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Clydesdale Junction Railway

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Clickable map of the Clydesdale Junction Railway

Southbound platforms at Motherwell.
Southbound platforms at Motherwell.

Local area 

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The line runs through the south east of Glasgow. When built the area was rural, but today there is housing from Rutherglen to Cambuslang and around Newton, Uddingston and Motherwell. The area had coal-ming at Cambusland, Newton and around Motherwell and the Hallcraig Steelworks at Newton, which was rail-served.

Chronology 

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Description of route 

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The line joined the Polloc and Govan Railway (at Rutherglen) to the Wishaw and Coltness Railway (at Motherwell). 

Rutherglen
(Polloc and Govan Railway

Dalmarnock Junction
(Switchback Line)

Rutherglen Junction
(Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway (Caledonian Railway)

Cambuslang

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Cambuslang is a two platform station served by local trains.

Newton West Junction

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The Lanarkshire and Dunabrtonshire Railway joining the line.  Line being lifted.

Here the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway joined from the north and west at an east facing junction and at the same location the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway joined from the south and west at an east facing junction. The line running north was retained for Westburn Engineering, out of use, until the 1980s.

Newton

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Newton station has two platforms and is bypassed in addition. The station is served by trains passing round the Hamilton Circle.

Newton East Junction
(Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)

Uddingston

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Uddingston station still has a very fine station building. This is a two platform station. To the west the line crosses a large viaduct with the obvious remains of another viaduct running next to it.

Uddingston Junction

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Looking east over Uddingston Junction. Bellshill route (Cleland and Midcalder Line) to left, Motherwell route to right.

Fallside

Bothwell Junction
(Bothwell branch (Caledonian Railway)) 

Lesmahagow Junction
(Motherwell Deviation line)
(Coalburn Branch)

Motherwell (New)

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Southbound platforms at Motherwell.

The new station at Motherwell is a large one with four platforms - two on the mainline south and two on the Hamilton Circle. To the north are the Motherwell Bridge sidings and Lesmahgow Junction (now called Motherwell Junction) where the Motherwell Deviation Line goes north towards Mossend.

Dalzell Steelworks

Flemington
(was Motherwell (Old)) Now closed
(Wishaw and Coltness Railway)


Page created on 18/05/1996
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford