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Chronology for Scottish Central Railway

//1845Scottish Central RailwayAct receives Royal assent
30/12/1847Scottish Central RailwayMoncrieff Tunnel completed
//1848Dundee and Perth RailwayScottish Central RailwayDundee and Perth Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
/3/1848Scottish Central RailwayStirling locomotive shed opened, a timber shed possibly left over from the contractors.
22/5/1848Scottish Central RailwayOpened from Stirling to Perth.
//1850Scottish Central RailwayNew Stirling locomotive shed opened; stone built four road shed replacing timber shed. The shed was originally single ended with the tracks running to the north. The shed was used for freight locomotives and the Callander and Oban Railway.
1/7/1853South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)Alloa Junction to Alloa South opened. Ferry used to cross the Forth to Alloa.
1/4/1858Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)Line opened.
//1859Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)Opened.
1/1/1860Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)Ingliston Branch opened. Also known as the Denny Branch Extension.
/9/1862Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)Locomotive shed opened to the east of Denny station near the Ingliston Branch after this date. There was no turntable at the shed, but there was one at the end of the Ingliston Branch. Locomotive turning was done on a triangle of colliery lines. A sub-shed of Stirling.
//1864Crieff Junction Railway
Scottish Central Railway
Crieff Junction Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway
//1865Scottish Central Railway
Caledonian Railway
Scottish Central Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway
//1865Dunblane Doune and Callander Railway
Scottish Central Railway
Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway absorbed by Scottish Central Railway.
10/11/1868Scottish Central RailwayDecision taken to move the locomotive shed at Dunblane Shed to Dolphinton CR on the Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway). The Kinbuck banking engine operated from Stirling after 1865.
//1896Scottish Central RailwayStirling shed re-built as a two ended shed after removal of a road to the south of the site. A 50ft turntable was opened by the truncated road at the south east of the site.
//1909Scottish Central RailwayCoaling stage opened at Stirling shed
//1913Scottish Central RailwayStirling station re-built by the Caledonian Railway
28/7/1930Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)Denny to Larbert (Bonnywater Junction) closed to passengers.
28/7/1930Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)Denny shed closed.
//1935Scottish Central RailwayStirling Shed coded 29B from Perth.
1/2/1935Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway
Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Larbert (Larbert Junction) to Kilsyth closed to passengers.
//1940Scottish Central RailwayStirling shed coded 31B from St Rollox.
//1947Scottish Central RailwayStirling shed re-building begins as entrance arches need replacement.
//1948Scottish Central RailwayStirling Shed coded 63B from Perth.
//1950Scottish Central RailwayStirling shed renamed Stirling South
//1951Scottish Central RailwayNew Stirling shed round-house is set-out with a turntable from Polmadie, the work is abandoned and demolished.
/4/1960Scottish Central RailwayStirling shed coded 65J from Eastfield.
//1962Denburn Valley Line Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)A4 Pacifics introduced on the Aberdeen Joint to Glasgow Buchanan Street 3 hour Grampian run.
13/6/1966Scottish Central RailwayStirling shed closed to steam. Shortly afterwards the allocation is transferred to Grangemouth shed and the shed closed.
3/9/1966Denburn Valley Line Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)A4 Pacifics from Aberdeen Joint to Glasgow Buchanan Street withdrawn.
20/7/1967Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)Denny West Junction to Carmuirs West Junction closed to all traffic.
29/1/1968Alloa Railway
South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa (West Junction) to Larbert (Alloa Junction) closed to passengers. Railbuses cease crossing the Forth Swing Bridge.
4/10/1971Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)Denny to Bonnybridge (South of Scotland Electricity Board) closed to freight.
3/4/1972Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)Bonnybridge (South of Scotland Electricity Board) to Larbert Junction closed.
1/4/1978Alloa Railway
South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Throsk to Dunmore Junction to Alloa Junction closed to freight.
13/05/1985Scottish Central RailwayBridge of Allan station re-opened on a new site to the immediate south of the old station. The station included a large carpark.
//1986Scottish Central RailwayPolmaise Colliery line closed
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