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Cleland and Midcalder Line

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Cleland and Midcalder Line
(Caledonian Railway)
 

This line is open. The line runs from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts. Also known as "The Shotts line".

Opened 1869
Closed No
Addiewell Loop Wishaw Deviation Line Clickable map of the Cleland and Midcalder Line

Local area

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This line runs through an area which once had mines and oilworks. Between Cleland and Harwood much of the line follows the route of an earlier private railway which served various mines.

Chronology

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Description of route

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From Cleland to Midcalder Junction. 

Cleland

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This station was formerly known as Omoa until Cleland (Old) closed. Omoa was the name of a nearby Ironworks. This line met the Cleland Branch of the Wishaw and Coltness Railway at a west facing junction. By the station there was a spur (from a west facing junction) to the northbound Airdrie and Newhouse Line (Caledonian Railway).

To the east of the station the line crosses a viaduct.

Hartwood

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This is a two platform station.

Shotts

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This is a two platform station with a siding.

Fauldhouse

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This is a two platform station on a raised embankment.

Breich

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This is a two platform station in a cutting. There is no carpark at this station and it exists in a fairly bleak spot.

Addiewell

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This is a two platform station.

West Calder

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This is a two platform station.

New Park

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This station is closed and little remains of it.

Livingston South

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This is a two platform station with timber platforms. Livingston has a second station, Livingston North.

Midcalder Junction

Here the line meets the Caledonian Railway mainline at an east facing junction.


Page created on 27/01/1997
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford