Bridge of Weir Railway
Bridge of Weir Railway|
(south east to north west)
The Bridge of Weir Railway ran from
Houston Bridge of Weir Elderslie, Scotland, to Bridge of Weir. It was closed in January 1983.
The line from Elderslie to
Bridge of Weirwas built originally as the Bridge of Weir Railway, which had opened to passengers in 1864 between Johnstone and Bridge of Weir. On 1 August 1865 it was vested in the Glasgow and South Western Railwayand closed on 18 May 1869; reopening between Elderslie and Bridge of Weir, on 23 December 1869, as part of the Elderslie to Bridge of Weir branch. This then met the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway, end-on at Bridge of Weir, which ran to Greenock Princes Pier.
Following closure of the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway beyond Kilmacolm, passenger services continued from Glasgow, via the
Paisley Canal Line, to Kilmacolm using diesel multiple units. The line closed completely to passengers in January 1983.
* [http://www.gswra.org.uk/ The Glasgow & South Western Railway Association]
* [http://railscot.co.uk/Bridge_of_Weir_Railway/frame.htm RAILSCOT - Bridge of Weir Railway]
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