Benhar Branch (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

This mineral branch from the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway) ran north from Benhar Junction to a series of collieries. It was ultimately to serve Polkemmet Colliery.

It directly competed with the Benhar Branch (North British Railway) which served the same area.






Dates

  /  /1865Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway) Benhar Branch (Caledonian Railway) Camps Branch (Caledonian Railway) Addiewell Loop (Caledonian Railway) Mouldron Branch (Caledonian Railway) Woodmuir Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway) authorised (Cleland and Midcalder Railway No 6). Benhar Branch (Caledonian Railway) authorised (Cleland and Midcalder Railway No 3). Camps Branch (Caledonian Railway) authorised. Addiewell Loop (Caledonian Railway) authorised (Cleland and Midcalder Railway No 7). Bellside Junction to Langbyres Junction authorised (Cleland and Midcalder Railway No 2). Mouldron Branch (Caledonian Railway) authorised (Cleland and Midcalder Railway No 4). Woodmuir Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway) (Cleland and Midcalder Railway No 5). Muirhouse, Dykes and Chapelton Branch authorised (Cleland and Midcalder Railway No 6).
30/12/1869Benhar Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Minerals branch opened, a branch of the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway), serving collieries.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This junction was between Shotts and Fauldhouse. From the junction a mineral line ran north to the Benhar Colliery and, latterly, north east to Polkemmet Colliery. Approach to the branch was from the west.
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See also
Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
Benhar Junction where the Caledonian^s Benhar Branch joined the Shotts line. View looking east in 2000. The Benhar Branch, which ultimately served ...
Ewan Crawford //2000
Benhar Junction frame in 1978 with hairy Motherwell secondman! ...
William Barr //1978
Pat Swift learning the frame at Benhar Junction as the signalman nervously looks on (1978). ...
William Barr //1978
9T26 for Ravenscraig number two waiting for the road on the Benhar branch. July 1978. ...
William Barr /07/1978
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