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Industrial & Private Lines: Renfrewshire

Signal Fact 11

If the Ball can be seen, the line is right for the train to go in.

If the Ball is not visible, the train must not pass it.

Early Great Western Railway Instruction to Drivers.

This page should be regarded as “Work in Progress”. The webmaster will welcome additional information for this page.

County pages contain details of Industrial and other Private lines that do not form part of any of the principally listed companies on this web site. RailRefs generally remain un-numbered in the county lists.

In the list below the information is set out in tabular form, spread over four columns. The column entries are -

RailRef The Line Code used in RailRef system.
Line Detail The principal locations included within the Line Code. They are arranged in 'down' direction order. Locations shown are primarily stations and junctions to allow easy cross check against published atlases. Signal box names appear in italics where these are 'intermediate' to stations or have been shown to facilitate links from other pages on this web site. The inclusion of a station or junction name does not imply that there was always a signal box of that same name!
SBR The section reference used in the relevant Signal Box Register published by the Society.
ELR The corresponding Engineer's Line Reference(s). This will be blank for railways that never came within British Railways terms of reference. It will also be blank where British Railways had no surviving responsibility for infrastructure at the time the ELR system came into use.

RailRef Line Detail SBR ELR

ENTRIES BELOW ALL HAD THEIR OWN LOCOMOTIVES

Renfrew
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NS 493 668 and NS 495 666. Babcock & Wilcox Ltd, boiler makers.
   

Giffnock
Off
William Beardmore & Co Ltd.
   

Tradeston Works, Glasgow
Off
NS 582 636. Glasgow Corporation Gas Department until 1949; then Scottish Gas Board until 1972; then British Gas Corporation, Scottish Region. Also narrow gauge until 1953.
   

Greenock Works
Off
British Oil & Cake Mills Ltd.
   

Renfrew Soap Works
Off
British Oil & Cake Mills Ltd.
   

Ferguslie Pottery, Paisley
Off
Robert Brown & Sons Ltd.
   

Greenock Shipyard
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Caird & Co until c1914; then Harland & Wolff Ltd. Closed c 1930.
   

Thornliebank Works, near Glasgow
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NS 544 592. W A Crum & Co until c1905; then Calico Printers' Association Ltd. Closed c 1930.
   

Renfrew
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Carntyne Steel Castings Ltd. Closed c1963.
   

Linwood
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NS 457 640. Pressed Steel Co Ltd; then Rootes Pressings (Scotland) Ltd; then Chrysler (Scotland) Ltd.
   

Glasgow
Off
Clyde Steam Navigation Trust, incorporated 1858. Traffic working taken over by main line railways.
   

Ferguslie Mills, Paisley
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NS 462 633. J & P Coates Ltd. Siding connected to former CR and shunted by LMSR from c1927.
   

Caldedonia Works, Paisley
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NS 478 645. A & F Craig Ltd. Narrow gauge.
   

Ardgowan Distillery
Off
Distillers Co Ltd.
   

Thornliebank, near Glasgow
Off
Dunlop Cotton Mills Ltd.
   

Shieldhall Sewage Works, near Renfrew
Off
NS 538 663. Glasgow Corporation Sewage Department.
   

Nitshill Fireclay Works, Nitshill, near Barrhead
Off
NS 529 595. Alan Kirkwood Ltd. Track lifted 1959.
   

Renfrew
Off
Lobnitz & Co Ltd, engineers and shipbuilders. Site prucahsed by T W Ward 1963.
   

Inkerman Ironworks, Paisley
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NS 455 645. Merry & Cunninghame (Ltd from 1890) until 1921; then Walkinshaw Brick Co Ltd.
   

Royal Ordnance Factory, Bishopton
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NS 438 703. Ministry of Defence. Also extensive narrow gauge.
   

Houston, Georgetown, near Paisley
Off
Minitry of Munitions. Closed 1919.
   

Royal Ordnance Factory, Linwood, near Paisley
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NS 455 638. Ministry of Supply but operated by Wm Beardmore & Co Ltd. Part of works later to Pressed Steel Co Ltd.
   

Laighpark Harbour
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Paisley Borough Council
   

Hillington, near Paisley
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Rolls-Royce Ltd; then Scottish Industrial Estates Ltd. Rail traffic ceased 1968.
   

Inchgreen Gasworks, Greenock
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Greenock Corporation Gas Department until 1949; then Scottish Gas Board. Closed c1968.
   

Paisley Gasworks
Off
NS 477 643. Paisley Corporation Gas Department until 1949; then Scottish Gas Board. Rail connected part demolished c1966.
   

Paisley
Off
Richard Smith Ltd; then Scottish Tar Distillers Ltd. Demolished 1964.
   

Cartsburn Shipyard, Greenock
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Shipyard NS 302 754, Engineering Works NS 302 753. Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd; then Scott-Lithgow Ltd.
   

Braehead Power Station
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NS 518 673. British Electricity Authority; then South of Scotland Electricity Board. Shunted by BR from 1971.
   

Sandyford, near Paisley
Off
Washington Chemical Co Ltd.
   

 




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