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max stafford

Govan Goods Yard

Folks, I'm a bit of a railway modeller and I'm currently hatching a new project loosely based on the old yard at Govan. I've found a few photos o the NLS site, but I'm wondering what else is out there, if anything.
Photos of the immediate surroundings and anything relating to the Princes Dock branch would be helpful too if anybody can point me in the right direction!

Ta!
Fjord

Here's a few of Govan yard c.1962. Good luck with the model and be sure to post a few pics on here. Alycidon on here built a rare Buchanan Street layout a couple of years ago and posted photos on here somewhere.
There's a few of the Princes Dock branch that I'll dig out.  







LINKS to larger versions here.  

http://i408.photobucket.com/album...n-railway-yardc2L_zpsf7ea5a37.jpg


http://i408.photobucket.com/album...n-railway-yardc3L_zps2d07d5b5.jpg
norrie

Hi fjord, I had no idea about Govan having a yard like that, mind you in 1962 I probably never ventured into the south side
Thanks for posting the photos
max stafford

Thanks a lot gents. These will be a right good help.
Bill_M

Govan Goods Yard was one of the points where the railway system connected with the tram system, allowing rail locomotives to travel along Govan road on the tram tracks to get to the shipyards.
Alycidon

Max - a few factiods for the branch which I am sure you already know..

There was a brief passenger service until 9th May 1921, the goods yard closed on 18th April 1966, with a stump of the branch from Ibrox Junction to Govan Shafting & Engineering Co's Siding staying open until 1st May 1972, shortly afterwards part of trackbed was used for the 4' gauge GGPTE test track for the new underground stock then being commissioned.

A large portion of modellers license could therefore throw up some interesting possibilities!

How about an electrified exchange siding for the Fairfields tram loco to enter the yard, keep the passenger service going and have a surface track for Storing vintage Underground stock!!  Or am I getting a bit carried away
Marblez

Alycidon wrote:

How about an electrified exchange siding for the Fairfields tram loco to enter the yard, keep the passenger service going and have a surface track for Storing vintage Underground stock!!  Or am I getting a bit carried away

Only if you suggest steam trains running on the Clockwork Orange
Bill_M

Watch this video from about 3 minutes in, it might give you ideas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf7aItTPDbg
max stafford

Brilliant stuff guys. Love the footage of the Barclay coming out onto the road. Even wee engines are bloody big in comparison with regular street traffic.

Thanks for the ideas, Alycidon (Jim?), I'm toying with the tramline exchange idea!
norrie

HI Bill_M, I enjoyed that wee clip, great  scenes of parts of Glasgow that are long gone.
I remember jumping on and off trams
sw rankin


norrie

Hi Stuart, welcome to the board, look forward to seeing your material about railways
max stafford

Govan Goods Yard

Stuart.

Thanks for putting the diagram up.

Btw, I'm in your gang too. Member 682!  

Davy
Alycidon

Hi Stuart - Do you have any information as to how Ibrox station was worked.  From tyour diagram, the photograph and analysis of old maps, it would appear that there were two sets of platforms on the branch, the two shown on the signalling diagram immediately after the branch off the main line, and a further two beyond the second junction with the Govan goods branch.  I can envisage trains being stacked in each platform and crowd control feeding a constant stream of passengers from the stadium to the trains.
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