NS2475 : Branchton railway arch

taken 10 years ago, near to Braeside, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Branchton railway arch
Branchton railway arch
Leads from Inverkip Road to Huntly Drive in Branchton, passing under the Glasgow - Wemyss Bay railway line. Ravenscraig station once stood to the right of the arch.

See also NS2475 : Site of Ravenscraig railway station.
Ravenscraig Railway Station
The station was opened by the Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway Company in 1865. It was subsequently taken over by the Caledonian Railway Company and then the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company before it closed in 1944. The line is still in use today, the site of Ravenscraig is around midway between Branchton and IBM stations on the Glasgow to Wemyss Bay line.

OS maps show a short siding on the north side of the line and a small building on the south side. The single platform was located on the south side of the single track line.

The station was built to serve the mental hospital of the same name, which is almost a mile away to the east. The present day Branchton station NS2475 : Branchton railway station is nearer the hospital which is now largely closed.

The RAILSCOT web site has some photos of the station site which show the platform in-situ LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 23 January, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 244 751 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2296N 4:48.7361W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 244 751
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