Paisley Hamilton Street Railway Station
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Paisley Hamilton Street Railway Station

Paisley Hamilton Street
Location
PlacePaisley
AreaRenfrewshire
Coordinates55°51?00?N 4°25?16?W / 55.850°N 4.421°W / 55.850; -4.421Coordinates: 55°51?00?N 4°25?16?W / 55.850°N 4.421°W / 55.850; -4.421
Operations
Original companyPaisley and Renfrew Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow & South Western
Platforms2
History
3 April 1837Opened, with loco haulage
July 1835Leased to tenant
31 July 1852Bought by G&SWR
23 January 1866Services suspended for line doubling and re-gauging
1 February 1866Station Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom

Paisley (Hamilton Street) railway station was an early railway station in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. It was built in 1837 by the Paisley and Renfrew Railway; and, together with the station at Renfrew Wharf, was one of two terminal stations on the line. Both stations offered passengers and goods facilities.[1]

History

The station opened on 3 April 1837, with steam locomotive haulage on the gauge, (Scotch gauge) line.[2] The intention was to both supplement and complete with passenger and goods services on the River Cart between Paisley and Renfrew.

The station was entered through either carriage or foot-gates. These led to a booking office, with a passenger waiting room behind it; the upper floor, above, was reserved for the use of the manager.[1] Behind this was the Train shed, which had two platforms running the whole length of the shed. There was a separate locomotive shed; and a goods warehouse, which had one railway line running through it.[1]

During the sumer months there was a half-hourly service, the journey took 12 minutes, with ten journeys in each direction per day.[1]

In 1842, to save money, the steam locomotive was replaced by horse haulage.[2]

Closure

On 23 January 1866, train services were suspended on the line to enable the tracks to be doubled throughout; the line to be converted to Standard Gauge and for it to be connected to the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway, at Arkleston Junction.[3]

Paisley Hamilton Street station closed on 1 February 1866; it was replaced by the Glasgow and South Western Railway's Paisley Abercorn station, when the line reopened on 1 May 1866.[3]

The station is shown on an Ordnance Survey map of 1923, still with tracks in situ; it is marked as a goods station.

Paisley Hamilton Street Station apparently still in use, for goods in 1923
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Renfrew Wharf
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Paisley and Renfrew Railway
  Terminus

See also

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d Whishaw (1842)
  2. ^ a b Awdry (1990), page 97
  3. ^ a b Butt (1995). Page 180.

Sources

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Whishaw, Francis (1969) [1840]. The Railways of Great Britain and Ireland practically described and illustrated (3rd ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-4786-1.

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