EQUINE RAILWAY ACCESS
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OLD RAILWAYS ON HORSEBACK
Paisley and Clyde Railway Path
Starting from Strone near Port Glasgow at Lady Octavia Public Park heading south east follow the Sustrans route 75 on the disused Paisley and Renfrew railway line and ending at Linwood where the Sustrans route meets route 7. The line was opened in 1837 with steam locomotion from the start. It was expensive to run and profits disappointing so horse traction was substituted to save on the operating costs. It was sold in 1847 to the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway. The horse traction continued until 1866. It closed to passengers in 1967, and to goods traffic in 1981. The route is just over 12 miles long and passes by Mid Auchinleck, Kilmacolm, Bridge of Weir, and ends at Linwood. At Mid Auchinleck the route fades a bit with poor signage so do study a map before negotiating it. Also at Kilmalcolm it fades again but looks quite simple to decipher, keeping in a relatively straight line brings you to the ex- railway station which is now a public house! **There is opportunity to travel further on Sustrans route 7 going south west to Glengarnock. (Grid ref :NS 320 534 Parking at end of path.)
Grid Ref: NS 297 747 Lady Octavia Public Park (Possible parking in sports centre) Grid Ref: NS 431 640 Linwood
Brookfield © Copyright Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Kilmacolm railway station © Copyright Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Paisley and Clyde Railway Path Bridge of Weir © Copyright Richard Webb and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Paisley and Clyde Railway Path © Copyright Leslie Barrie and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
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EQUINE RAILWAY ACCESS
Paisley and Clyde Railway Path
Starting from Strone near Port Glasgow at Lady Octavia Public Park heading south east follow the Sustrans route 75 on the disused Paisley and Renfrew railway line and ending at Linwood where the Sustrans route meets route 7. The line was opened in 1837 with steam locomotion from the start. It was expensive to run and profits disappointing so horse traction was substituted to save on the operating costs. It was sold in 1847 to the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway. The horse traction continued until 1866. It closed to passengers in 1967, and to goods traffic in 1981. The route is just over 12 miles long and passes by Mid Auchinleck, Kilmacolm, Bridge of Weir, and ends at Linwood. At Mid Auchinleck the route fades a bit with poor signage so do study a map before negotiating it. Also at Kilmalcolm it fades again but looks quite simple to decipher, keeping in a relatively straight line brings you to the ex-railway station which is now a public house! **There is opportunity to travel further on Sustrans route 7 going south west to Glengarnock. (Grid ref :NS 320 534 Parking at end of path.)
Grid Ref: NS 297 747 Lady Octavia Public Park (Possible parking in sports centre) Grid Ref: NS 431 640 Linwood
Kilmacolm railway station © Copyright Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Brookfield © Copyright Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Paisley and Clyde Railway Path Bridge of Weir © Copyright Richard Webb and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Paisley and Clyde Railway Path © Copyright Leslie Barrie and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.