae' for an episode of Dr. Finlay's Casebook.[4]

Today the line is still open as part of the Glasgow South Western Line, with the original station building still standing as a private residence. Many local campaigns to re-open the station have come and gone without success.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Lugton
Line open; station closed
  Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
  Neilston Low
Line open; station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, page 51
  2. ^ a b c d Butt, page 237
  3. ^ Neilston CC Retrieved : 20-12-12
  4. ^ Wham, Page 22

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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Wham, Alasdair (2009). Trossachs and West Highlands : exploring the lost railways. Wigtown: G.C. Book Publishers. ISBN 978-1-8723-5034-9. OCLC 551401593.