Glasgow Works

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Location: Springburn, Glasgow
Operator:Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Limited
Users:ScotRail, Northern Rail, DRS, SPT

The Knorr-Bremse Rail Services facility in Glasgow was formerly known as St. Rollox, Railcare Springburn or Alstom Train Renovation Centre, and was originally built as the main works of the Caledonian Railway Company.

The core work at the Glasgow Works is overhauls of Class 156, Class 158 DMUs and bogie overhauls on Class 314, Class 318 and Class 320 EMUs for ScotRail.

EMUs visiting the works require haulage by diesel locomotives using Translator vans coupled at either end, from 2017 however the introduction of Rail Operations Group's Class 37 884 with its tightlock adapter removed the need for the vans when moving Class 320 units for Scotrail

Current Work

Previous Work

See Rolling stock reports for 2007-2015

Resident Shunter

One class 08 shunting loco is based at the Works, 08730.
There had previously been two: 08568 named "St Rollox" had been out of use for many years but was sold to Railway Support Services in Wishaw, Warwickshire by the end of 2017.

Class 08 loco 08730 recently painted in Knorr-Bremse colours of blue, white and green. No branding or numbers have been applied. Seen shunting at Glasgow Works (Springburn) on 31st October 2013. Photo by Jeffray Wotherspoon

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