- Act allowing the construction of the Clydesdale Junction Railway from the Pollok & Govan Railway at Rutherglen to Hamilton 1845
- Act for making a railway from the Pollok & Govan Railway to the harbour at Broomielaw with amending act 1830-1831
- Act for maintaining the Pollok & Govan Railway 1837
Records of the Pollok & Govan Railway, and the Clydesdale Junction Railway, Scotland
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- ReferenceGB 248 UGD 008/16
- Dates of Creation1830-1845
- Name of Creator
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Administrative / Biographical History
In 1811, William Dixon Ltd , coal and iron master of Govan, Glasgow, purchased land from the Glasgow Corporation to build a tramway on which to convey coal from his Govan works to the Ardrossan Canal Basin at Port Eglinton. Nearly 20 years later Dixon promoted the Pollok & Govan Railway which was in effect a partial realignment of the tramway and its extension to Rutherglen, Glasgow in one direction and to Windmillcroft on the south bank of the river Clyde in the other. Although there was opposition to the railway from Glasgow magistrates, the line opened in 1840 . The line was extended from Tradeston to Windmillcroft Quay and finally extended by the Clydesdale Junction Railway on to Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.
The Clydesdale Junction Railway was opened in 1849 with William Dixon being a major shareholder. The line linked the Polloc & Govan Railway with the Wishaw & Coltness Railway at Motherwell and offered a direct route into Glasgow.
The Caledonian Railway purchased both the Pollok and Clydesdale companies in 1847 . The lines now forms part of the West Coast Main Line.
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Conditions Governing Access
Loan : Mitchells, Johnston & Co : Glasgow : prior to 1966
Other Finding Aids
The archive forms part of the Scottish Railways Collection held by Glasgow University Archive Services, finding aid reference GB 248 UGD 008
Digital file level list available in searchroom
Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1631) and London (NRA21659)
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Held by Mitchells, Johnston & Co , solicitors, Glasgow
J R Kellet,Railways and Victorian cities(London, 1979)
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