Paisley and Renfrew Railway


King's Inch - GH Robin



The original terminus station in Paisley was at Hamilton Street where the car showroom opposite Halfords is now, but this was replaced by Abercorn station on Renfrew Road when the railway was connected to the Paisley - Glasgow line at Arkleston junction. It ran to Renfrew Wharf at the River Clyde through Sandyford, Renfrew South, Renfrew Porterfield , Renfrew Fulbar Street and King's Inch. A freight branch led off to the Cart Harbour in Paisley.

Act of Parliament to join railway to the Glasgow line

The station is shown in the middle left on an Ordnance Survey map of 1923 below, still with tracks in situ; it is marked as a goods station. The line to Arkleston from Abercorn is also there.


Hamilton Street station1923 mapCurve from Gilmour Street Line (bottom right) to Abercorn


The line was closed to passengers on 5 June 1967 as part of the Beeching cuts and to freight traffic in 1981, with the track being lifted in 1986. Paisley Abercorn station goods yard was where the Focus DIY shop is now and was demolished in March 1977 (see picture top right below)
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Abercorn Station


Abercorn deisel1966 Colin MillarAbercorn station todayAbercorn goods station demolition  1977 - David Douglas

 Abercorn station, Reid Kerr College on right,  GH RobinApproaching  Abercorn station GH RobinAbercorn station



Renfrew Stations

Renfrew Fulbar St. 1953 GH RobinSandyford HaltSandyford Station with timber platform

King's Inch - GH Robin Renfrew (Wharf) . 1952 Tour GH Robin







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Links

 

 Only Way is Paisley 

Oor Wee Toon

 paisley online

 Paisley.org

 Mill Museum

 renfrew fhs