Former Glasgow St Enoch to Greenock Princes Pier railway

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Upper Port Glasgow Goods

This was a goods only station, located just off Dubbs Road near the telephone exchange. All signs that there was a station here have gone, but an old railway van survives as a shop at nearby Bridgend.
NS3373 : Converted railway wagon by Thomas Nugent NS3373 : Converted railway wagon by Thomas Nugent

Upper Port Glasgow to the Greenock boundary

The line clings to a steep north facing slope through the west end of Port Glasgow. Devol Glen was crossed on a high nine arched stone viaduct which was demolished in the early 1970s, part of the foundations are still visible. A smaller bridge carries National Cycle Network Route 75 across the burn at the base of the glen.
NS3273 : Selkirk Road by Thomas Nugent NS3273 : Port Glasgow Industrial Estate by Thomas Nugent NS3273 : National Cycle Network route marker by Thomas Nugent NS3273 : National Cycle Route 75 by Thomas Nugent NS3174 : Devol Glen by Thomas Nugent NS3174 : Bridge in Devol Glen by Thomas Nugent NS3074 : National Cycle Route 75 by Thomas Nugent NS3074 : National Cycle Route 75 by Thomas Nugent

Greenock boundary to Lynedoch station

Most of the line through Greenock is hidden from view in tunnels and deep cuttings, emerging only for a few hundred yards here and there.

The cycle path follows the route of the line until Lady Octavia Park at Bridgend Road. A footpath then follows the route for a few hundred yards behind Castle Road before it disappears into the undergrowth and a tunnel, to re-emerge at Kilmacolm Road, near Whinhill station on the Wemyss Bay line. The line crosses Cartsburn on a stone arched viaduct and then passes under an old aqueduct on the way to Lynedoch station.
NS2974 : Lady Octavia sports centre by Thomas Nugent NS2974 : Former Princes Pier railway line by Thomas Nugent NS2974 : Former Princes Pier railway line by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Kilmacolm Road by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Disused railway viaduct by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Princes Pier Line at Cartsburn by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Disused railway viaduct by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Disused railway line by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Disused railway line by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Drainpipe detail by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Old Aqueduct by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Old aqueduct by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Old aqueduct by Thomas Nugent

The road bridge at Kilmacolm Road was removed in February 2009. Here are some before and after shots of the area taken a few days apart.
NS2875 : Disused railway viaduct by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Disused railway viaduct by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Disused railway bridge by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Dismantled railway bridge by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Kilmacolm Road by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Kilmacolm Road by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Kilmacolm Road by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : Dismantled railway bridge by Thomas Nugent

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