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Denny Branch
(Scottish Central Railway)

This line is closed.

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Act 31 July 1856
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Opened 1 April 1858
Closed Yes
Clickable map of the Denny Branch

Local area 

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The line ran through countryside and small towns with mills. Around Denny there was the Herbertshire Colliery and a number of rail-served mines.

Chronology

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The Caledonian Railway opposed the opening of this branch.

Description of route 

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From Denny to Larbert.

Denny 

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This was a single platform station with a passing loop. A line continued west to coal mines and north (from am east facing junction at the east end of the station) to further mines, the later branch ending with a turntable.

Bonnywater Junction 

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At this point the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway joined the Denny Branch. 

The junction formation is still visible. In the photograph - the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge line approached on an embankment which can be seen at the left of the picture with a large tree on it. Nearer to the junction the embankment has been demolished. The Denny line is on the right, just behind the bush visible on the extreme right. The photograph is taken nearby the actual junction point. 

Bonnybridge South of Scotland Electricity Board 

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The site is now a rubbish dump.

Denny West Junction

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This junction is to the west of the existing Carmuirs junctions - the track divided and ran to Carmuirs West Junction and Larbert Junction. The photograph looks towards Denny. 

Larbert Junction 

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(Scottish Central Railway)
(Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway)

Carmuirs West Junction 

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(Scottish Central Railway)
(Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway)


Page created on 27/01/1997
Page last edited on: 07/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford