Ballochney Railway

Introduction

This railway is closed.




Dates

  /  /1826[Ballochney Railway]
Act receives Royal assent
  /  /1828[Ballochney Railway]
Leaend station opened
  /  /1828[Ballochney Railway]
Commonhead station opened?
  /  /1828[Ballochney Railway]
Rawyards station opened?
  /  /1830[Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway]
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Garden Square, Village built at Leaend for Railway workers.
  /  /1835[Ballochney Railway]
Craigmaukin to Dykehead opened
  /05/1841[Ballochney Railway]
Dykehead to Darngarvil opened
  /06/1843[Ballochney Railway]
Dykehead and Darngarvil branch sanctioned by government
26/12/1844[Ballochney Railway]
Leaend station closed
26/12/1844[Ballochney Railway]
Hallcraig Street station opened (also known as Airdrie North goods)
28/10/1846[Ballochney Railway]
The rope of a self-acting incline breaks and a coal train and passenger train run downhill and collide at the single track at the foot of an incline.
27/07/1847[Ballochney Railway]
Converted to standard gauge
14/08/1848[Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway]
[Ballochney Railway]
[Slamannan Railway]
[Monkland Railways]
Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway merges with Ballochney Railway and Slamannan Railway to become Monkland Railways.
  /  /1900[Ballochney Railway]
Closed between Calderbank Branch Junction and Brownieside Junction
01/05/1930[Slamannan Railway]
[Ballochney Railway]
Manuel Low Level to Coatbridge (Greenside Junction) closed to passengers
01/05/1930[Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway]
[Ballochney Railway]
Passenger trains cease on Ballochney Railway, last regular passenger train runs between Greenside Junction and Kipps Junction.
01/05/1930[Ballochney Railway]
Commonhead station closed
01/05/1930[Ballochney Railway]
Rawyards station closed
01/05/1930[Ballochney Railway]
Hallcraig St station closed
  /  /1936[Ballochney Railway]
Closed between Rawyards and Calderbank Branch Junction
01/09/1949[Ballochney Railway]
Closed between Rawyards and Dykehead Junction
01/09/1949[Ballochney Railway]
Closed between Dykehead Junction and Greengairs
01/09/1949[Ballochney Railway]
Closed between Dykehead Junction and Ballochney Junction
01/09/1949[Ballochney Railway]
Closed between Ballochney Junction and Ballochney Colliery
01/05/1956[Ballochney Railway]
Closed between Commonhead and Rawyards
06/07/1964[Ballochney Railway]
Commonhead to Kipps Incline Foot closed to freight
06/07/1964[Ballochney Railway]
Closed between Kipps Junction and Commonhead
06/07/1964[Ballochney Railway]
Closed between Commonhead and Hallcraig Street (Airdrie North goods)
18/08/1971Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway Ballochney Railway
Greenside Junction (excluded) to Kipps Junction closed.
18/08/1971[Ballochney Railway]
Kipps Incline Foot to Greenside Junction closed to freight
  /  /1984Monkland and Kirkintilloch RailwayBallochney Railway
Area around Kipps Junction landscaped and remains of railway and steel works removed.
  /12/1985[Ballochney Railway]
Closed between new junction and Moffat Mills

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Kipps to Ballochney

From Kipps Junction to Ballochney Colliery.

This was a junction which grew to serve numerous lines and yards.
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This location is considered to be the first station in, or rather near, Airdrie.
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This station was located between the upper and lower Ballochney Inlines on a short level section. It was at the junction between the Ballochney Railway and the Airdrie Branch Railway which ran to Airdrie Hallcraig Street.
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This was a single platform station located to the immediate east of a junction, level crossing and the Ballochney Incline. It was on the Ballochney Railway at the point of division between the lines to Clarkston (West Moffat) and Ballochney Colliery.
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Clarkston Branch

From Rawyards to Clarkston (West Moffat).

This was a single platform station located to the immediate east of a junction, level crossing and the Ballochney Incline. It was on the Ballochney Railway at the point of division between the lines to Clarkston (West Moffat) and Ballochney Colliery.
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This was a junction between the Ballochney Railway's Clarkston (West Moffat) branch of 1828 and the later Calderbank Iron Works Branch (Monkland Railways) of 1855. The lines here were single track.
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Clarkston (West Moffat) or (Wester Monkland) was a terminus. ...

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