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Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
(Caledonian Railway)
 

This line is open. It was a freight only route for many years and was recently re-opened to passengers. New stations were constructed.

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Clickable map of the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway.

Local area

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This line runs through the east end of Greater Glasgow to Coatbridge.

Chronology

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Description of route

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From Rutherglen to Coatbridge and Airdrie.

Rutherglen East Junction

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Clydebridge sidings and route to Coatbridge (viewed from train heading to Newton).

At this west facing junction the line from Coatbridge joins the Clydesdale Junction Railway. Immediately east of the junction sidings branched off to the north, ran parallel to the line, turned north and then west to run to the Clydebridge Steelworks. These remained, out of use, until the 1980s.

Carmyle West Junction 
(Glasgow Central Railway

Carmyle 

Carmyle East Junction 
(Glasgow Central Railway

Mount Vernon South 

Crossed by Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway

Baillieston 

Tannochside Junction

Branch to Nackerty; Junction, various works and Locomotive shed

Bargeddie Bridge (the "Cutty Sark Bridge")

The bridge crosses the A8 portion of the M8 to the east of Glasgow. This bridge is sometimes crossed by pedstrians trying to cross the main road - sometimes with fatal results. The bridge is named for an advert which adorned it for many years.

Crossed by Drumpellier Railway

Kirkwood

Langloan 

Langloan Junction 

Rosehall Junction 

Whifflet North Junction 
(facing south) 
(Garnkirk and Glasgow  Railway
(Wishaw and Coltness Railway
(Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway

Coatbridge Junction 
(facing north) 
(Garnkirk and Glasgow  Railway

Rosehall Junction 

Whifflet High Level 

Calder Steelworks 

Calder 

Imperial Steelworks 

Cairnhill Junction 

Airdrie, Cleland and Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway)

Airdrie Junction 

Airdrie, Cleland and Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway)

Airdrie (Caledonian)


Page last created on 19/01/1998
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford