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Airdrie and Newhouse Line (Caledonian Railway) 

This line is closed. The line consisted of two parts; one from Airdrie to Newhouse and one from Cleland to Salsburgh and on to Kirk of Shotts. These lines were joined nearby Newhouse. A passenger service operated over the line from Airdrie to Newhouse. The line was opened by the Caledonian Railway.

 
Clickable map of the Airdrie and Newhouse Line

Local area 

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These lines were built to serve coal mines in particular around Salsburgh. Passenger services were run between Airdrie and Newhouse.

Chronology 

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This line was built after the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway reached Airdrie. The line closed in sections as the various coal mines closed. It was closd to passengers at an early date.

Description of routes 

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Cleland South Junction

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Divide between Morningside to Airdrie line and Morningside to Mossend (South) line (Wishaw and Coltness Railway)

Cleland

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This station is open.

Cleland Junction

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Connection to the Cleland and Midcalder Railway, West-South connection.

Bellside Junction

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Connection to the Cleland and Midcalder Railway, West-North connection.

Cleland North Junction

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Divide between Airdrie to Morningside line and Airdrie to Mossend (South) line.

Salsburgh Branches 

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These served the Dewshill and other pits.

Newhouse 

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Platforms remain intact at this site.

Chapelhall 

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Nothing remains of the station here.

Calderbank Junction 

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Divide between Airdire to Morningside and Airdrie to Mossend (North) lines. There were sidings to the Monkland Iron and Steelworks which was also approached by a privately owned line which ran south from Airdrie.

Calderbank 

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Nothing remains of the station here. The line from here to Airdrie is in use as a footpath but has been partly landscaped.

Airdrie Junctions 

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There was a triangular junction here with the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway. Gartness Junction (south), Cairnhill Junction (west) and Airdrie Junction (north).


Page created on 19/01/1998
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford