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Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway

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Kilsyth Junction
Kilsyth (New)
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Dennyloanhead
Bonnybridge Central
Bonnywater Junction

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Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway

This railway is closed.

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Opened 2 July 1888
Closed 4 May 1964
Clickable map of the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway


Ditch and Antonine's Wall at Roughcastle  

Local area

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The line runs through small villages. It was jointly operated by the Caledonian Railway and the North British Railway.

Chronology

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Description of route

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This line connected the Kelvin Valley Railway (owned by the North British Railway at the time) from Kilsyth (leaving the orginal terminus as a short branch) to the Caledonian Railway's Denny branch at Bonnywater Junction. The line was jointly operated. The total length was 8.5 miles.

Kilsyth Junction

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Now a public park. (See the Kelvin Valley Railway).

Kilsyth (New)

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Eradicated, houses and parkland now occupy the site. A single loading bank further east remains.

Colzium

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I have not visited this location.

Banknock

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This station had two platforms and a loop. There were sidings here for handling the traffic to the Banknock Distillery. The distillery is now closed and demolished. It was located between the main road and the Forth and Clyde Canal to the west end of the town.

The station site is now landscaped, but the road bridge to the west of the old station remains and the track formation on that side is still recognisable.

Banknock works

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A closed works with a high chimney remains. Tracks approached via a deep cutting.

Dennyloanhead

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Goods yard area to west of roadbridge remains un-used (no loading banks survive). The station to the east is now built on.

Bonnybridge Central

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This was a single track station (a loop existed further east) with a small goods yard and locomotive shed. The site is now landscaped.

Bonnywater Junction

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


Page created on 12/12/1996
Page last edited on: 17/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford