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Inverclyde Line: Glasgow - Weymiss Bay & Gourock

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by thearkerportian, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    Moin,

    to justify this route, I would only need three words: Wemyss. Bay. Station. I could leave it at that and call it a day.
    However, the rest of the route - Following the Firth of Clyde westbound out of Glasgow has its charms too. A bit of industry, a bit of suburbia, a bit of large city, a bit of countryside, a bit of river and sea, a bit of mountains and tunnels. And all that set against the rough and rugged Scottish backdrop. The route is a part of the Glasgow commuter rail network, and as such, services are provided by Abellio Scotrail and Strathclyde Passenger Transport, both of whom use a varied fleet of EMU from different eras, from the old and boxy, almost subway-esque 314 to the futuristic angry-faced 380.

    General
    Location: Scotland
    Era: Modern-ish
    Length overall: 35 mi/60 km
    max speed: 75 mph/120 km/h
    # of passenger stations: 22
    Service types: Communter, Regional
    # of tracks: 1-2
    Electrified: OHLE

    Lines included at least partially:
    Glasgow Central - Wemyss Bay
    Glasgow Central - Gourock
    Glasgow Central - Largs (up to Paisley)

    Suitable vehicles (among others):
    SPT Class 303
    Scotrail/SPT Class 314
    Scotrail/SPT Class 320
    Scotrail/SPT Class 334
    Scotrail Class 380
    Scotrail Class 385

    Maps
    Glasgow-Weymiss Bay Map.PNG
    Glasgow-Wemyss Bay.PNG

    Key Locations

    Glasgow Central
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    Gourock
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    Weymiss Bay
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    Further Impressions
    Paisley Gilmour Street
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    Greenock Central
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    Port Glasgow
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    Cardonald
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    Hillington East
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    Langbank
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    Fort Matilda
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    Inverkip
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    IBM
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    Bishopton
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    Whinhill
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  2. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Route looks interesting and would look great in TSW.
     
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  3. ruaridh

    ruaridh New Member

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    Would love to see this route in tsw because we need some Scottish routes
     
  4. Trim

    Trim Active Member

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    Sounds good, but is/was there any freight working? Clydeport, perhap? Shieldhall doesn't appear to offer much.

    If not then it would just be another one-type-of-multipe-unit route which don't really have the interest for me, much as I liked the 303s.
     
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  5. A_normal_name

    A_normal_name Member

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    Would be a must-buy
     
  6. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    Except it would probably ony be Paisley to Gourock
     
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  7. m0lyi

    m0lyi New Member

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    In places like Greenock the lines also served the sugar warehouses, whisky bonds, docks and shipyards on spurs that no longer exist. At the steamer piers they brought in the coal and bunker oil for the many clyde steamers.
     

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