Caledonian Railway

Introduction

Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit

This line provided a service from Carlisle to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Greenhill (near Falkirk). The company acquired other lines and later the services encompassed Aberdeen, Dundee, Forfar, Perth, Stirling, Oban, Ardrossan, Peebles and a large number of other locations.

The line given here was the original route of the Caledonian Railway before it purchased and built many more lines. Today there are plans to re-open the closed station at Beattock.

The company is studied and history preserved by the Caledonian Railway Association .






Dates

  /  /    Coatbridge Tinplate Works
Later makes Malleable Iron, served by Caledonian Railway from 1885.
  /  /    Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
Ravenscraig No 4 Yard was opened on the east side of the main line opposite Ravenscraig No 2 Yard. The new yard handled iron ore, allowing No 2 to focus entirely on coal. Iron ore was carried over the main line by conveyor.
  /  /1813Benjamin Conner
Born, worked with Robert Napier and the Caledonian Railway as the locomotive superintendent.
  /  /1841Woodhall Paper Mill
Converted from white paper to brown paper, served by the Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway) on the railway's opening in 1874
  /02/1843Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway
Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway extended from Gartsherrie to new Coatbridge [CR], initially a terminus. (This line later extended through to Whifflet South Junction and was used by the Wishaw and Coltness Railway and the Caledonian Railway to avoid the more tortuous Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway route with level crossings through Coatbridge.)
  /  /1844Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway Port Dundas Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Extension to Port Dundas authorised.
07/10/1844Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway Caledonian Railway
Agreement between the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway and Caledonian Railway about a connection at Gartsherrie NB Junction (later name) and another at Garnqueen South Junction for the Greenhill branch. The Caledonian would have running powers between the two locations,
  /  /1845Clydesdale Junction Railway
Act receives Royal assent. The line was authorised from Glasgow, using the Polloc and Govan Railway to reach Hamilton with a branch to Motherwell [1st], the forks dividing at the later Newton station. The line would bring coal from pits in the Hamilton area, owned by the Dixons amongst others, to the Govan Iron Works. The Motherwell branch was authorised to not to be opened until the Caledonian Railway reached the Wishaw and Coltness Railway.
  /  /1845Caledonian Railway
Approval for a curve at Castlecary from the Caledonian Railway to the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. This curve was not built.
31/07/1845Caledonian Railway
Act receives Royal assent.
11/10/1845Caledonian Railway
First Sod cut.
  /  /1846Polloc and Govan Railway Caledonian Railway
Polloc and Govan Railway merged with Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1846Clydesdale Junction RailwayCaledonian Railway
Clydesdale Junction Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1846Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Act receives Royal assent. The Act included provision for the Caledonian Railway to purchase the line (although this did not happen a portion through Dumbarton station did end up being partly Caledonian owned).
  /  /1846Caledonian Railway
Act for branch from Slateford to Granton rejected by Government.
  /  /1846Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Act for Caledonian Railway branch from Slateford to Granton rejected by Government.
  /  /1846Hayhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised. (Not built at this time.)
  /  /1846Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Branch authorised to Goodockhill. (Not built. Served by the Legbrannock Railway Extension and later served by the Salsburgh Branch (Caledonian Railway).)
  /  /1846Kirriemuir Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch to Kirriemuir authorised (not built at this time).
  /  /1846Clydesdale Junction Railway
Authorisation altered to allow the Motherwell [1st] branch to be opened before completion of the Caledonian Railway.
01/01/1846Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway Caledonian Railway
Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway merged with the Caledonian Railway.
16/07/1846Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Act receives Royal assent. It was originally stipulated that the line was not allowed to compete with the Caledonian Railway for Glasgow to Carlisle traffic.
  /  /1847Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock RailwayCaledonian Railway
Lease of the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway by the Caledonian Railway authorised.
  /  /1847Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway)
Slateford to Haymarket (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) Act passed.
  /  /1847Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Act passed for a line from Motherwell to Bankend (beyond Coalburn). The Caledonian Railway fail to build the line.
  /  /1847Caledonian Railway
Branch to Annan, from Ecclefechan, authorised. Not built.
  /  /1847Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
New better sited Glasgow terminus in Buchanan Street authorised. Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway proposed line abandoned. Proposed Garscube Road line abandoned.
  /  /1847Caledonian Railway
Branches to Bankend, Canderside, Douglas and Strathaven passed, but not proceeded with.
  /  /1847Caledonian Railway
Branch from Sark (the Border) to Canonbie Colliery approved. Not built.
  /  /1847Lanark Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lanark branch authorised to Cleghorn.
  /  /1847Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Wester Dalry Branch linking the Caledonian Railway to the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway authorised. The permission is allowed to expire (but is later revived).
  /  /1847Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation of a branch from Blantyre to Douglas/Weston. The branch was not built.
  /  /1847Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorised. Not proceeded with at this time.
  /  /1847Caledonian Railway
Branch to Kelhead Quarry authorised. This was not built, however a branch from the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway did serve the quarry at a later date.
  /  /1847Caledonian Railway
Smalston to Longtown Branch authorised (not built).
  /  /1847Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
'Lesmahagow Branches' line authorised from Blantyre, on the Clydesdale Junction Railway, to Weston (Lesmahagow), Canderside to Strathaven, Forkins to Bankend, and Forkins to Fauldhouse.
  /  /1847Caledonian Railway
Gretna to Mossband Hall branch authorised. (Not built.)
  /  /1847Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)
Motherwell and Wishaw and Coltness Connecting Branch authorised.
26/08/1847Caledonian Railway
Locomotive runs all the way from Carlisle to Beattock before opening.
01/09/1847Caledonian Railway Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Carlisle Citadel opened. The short Maryport and Carlisle Railway branch to Carlisle Crown Street is crossed, on the level, by the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway on its approach to the new Carlisle Citadel. This approach had crossed the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway on the level too, just to the south east.
10/09/1847Caledonian Railway
Carlisle to Beattock opened.
  /  /1848Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway
Caledonian Railway given permission to buy land to expand Coatbridge [CR].
  /  /1848Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to the Caledonian Railway to complete their line to Glasgow with a bridge over the River Clyde in Glasgow and a city station. (Not proceeded with.)
  /  /1848Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)
Motherwell and Wishaw and Coltness Connecting Branch abandoned.
  /  /1848Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Caledonian Railway buys land at St Rollox. This will later be the site of the St Rollox Works.
15/02/1848Caledonian Railway
Beattock to Glasgow (Townhead) (via the Wishaw and Coltness Railway and the Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway) and Edinburgh (Lothian Road) branch opened. The stations at Abington and Elvanfoot, on its main line, are used by the lead mines and villages at Leadhills and Wanlockhead.
07/08/1848Caledonian Railway
Castlecary Branch (Caledonian Railway) opened from Gartsherrie North Junction to Greenhill Lower Junction to meet the Scottish Central Railway. Short connection from Gartsherrie South Junction to Gartsherrie NB Junction opened. (The route included running power over a short section of the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway between Gartsherrie NB Junction and Gartsherrie North Junction.)
  /  /1849Wishaw and Coltness RailwayCaledonian Railway
Wishaw and Coltness Railway merged with Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1849Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway Caledonian Railway
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway leased to the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1849Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway Caledonian Railway
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway leased by the Caledonian Railway. (Alternative date 1846).
01/06/1849Clydesdale Junction Railway
Line opened between Rutherglen [1st] and Motherwell [1st]. The Caledonian Railway begins running trains from the Glasgow terminus South Side [CR] station. Station opened to goods, passengers and minerals. This station opened on a short branch from the former Polloc and Govan Railway at Gushetfaulds. The terminus was immediately alongside the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway terminus. Stations opened at South Side [CR], Rutherglen [1st], Cambuslang, Uddingston [1st].
17/09/1849Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton Junction to Hamilton opened. Blantyre opens, an intermediate station. (Originally promoted as the Clydesdale Junction Railway.
27/09/1849Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway Caledonian Railway
The Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway is leased by the Caledonian Railway.
01/11/1849Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Buchanan Street opened on a new extension which branched off at Milton Junction and ran parallel to the original line before passing under it and the Monkland Canal in a tunnel. English trains via the Caledonian Railway main line are diverted from South Side [CR] to the new more suitable station.
01/01/1850Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Buchanan Street Goods station opened.
  /  /1851Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct RailwayCaledonian Railway
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1851Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Line absorbed by the Caledonian Railway. The Caledonian Railway creates the Greenock Railway Guaranteed Company to operate the line at arms length.
  /  /1851Clydesdale Junction RailwayCaledonian Railway
The Caledonian Railway creates the Clydesdale Junction Guarantee Company for the Clydesdale Junction Railway, which it took over in 1846.
  /  /1851Lanark Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch re-authorised.
24/07/1851Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised (this the semi independent 'Lesmahagow Branches' which is backed by the Caledonian Railway); route Motherwell to Ferniegair to Coalburn to Bankend, branch to Northfield (probably the Southfield Old Pit).
  /  /1853Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to build Buchanan Street Station Hotel.
  /  /1853Kirriemuir Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch authorised.
  /  /1853Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Sighthill branch authorised. Sighthill West Junction [1st] and Sighthill East Junction [1st] authorised to be formed with the Buchanan Street line.
28/03/1853Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway authorised to run over the Caledonian Railway between Gretna Junction and Carlisle.
13/10/1853Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway)
From Slateford Junction [1st] to a bay platform by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway's Haymarket station opened. Trains could run from the bay to Carstairs or Falkirk. The line is opened with a running of the Royal Train to Haymarket. The connection at Haymarket was taken out later.
  /  /1854Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
The Caledonian Railway opens the St Rollox Works between the original line's alignment and the new Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway). The works built and maintained locomotives and rolling stock. (Alternative date 1856.) Greenock Works and Shed - workshops abandoned.
  /  /1854Clydesdale Junction Railway
Proposed branch to Auchenheath abandoned. (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway) opened in 1856.)
  /  /1854Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line reconsidered, stock alterations and route alterations. Route Motherwell to Ferniegair to Coalburn to Bankend, branch to Northfield (probably the Southfield Old Pit). Southfield branch authorised. Branch to Littlegill Colliery authorised.
  /  /1854Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway Caledonian Railway
Agreement between the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway and Caledonian Railway regarding running over the M&K between Gartsherrie NB Junction (later name) and Garnqueen South Junction for the Greenhill branch.
  /  /1854Hayhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised. (Not built at this time.)
  /  /1854Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised as the Motherwell Branch. This line would improve connections at Lesmahagow Junction and bypass and replace the Jerviston Viaduct.
  /  /1854Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Authorisation to open out the Holytown Tunnel. (Associated with other improvements such as the Motherwell Deviation (Caledonian Railway) authorised in the same year.)
  /  /1854Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised from Lesmahagow Junction to Bankend.
  /  /1854Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Court order to remove works from the Caledonian Railway's land. (Relating to Sighthill West Junction [1st] and Sighthill East Junction [1st].)
  /12/1854Lanark Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Opened to goods. (Single track until 1864.)
01/01/1855Kirriemuir Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch opened.
05/06/1855Lanark Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Opened to passengers.
06/06/1855Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway authorised until 1874 to run over the Caledonian Railway between Gretna Junction and Carlisle.
  /  /1856Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Southfield Branch opened.
01/12/1856Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lesmahagow Junction to Bankend opened to minerals. Littlegill Colliery branch opened.
  /  /1857Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised from Edinburgh to Granton with a line to south side of the harbour and to the western breajwater. The line was initially owned jointly by Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, the Duke of Buccleuch, and the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1857Caledonian Railway
Ampherlaw Mineral Siding opened.
10/05/1857Caledonian Railway Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
The Caledonian Railway and Lancaster and Carlisle Railway make the 'Citadel Station Agreement' for Carlisle Citadel.
08/10/1857Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened from Jerviston Junction (Wishaw and Coltness Railway) to Lesmahagow Junction (Clydesdale Junction Railway). The line allowed Motherwell [1st] station to be moved further west to Motherwell atLesmahagow Junction. Motherwell [1st] remained standing and Motherwell was opened in the V of the junction at Lesmahagow Junction. A large viaduct was required, Braidhurst Viaduct.
  /  /1858Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Construction begins.
  /  /1858Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised to connect the Caledonian Railway, from Port Carlisle Junction, to the Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock at Canal Junction [Carlisle].
21/05/1858Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised.
28/05/1858Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Opened as single track from Cowlairs Junction to Bowling and Dalreoch Junction to Helensburgh. Due to a disagreement over station access charges between the company and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway the first trains ran to Buchanan Street using the Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) and a connection at St Rollox with the Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway) line. The disagreement was resolved a month later.
23/07/1858Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Line becomes toll free after agreement between the Caledonian Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway. The agreement also includes the arrangement as to maintenance.
04/09/1858Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
The North British Railway proposes building the line jointly with the Caledonian Railway.
17/11/1858Motherwell Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
The Caledonian Railway buys land in Motherwell for a new shed (Motherwell Shed) to augment its locomotive sheds at South Side and Gartsherrie Shed [GGR] which were suffering from high light engine mileages. The Parkneuk Iron Works and Motherwell Iron and Steel Works were by the shed.
  /  /1859Caledonian Railway
Land purchase for Ampherlaw Mineral Siding authorised.
  /  /1859Border Union Railway (North British Railway) Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway) Caledonian Railway
Line authorised between Hawick and Carlisle. Running powers granted for the North British Railway over two short portions of the Caledonian Railway. Gretna: Gretna Border Union Junction to Gretna GSWR Junction to allow traffic exchange with the Glasgow and South Western Railway using the NBR's proposed Gretna branch. Carlisle: Canal Junction [Carlisle] to Port Carlisle Junction to Carlisle Citadel, more importantly giving access to the intended southern terminus (not NBR owned).
21/07/1859Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Act receives Royal assent.
  /  /1860Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway
Act receives Royal assent. Line given running powers to run into Lockerbie (Caledonian Railway) and Dumfries (Glasgow and South Western Railway) stations.
  /  /1860Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway
The Caledonian Railway installs a 50ft turntable on the entry sidings to Callander Shed.
  /  /1860Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Northfield (probably Southfield Old Pit) branch opened. (Alternative date 12/1856.)
  /  /1860Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened from Wilsontown Junction [1st] to Wilsontown.
  /  /1860Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
Act authorises extension of the line to Peebles [CR]. This will be opened by the Caledonian Railway who purchase the smaller company in 1861 - Symington, Biggar and Broughton Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway).
  /  /1860Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
The line promoted as the 'Lesmahagow Branches' is fully vested into the Caledonian Railway. It is handled separately within the company as the Lesmahagow Guarantee Company.
  /  /1860Caledonian Railway Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
The North British Railway is authorised to use Carlisle Citadel.
  /  /1860Caledonian Railway Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Scottish Central Railway
A Bill is presented to merge the Caledonian Railway, Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and Scottish Central Railway. It is rejected.
  /  /1860Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised: Smyllum Junction (Lanark) to Douglas. Smyllum Curve (Douglas Junction East to Douglas Junction South) and Silvermuir Curve (Silvermuir Junction to Silvermuir South Junction) also authorised.
  /  /1860Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Wester Dalry Branch linking the Caledonian Railway to the Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway) authorised.
  /  /1860Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway)
Branch re-authorised.
17/09/1860Caledonian Railway
Float Junction to Lampits Junction traversed by Royal Train. Sometimes described as the opening - but it opened in 1848. In fact this section closed in 1860.
  /  /1861Symington, Biggar and Broughton RailwayCaledonian Railway
Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1861Salsburgh Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised as the Drumbowie Branch or Lanridge Branch.
  /  /1861Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
The Nethan Viaduct was showing signs of severe wear and tear. Later the Camp Viaduct (Ferniegair) was also showing wear. Both were rebuilt. Camp Viaduct is still in use as part of the Hamilton Circle line.
  /  /1861Caledonian Railway Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
Symington station enlargement authorised. (Replacement of Symington [1st] with Symington [2nd].
  /  /1861Cleland to Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway)
An extension of the Cleland branch to Morningside [CR] is promoted. The branch will serve numerous mines and the Coltness Iron Works, avoiding the Morningside Incline of the existing route to Morningside [1st]. It also provides possible access to Edinburgh over the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway owned Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway. The Morningside [CR] extension of the Cleland branch predates its extension east through Shotts to Midcalder.
  /  /1861Caledonian Railway Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Agreement to enlarge Carlisle Citadel station, owned by the Caledonian Railway and Lancaster and Carlisle Railway. A joint committee is to be created which will include the Glasgow and South Western Railway, Maryport and Carlisle Railway and North British Railway.
  /  /1861Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Southfield Branch Extension authorised. (Suspect entry: North Southfield branch (possibly Southfield Old Pit) authorised.)
  /  /1861Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line from Rutherglen to Coatbridge with a branch to Whifflet authorised. The Monkland Railways is granted running powers.
08/01/1861Caledonian Railway
The use of Carlisle Citadel by the North British Railway is agreed.
24/06/1861Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened from Dalmarnock Junction (Rutherglen) to Bridgeton Goods. This was the first south bank line in Glasgow to cross the River Clyde (via the Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen] [1st]).
30/07/1861Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch line authorised from Stonehouse Junction [Lanarkshire] to Cot Castle Goods (Stonehouse [Lanarkshire]).
28/08/1861Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened to minerals and goods from Edinburgh to both Granton High Goods and Granton Western Breakwater.
10/10/1861Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Branch opened, giving the Port Carlisle line access to Carlisle Citadel.
  /  /1862Cleland to Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway)
Omoa Branch Deviation authorised.
  /  /1862Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to add further lines at Strathaven Junction.
07/08/1862Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Crew Junction (Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Leith North Goods and the Leith Western Docks authorised. Agreement with Leith Dock Commissioners. Includes Pilton Junction Branch (Pilton Junction West to Pilton Junction East).
01/09/1862Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Opened from Stonehouse Junction [Lanarkshire] to Canderside Exchange Sidings to goods.
01/11/1862Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
North Southfield (probably Southfield Old Pit) to Southfield (probably Southfield New Pit) opened to minerals.
01/11/1862Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Blackwood [1st] branch opened for goods.
  /  /1863Busby Railway
Act receives Royal assent. The Busby Railway made a working agreement with the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1863Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
The Caledonian Railway buys the portion of the line owned by Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, the Duke of Buccleuch.
  /  /1863Caledonian Railway
Approval to enlarge station and access to water.
  /  /1863Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Act passed for a branch from Carstairs to Dolphinton [CR].
  /  /1863Caledonian Railway
Authorisation to stop up the level crossing at Castlehill Junction, (later the site of Castlehill Signal Box [CR]). This was the junction for the Castlehill Branch (Caledonian Railway) which received and Act in 1866. The roadway crossed over the junction, the point of junction being to the south of the road and lines dividing to the north.
  /  /1863Caledonian Railway
Approval for the Strawfrank Junction to Dolphinton Junction curve. The curve is required as the Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway) will sever the Lampits Junction to Float Junction curve allowing direct running to Edinburgh Princes Street from the south, rather than reversal at Carstairs.
  /  /1863Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Doubling authorised.
  /  /1863Paisley and Renfrew Railway Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Curve to connect the Paisley and Renfrew Railway to the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway authorised. A goods station at Garrowhill (Greenlaw Goods) is also authorised for the Glasgow and South Western Railway, with the option for the Caledonian Railway that is become a joint goods station.
  /  /1863Caledonian Railway
Authorisation to stop up Lockerbie station level crossing and replace with road bridge. Improvements to station authorised. (Around the time of the opening of the Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway.
  /  /1863Cleland to Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway)
Newarthill and Morningside Branch Deviation authorised.
  /  /1863Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to deviate the authorised line where it crosses the Drumpeller Railway. (Bredisholm Deviation.)
  /  /1863Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Deviation and extension of the Southfield Branch authorised.
24/03/1863Paisley and Renfrew Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway agrees terms of access to the Paisley and Renfrew Railway for the Caledonian Railway. This was in advance of a curve connecting the Paisley and Renfrew Railway to the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway which would open in 1866.
11/05/1863Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Caledonian Railway authorised to double Motherwell to Southfield (probably Southfield New Pit) and to run passengers trains to Lesmahagow [1st], the Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] branch and the Blackwood [1st] branch. The Caledonian Railway owns the Lesmahagow Lines by this time. Deviation, improvement and extension authorised.
01/09/1863Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway
The Caledonian Railway associated Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway is opened giving the company access to Dumfries. In response the Portpatrick Railway applies for running powers over the Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway to Dumfries and the Caledonian Railway negotiates running the Portpatrick Railway, a blow to the Glasgow and South Western Railway which had considered the Portpatrick line to be within its territory.
  /  /1864Hamilton and Strathaven RailwayCaledonian Railway
Hamilton and Strathaven Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1864Solway Junction Railway
Act receives Royal assent for a line consisting to two parts: Kirtlebridge (Caledonian Railway) to Kirkbride Junction (Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock) and Abbeyholme Junction (Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock) to Brayton (Maryport and Carlisle Railway). The first part will cross the considerable Solway Viaduct between Scotland an England. The Act included an Annan Waterfoot Branch and a Port Carlisle Branch both of which were not built.
  /  /1864Tarbrax Oil Works
Opened. There was a short branch from the Caledonian Railways Edinburgh branch to the works.
  /  /1864Caledonian Railway Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Scottish Central Railway
Proposed Act for the merger of the Caledonian Railway, Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and Scottish Central Railway is rejected.
  /  /1864Aberdeen Joint
A committee is formed for the management of the new joint Aberdeen Joint station between the companies (owners Scottish North Eastern Railway/Caledonian Railway and Great North of Scotland Railway and access for the Deeside Railway).
  /  /1864Drumpellar Railway
Caledonian Railway Bredisholme Deviation approved.
  /  /1864Tannochside Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Tannochside branch authorised. Line also serves Nackerty and Bredisholme.
  /  /1864General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway
Caledonian Railway and Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway agreement.
  /  /1864Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised for the Scottish North Eastern Railway.
  /  /1864Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Caledonian Railway authorised to use Port Glasgow Harbour harbour lines and cranes in perpetuity.
  /  /1864Stobcross Railway
Authorised with running powers for the Caledonian Railway to Caledonian Joint Station. In exchange, the Caledonian Railway abandons its Bill for a line to Stobcross and Whiteinch.
01/02/1864Symington, Biggar and Broughton Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Broughton [2nd] to Peebles [CR] opened. Broughton Shed closed.
17/02/1864Portpatrick Railway
Caledonian Railway takes over running of the Portpatrick Railway. The smaller company had eight engines and the larger company added some of its own engines.
01/04/1864Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lanark (Smyllum Junction) to Douglas opened. In Lanark a triangular junction is created by opening Douglas Junction South to Douglas Junction East.
01/04/1864Lanark Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line doubled on opening of Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway). At Silvermuir a triangular junction is formed by opening Smyllum South Junction to Smyllum Junction.
23/06/1864Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway)Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Denburn Valley line to connect the Great North of Scotland Railway at Kittybrewster [2nd] to the Scottish North Eastern Railway (from 1866 Caledonian Railway) at Aberdeen Guild Street authorised. South of the new Aberdeen Joint will be SNER owned and north will be GNSR owned. The Deeside Railway is authorised to use the station, details to be agreed.
01/09/1864Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Dalry Junction [Edinburgh] to Coltbridge Junction (Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)) opened.
01/09/1864Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Leith line opened to goods and minerals.
01/09/1864Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Pilton Junction West to Pilton Junction East opened. However the curve was, from this date, only used as a siding.
01/09/1864Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Canderside Exchange Sidings to Cot Castle Goods opened to minerals.
01/09/1864Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened to goods between Dalry Junction [Edinburgh] (Caledonian Railway) and Coltbridge Junction (Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)).
01/09/1864Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Stonehouse branch extended from Canderside Exchange Sidings through Stonehouse to Cot Castle Goods.
30/10/1864Portpatrick Railway
Working agreement with Caledonian Railway.
01/11/1864Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Motherwell to Southfield Junction line doubling complete. (Alternative date 1866.)
01/12/1864Cleland to Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway) Salsburgh Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of the former Wishaw and Coltness Railway's Cleland Branch to Morningside [CR] (Newarthill and Morningside Branch) opened to goods.
01/12/1864Salsburgh Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Salsburgh Branch (Drumbowie Branch or Lanridge Branch) opened to goods.
  /  /1865Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway
Scottish Central Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway. Running powers for the North British Railway, London and North Western Railway, Midland Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway were preserved.
  /  /1865General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway Caledonian Railway
General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway. Running powers are granted to the City of Glasgow Union Railway, Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, Glasgow and South Western Railway and Monkland Railways.
  /  /1865Castle Douglas and Dumfries RailwayGlasgow and South Western Railway
Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway absorbed by Glasgow and South Western Railway. Running powers were granted to the Caledonian Railway giving access to the Portpatrick Railway.
  /  /1865Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway Caledonian Railway
Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway. The Caledonian Railway grants running powers to the London and North Western Railway between Carlisle Citadel, Lockerbie and Dumfries.
  /  /1865Portpatrick Railway
Caledonian Railway experiments with a Stranraer Harbour to Belfast service.
  /  /1865Territorial Agreement
The 'Territorial Agreement' is made between the Caledonian Railway and North British Railway.
  /  /1865Glasgow and South Western Railway Caledonian Railway
The Caledonian Railway, who were to work the Solway Junction Railway, is authorised to access the Glasgow and South Western Railway's Annan station via Solway Junction.
  /  /1865Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Act for the line authorised.
  /  /1865Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Running powers for the Caledonian Railway, who would work the Solway Junction Railway, obtained for the Maryport and Carlisle Railway between Brayton Junction and Brayton.
  /  /1865Busby Railway
Approval to extend line from Busby to East Kilbride. The Caledonian Railway working agreement is extended to East Kilbride.
  /  /1865Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Authorisation of a Caledonian Railway extension from Crofthead to Kilmarnock and the Beith [Town] branch.
  /  /1865Paisley and Barrhead District Railway
Caledonian Railway's Barrhead and Paisley Branch authorised (not built).
  /  /1865Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway) Benhar Branch (Caledonian Railway) Camps Branch (Caledonian Railway) Addiewell Loop (Caledonian Railway) Mouldron 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). Muirhouse, Dykes and Chapelton Branch authorised (Cleland and Midcalder Railway No 6).
  /  /1865Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
The Caledonian Railway buys land at Blythswoodholm Lands (the lower part of the Blythswood Estate, west of Glasgow's old town centre and west of the later Glasgow Central). The land was taken for use for a new station and line to be built on the north bank west of Glasgow.
  /  /1865Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to enlarge and improve the Glasgow Buchanan Street terminus.
  /  /1865Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised, extending the Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway) west. A Bill for a branch to Glespin is abandoned. Caledonian Railway given running powers from Muirkirk [1st] to Ayr and Troon, in return the Glasgow and South Western Railway is given running powers to Edinburgh, Leith and Granton.
  /  /1865Caledonian Railway
Authorisation to rebuild and expand the Edinburgh terminus. This would lead to replacement of Lothian Road with Edinburgh Princes Street.
  /  /1865Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Bangholm Branch authorised. The proposed line was to link the Caledonian Railway and North British Railway.
  /  /1865Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Following the merger of the Scottish Central Railway into the Caledonian Railway the F&CJR agrees access with the Caledonian Railway to Stirling station.
  /  /1865Caledonian Railway
Authorisation to stop up Float Level Crossing. (Not done at this time.)
  /  /1865Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Authorisation to widen the railway at Holytown Junction [1st]. This was around the time of the authorisation of the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway).
  /  /1865Harburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised.
  /  /1865Caledonian Railway
Luggie Water branch rejected.
  /  /1865Motherwell Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation for purchase of the land for Motherwell Shed. (Authorisation for expansion or retrospective permission.)
  /  /1865Portpatrick Railway
Plant, rails, machinery taken over by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1865Caledonian Railway
Shieldhill Branch authorised.
29/07/1865London and North Western Railway
Land held at Carlisle Crown Street by the Caledonian Railway sold to the LNWR.
01/08/1865Edinburgh and Glasgow RailwayNorth British Railway
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway absorbed by North British Railway. (The Scottish Central Railway and Caledonian Railway are granted running powers over the former Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway main line.
01/09/1865Kirkcudbright Railway
Tarff for Gatehouse re-named Gatehouse [Tarff]. Presumably the Glasgow and South Western Railway (who now owned the Kirkcudbright Railway) was competing with the Caledonian Railway operated Portpatrick Railway for Gatehouse of Fleet traffic - for which neither of the two stations were convenient.
25/09/1865Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Rutherglen to Coatbridge opened to goods. Whifflet branch also opened. (Alternative date 20/09/1865.)
  /  /1866Scottish North Eastern Railway Caledonian Railway
Scottish North Eastern Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway. Confirmation of running powers for the Highland Railway between Perth General and Stanley Junction. Confirmation of running powers for North British Railway, London and North Western Railway, Midland Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway. The SNER's running powers over the Montrose and Bervie Railway are transferred to the Caledonian.
  /  /1866Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Wilsontown South Junction to Wilsontown West Junction curve opened. Wilsontown Junction [1st] renamed Wilsontown North Junction.
  /  /1866Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
The Caledonian Railway's Greenock Albert Harbour is authorised. The Greenock and Ayrshire Railway actually reached the harbour in 1869.
  /  /1866Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to extend the line from East Kilbride to Blantyre.
  /  /1866Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation of the Climpy Branch, an extension of the existing (then goods only) line from Wilsontown. This was as part of the Lanarkshire and Midlothian Branches Act of 1866.
  /  /1866Castlehill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised to Castlehill Iron works. This was very probably a retrospective Act for an existing line, perhaps the Caledonian taking over a company built line. The branch is already shown in the OS map of 1860. The authorisation was as part of the Lanarkshire and Midlothian Branches Act of 1866.
  /  /1866Caledonian Railway
Act for the Calderhead Branch under the Lanarkshire and Midlothian Branches Act. The line was not built.
  /  /1866Caledonian Railway
Further authorisation of the Edinburgh station enlargement and permission to cover St Cuthberts Lane. (St Cuthberts Poorhouse was to be removed for the new Edinburgh Princes Street station). Edinburgh Station Hotel authorised.
  /  /1866Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Gourock Railways and Pier - authorisation to build a line to Gourock and acquire the pier. (Not proceeded with at this time.)
  /  /1866Hallcraig Colliery and Ironworks Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hallcraig branch - railway no 5 and part of 4 authorised.
  /  /1866Harburn Limeworks Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch opened.
  /  /1866Caledonian Railway
'Lanarkshire and Midlothian Branches' authorised.
  /  /1866Mauldslee Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch authorised.
  /  /1866Law Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Shawfield Branch to Law Collieries opened.
08/01/1866Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Rutherglen to Coatbridge opened to passengers
01/02/1866Hayhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Opened to goods.
05/11/1866Camps Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Goods only branch opened.
01/12/1866Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Passenger services start; a connecting bus runs between Hamilton and Ferniegair [1st] for route to Glasgow's South Side (passenger trains not allowed north of Ferniegair until improvements made). Trains runs south from Ferniegair [1st] to Lesmahagow [1st]. Blackwood [1st] slip carriage dropped at Southfield Junction and taken on separately. Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] branch opened to passengers.
  /  /1867Forth and Clyde Canal Monkland Canal Forth and Cart Canal Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company)) Drumpeller Railway Caledonian Railway
Forth and Clyde Canal (Forth and Clyde Navigation) including the Port Dundas branch, Monkland Canal, Forth and Cart Canal and various assets such as the Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company)) and Drumpeller Railway, bought by the Caledonian Railway to compete with the North British Railway in the Forth - Clyde Valley. The North British Railway is given running powers over the Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company)). Caledonian Railway given running powers over the Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway to Larbert Junction
  /  /1867Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Opened to passengers. The service ran from Auchengray, where a bay platform was added to the existing 1848 station, to Wilsontown.
  /  /1867Caledonian Railway
A new Haywood (opened 1860) to Addiewell line authorised. (Not built.)
  /  /1867Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Running powers for the Caledonian Railway, who would work the Solway Junction Railway, obtained for the North British Railway owned line between Kirkbride Junction and Abbeyholme Junction.
  /  /1867Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway)
Access to Aberdeen Joint formally negotiated for the Deeside Railway, replacing its access for passenger trains to Aberdeen (Guild Street).
  /  /1867Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
With the Caledonian Railway's take over of the Forth and Clyde Canal the North British Railway is given running powers over sidings at Bowling Basin, Bowling Basin Sidings [NB].
  /  /1867South Cobbinshaw Branch (Caledonian Railway)
South Cobbinshaw Branch authorised. This served the Tarbrax Oil Works.
  /  /1867Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation for the branch from Lawhead Junction to Lawhead and Cleuch Colliery.
  /  /1867Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Deviation authorised.
  /  /1867Monkland Canal
Dundyvan Basin Branch of the Monkland Canal absorbed by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1867Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lawhead Junction to Cleuch Colliery branch authorised.
  /  /1867Monkland Canal Caledonian Railway
The Monkland Canal is absorbed by the Caledonian Railway.
31/01/1867Caledonian Railway London and North Western Railway
Caledonian Railway given running powers over the London and North Western Railway from Carlisle Citadel to Preston.
01/03/1867Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Carstairs to Dolphinton [CR] opened.
15/05/1867Cleland to Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened to passengers (Newarthill and Morningside Branch). New stations at Cleland [1st], Newmains and a new Morningside [CR].
04/11/1867Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Kittybrewster [2nd] to Aberdeen Joint to Denburn Junction opened. Aberdeen Joint and Kittybrewster [2nd] were both new stations on the new Denburn line. Aberdeen Waterloo, [[Aberdeen (Guild Street) and Kittybrewster [1st] station were to close.
04/11/1867Law Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Opened to minerals.
  /  /1868Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Haywood opened to passengers.
  /  /1868Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint RailwayGlasgow and South Western RailwayCaledonian Railway
The Glasgow and South Western Railway and Caledonian Railway agree not to complete separate lines from Kilmarnock to Glasgow but promote the Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway.
  /  /1868Paisley and Barrhead District Railway
Caledonian Railway's Barrhead and Paisley Branch, Act abandoned.
  /  /1868Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Caledonian Railway's proposed Bangholm Branch, associated with the Leith North branch (Act 1862), abandoned. (Today Bangholm Park borders, and is to the south of, the former Newhaven station.) The proposed line was to link the Caledonian Railway and North British Railway.
  /  /1868Dundee Sea Wall
Sea Wall and Esplanade authorised. Considerable land is to be reclaimed of the foreshore. The Caledonian Railway and North British Railway are to contribute to the expense.
  /  /1868Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Use of the branch by the North British Railway is regulared by the North British Railways General Powers Act.
  /  /1868Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time to complete line.
  /  /1868Caledonian Railway
Shieldhill Branch abandoned.
01/04/1868Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Ferniegair to Motherwell, Lesmahagow Junction, opened to passengers. Trains start running from Buchanan Street to Lesmahagow [1st].
04/08/1868Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Agreement made between Caledonian Railway and Great North of Scotland Railway for use of Aberdeen Joint station.
10/11/1868Scottish Central Railway
Decision taken to move the locomotive shed at Dunblane Shed to Dolphinton [CR] on the Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway). The Kinbuck banking engine and Callander [1st] engines operated from Stirling after 1865.
20/11/1868Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Clyde Iron Works branch ('Lanarkshire and Midlothian Branches' railway number 8) opened from the new Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway) (1865), replacing earlier Clyde Iron Works Railways which ran directly from Cambuslang Goods on the Clydesdale Junction Railway.
  /  /1869Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint RailwayGlasgow and South Western RailwayCaledonian Railway
Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway authorised (Glasgow and South Western Railway and Caledonian Railway). Also known as Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Railway.
  /  /1869Caledonian Railway
Proposed Haywood to Addiewell line abandoned. (Addiewell reached by the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway) in 1869).
  /  /1869Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Proposed line abandoned.
  /  /1869Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Caledonian Railway authorised to dispose of land it owns at Blythswoodholm Lands.
  /  /1869Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
Proposed extension abandoned. (Later re-proposed and opened.)
  /  /1869Castlehill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened.
  /  /1869South Cobbinshaw Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened.
  /  /1869Callander and Oban Railway
Terms of the working of the line by the Caledonian Railway agreed.
  /  /1869Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
Calderhead branch not built. (The area to north of Shotts already well served by lines now owned by the North British Railway.)
  /  /1869Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Gourock Railways and Pier - proposal abandoned.
  /  /1869Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
The Caledonian Railway purchases Gourock Harbour. The company retains the land and Gourock Pier.
  /  /1869Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint RailwayGlasgow and South Western RailwayCaledonian Railway
Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Line committee formed for the under construction line. The joint line includes the Caledonian Railways former Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway. This gives the G&SWR a shorter route to Kilmarnock (and Carlisle) just as the City of Glasgow Union Railway, and its Glasgow St Enoch, is under development. It gives the Caledonian access to Kilmarnock with some running powers beyond.
  /  /1869Harburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorised line abandoned.
  /  /1869Caledonian Railway
'Lanarkshire and Midlothian Branches' authorised lines numbers 1, 2, 3, most of 4, 9, 10 abandoned and not built at this time.
  /  /1869Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lawhead and Cleuch Colliery branch partly opened. The remainder, although authorised, is not built.
  /  /1869Mauldslee Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Part of the authorised route abandoned.
  /  /1869Clydesdale Junction Railway
South Side station (both halves South Side [CR] and South Side [GBNDR) vested in the Caledonian Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway.
  /  /1869Solway Junction Railway
Working agreement with Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1869South Cobbinshaw Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorised portions abandoned.
01/01/1869Crieff and Methven Junction RailwayCaledonian Railway
Crieff and Methven Junction Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
01/01/1869Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
Opened to mineral and goods traffic.
06/01/1869Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch extended west from Wilsontown to Climpy Colliery. Extension to Shotts abandoned.
01/02/1869Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Cleuch Colliery branch opened. (Not long after opening the line was cut back in the same year.)
01/03/1869Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
Bellside Junction to Langbyres Junction (Salsburgh Branch (Caledonian Railway), the Drumbowie curve, opened to goods and minerals.
15/06/1869Caledonian Railway North British Railway
The North British Railway wishes to withdraw from the 'joint purse' arrangement then in operation.
20/06/1869 Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Sighthill East Junction [1st] ready for opening.
09/07/1869Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened for passengers.
14/08/1869Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company)
North British Railway ceases to work the branch with the impeding take over by the Caledonian Railway.
15/08/1869Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company)
Caledonian Railway begins to operate the line.
30/12/1869Benhar Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Minerals branch opened, a branch of the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway), serving collieries.
  /  /1870Stobcross Railway
Act passed. To be worked by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway with running powers for the Caledonian Railway. The two companies to have separate goods stations. A 30 chain diversion of the Forth and Clyde Canal was required. The line curved round the west of Glasgow after opposition for a more direct route, particularly of James Fleming of Kelvinside Estate.
  /  /1870Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
New version of the Balerno branch authorised.
  /  /1870Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
A connection at the west end of the Balerno branch is authorised from Ravelrig Junction, making the branch into a loop off the Edinburgh branch of the Caledonian Railway. Balerno Goods would now be left on a short branch.
  /  /1870Caledonian Railway
Caledonian Railway gains running powers over the Dundee Harbour Trustees lines between Buckingham Junction (Dundee and Perth Railway) and Camperdown Junction (Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway).
  /  /1870Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to purchase land by Benhar Junction on the Leadloch Estate for a reservoir (Leadloch Reservoir) close to the junction exchange sidings.
  /  /1870Caledonian Railway
Edinburgh Princes Street opened. (Lothian Road closed.)
  /  /1870Hallcraig Colliery and Ironworks Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time to complete line.
  /  /1870Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Further extension of time to complete line.
01/01/1870Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Completion of expansion works at Glasgow Buchanan Street. The station begins to handle traffic from the north, which had previously used Glasgow Queen Street High Level where the Caledonian Railway had a ticket office. (Another improvement, the Hayhill Branch (Caledonian Railway), giving direct access to the north without reversal at Coatbridge [CR], had opened in 1866.)
01/01/1870Hayhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Opened to passengers, with the opening of Glasgow Buchanan Street.
07/01/1870General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway
Tolls set for the Glasgow and South Western Railway between Strathbungo Junction (Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway) and Shields Junction No 1 (Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway). Either end of the line was joint Caledonian Railway and G&SWR, the intervening line was CR owned.
11/03/1870Forth and Clyde Canal
Alteration to Possil Road authorised. Confirmed by canal owner (Caledonian Railway), Police Commissioners of Glasgow and Glasgow and Kirktintilloch Road Trustees. (Building of new aqueduct.)
15/07/1870Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway)
Tay Bridge [1st], Dundee [Tay Bridge [Station] ]] and line from Leuchars to Dundee authorised. Dundee's Dock Street Tunnel authorised. Running power access authorised for the Caledonian Railway between Buckingham Junction and Camperdown Junction.
12/08/1870Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened to goods.
14/11/1870Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Opened; stations at Kingsmuir, Kirkbuddo, Kingennie.
  /  /1871North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Act for the Arbroath and Montrose Railway receives Royal assent. The Caledonian Railway is granted running powers over the route.
  /  /1871Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Running powers granted to the Caledonian Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway over Govan Tramways 16 and 16A (giving access to shipyards not served by rail).
  /  /1871Mouldron Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch opened to mineral traffic.
  /  /1871Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Bill for joint ownership promoted by Caledonian Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway rejected.
25/01/1871Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Traffic agreement for the two lines to Greenock: Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway, owned by the Caledonian Railway, and Greenock and Ayrshire Railway, owned by the Glasgow and South Western Railway.
18/07/1871Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Pool Branch opened for minerals.
  /  /1872Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Pool and Westsidewood Branch authorised. 45 chains of a 2 mile and 28 chains built, remainder abandoned. Initially it was a private branch. Acquired by Caledonian Railway in 1872.
  /  /1872Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Monikie opened.
  /  /1872Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
The authorisation of 1865 for the Caledonian Railway's Beith [Town] branch is time extended.
  /  /1872Hamilton and Strathaven Railway
Blantyre curve authorised. This will link Blantyre Junction [CR] on the Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway) to Auchinraith Junction on the Hamilton and Strathaven Railway. The curve was not built at this time and would be re-authorised in 1878.
  /  /1872Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to add further lines at Strathaven Junction.
  /  /1872Caledonian Railway
Authorisation of a land purchase at Etterby for locomotive sheds, Carlisle Kingmoor Shed.
  /  /1872Clydesdale Junction Railway
Authorisation for a new Caledonian Railway branch to South Side given. Powers allowed to lapse 1874.
  /  /1872Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Dalmarnock Junction (Rutherglen) improvements authorised.
  /  /1872Tannochside Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Connection between the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway) and Drumpeller Railway (being converted to standard gauge) authorised (Railway no 7).
  /  /1872Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Wester Dalry Branch linking the Caledonian Railway to the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway authorised.
  /  /1872Caledonian Railway Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway Govan and Polloc Railway
Link between Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway, Victoria Junction (Langside Junction), to Govan and Polloc Railway, Cathcart Road Junction (Larkfield Junction), authorised. The former was about to be extended to Kilmarnock in 1873.
  /  /1872Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Authorised from Bridgeton to London Road [Glasgow]. The branch would now also carry a passenger service.
  /  /1872North British Railway Caledonian Railway
Authorisation of a connecting line between the North British Railway and Caledonian Railway. (Castlecary Curve?)
  /  /1872Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Deviation to Ross Junction authorised.
18/07/1872Hamilton to Ferniegair (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction (Ferniegair) authorised. Some deviation of the original line at Ferniegair is required.
02/10/1872Tannochside Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Connection between the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway) and Drumpeller Railway opened for mineral traffic.
10/10/1872Caledonian Railway
Strawfrank Junction to Dolphinton Junction curve opened.
10/12/1872Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Two road shed at Baillieston Shed opened in connection with Bredisholm and Baillieston pits. Sub-shed of Polmadie Shed.
  /  /1873Bothwell Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Short branch to Bothwell [CR] authorised.
  /  /1873Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
New Act for line passed.
  /  /1873Caledonian Railway
Short branch authorised to Craigenhill Lime Mines and Craigenhill Quarry.
  /  /1873Cadzow Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised.
  /  /1873Carmyllie Railway
Caledonian Railway authorised to improve the line.
  /  /1873Caledonian Railway
Drumloch Branch authorised. (Not built.)
  /  /1873Caledonian Railway
Authorisation to stop up Float Level Crossing. (Not done at this time.) This level crossing was to the south of the Float Viaduct, over the River Clyde, on a public road which crossed the river by means of the Lampits Ferry.
  /  /1873Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Gordon Street Station, opened as Glasgow Central, and Gordon Street Lines authorised.
  /  /1873Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised from Carfin Junction to Garriongill Junction.
  /  /1873Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Mossend branch authorised. Fullwood Junction (the east junction at Mossend) to Milnwood Junction (south) authorised.
  /  /1873Stobcross Railway
Cowdenhill Branch (North British Railway) authorised. Caledonian Railway given running powers.
01/01/1873Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Caledonian Railway line via Douglas reaches Muirkirk [1st] and is opened to goods and minerals. The Caledonian Railway use the Glasgow and South Western Railway's Muirkirk Shed.
  /09/1873Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
The Caledonian Railway begins to use Muirkirk [1st] (the Glasgow and South Western Railway station) for merchandise traffic.
09/09/1873Solway Junction Railway
The portion of the line from Kirtlebridge to Annan Shawhill is transferred to the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1874Busby Railway Caledonian Railway
Busby Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1874Caledonian Railway Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Caledonian Railway granted running power over the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. For westbound passenger traffic for the north, the Caledonian Railway must pause at Damhead Junction to pick up any North British Railway coaches. For goods and minerals the company may run from north of Larbert Junction and from Grangemouth Junction over the proposed Wester Dalry branch via Damhead Junction (later Haymarket West Junction) for Edinburgh, Leith and Granton traffic.
25/04/1874Alyth Railway
The Alyth Railway agrees to purchase by the Caledonian Railway.
24/05/1874Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Barnhill [Angus] opened.
01/06/1874Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Opened to passenger traffic to Muirkirk [1st]. (Later a second Caledonian Railway line was built from Coalburn to a new Muirkirk [2nd] but the line was not used as the Glasgow and South Western Railway threatened to apply for running powers through to Lanark - however Muirkirk [2nd] did open).
30/06/1874Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Dalry Middle Junction to Haymarket West Junction (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) authorised.
12/07/1874Hallcraig Colliery and Ironworks Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened.
01/08/1874Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Loop opened along with Balerno Goods. Stations opened at Colinton, Juniper Green, Currie [2nd] and Balerno.
20/10/1874Stobcross Railway
Line opened by the North British Railway. The Caledonian Railway obtained permission for running powers to Stobcross and for goods yards at Partickhill Goods [CR] and Stobcross. The Caledonian managed to gain join ownership of the Stobcross high level to Stobcross low level connecting line.
  /  /1875Alyth Railway
Alyth Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1875Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to expand and alter the existing Bridge Street station, largely in connection with the opening of Glasgow Central. Original proposed route of Gordon Street Lines abandoned.
  /  /1875Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
In exchange for the Clyde Viaduct [Glasgow Central] [1st] crossing the River Clyde at the Broomielaw, the Caledonian Railway pays the Clyde Trustees £70,500.
  /  /1875Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Compensation to the Clyde Trustees for the Glasgow Bridge (also known as Jamaica Bridge). Additionally the Caledonian Railway contributes to the cost of widening the bridge.
  /  /1875Caledonian Railway
Victoria Junction (Langside Junction) to Cathcart Road Junction (Larkfield Junction) authorised, replacing the route authorised in 1872.
07/10/1875Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
Agreement over tolls for use by the Caledonian Railway of the secion between [[Gartsherrie NB Junction and Gartsherrie North Junction.
  /  /1876Caledonian Railway
Opens Carlisle Kingmoor Shed at Etterby.
  /  /1876Caledonian Railway
The Carmuirs Fork is authorised for the Caledonian Railway, Carmuirs West Junction to Carmuirs East Junction.
  /  /1876Caledonian Railway
Carmyle and Glasgow Lines, a connecting line, authorised. Powers were allowed to lapse in 1882.
  /  /1876Forth and Clyde Canal
Caledonian Railway, authorised to dredge the River Carron.
  /  /1876Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch authorised.
  /  /1876Kirriemuir Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorised to buy land for extension of Kirriemuir station.
  /  /1876Caledonian Railway
Agreement between the Leith Dock Commissioners and Caledonian Railway over land east of Leith Albert Dock.
  /  /1876Caledonian Railway
Newton and St Rollox Lines authorised.
  /  /1876Stobcross Railway
Caledonian Railway authorises building land in Partick for Partickhill Goods [CR].
29/05/1876Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to freight.
29/05/1876Hamilton to Ferniegair (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ferniegair opened to freight.
11/06/1876Caledonian Railway
New deviation of approach to Carlisle Citadel opened. Railway No 2.
03/07/1876Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Dalry Middle Junction to Haymarket West Junction (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) opened. The Caledonian Railway had running powers to Larbert from here.
03/07/1876Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Dalry Middle Junction to Damhead Junction opened.
26/07/1876Cadzow Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened to minerals.
18/09/1876Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to minerals.
18/09/1876Hamilton to Ferniegair (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ferniegair opened to minerals.
02/10/1876Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to passengers.
02/10/1876Hamilton to Ferniegair (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ferniegair opened to passengers. Station opened at Hamilton Central. Hamilton becomes Hamilton West. (Alternative date 14/07/1876 - although unclear, this may be the Haughead to Ross Jncts curve.)
  /  /1877Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Brocketsbrae Shed opened to the east of Lesmahagow [1st] station. At the time this was the limit of the passenger service.
  /  /1877Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
The Leadhills Silver-lead Mining Company approaches the Caledonian Railway to ask them to build a branch to Leadhills. At this time, the line is not built.
29/01/1877Caledonian Railway
Victoria Junction (Langside Junction) to Cathcart Road Junction (Larkfield Junction) opened to goods.
01/02/1877Caledonian Railway
Victoria Junction (Langside Junction) to Cathcart Road Junction (Larkfield Junction) opened to passengers.
01/03/1877Bothwell Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch to Bothwell [CR] opened.
02/04/1877Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] opened for goods. (Alternative date 12/04/1877.)
20/09/1877Caledonian Railway
The Victoria Viaduct, crossing the north end of Carlisle Citadel station on a north-south axis, opened to road traffic.
22/11/1877Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Approval for locomotive shed, Eglinton Street Shed, at Eglinton Street.
  /  /1878Robroyston Marshalling Yard and Colliery Branches (Caledonian Railway)
Milton Junction [Glasgow] to Balornock Junction authorised.
  /  /1878Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Eglinton Street Shed, a four road brick locomotive shed with 42ft turntable, opened to reduce light engine movements to Polmadie Shed via the congested Bridge Street Junction to Gushetfaulds section. The new shed was a sub-shed of Polmadie. Opened in anticipation of Glasgow Central.
  /  /1878Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time to complete lines granted.
  /  /1878Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Gourock Railway Bill rejected.
  /  /1878Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Portion of line from Balornock Junction passing Balornock House authorised. (Close to the house the line passed through Balornock Tunnel.)
  /  /1878Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to build the Blantyre West Curve and deviate the Hamilton branch to the north east of its original alignment between Blantyre station and Craighead Junction. This accommodated the Blantyre West Curve - Blantyre Junction [CR] on the Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway) to Auchinraith Junction on the Hamilton and Strathaven Railway curve. This was first authorised in 1872 and opened in 1882. The curve at either end of the deviation remains today.
  /  /1878Dundee and Perth Railway
Authorisation to expand and rebuild Dundee West station. The Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway) opened in 1878 and the Caledonian Railway was facing competition from the North British Railway's new Dundee Tay Bridge [Station].
  /  /1878Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Fullwood Junction (the east junction as Mossend) to Milnwood Junction (south) approved line altered and re-authorised.
  /  /1878Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorised route of 1876 partly abandoned, new route authorised.
  /  /1878Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Milnwood Junction to Fullwood Junction curve authorised.
01/10/1878Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction opened for goods. This new line would allow trains from the Shotts route to approach Glasgow Central (under construction) rather than Buchanan Street.
01/10/1878Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Original bridge across the Clyde from Bridge Street to Glasgow Central completed, Clyde Viaduct [Glasgow Central] [1st].
14/10/1878Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Connection at Bridge Street opened - related to the opening of Glasgow Central.
30/12/1878Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Mossend branch opened for goods from Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction and a curve from Mossend Junction to Holytown Junction.
  /  /1879Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Agreement that a short portion of the Arbroath and Forfar Railway between Arbroath Harbour Junction and St Vigeans Junction should become joint Caledonian Railway and North British Railway.
01/04/1879Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] opened for passengers. Stations at; Rutherglen, Bridgeton [1st] and London Road [Glasgow].
01/05/1879Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Mossend branch opened for passengers from Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction. Associated with the impending opening of Glasgow Central and the diversion of trains from Edinburgh Princes Street via Shotts from Buchanan Street.
01/06/1879Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Milnwood Junction to Fullwood Junction opened.
01/07/1879Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Gordon Street lines opened - Central Station Junction (just north west of Gushetfaulds Junction to Eglinton Street Junction to Bridge Street Junction opened. Strathbungo Junction to Eglinton Street Junction opened.
01/07/1879Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Clyde Place (by Bridge Street) opened.
12/07/1879Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
New portions of Bridge Street opened, in connection with the opening of Glasgow Central.
01/08/1879Leith North Passenger Branch (Caledonian Railway) Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway) Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Passenger service starts, a new passenger portion opens from Newhaven Junction to Leith North on the south side of the existing goods lines. Granton Junction to Crew Junction to Newhaven Junction opened to passengers. Stations opened at Craigleith and Murrayfield on the Granton branch, Granton Road on the Leith North branch, Newhaven and Leith North on the new line.
01/08/1879Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Central opened. Initially serving westbound trains over the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway .
01/08/1879Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway)
Slateford Junction [1st] to Granton Junction authorised for passengers - with the opening of the Leith North Passenger Branch (Caledonian Railway) .
01/09/1879Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Central fully opened. Trains for England via the Caledonian Railway are transferred from Glasgow Buchanan Street. The service to Edinburgh Princes Street is also transferred. South Side [CR] closed.
  /  /1880Alloa Railway
The Alloa Railway agrees to its working by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1880 Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time for the 1873 Act. (Original Act was 1866.)
  /  /1880Clydesdale Junction Railway
Power to widen the line between Rutherglen Junction and Cambuslang granted to the Caledonian Railway. An additional line, northbound slow, would be added.
  /  /1880Clydesdale Junction Railway
The Caledonian Railway winds up the Clydesdale Junction Railway Guaranteed Company.
  /  /1880Caledonian Railway
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway Company wound up. Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway Company wound up. Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway - Greenock Guaranteed Company - wound up.
  /  /1880Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway) The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Extension authorised - the 'Glasgow Lines' or further 'Dalmarnock Branch Extension', colloquially known as 'The Switchback' by the drivers.
01/02/1880Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway Caledonian Railway North British Railway
Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway authorised (Caledonian Railway and North British Railway). This involved the bulk of the former Dundee and Arbroath Railway between Camperdown Junction and near Arbroath station and a short portion of the Arbroath and Forfar Railway as far as St Vigeans Junction. This followed the opening of the Tay Bridge [1st] in 1878 and the impending opening of the North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway of 1880.
01/02/1880Carmyllie Railway
Becomes joint Caledonian Railway and North British Railway, when the Dundee and Arbroath Railway becomes the Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway.
01/06/1880Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
Law Junction to Holytown opened. Stations opened at Wishaw Central and Overtown Waterloo.
  /  /1881Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen Junction Railway Caledonian Railway
Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen Junction Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1881Moffat Railway
Moffat Railway authorised. Agreement with Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1881Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)]
Leith Edinburgh Dock, rail served, opened.
  /  /1881Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation for the Airdrie Branch granted - a group of lines called the Lanarkshire Lines. The Airdrie Branch was to run via Whifflet Upper on the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway) to Airdrie [CR]. The 'Loop' or 'Lanarkshire Lines' were to run from Airdrie [CR] to Newhouse and beyond, making connection with the existing mineral lines, Salsburgh Branch (Caledonian Railway), near Omoa. Branches to Chapelhall Iron Works, Calderbank Iron Works and Gartness, serving the Gartness Malleable Iron Works, also authorised.
  /  /1881Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Central Station Hotel, at Glasgow Central, authorised.
  /  /1881Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company)
Connecting line from Grangemouth to Larbert authorised (both locations being Caledonian Railway owned). The line may have been a ploy to gain favourable terms for use of the Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway.
  /  /1881Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company)
Larbert and Grangemouth Connecting Lines Act - regulation of Grangemouth Branch Junction by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1881Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lesmahagow Guarantee Company dissolved.
  /  /1881Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch opened to the Monkland Iron and Steelworks.
  /  /1881Stobcross Railway
Partick Siding authorised for the Caledonian Railway's Partickhill Goods [CR]and running powers over theStobcross Railway to the goods yard.
13/07/1881Caledonian Railway
Authorisation to rebuild Edinburgh Princes Street and absorb Cuthberts Lane (the lane was not closed).
18/07/1881Cathcart District Railway
Working agreement made between the Cathcart District Railway and Caledonian Railway.
30/09/1881Montrose and Bervie Railway Caledonian Railway
End of the working by the Caledonian Railway of the Montrose and Bervie Railway. The North British Railway having bought the line.
01/10/1881Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
Overtown Waterloo re-named Overtown [2nd].
  /  /1882Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lock Street Viaduct built over the Monkland Canal to extend the line from Whifflet Upper to Airdrie [CR].
  /  /1882Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Caledonian Railway granted running powers between Abbeyholme Junction and Canal Yard (where connection was made with the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway) over the North British Railway controlled lines.
  /  /1882Blochairn Steel Works Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch authorised - Blochairn Branch (Glasgow Lines).
  /  /1882Caledonian Railway
Powers for the Carmyle and Glasgow Lines, a connecting line, allowed to lapse.
  /  /1882The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Lines: London Road Junction [Glasgow] to Germiston Junction Low authorised. Rutherglen West Junction to Clyde Junction [CR] authorised.
  /  /1882Moffat Railway
Line leased to the Caledonian Railway. Deviation at Beattock authorised.
  /  /1882Monkland Canal
Authorisation to abandon a portion of canal at Blochairn. By the Blochairn Iron Works, allowing the Blochairn Steel Works Branch (Caledonian Railway) to occupy its site on the south side of the works.
  /  /1882Caledonian Railway
Newton and St Rollox Lines partly abandoned.
  /  /1882Caledonian Railway
Port Carlisle Branch (Solway) authorised (not built).
01/05/1882Hamilton and Strathaven Railway
Blantyre curve opened from Blantyre Junction [CR] on the Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway) to Auchinraith Junction on the Hamilton and Strathaven Railway.
03/06/1882Caledonian Railway
The Carmuirs Fork between Carmuirs West Junction to Carmuirs East Junction opened to goods.
19/06/1882Linwood Branch (Caledonian Railway)
The branch is purchased by the Caledonian Railway. (The Clippens Branch (Caledonian Railway) private extension is purchased in 1889.)
19/06/1882Linwood Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Existing Linwood Branch purchased by the Caledonian Railway.
01/07/1882Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway).
Addiewell station opened.
01/07/1882Caledonian Railway
Merchiston station opened.
  /11/1882Glasgow and North Western Railway
Glasgow and North Western Railway proposed, the Bill presented to Parliament to seek approval.. The route was to have been a 167 mile long railway from Glasgow to Inverness via Fort William. Supported by the North British Railway and opposed by the Highland Railway, Caledonian Railway (part owners of the Callander and Oban Railway), Caledonian Canal, David MacBrayne and some landowners. The Bill was rejected in 1883. It was not built (a less ambitious variation of it, the West Highland Railway with an Act in 1889, did open).
  /  /1883Alloa Railway
Agreement that the Caledonian Railway, which was to work the Alloa Railway, would have access to Alloa [1st] station from Alloa West Junction. Authorisation given for line between Longcarse Junction and Alloa West Junction.
  /  /1883Bonnybridge Canal Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch authorised.
  /  /1883Princes Dock Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Cessnock Dock and Railway authorised.
  /  /1883Alloa Railway
The North British Railway withdraws its proposed Larbert and Cambus Line. It is granted running powers over the Alloa Railway in exchange for Caledonian Railway running powers to Alloa from Longcarse Junction (not Alloa West Junction?).
  /  /1883Caledonian Railway
Extension of time to build the not abandoned portion of the Newton and St Rollox Lines.
02/05/1883Muirkirk and Lesmahagow Junction Railway
Poneil Junction (Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Alton Heights Junction (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) opened to goods and passengers. (Alternative date 02/04/1883.)
19/06/1883Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Central - Central Station Hotel opened.
01/08/1883Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
St Rollox station opened.
01/08/1883Caledonian Railway
The Carmuirs Fork between Carmuirs West Junction to Carmuirs East Junction is opened to passengers. Running powers are granted to the North British Railway.
01/08/1883Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company) Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
Caledonian Railway granted access to the various industrial sidings by Falkirk Grahamston.
21/09/1883Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
Hunthill Junction to East Kilbride opened to goods.
  /  /1884Maxwell Junction to Bellahouston No 1 Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Approval for a Caledonian Railway owned link between Maxwell Junction (General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway) and Bellahouston No 1 Junction (Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway, which was to open in 1885).
  /  /1884Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Working agreement between the Barrmill and Kilwinning Railway and the Caledonian Railway. The line is renamed the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway.
  /  /1884Caledonian Railway
Act passed for Cart Branch. (This was never built, but the Act was extended in 1889, 1891, 1893 and abandoned in 1895.)
  /  /1884Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation for the extension from Greenock Cathcart Street [1st] to Gourock and Gourock Pier. With new new alignment in Greenock the Dellingburn Branch is authorised to be modified. An agreement is made with the Clyde Lighthouse Board over lights.
  /  /1884Dundee Suburban Railway
Agreement for operation with the Caledonian Railway and North British Railway. The line was to have run east from south of Fairmuir Junction past the north side of Dundee Law to turn south beyond the Eastern Necropolis and join the line near Camperdown Junction creating a loop via Dundee Tay Bridge [Station]. Stations were proposed at Kings Cross Road, Coldside, Maryfield and Craigie. A number of lines following a similar course were proposed, none were built.
  /  /1884Moffat Railway Caledonian Railway
Moffat Railway leased by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1884North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Montrose Harbour branch from Montrose authorised, Caledonian Railway granted running powers.
  /  /1884Perth General Enlargement (Perth Station Committee (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Highland Railway))
Perth General station enlargement authorised.
07/04/1884Caledonian Railway
Siding serving Carlisle Gas Works opened. (Located near Viaduct Goods.)
14/07/1884Alloa RailwayCaledonian Railway
Alloa Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
18/11/1884Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Eglinton Street Shed converted for carriages.
26/11/1884Blochairn Steel Works Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened from between Germiston Junction High and Blochairn Steel Works.
  /  /1885Portpatrick Railway Wigtownshire Railway
The Caledonian Railway's lease expires - the Portpatrick Railway and Wigtownshire Railway become jointly run as the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway - controlled by the Caledonian Railway, London and North Western Railway, Glasgow and South Western Railway and Midland Railway. The stock was owned by all four companies and operated by the two Scottish companies. The Joint company also owned 4/5 of the Larne and Stranraer Steamship Joint Committee, the remaining 1/5 owned by the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway.
  /  /1885Glasgow City and District Railway
Hyndland [1st] branch authorised with running powers for the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1885Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Working agreement with the Caledonian Railway extended to the new branches authorised in 1884. The Caledonian agrees to subscribe to the new line.
  /  /1885North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway Aberdeen Railway
The North British Railway and Caledonian Railway are granted running powers over the independent Montrose Harbour lines.
  /  /1885Clydesdale Junction Railway Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
New Motherwell station opened in the 'V' of Lesmahagow Junction.
01/03/1885Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
Line between Blantyre and East Kilbride is opened to passengers. (Alternative date in 1888.)
06/04/1885Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Cathcart Road station opened, a replacement for South Side [CR], closed some years previously when replaced by Glasgow Central.
02/06/1885Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
The Caledonian Railway is granted running powers to Coatbridge Tinplate Works from Whifflet South Junction.
31/07/1885Portpatrick Railway
Working agreement with the Caledonian Railway comes to an end.
17/08/1885Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] goods station approach replaced, with The Switchback (Caledonian Railway) opening.
17/08/1885The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
London Road Junction [Glasgow] to Parkhead Forge opened.
01/10/1885Alloa Railway South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Line from Dunmore Junction to Alloa West Junction and swing bridge, Alloa Bridge opened. Caledonian Railway trains start to use Alloa [1st] station. Dunmore Junction to South Alloa closed to passengers. Alloa Goods [CR] opened.
  /  /1886Forth and Clyde Canal
Caledonian Railway granted an extension of time to dredge the River Carron.
  /  /1886Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
The Chapelhall Iron Works closed in 1886, consequently the iron works branch was partly abandoned (retained as a reversing spur for Calderbank Steel Works).
  /  /1886Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time to complete line.
  /  /1886Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lanarkshire Lines, railway no 6 and portions of railways nos 2 and 3 abandoned.
  /  /1886North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway Aberdeen Railway
Formal agreement between the North British Railway and Caledonian Railway about use of the Montrose Harbour sidings.
  /  /1886Caledonian Railway
Further extension of time to build the not abandoned portion of the Newton and St Rollox Lines.
  /  /1886Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation for the Newhouse and Chapelhall parts of the Lanarkshire Lines authorised.
  /  /1886Dundee and Perth Railway
Agreement between the Caledonian Railway and Perth Town Council regarding the Tay Viaduct [Perth].
25/01/1886Maxwell Junction to Bellahouston No 1 Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened between Maxwell Junction (General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway) and Bellahouston No 1 Junction (Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway
19/04/1886Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway) opened for goods from Whifflet Upper to Airdrie [CR].
19/04/1886Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie Shed [CR], a wooden shed with two roads, 42ft turntable and coal stage opened by Airdrie [CR] station. (Later a sub-shed of Dawsholm Shed.)
01/06/1886Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Whifflet Upper to Airdrie [CR] opened for passengers. Stations were Whifflet Upper, Calder and Airdrie [CR].
01/07/1886 Bonnybridge Canal Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Opened to goods.
01/07/1886Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
With the opening of the Cathcart District Railway to Cathcart [1st] (on 25/05), Cathcart Road station is renamed Gushetfaulds.
02/08/1886The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Extension from Parkhead Junction [CR] to Blochairn Junction opened. Blackhill Junction to Germiston Junction Low (Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)) also opened.
02/08/1886Bonnybridge Canal Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Opened from Bonnybridge Junction through Greenhill to passengers to Bonnybridge [CR].
  /  /1887Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time allowing the Caledonian Railway to retain Blythswoodholm Lands.
  /  /1887Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to expand the station and lay additional approach lines.
  /  /1887Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to widen the line between Clyde Place (Bridge Street) and Eglinton Street.
  /  /1887Caledonian Railway
Midcalder branch authorised (not built).
  /  /1887Perth General Enlargement (Perth Station Committee (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Highland Railway))
Reconstruction and enlargement of Perth General completed.
  /  /1887The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time to build Rutherglen West Junction to Clyde Junction [CR].
  /05/1887Coltness Iron Works
Travel arranged for CIC workers between Newmains and Sunnyside. The company pays the Caledonian Railway an annual fee.
17/05/1887Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] passenger station approach replaced, with The Switchback (Caledonian Railway) opening in 1885.
17/05/1887The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Lines: London Road Junction [Glasgow] to Germiston Junction Low opened for passengers.
20/06/1887Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Gartness Branch (goods and minerals only) opened.
01/09/1887Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Cairnhill Junction to Chapelhall opened. Calderbank Iron Works branch opened. Chapelhall Iron Works branch opened (partially - the iron works closed the previous year).
27/09/1887Rough Castle Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Agreement with Forbes of Callendar House, the landowner, for the the Rough Castle / Camelon Branch.
01/10/1887Caledonian Railway
Motherwell Mineral Office opened.
  /  /1888Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway
Bonnybridge Shed, a single road timber locomotive shed, opened at Bonnybridge Central. The Caledonian Railway operate this as a sub-shed of Denny Shed.
  /  /1888Lancaster and Carlisle Railway Caledonian Railway
Involved in the railway races to Edinburgh in July and August!
  /  /1888General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway
Railway into the Tradeston Gas Works agreed between the Caledonian Railway and Glasgow Corporation.
  /  /1888Glasgow Central Railway Caledonian Railway
Glasgow Central Railway makes working agreement with the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1888Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway
The North British Railway and Caledonian Railway agree joint working of the line.
22/05/1888Rough Castle Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened.
01/07/1888Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
Line between Blantyre and East Kilbride is opened to passengers. (Alternative date in 1885.)
02/07/1888Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway
Railway opened to passengers and freight. Line operated by both the North British Railway and Caledonian Railway. Stations at Kilsyth (New), Colzium, Banknock, Dennyloanhead, Bonnybridge Central.
02/07/1888Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Chapelhall extended to Newhouse (passengers, minerals and goods) and beyond to Lanridge Junction (goods and minerals only). Stations opened at Calderbank, Chapelhall and Newhouse.
02/07/1888The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Kennyhill Goods opened,
10/09/1888Glenbuck Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Glenbuck and Galawhistle branch opened to minerals, extending the line from Bankend south west. Originally a private line. The further portion running west to Muirkirk, the Mid Lanark, Spireslack and Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway), was not opened
  /  /1889Glasgow Central Railway Caledonian Railway
Glasgow Central Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway. Alternative date 31/5/1890
  /  /1889Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Leith New Lines planned; (Newhaven to Leith passenger terminus by North British Railway's Leith station, a triangular junction at Lochend with a line to Edinburgh Princes Street under the city with a branch to Waverley Market by Edinburgh Waverley station). Branch to Leith Edinburgh Dock authorised.
  /  /1889Glenbuck Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Caledonian Railway authorised to take over line, and buys line.
  /  /1889Caledonian Railway
Authorisation to widen lines from Dalry Junction to Edinburgh Princes Street.
  /  /1889Clippens Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Existing Clippens Branch purchased by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1889Caledonian Railway
Further extension of time to build the not abandoned portion of the Newton and St Rollox Lines.
  /  /1889Caledonian Railway
Proposed Port Carlisle Branch (Solway) abandoned.
01/05/1889Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
Hartwood station opened.
08/05/1889Caledonian Steam Packet Company
Company formed to run steamers on the Clyde on behalf of the Caledonian Railway.
31/05/1889Clippens Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line purchased by the Caledonian Railway.
31/05/1889Moffat Railway Caledonian Railway
Moffat Railway vested in the Caledonian Railway. (Alternative date 1902.)
01/06/1889Gourock Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Opened from Greenock Central to Gourock via the Newton Street Tunnel. A new pier was built at Gourock. Stations opened; Gourock, Fort Matilda, Greenock West and Greenock re-built nearby as Greenock Central. Dellingburn Branch connection modified.
10/10/1889Caledonian Railway Highland Railway
Highland Railway agreement with Caledonian Railway over land in Perth.
21/11/1889Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Clyde Place (by Bridge Street) closed.
  /  /1890Forfar and Brechin Railway
Forfar and Brechin Railway authorised. Working agreement with Caledonian Railway concluded.
  /  /1890Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Villa building starts around Colinton.
  /  /1890Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Bridge Street station expanded.
  /  /1890Glasgow Central Railway
Act authorises the extension of the Glasgow Central Railway from Bridgeton Cross [CR] to Carmyle and Newton for the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1890Cadzow Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch to Fairhill Colliery opened.
  /  /1890Motherwell New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Motherwell New Lines authorised: - Railway No 3 to run from Windmillhill (Colville's Sidings Signal Box to the Wishaw Estate Railway - Wishaw Estate Railway part doubling - Wishaw Estate Railway to Coursington (to Jerviston) - Railway No 6 to run from Shields Colliery to Jerviston
  /  /1890Caledonian Railway
Caledonian Railway trains for the north now use Edinburgh Princes Street and the Dalry Junction to Haymarket West Junction link. The Caledonian Railway booking office at Edinburgh Waverley closes on 30/09/1890.
  /  /1890Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Company arranges a working agreement with the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1890Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Agreement over land at Dovecotland (for Dovecotland Goods) between the Caledonian Railway and Highland Railway.
29/04/1890Crieff and Comrie Railway
Agreement on operation of the Crieff and Comrie Railway by the Caledonian Railway.
16/06/1890Caledonian Railway
Fire at Edinburgh Princes Street station.
04/07/1890Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Act received for a line from Newhaven to Seafield (Seafield Junction [CR] was for the line to the terminus and the North British Railway lines). Extension through Princes Street rejected.
07/07/1890Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Quadrupling of line from Bridge Street to Eglinton Street Junction.
07/07/1890Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Widened Clyde Place (Bridge Street) to Eglinton Street opened.
25/07/1890Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Craigleith to Cramond Brig authorised.
  /  /1891Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway authorised. Working agreement with the Caledonian Railway confirmed.
  /  /1891North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Act grants permission to double line. (Caledonian Railway included in Act, allowed to use the second line.)
  /  /1891Forth and Clyde Canal
Caledonian Railway granted a further extension of time to dredge the River Carron.
  /  /1891Princes Dock Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Plans of 1883 for the Cessnock Dock and Railway abandoned and new Princes Dock Railway authorised.
  /  /1891Paisley and Renfrew Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway grants the Caledonian Railway access to Cart Harbour.
  /  /1891Glasgow and South Western Railway Caledonian Railway
Bill to allow the Glasgow and South Western Railway to be purchased by the Caledonian Railway fails, rejected in the House of Commons.
  /  /1891Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Further extension of time to complete line.
  /  /1891Kirkcaldy District Railway (North British Railway)
Bill promoted to extend the line west to Larbert and Grangemouth, both on the Caledonian Railway. Bill passes in the Commons but fails in the Lords.
  /  /1891Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Railways nos 4 and 5 authorised.
  /  /1891Wishaw, Cambusnethan and Coltness Line (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised (Motherwell, Wishaw and Morningside Connecting Lines).
  /  /1891Caledonian Railway
Further extension of time to build the not abandoned portion of the Newton and St Rollox Lines.
  /  /1891Paisley and Renfrew Railway
Cart Harbour branch authorised for the Glasgow and South Western Railway, access authorised for the Caledonian Railway.
01/01/1891Caledonian Railway
Crawford station opened.
03/07/1891Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
The Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway) are given an Act which allows a link from the Leith New Lines to Easter Road on the North British Railway. This connection was not built.
29/10/1891Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
First Sod cut.
31/10/1891Caledonian Railway North British Railway
The Caledonian Railway and North British Railway come to terms. Agreements relating to any future lines.
31/10/1891Peace Agreement
The 'Peace Agreement' is made between the Caledonian Railway and North British Railway.
02/11/1891Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Passenger service extended from Lesmahagow [1st] to Coalburn.
  /  /1892Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint) Caledonian Railway North British Railway
Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint) authorised (Caledonian Railway and North British Railway). Siding to Denny's Leven Engine Works at Dumbarton authorised.
  /  /1892Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Enlargement of Buchanan Street Goods completed. (Alternative date 1893.)
  /  /1892Caledonian Railway
Caledonian Railway repeals the Glasgow and South Western Railway's access to Cook Street Shed.
  /  /1892Cadzow Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line doubled.
  /  /1892Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint)
Cordale Works Branch authorised.
  /  /1892Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Running powers between Forth and Clyde Junction [Balloch], Jamestown and Dalmonach Print Works granted to the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1892Glasgow and South Western Railway Caledonian Railway
Caledonian Railway authorised to sell land at Gushetfaulds (for the South Side Carriage Shed) to the Glasgow and South Western Railway.
  /  /1892Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
All of Bridge Street station vested in the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1892Princes Dock Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway)
North British Railway granted running powers over the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway between Shields Junction No 1 and Cessnock Dock Branch Junction at Ibrox station.
  /  /1892Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint) Caledonian Railway North British Railway
Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway authorised to make a connection at Dumbarton to access the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint).
01/02/1892Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
The Caledonian Railway takes over Bridge Street station completely, paying the Glasgow and South Western Railway £129,251 for its share.
02/05/1892The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Rutherglen West Junction to Clyde Junction [CR] opened.
10/05/1892Caledonian Railway North British Railway Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
The partners in the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint) agree on the operation of the line and the connecting steamers from Balloch Pier. The partners take over Loch Lomond Steamers.
01/08/1892Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Bridge Street station fully taken over by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1893William Baird and Company
Purchase mines at Santander, North Spain and the Monte de Hierro mineral field in south Spain. This traffic was initially received at General Terminus (Glasgow Harbour), but the harbour commissioners soon had plans for a new facility at Rothesay Dock served by the Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway).
  /  /1893Forth and Cart Canal
Caledonian Railway applies for an Act to close the canal. The route of the canal will be required for the promoted Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.
  /  /1893Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway) Glasgow Central Railway
Widening of Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen] [1st] authorised for the opening of the new Glasgow Central Railway. This will be by opening Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen] alongside. The new bridge is to the east of the older. The new line is carried by the old bridge and old line relocated to the new bridge.
  /  /1893Caledonian Railway
Edinburgh Princes Street reconstruction begins.
  /  /1893Caledonian Railway
Midcalder branch abandoned.
  /  /1893Motherwell New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time to acquire land granted.
  /07/1893London and North Western Railway Caledonian Railway
Corridor dining cars begin to be used on the West Coast Main Line.
01/08/1893Greenock and Wemyss Bay RailwayCaledonian Railway
Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1894Forfar and Brechin RailwayCaledonian Railway
Forfar and Brechin Railway authorisation for absorption by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1894Princes Dock Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Extension of time for completion.
  /  /1894Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line extended from Blackwood [1st] to Dunduff Quarry
  /  /1894Caledonian Railway
Completion of Edinburgh Princes Street reconstruction.
  /  /1894Glasgow District Subway
Agreement between the Glasgow District Subway and the Caledonian Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway companies (owners of the Govan Branch (Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway)) over purchase of land for Broomloan Depot [Subway] by Govan station.
  /  /1894Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Railway no 2 partially abandoned and a replacement authorised. Extension of time to complete the lines granted.
  /  /1894Motherwell New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Further extension of time.
01/03/1894Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Craigleith to Cramond Brig opened. Barnton Gate and Cramond Brig stations opened.
25/05/1894Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Greenock Princes Pier station re-built by the Glasgow and South Western Railway on a grander scale to compete with the Caledonian Railway's Gourock station.
26/11/1894Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway) Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway Glasgow Central Railway
Balornock Junction to Possil Junction, Maryhill [CR] and Stobcross (L&D railway no 4) opened to minerals and goods. This gave the Caledonian Railway an independent line to the Queens Dock lines.
26/11/1894Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Balornock Junction to Hamiltonhill opened.
  /  /1895Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Balloch [1st] turntable replaced for impending joint ownership of line for larger Caledonian Railway locomotives.
01/01/1895Forfar and Brechin Railway Caledonian Railway
Officially absorbed.
01/04/1895Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Curve to the Saracen Foundry opened.
01/07/1895Solway Junction Railway
Section from Abbey Junction [CR] to Brayton transferred to the Caledonian Railway.
06/07/1895Solway Junction Railway
Act passed to merge the remainder of the Solway Junction Railway into the Caledonian Railway.
01/11/1895Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] and Bridgeton [1st] closed to passengers. (The Glasgow Central Railway opened.)
  /  /1896Solway Junction RailwayCaledonian Railway
Solway Junction Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1896Strathaven and Darvel Railway Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway) Mid Lanark, Spireslack and Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Lines authorised for the Caledonian Railway, Darvel to Strathaven Central, Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] and Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] to Lesmahagow [2nd] and Alton Heights Junction. The Glasgow and South Western Railway is granted running powers over these lines in exchange for the Caledonian Railway having running powers from Darvel to Troon and Kilmarnock to Ayr.
  /  /1896Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Turntable provided at Dolphinton [CR] to the west of the station, there may also have been a locomotive shed.
  /  /1896Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
Caledonian Railway applies to an arbiter to have the Grahamston Swing Bridge replaced with a double track bridge. The single track bridge was a bottleneck on a double track line requiring two signal boxes.
  /  /1896Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Construction of line from Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Blackwood [2nd] (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) begins.
  /  /1896Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Construction of line from Alton Heights (Coalburn Branch] (Caledonian Railway)) to Blackwood Junction (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) begins.
  /  /1896Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Construction of line from Merryton Junction, (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Larkhall Central and Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) begins.
  /  /1896Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Construction of line from Cot Castle Goods (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Strathaven Central (Hamilton and Strathaven Railway) begins.
  /  /1896Hamilton and Strathaven Railway Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Whiteshawgate Junction to Strathaven Central construction begins.
  /  /1896Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Curve to the Saracen Foundry has to be closed as it was in breach of the 1891 formal agreement with the North British Railway which owned the nearby former Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway already serving the works.
  /  /1896Caledonian Railway
The Caledonian Railway is granted access to the Atlas Works [2nd], Springburn, from the Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway) via Sighthill East Junction [1st] and Sighthill Junction.
  /  /1896Bo'ness Dock
North British Railway authorised to take over Bo'ness Harbour and Bo'ness Dock. The Caledonian Railway is guaranteed running powers to the harbour.
  /  /1896Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Barnton, Gogar and Corstorphine Railway promoted to extend the branch. Not proceeded with.
  /  /1896Forth and Clyde Canal
Caledonian Railway granted a further extension of time to dredge the River Carron.
  /  /1896Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
Caledonian Railway granted access to the Falkirk Gasworks over the Dalderse and Springfield Iron Works Branch (North British Railway).
  /  /1896Muirkirk, Mauchline and Dalmellington Line (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised (but not built).
01/01/1896Hamilton and Strathaven Railway
Fairholm Siding (north of Quarter) to Fairholm Colliery branch now worked by Caledonian Railway.
11/03/1896Robroyston Marshalling Yard and Colliery Branches (Caledonian Railway)
Balornock Junction to Robroyston opened.
11/03/1896Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway) Robroyston Marshalling Yard and Colliery Branches (Caledonian Railway)
Balornock Junction to Robroyston Yard opened.
  /06/1896Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint)
Dumbarton Joint Goods opened on a new short branch from Dumbarton East Junction.
01/10/1896Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint)
The North British Railway is obliged to put its Dumbarton Central to Balloch Pier line into joint ownership with the Caledonian Railway to stop the Caledonian Railway from building a second railway (the proposed Dumbarton, Jamestown and Loch Lomond Railway) from Dumbarton to Balloch. The North British Railway now has to pay access charges for its section between Dalreoch Junction and Dumbarton East Junction. The Caledonian Railway is, from this date, admitted to the Balloch line.
01/10/1896Caledonian Railway North British Railway Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
The Cordale Branch (Cordale Branch Junction to Cordale Works) of the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint) is vested into the Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.
01/10/1896Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Douglas West station opened on the existing line. This station was better sited for the village than the existing Douglas station.
01/10/1896Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
The Caledonian Railway may now run to Dalmonach Print Works via Jamestown.
01/10/1896Loch Lomond Steamers
Company vested into the Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway jointly.
01/10/1896Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Larkhall Loop, railway no 7, authorised.
  /  /1897Newburgh and North Fife Railway
Newburgh and North Fife Railway authorised. Facilities (what?) granted to the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1897Paisley and Barrhead District Railway
Paisley and Barrhead District Railway authorised. Working agreement with the Caledonian Railway, who are authorised to subscribe.
  /  /1897Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Light Railway order for the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway, the route to be by the Elvan Water rather than by up Glen Gonnar.
  /  /1897Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Avondale Quarry branch authorised.
  /  /1897Thirdpart Junction to Mayfield Junction (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Authorised. Powers granted to the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1897Caledonian Railway
Cleland Loop authorised. (Wishaw, Cambusnethan and Coltness Line (Caledonian Railway)?)
  /  /1897Princes Dock Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Extension of time to complete line granted.
  /  /1897Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint)
Siding from Dumbarton Central to the Denny Leven Engine Works opened.
  /  /1897Mossend Marshalling Yard (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to purchase land for the marshalling yard.
  /  /1897Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company)
New Dock and entrance channel authorised for the Caledonian Railway. This will be the Grange Dock, linked to the existing Carron Dock by the Grangemouth Western Channel and itself approached by the Grangemouth Eastern Channel. (The North British Railway is granted running powers.)
  /  /1897Caledonian Railway Scottish Central Railway
Widening of the railway at Greenhill authorised.
  /  /1897Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Giffen Junction) to Newton, Lugton L and A Junction, Clarkston West Junction to Clarkston East Junction, Muirend to Clarkston East Junction, Kirkhill Junction to Newton, Kirkhill Junction to Westburn Junction, Cathcart West Junction to Cathcart, two single track Cathcart East Junction to Cathcart North Junction links. Railways 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 authorised to be made by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1897Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Merryton Junction via Larkhall Central to Stonehouse East Junction authorised. Previously authorised Lanark Loop abandoned.
  /  /1897Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Plotcock Colliery Branch authorised. Largely built, but not opened.
01/02/1897Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie [CR] trains begin to run from Glasgow Central Low Level on the Glasgow Central Railway (on opening of the line via Parkhead [CR]).
15/07/1897Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Caledonian Railway granted running powers to Bo'ness [1st] and Bo'ness Dock.
02/08/1897Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway)
New Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen] bridge opened to carry the old line. This allows the Glasgow Central Railway to use the Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen] [1st].
01/10/1897The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Rutherglen [3rd] opened. Rutherglen West Junction to Clyde Junction [CR] opened to passengers.
05/10/1897Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie Shed [CR] expanded.
  /  /1898Crieff and Comrie Railway Caledonian Railway
Crieff and Comrie Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1898Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Branch from Ayr [1st] (closed to passengers) over the River Ayr to Ayr Harbour South authorised. As per the agreement of 1896 the Caledonian Railway is granted running powers.
  /  /1898Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised.
  /  /1899Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Construction of the line begins. Robert McAlpine employs approximately 100 men to build the line.
  /  /1899Glasgow and South Western Railway
Annan Harbour branch proposed. As the Caledonian Railway applies for running powers the G&SWR abandons its plans.
  /  /1899Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway
Authorisation to rebuild and enlarge Aberdeen Joint station and considerably widen the lines, (from two tracks to five to six), south from Denburn Junction to Ferryhill Junction.
  /  /1899Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway)
New Clydebank Dock (later named Rothesay Dock) authorised.
  /  /1899Mossend West to Mossend South Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation for the line from Uddingston via Bellshill to Motherwell. This is the short curve from Mossend West Junction (west) to Milnwood Junction (south) at Mossend.
  /  /1899Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation of the enlargement of Glasgow Central and widening of the lines south to Bridge Street along with a new Clyde Viaduct [Glasgow Central].
  /  /1899Princes Dock Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Princes Dock Joint Railway, formerly promoted as Cessnock Dock Railway), vested by the Caledonian Railway, Glasgow and South Western Railway and North British Railway. Committee to manage line appointed.
  /  /1899Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to quadruple line from Eglinton Street Junction through Eglinton Street to Central Station Junction.
  /  /1899Provan Gas Works
Agreement made between the Caledonian Railway and Glasgow Corporation for access to Provan Gas Works. (Connections from Germiston Junction High, incoming, and Blackhill Junction, outgoing.)
  /  /1899Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Mossend west (Mossend No 4 Junction) to south (Milnwood Junction) curve authorised.
  /  /1899Caledonian Railway
Hamilton, Motherwell and Wishaw Light Railway proposal fails.
01/02/1899Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Caledonian Railway starts to operate over line.
30/06/1899Montrose and Bervie Railway
The Caledonian Railway no longer accesses the line.
30/06/1899North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Caledonian Railway ceases to use Inverkeilor station.
01/07/1899Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Caledonian Railway ceases to operate over line.
21/11/1899Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie Shed [CR] burns down.
  /  /1900Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to expand Buchanan Street Goods.
  /  /1900Caledonian Railway
Camp (Camp Colliery Junction) to Flemington (Shieldmuir Junction) curve authorised.
  /  /1900Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to lengthen the Dobbies Loan Bridge (crossing the throat of Buchanan Street station and Buchanan Street Goods).
  /  /1900Motherwell New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to expand the goods and minerals bridge at Flemington near Shields Colliery Junction.
  /  /1900Bainsford Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Fouldubs Junction to Bainsford (Burnhouse) and works sidings authorised.
  /  /1900Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Purchase of Glasgow City Poorhouse, east of Buchanan Street station, for expansion of Buchanan Street Goods.
  /  /1900Muirkirk, Mauchline and Dalmellington Line (Caledonian Railway)
Proposed line abandoned.
01/05/1900Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
New Airdrie Shed CR] planned.
02/07/1900Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Dalry Road station opened. Used by Leith North, Barnton, Stirling and Falkirk Grahamston bound trains.
02/07/1900Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Dalry Road station opened.
  /11/1900Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
New, larger, 3 road Airdrie Shed [CR] opened.
07/11/1900Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Glespin Valley Branch (Carmacoup/Kennox colliery) authorised and access for the Glasgow and South Western Railway granted.
  /  /1901Glasgow and Renfrew District RailwayCaledonian RailwayGlasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow and Renfrew District Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway.
  /  /1901Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Carmacoup branch, from Inches serving Kennox No 7 Colliery (Carmacoup) authorised. The Glasgow and South Western Railway is granted running powers.
  /  /1901Forth and Clyde Canal
Caledonian Railway granted a further extension of time to dredge the River Carron.
  /  /1901Caledonian Railway
Time extension authorised for the Cleland Loop.
  /  /1901Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time until 1904 to complete construction.
  /  /1901Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Route of Eglinton Street new lines altered. Authorisiation to build longer Crawford Street bridge (now Kilbirnie Street) - new longer bridge built at an angle to original. Salkeld Street re-routed at its southern end. Victoria Street (now Stromness Street) shortened.
  /  /1901Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Merryton Junction via Larkhall Central to Stonehouse East Junction, extension of time to complete.
  /  /1901Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time to complete lines granted.
10/01/1901Motherwell New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Motherwell New Lines Dalzell Railway No 5 opened. Motherwell New Lines Dalzell Railway No 6 opened.
01/10/1901Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Elvanfoot to Leadhills opened. (Alternative date 5/10/1901).
01/10/1901Wishaw, Cambusnethan and Coltness Line (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time to complete granted.
  /  /1902Moffat RailwayCaledonian Railway
Moffat Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1902Callander and Oban Railway
Caledonian Railway authorised to take over and run the new exchange station on the Callander and Oban Railway, Balquhidder [2nd] (replacing Balquhidder [1st], formerly Lochearnhead [1st]).
  /  /1902Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Seafield Shed [CR] (a two road shed, with coaling facilities and sidings) opened.
  /  /1902Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Rispin Cleugh Viaduct built by Sir Robert McAlpine.
  /  /1902Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Eglinton Street Shed sidings and turntable used for engines again.
  /  /1902Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Expansion of Buchanan Street passenger station approved.
  /  /1902Caledonian Railway
Further time extension authorised for the Cleland Loop.
  /  /1902Dundee and Perth Railway
Agreement between Dundee Town council and Caledonian Railway to allow widening the line between Ninewells Junction and Magdalen Green confirmed.
  /  /1902Princes Dock Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Further time to complete line granted, up to 1904.
  /  /1902Leith North Passenger Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Enlargement of Leith North station authorised.
  /  /1902Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Double track line opened to goods from Newhaven Junction to Seafield Junction [CR] and South Leith [CR]. (Two-platform passenger stations at Newhaven [Leith New Lines], Ferry Road and Leith Walk [CR] built but not opened). Branch to Chancelot Mills [1st] opened.
  /  /1902Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
The tunnel mouth and area around Buchanan Street Tunnel West Signal Box was to be opened up to allow considerable expansion of Buchanan Street Goods. A portion of Pulteney Street was authorised to be stopped up (in fact the road was removed entirely). This road was to the south of the tunnel's west entrance.
01/08/1902Lochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway Caledonian Railway
Lochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
01/08/1902Paisley and Barrhead District RailwayCaledonian Railway
Paisley and Barrhead District Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
12/09/1902Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Leadhills to Wanlockhead opened to goods.
12/10/1902Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Leadhills to Wanlockhead opened for passengers.
01/11/1902Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Granton Gasworks station (private) opened on a short branch by Breakwater Junction.
  /  /1903Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Wemyss Bay station and pier re-built in grand style by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1903Mossend West to Mossend South Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Mossend West Junction to Milnwood Junction opened.
  /  /1903Provan Gas Works
Caledonian Railway's Provan Gas Works branch authorised.
  /  /1903Bainsford Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time (to 1908) to complete line granted.
  /  /1903Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway)
Agreement that the line become joint should the Caledonian or L&D apply before December 1906.
01/04/1903Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Cramond Brig renamed Barnton (for Cramond Brig). Barnton Gate renamed Davidsons Mains.
01/04/1903Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Mossend west (Mossend No 4 Junction) to south (Milnwood Junction) curve opened.
10/04/1903Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway)
Following arbitration the line becomes joint.
28/04/1903Hamilton to Ferniegair (Caledonian Railway)
Improvements to Hamilton Central agreed with town council.
30/06/1903Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Doubling at Langloan authorised.
01/07/1903Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Ayr Road station renamed Dalserf.
01/08/1903Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened to minerals.
17/08/1903Princes Dock Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Joint line owned by the Caledonian Railway, Glasgow and South Western Railway and North British Railway opened.
20/09/1903Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Lugton East Junction to Lugton L and A Junction opened. This was an interchange spur but also allowed trains to run from Glasgow to Kilmarnock as far as Lugton on an Caledonian Railway only owned route.
21/12/1903Caledonian Railway
Edinburgh Princes Street Station Hotel opened.
  /  /1904John G Stein
Opens new brickworks at Castlecary to use higher alumina content, than Bonnybridge, found there. Built by the Caledonian Railway and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
  /  /1904Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Stonehouse Junction [Lanarkshire] renamed Dalserf Junction in anticipation of the opening of the Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway).
  /  /1904Darvel and Strathaven Railway
Darvel to County Boundary Junction (east of Loudounhill) authorised to be transferred to the Glasgow and South Western Railway. The Caledonian Railway retains running powers.
  /  /1904Dumbarton Burgh and County Tramways
Authorised. Act includes protection for the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint) and Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.
  /  /1904Strathaven and Darvel Railway
Line split - west of County Boundary Junction is transferred to the Glasgow and South Western Railway, east to Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1904Hamilton to Ferniegair (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to improve Hamilton Central.
  /  /1904Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time until 1907 to complete construction.
  /  /1904Motherwell and Bellshill Railway
Proposed line abandoned. Caledonian Railway will widen bridges in the Motherwell area.
  /  /1904Rosyth Dockyard Branch
North British Railway branch authorised. (Facilities extended to the Caledonian Railway.)
01/06/1904Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Extension to Glasgow Central and Clyde Viaduct [Glasgow Central] opened.
12/10/1904Alloa Railway
Alloa Bridge is badly damaged after being struck by the schooner 'Stirling' resulting in the fall of a span. The Caledonian Railway is allowed to reroute its trains to Alloa via Stirling. North British Railway trains also diverted.
  /  /1905Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lesmahagow [1st] renamed Brocketsbrae.
  /  /1905Caledonian Railway
Extra time for the Camp (Camp Colliery Junction) to Flemington (Shieldmuir Junction) curve previously authorised.
  /  /1905Caledonian Railway
Further time extension authorised for the Cleland Loop.
  /  /1905Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway)
Caledonian Railway portion authorised.
  /  /1905Dalderse and Springfield Iron Works Branch (North British Railway)
Running powers to Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1905Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time to authorisation to lengthen the Dobbies Loan Bridge at Buchanan Street Goods.
  /  /1905Motherwell New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time to authorisation to expand the goods and minerals bridge at Flemington near Shields Colliery Junction.
  /  /1905Bainsford Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time (to 1911) to complete line granted.
  /  /1905Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
Doubling of the Caledonian Railway's Carmuirs West Junction to Carmuirs East Junction curve authorised.
01/05/1905Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Bridge Street closed by Caledonian Railway.
01/06/1905Alloa Railway
Alloa Bridge repairs complete and Caledonian Railway trains to Alloa return to their usual route.
01/07/1905Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Merryton Junction, (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Larkhall Central and Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) opened. Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Blackwood Junction (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) opened. Blackwood Junction (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Alton Heights (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) opened. Cot Castle Goods (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Strathaven Central (Hamilton and Strathaven Railway) opened. Stations opened at Larkhall Central, Blackwood [2nd], Lesmahagow [2nd]. (Alternative date 01/06/1905.)
01/07/1905Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Larkhall [1st] renamed Larkhall East.
04/07/1905Darvel and Strathaven Railway
Darvel to Strathaven Central opened (joint operation of the Glasgow and South Western Railway and Caledonian Railway).
  /  /1906Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Locomotive shed at Dolphinton [CR].
  /  /1906Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Central station enlarged and a massive new bridge across the River Clyde opened, Clyde Viaduct [Glasgow Central].
08/10/1906Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company)
Grangemouth Eastern Channel opened. First vessel enters (the Norwegian RMS Norway). With the opening of the dock and Grangemouth Eastern Channel the Caledonian Railway was able to cease dredging the River Carron.
08/10/1906Great North of Scotland Railway
Authorisation to operate buses. The Act bans the operation of buses on routes parallel to the Caledonian Railway.
28/12/1906Dundee and Arbroath Railway
A North British Railway express which had been travelling from Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen Joint is blocked by snow at Arbroath and returns south. It strikes a local Caledonian Railway Arbroath to Dundee East train at Elliot Junction in a blizzard killing 22 passengers.
  /  /1907Aberdeen Railway
Caledonian Railway authorised to purchase land for a new marshalling yard, Craiginches Yard.
  /  /1907Caledonian Railway
Camp (Camp Colliery Junction) to Flemington (Shieldmuir Junction) curve cut back and altered. Western portion abandoned and eastern portion will be from Shieldmuir Junction to Flemington Goods.
  /  /1907Caledonian Railway
Authorisation to buy land to deviate the line at Curriehill.
  /  /1907Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time until 06/08/1910 to authorisation to lengthen the Dobbies Loan Bridge at Buchanan Street Goods.
  /  /1907Caledonian Railway
Permission to stop up level crossing at Elvanfoot station.
  /  /1907Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to buy land to improve Fullwood Junction. The double junction would be rebuilt, line west modified and southern curve eased.
  /  /1907Mossend Marshalling Yard (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to purchase further land at the north end of the existing yard.
  /  /1907Caledonian Railway
Rutherglen Burrowing Line authorised. Although there was considerable expenditure on line widening in the whole area. Interestingly by 1911 expenditure of £12,053 is shown against 'Rutherglen Burrowing' in investors reports) the Caledonian was to be given extra time for construction in 1915. That being during the Great War the planned works were probably abandoned and no fly-under junction was built at Rutherglen.
25/04/1907Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire RailwayGlasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway
Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway) opened. The line was joint North British Railway and Caledonian Railway.
25/04/1907Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway)
Rothesay Dock opened by George, Prince of Wales and Duke of Rothesay. It was named for the Duke, the name prior to opening being New Clydebank Dock.
01/05/1907Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Gushetfaulds station closed. The buildings and platforms were subsequently removed allowing the tracks to be re-aligned.
30/12/1907Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint)
Agreement to lift the toll to the North British Railway at Dalreoch from 15/05/1911.
30/12/1907Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway Caledonian Railway
Agreement between the North British Railway and the Caledonian Railway granting running powers in perpetuity between Gartsherrie NB Junction and Garnqueen South Junction.
  /  /1908Bainsford Branch (Caledonian Railway) Bainsford Branch (North British Railway)
By-pass line from Swing Bridge Junction to Fouldubs Junction partly opened. The western half was owned by the North British Railway (part of the former line to the Carron Iron Works) and the eastern was to be opened by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1908Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Pilrig Street, a temporary station, opened for a Military review.
  /  /1908Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway)
Further works at Rothesay Dock authorised. (Or does this refer to Rothesay Pier, Bute?)
05/04/1908Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
New signal box partially opens at the expanded Glasgow Central.
03/05/1908Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
New signal box comes into full operation at Glasgow Central.
28/02/1909Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Line quadrupled from Eglinton Street Junction through Eglinton Street to Central Station Junction. Enlarged Eglinton Street station opened.
14/06/1909Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
New goods shed opened at Buchanan Street Goods. The yard is greatly expanded and a new girder bridge crosses over the new lines at Dobbies Loan.
16/08/1909Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire RailwayCaledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1910Glenbuck Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch abandoned.
  /  /1910Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to stop up Merryton Level Crossing.
  /  /1910Clydesdale Junction Railway Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Stopping up and relocation of Ballochmill Road authorised, to allow expansion of Rutherglen East Junction.
01/03/1910Caledonian Railway Glasgow and South Western Railway
The Caledonian Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway come to a pooling agreement over First of Clyde traffic.
  /08/1910Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Some doubling of the Douglas Branch to Lanark Racecourse took place in preparation for the Lanark Aviation meeting and the huge number of expected visitors. Lanark Race-course station was by the meeting site.
  /  /1911Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Rebuilding of Arbroath station complete. (Caledonian Railway authorised to buy land in 1900 and North British Railway in 1907.)
  /  /1911Caledonian Railway
Details agreed with council to stop up Float Level Crossing. The Lampits Ferry was replaced by a new bridge carrying a new road over the Clyde to the west of Float Viaduct.
  /  /1911Paisley and Renfrew Railway
Extensions authorised for the Glasgow and South Western Railway (access granted to the Caledonian Railway.
23/11/1911Bainsford Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Orchardhall Swing Bridge to Fouldubs Junction opened, completing line.
12/04/1912Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
North British Railway granted running powers at South Leith.
  /  /1913Bankfoot Light Railway Caledonian Railway
Bankfoot Light Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1913Scottish Central Railway
Stirling station re-built by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1913Edinburgh Corporation Gorgie Cattle Market Branch (Caledonian Railway) Gorgie Cattle Market Branch (North British Railway)
Agreement between Edinburgh Corporation with the Caledonian Railway and North British Railway over the Gorgie Slaughter Houses.
  /  /1913Caledonian Railway
New wider bridge to be installed north of Beattock station crossing main line, Moffat Branch and siding.
  /  /1913Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Extension of time allowed to rebuild Buchanan Street Goods.
  /  /1913Gorgie Cattle Market Branch (Caledonian Railway) Gorgie Cattle Market Branch (North British Railway)
Caledonian Railway and North British Railway agree on access to the Gorgie Slaughter Houses in Edinburgh.
  /  /1913Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
North British Railway granted running powers at Seafield.
  /  /1913Lothian Lines (North British Railway)
New Lothian Lines authorised, particularly as relief lines for colliery traffic. Railways Nos 2 to 12 and the South Leith Branch connection were not to be used for passenger traffic. The Lothian colliery owners were given the power to provide their own wagons and North British not obliged to provide wagons where the colliery uses its own wagons. In addition further sidings were authorised at Granton and the Caledonian Railway authorised to have facilities.
30/09/1913Gleneagles Ltd
The company, which will build the Gleneagles Hotel, is created in 1913. The Caledonian Railway is authorised to subscribe to the hotel.
14/10/1913Caledonian Railway
Reconstruction of Carstairs station authorised.
29/06/1914Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to build Balornock Shed between Germiston Junction Low and Milton Junction [Glasgow]. Sometimes known as St Rollox for the shed it replaced.
  /10/1914Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Eglinton Street Shed gains new pits.
01/10/1914Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
East Kilbride to Hamilton (Hunthill Junction) closed.
  /  /1915Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Eglinton Street Shed turntable replaced with 51ft.
  /  /1915Motherwell Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
The Motherwell Shed turntable is out of use due to mine works in the immediate area.
  /  /1915Caledonian Railway
By this date lodging dormitories for enginemen existed at Carlisle, Grangemouth and Oban.
  /  /1915Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Agreement with Duke of Hamilton for closure of Merryton Level Crossing.
  /  /1915Caledonian Railway
Extension of time to complete Rutherglen Burrowing Junction. (See note against 1907 authorisation.)
  /05/1915Caledonian Railway
Military procession in memory of those killed in the Quintinshill Disaster
22/05/1915Caledonian Railway
Quintinshill disaster, Britains worst train crash. 227 people killed when a troop train crashes into a local passenger train and an express trains collides with the wreckage.
13/07/1915Caledonian Railway
Authorisation to rebuilt Carlisle Kingmoor Shed.
31/12/1915Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Dolphinton [CR] shed closed.
  /  /1916Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Railway Lothian Lines (North British Railway)
Additional sidings at Granton Harbour authorised. Caledonian Railway's access to sidings authorised in 1913 (as part of the Lothian Lines) repealed.
  /10/1916Caledonian Railway
The Caledonian Railway takes over the local cart distribution from Thompson.
13/11/1916Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Balornock Shed opened.
  /  /1917Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Line singled.
  /  /1917Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Seafield Shed [CR] leased to the North British Railway.
  /  /1917Camps Reservoir Railway
Lanarkshire County Council authorised to build a 3.5 mile line from Crawford station on the Caledonian Railway to the future Camps Reservoir.
01/01/1917Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
Overtown [2nd] closed.
27/12/1917Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Agreement between the Caledonian Railway and David Colville and Sons over alteration to Park Street Level Crossing entry.
01/01/1919Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
Overtown [2nd] re-opened.
15/05/1919Scottish Central Railway
Caledonian Railway agrees to sell water supply to the Bridge of Allan council.
  /  /1920Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
The Line was extended about this date (probably 1927/8) 3.5 miles west to Kingshill Colliery No 2. There was already a short section open between Wilsontown and to the west of Climpy Road to Climpy Colliery.
  /  /1920Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Pool Colliery branch closed.
  /04/1920Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Eglinton Street Shed coaling depot improved.
04/05/1920Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Eglinton Street Shed rented out to West of Scotland Aviation Co.
  /  /1921Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway
The Caledonian Railway cease to operate over the line.
  /  /1921Aberdeen Railway Aberdeen Harbour Trustees Tramway
Caledonian Railway authorised to build line from Aberdeen Guild Street goods to Aberdeen Corporation Electricity Works.
15/05/1922Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint)
Lifting of toll for North British Railway at Dalreoch.
  /  /1923Gleneagles Ltd
Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Courses acquired in their entirety by the Caledonian Railway.
01/01/1923Dundee and Newtyle Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway Caledonian Railway Glasgow and South Western Railway Callander and Oban Railway Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway Highland Railway Cathcart District Railway Killin Railway Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Committee Brechin and Edzell District Railway Dornoch Light Railway Wick and Lybster Light Railway
Grouped into London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
01/01/1923Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint)
Both the Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway and Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Line become jointly owned by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and the London and North Eastern Railway.
01/10/1923Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
East Kilbride to Hamilton (Hunthill Junction) re-opened.
  /  /1924Gleneagles Hotel
Opened, having been built for the Caledonian Railway which became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923
14/07/1924Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
East Kilbride to Hamilton (Hunthill Junction) closed to passengers (occasional special workings until World War II).
  /  /1928Kingshill Colliery No 2
Sunk by the Coltness Iron Works. Served by the Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway). It was colloquially known as 'Queenshill'.
  /  /1930Cadzow Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch to Fairhill Colliery closed.
28/07/1930Bonnybridge Canal Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Bonnybridge Junction to Bonnybridge [CR] closed to passengers. Later, Bonnybridge [CR] becomes Bonnybridge Canal Goods.
01/12/1930Cleland to Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway)
Morningside [CR] to Holytown (Cleland Junction) closed to passengers.
01/12/1930Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Newhouse to Airdrie [CR] closed to passengers
  /  /1932Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Buchanan Street station re-built. Reconditioned canopies from Ardrossan North (which had just closed), on the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway,were erected.
  /08/1932Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Brocketsbrae Shed, pit and siding removed. (The shed closed not long after 1923.)
  /05/1933Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Dolphinton [CR] shed removed.
01/12/1934Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)
East Pilton Halt opened.
  /  /1935Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Gagie Halt opened by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
05/01/1935Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] (Stonehouse East Junction) to Dalserf (Dalserf Junction) closed to passengers.
23/02/1935Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Stonehouse East Junction to Canderside Exchange Sidings closed to freight.
  /07/1935Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Baillieston Shed closed as local collieries close.
18/11/1935Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
Mavor and Coulsons Siding, East Kilbride to Hunthill Junction closed to freight.
  /05/1936Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Baillieston Shed demolished.
  /  /1937Deeside Railway Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway) Great North of Scotland Railway
Local Aberdeen Suburban service withdrawn. Deeside - Millitimber, Murtle, Bieldside, West Cults, Pitfodels Halt, Ruthrieston, Holborn Street closed. Denburn - Schoolhill and Hutcheon Street closed. GNSR main line - Don Street, Woodside, Persley Halt, Bankhead, Stoneywood closed.
01/02/1937Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
House O' Hill Halt opened.
  /  /1939Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Chapelhall (excluded) to Calderbank (excluded) closed to freight due to the poor condition of the Calderbank Viaduct.
  /  /1939Brynmawr and Blaenavon Railway
After closure of the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway), Waenavon (1,400 feet) becomes the highest station on the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
02/01/1939Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Wanlockhead to Elvanfoot closed to all traffic.
13/06/1939Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Passenger train derails at Gourock, alongside the signal box.
11/09/1939Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Balerno (excluded) - Ravelrig Junction (excluded) closed to passengers.
11/09/1939Muirkirk and Lesmahagow Junction RailwayCoalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Douglas West (Poneil Junction) to Brocketsbrae closed to passengers (except a Saturdays only train using Alton Heights Junction to Brocketsbrae until 2nd May 1942).
11/09/1939Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie Shed [CR] closed. Part of the coaling stage moved to Yoker Shed [CR].
31/07/1941Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Calderbank to Airdrie [CR] (excluded) closed to freight.
  /  /1942Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Granton Gasworks station closed.
02/05/1942Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Alton Heights (excluded) to Brocketsbrae (excluded) closed to passengers.
05/10/1942Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
Overtown [2nd] closed.
03/05/1943Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie [CR] to Whifflet Upper closed to passengers
01/11/1943Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Balerno to Edinburgh (Balerno Junction) closed to passengers (official date 13 June 1949).
  /  /1945Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Wilsontown North Junction to Wilsontown West Junction closed.
04/06/1945Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Dolphinton [CR] to Carstairs (Dolphinton Junction) closed to passengers.
  /  /1946Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Wilsontown South Junction was renamed Wilsontown Junction [2nd]. The Wilsontown branch was singled between Haywood and Wilsontown Junction [2nd].
  /  /1947Cleland to Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway)
Newmains (excluded) to Cleland [1st] closed to freight.
  /  /1949Castlehill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line closed.
  /  /1949Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Merryton Junction taken out. Lines now ran north as two single track lines in parallel to Ferniegair Junction which becomes the new point of division.
13/06/1949Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Balerno to Edinburgh (Balerno Junction) officially closed to passengers, although actually suspended in 1943.
  /  /1950Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Cleuch Colliery branch closed in the 1950s.
  /  /1950Cadzow Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
With closure of the Cadzow Colliery the line now served the Cadzow Engineering Works.
05/06/1950Bothwell Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Bothwell [CR] to Fallside (Bothwell Junction) closed to all traffic.
01/11/1950Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Dolphinton [CR] to Carstairs (Dolphinton Junction) closed to freight.
  /  /1951Hallcraig Colliery and Ironworks Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line closed.
05/02/1951Cleland to Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway)
Morningside [CR] (excluded) to Newmains (excluded) closed to freight.
07/05/1951Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Barnton to Craigleith closed to passengers.
07/05/1951Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Barnton to Davidson's Mains Goods (excluded) closed entirely.
10/09/1951Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Wilsontown to Auchengray (Wilsontown Junction [2nd]) closed to passengers. Wilsontown and Haywood are closed. Auchengray, on the Caledonian Railway's Edinburgh line, remains open until 1966.
01/10/1951Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Blackwood Junction to Tillietudlem (Southfield Junction) closed to passengers.
01/10/1951Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Brocketsbrae to Hamilton (Ferniegair Junction) closed to passengers.
  /  /1952Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Barnhill renamed Barnhill (Angus).
  /  /1952Cadzow Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
From 1952 a link for access to the Hamilton area remains of the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway is laid in close to Cadzow Junction.
  /04/1952Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
South Leith [CR] renamed Leith East Goods.
04/08/1952Kirriemuir Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Kirriemuir to Forfar (Kirriemuir Junction) closed to passengers.
21/09/1953Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Alton Heights (excluded) via Brocketsbrae to Tillietudlem (Southfield Junction) closed to freight.
10/01/1955Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Forfar [2nd] (Forfar North Junction) to Dundee East (Broughty Junction) closed to passengers.
  /  /1957Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
Ravenscraig No 2 Yard opened, which handled coal and iron ore deliveries. Approach was from the north. The entry was from just south of Calder Viaduct [Carfin].
  /  /1958Ravenscraig Steel WorksGeneral Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway
General Terminus re-built for importing coal and iron ore as the facilities at Rothesay Dock and the Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway) were not sufficient.
09/09/1958Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Newhaven signal box re-painted for visit of King Olav of Norway.
08/12/1958Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Forfar North Junction (excluded) to Kingsmuir (excluded) closed to goods. The line becomes a long goods branch from Broughty Junction to Kingsmuir.
  /  /1959Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Eglinton Street Shed sidings, turntable and coaling facility falls out of use due to introduction of DMUs, which are serviced at Cook Street, Smithy Lye Carriage Sidings.
  /  /1960Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Closed.
  /  /1960Harburn Limeworks Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line closed.
04/01/1960Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Blackwood Junction to Tillietudlem (Southfield Junction) closed to freight.
04/01/1960Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Southfield Junction to Dalserf Junction closed to freight.
01/06/1960Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Davidson's Mains Goods to Craigleith (excluded) closed to freight.
01/06/1960Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Craigleith goods closed.
  /01/1961Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Original Clyde Viaduct [Glasgow Central] [1st] bridge over the Clyde taken out of use.
02/01/1961Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Approach lines to the station re-signaled to use the new bridge only. The electropneumatic power frame signal box on the bridge removed.
  /  /1962Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A4 Pacifics introduced on the Aberdeen to Glasgow Buchanan Street 3 hour Grampian run.
30/04/1962Leith North Passenger Branch (Caledonian Railway) Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway) Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Edinburgh Princes Street (Dalry Middle Junction) to Leith North passenger service withdrawn. Craigleith, Murrayfield, Granton Road, Newhaven and Leith North closed.
23/06/1962RCTS Railtour
Excursion train hauled by Caledonian Railway 123 and Great North of Scotland Railway 49 from Ayr to Stranraer.
02/08/1962Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Buchanan Street Goods closed.
  /10/1962Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Seafield Shed [CR] closed.
05/11/1962Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
St Rollox station closed.
  /  /1963Cadzow Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Cadzow Junction connection ceases to be used for Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway traffic.
11/02/1963Glasgow, Bothwell Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Allanshaw Foundry to Blantyre Junction [NBR] (junction with Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)) closed to freight, replaced by a new link.
  /  /1964Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Dalry Middle Junction (excluded) to Coltbridge Junction (excluded) closed.
02/03/1964Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Edinburgh; Haymarket West Junction to Dalry Junction closed to passengers.
04/03/1964Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Stirling and Falkirk trains diverted from Edinburgh Princes Street to Edinburgh Waverley.
09/03/1964Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Coltbridge Junction to Dalry Middle Junction to Dalry Junction closed to freight.
09/03/1964Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Dalry Middle Junction to Haymarket West Junction closed.
20/04/1964Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Dalserf Junction to Ferniegair Junction closed to freight.
20/04/1964Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Canderside Exchange Sidings to Dalserf (Dalserf Junction) closed to freight.
04/05/1964Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Wilsontown Junction to Wilsontown closed.
06/07/1964Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie [CR] to Imperial Tube Works (excluded) closed to freight.
07/09/1964Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway)
Duff street connection opened (Duff Street Junction, at Haymarket on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway opened). This connection allowed Edinburgh Princes Street to be closed.
07/09/1964The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Balornock Junction to London Road Junction [Glasgow] closed.
05/10/1964Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway) Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Muirkirk [2nd] to Ponfeigh (excluded) closed to all traffic. Douglas Colliery branch remains open.
05/10/1964Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Muirkirk [2nd] to Lanark (Smyllum West Junction) closed to passengers.
05/10/1964Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Whifflet Upper to Langloan West Junction closed to passengers.
07/12/1964Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Strathaven Central to Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] (excluded) closed to freight.
07/12/1964Bonnybridge Canal Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Closed from Bonnybridge Canal Goods to Bonnybridge Junction.
01/02/1965Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Eglinton Street station closed.
14/06/1965Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
Wishaw Central re-named Wishaw.
21/06/1965Kirriemuir Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Kirriemuir to Kirriemuir Junction (excluded) closed to goods.
21/06/1965Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Murrayfield goods closed.
02/08/1965Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Crew Junction (excluded) to Pilton West Junction (for the Granton Gasworks) (excluded) closed.
06/09/1965Caledonian Railway
Edinburgh Princes Street to Slateford Junction closed to passengers.
04/10/1965Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Coalburn to Hamilton (Haughhead Junction) closed to passengers.
04/10/1965Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Coalburn to Auchlochan Nos 9 and 10 Collieries (excluded) closed to freight.
04/10/1965Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Strathaven Central to Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] closed to passengers.
18/10/1965Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lanark Racecourse to Smyllum West Junction closed to freight but is retained for turning engines.
19/12/1965Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lanark Racecourse to Smyllum West Junction ceases to be used for engine turning.
07/01/1966Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Coatbridge Central to Rutherglen closed to passengers.
24/01/1966Blantyre to East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)
Mavor and Coulsons Siding to East Kilbride closed to freight.
04/04/1966Salsburgh Branch (Caledonian Railway) Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Bellside Junction (excluded) to Newhouse to Chapelhall closed.
18/04/1966Lanark Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lanark to Carstairs (Lanark Junction South Curve) closed to passengers.
04/07/1966Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Newhaven Junction to Leith Walk West Goods (excluded) closed.
15/08/1966Caledonian Railway
Edinburgh Princes Street - Slateford Junction closed to freight.
03/09/1966Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway) Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A4 Pacifics from Aberdeen to Glasgow Buchanan Street withdrawn.
07/11/1966Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Coatbridge Central to Rutherglen East Junction closed to passengers (alternative date).
07/11/1966Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Buchanan Street station closed; Buchanan Street to Sighthill East Junction closed. Where possible trains are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street High Level. A local shuttle to Cumbernauld commences from Springburn.
  /  /1967Cadzow Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line closed..
05/06/1967Glasgow South Bank Electrification Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Gourock and Wemyss Bay lines electrified.
04/09/1967Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway) Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Granton Junction (excluded) to Coltbridge Junction to Crew Junction to Newhaven Junction (excluded) closed.
09/10/1967Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Kingsmuir to Broughty Junction (excluded) closed to goods.
04/12/1967Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Balerno Goods to Balerno Junction and Balerno Goods Junction to Ravelrig Junction closed.
  /  /1968Bainsford Branch (North British Railway)
Line closed with the exception of a short portion at the eastern end which allowed access to the Falkirk Aluminium Works via the Bainsford Branch (Caledonian Railway).
15/01/1968Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Douglas Colliery to Ponfeigh, Lanark Racecourse and Smyllum East Junction (excluded) closed to freight.
05/02/1968Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Granton High Goods closed. (Latterly accessed via the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway).
28/02/1968Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Newhaven Junction to Leith High Depot Junction (excluded) (for the Leith High Depot) closed to freight.
06/05/1968Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Leith Walk West Goods to Seafield Junction [CR] (excluded) closed.
05/08/1968Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Leith High Depot to Leith North Goods (excluded) closed. (Latterly accessed via the Leith Harbour and Dock Commissioners Railway dock lines from the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway).
16/09/1968Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway) Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Auchlochan Nos 9 and 10 Collieries to Larkhall Central closed to freight.
07/10/1968Lanark Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lanark to Carstairs (Lanark Junction South Curve) closed to freight. (Alternative date 20/10/1968).
04/11/1968Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway) Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Larkhall Central to Haughhead Junction closed to freight.
06/01/1969Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Canal Junction to Port Carlisle Junction closed to all traffic.
  /  /1970Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Leith North Goods closed. (Accessed from former North British Railway lines latterly).
  /  /1970Govan Branch (Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway) Princes Dock Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, North British Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Track lifted.
  /  /1970Caledonian Railway Lancaster and Carlisle Railway Lancaster and Preston JunctionRailway Preston and Wigan Railway Wigan Branch Railway Warrington and Newton Railway Grand Junction Railway
Weaver Junction (south of Warrington) to Glasgow electrification authorised.
  /  /1970[[Rough Castle Branch (Caledonian Railway)]]
Closed 1970 (west end earlier?).
  /04/1970Caledonian Railway Wishaw and Coltness Railway Clydesdale Junction Railway Polloc and Govan Railway Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
West Coast Main line electrification authorised.
03/01/1971Caledonian Railway
Beattock closed
  /  /1972Caledonian Railway
Dolphinton Junction signal box closed.
  /  /1972Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Automatic ticket barriers introduced.
01/05/1972Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Coatbridge Central to Rutherglen Junction re-opened for Glasgow Central to Perth workings
22/10/1972Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Powerbox modernised.
31/12/1973Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Leith East Goods, last section of the line, closed. (Latterly accessed from North British Railway lines via Seafield Road Junction).
04/05/1974Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Coatbridge Central to Rutherglen Junction ceases to be used for Glasgow Central to Perth workings.
06/05/1974Caledonian Railway Wishaw and Coltness Railway Clydesdale Junction Railway Polloc and Govan Railway Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Central to Carlisle electrification complete.
05/06/1979Caledonian Railway
Cobbinshaw [2nd] (temporary) signal box opened to control northbound line.
  /  /1980Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Granton Bitumen Works Siding closed. (Latterly accessed via the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway which is cut back to Powderhall).
10/11/1981Caledonian Railway
Cobbinshaw [2nd] (temporary) signal box closed
22/11/1981Caledonian Railway
Midcalder Junction box closed.
  /  /1983Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway)
Goes out of use.
  /  /1983Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway Society formed.
  /01/1984Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] closed to goods (except rare scrap workings).
  /  /1986Bainsford Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Fouldubs Junction to Falkirk Aluminium Works closed.
  /  /1986Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line lifted from Granton Harbour to the Granton Bitumen Works.
  /  /1986Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
Polkemmet Colliery line lifted.
  /  /1986Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Track laying starts.
  /  /1988Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway)
Single track line reinstated from Yoker Depot to the Rothesay Dock for imported coal trains from here to Kincardine Power Station (Kincardine Line). The former Rothesay dock yard was ripped up and replaced with a loop.
  /  /1988Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Service starts running over a quarter of a mine of track running south from the new Leadhills station.
  /  /1991Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Rispin Cleugh Viaduct demolished.
  /  /1991Bainsford Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line starts to be lifted.
  /  /1992Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway) Ravenscraig Steel Works
The Ravenscraig Steel Works closed in 1992. Ravenscraig No 2 Yard and Ravenscraig No 4 Yard closed.
04/10/1993Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Local passenger service established between Glasgow (Rutherglen East Junction) and Whifflet. Trains interconnect with services to Motherwell and Coatbridge Central. 'Heritage' Diesel Multiple Units were used.
13/02/1998Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Last mail train runs from the station to Cardiff.
04/07/2005Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway) Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Signalling switched on for the re-opening of the Hamilton (Haughhead Junction - Larkhall branch.
17/07/2005Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway) Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Overhead Line Equipment (overhead wires) energised for the re-opening of the Hamilton (Haughhead Junction - Larkhall line.

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Carlisle to Carstairs

Passenger and goods line from Carlisle to Float Junction, Carstairs.

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Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Carlisle 31 October 2018. ...
John Yellowlees 31/10/2018
Carlisle station is currently almost unrecognizable, being clad in scaffolding to allow refurbishment of the glass roof. ...
Ken Strachan 01/08/2017
The 0837 Glasgow Central - London St Pancras waiting to leave Carlisle on a grey Saturday morning in August 1965. Locomotive in charge is Black 5 ...
K A Gray 14/08/1965
Kingmoor Black 5 no 45279 seen here after taking over train 1S67, the Saturday down relief Thames-Clyde Express, at Carlisle platform 3 on 5 ...
K A Gray 05/08/1967
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Elevated trackside cabinets at Carlisle, installed following the devastating Storm Desmond floods of 2015. By coincidence I photographed these during ...
Duncan Ross 15/02/2020
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This was the Caledonian Railway's first permanent locomotive shed in Carlisle. It was to the north of the station alongside the town's West Wall almost directly below the Deanery of Carlisle Cathedral.
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This goods yard was just north of Carlisle Citadel. It was on the west side of the passenger line and the east side of the Carlisle Goods Loop (Carlisle Goods Traffic Committee) from which it diverged at Caldew Junction, access being from the north.
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429 approaching Carlisle station with a train from the north in August 1972. In the foreground are some of the remains of the Caledonian Railway's ...
John Furnevel 22/08/1972
The northbound Chrysler company train photographed looking east across the remains of Carlisle's Viaduct Yard in the summer of 1972. The train has ...
John Furnevel 22/08/1972
Class 40 bringing a train from the north into Carlisle in September 1971 with some clearance work still to be completed on the former Viaduct Yard. ...
John Furnevel 17/09/1971
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This junction was north of Carlisle station. It was where, in 1877, a northern end of the Carlisle Goods Loop (Carlisle Goods Traffic Committee) met the Caledonian Railway. Today it is the southern extremity of the goods lines which pass through Kingmoor Marshalling Yard where these rejoin the main line.
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View north along the River Caldew at Willowholme on 18 April 2007 as a coal train heads south towards the station. ...
John Furnevel 18/04/2007
A J.Manson Class 240 4-4-0 of Glasgow & South Western Railway. No. 253, It was renumbered 388 in 1919, and on grouping became LMS 14260. It was built ...
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Photograph taken from a northbound Waverley route service shortly after leaving Carlisle in December 1968. The train is approaching Carlisle number 3 ...
Bruce McCartney /12/1968
Having passed Carlisle no 3 box and crossed the River Caldew, a Waverley route service for Edinburgh veers west away from the WCML at Port Carlisle ...
Bruce McCartney /12/1968
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This is a pair of double track viaducts. The original is to the east and later, carrying goods lines and dating from 1942, to the west. ...

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A Class 26 crosses the River Eden at Etterby shortly after leaving Carlisle in 1983 with a train for Glasgow Central via the G&SW route. ...
Colin Alexander //1983
A Black Five with a freight northbound from Carlisle in the sixties. The train is crossing the 1942 bridge built to carry the goods lines over the ...
Bruce McCartney //
The WCML crossing the River Eden at Etterby with a train from Glasgow Central via Dumfries heading for Carlisle station. View east in April 2007. ...
John Furnevel 18/04/2007
Glasgow-Euston Pendolino service crossing the River Eden at Etterby on the original bridge built to carry the WCML. ...
John Furnevel 18/04/2007
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This junction is north of the Eden Viaduct [Etterby]. It opened in 1874 when the main Caledonian Railway shed for Carlisle relocated further north.
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This double ended shed was located on the east side of the Caledonian Railway, approached from the south.
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A quiet Saturday at Kingmoor on 17 October 1964, with Black 5 4-6-0 44887 stabled in the shed yard. ...
K A Gray 17/10/1964
Fowler 2-6-4 tank 42353 stands in the shed yard at Carlisle Kingmoor on 18 July 1964, a month after its official withdrawal. The locomotive was broken ...
K A Gray 18/07/1964
Britannia Pacific 70011 Hotspur in 5the shed yard at Kingmoor in the summer of 1964. ...
K A Gray 18/07/1964
A lonely looking Fowler 3F no 47531 stands in the rain at Kingmoor in 1967. ...
Colin Miller //1967
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37087 on display at the DRS Kingmoor Open Day in Carlisle on 11 July 2009. ...
Kevin McCartney 11/07/2009
DRS 47593 looking smart for the Kingmoor TMD open day on 11 July 2009. ...
Kevin McCartney 11/07/2009
Looking through the DRS shed at Kingmoor during the open day on 11 July 2009, with 66431 standing at the head of the line. ...
Kevin McCartney 11/07/2009
Preserved class 50 no 50049 Defiance on display at the DRS Kingmoor TMD open day on 11 July. ...
Kevin McCartney 11/07/2009
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This junction is the southern approach to Kingmoor Marshalling Yard and northern exit from Carlisle Kingmoor TMD. It is located north of Carlisle.
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Wide view looking north from Kingmoor Road in November 2007 with the WCML running past on the right. ...
John Furnevel 03/11/2007
A Carlisle - Glasgow Central service at the south end of Kingmoor yard on 3 November. It has just passed the overgrown 1963 Kingmoor box standing ...
John Furnevel 03/11/2007
Looking south at Kingmoor Marshalling Yard. The former Border Union Railway / Waverley Route passes over the line in the distance and a Deltic heads ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This was a two platform station with the main station building on the southbound platform. There was a goods yard on the east side of the line, approached by a long siding from the southbound line. The box was on the west side opposite the goods yard and south of the northbound platform.
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Looking west at the station building at Rockcliffe. ...
Ewan Crawford 27/09/2006
Glasgow bound Pendolino north of the former Rockcliffe station at the point where the up slow line begins its climb to the flyover into Carlisle ...
Ewan Crawford 14/04/2008
The former station at Rockcliffe in April 2007 looking west towards the WCML. ...
John Furnevel 18/04/2007
Carlisle - Glasgow (via Dumfries) service passing the site of Rockcliffe station in May 2007. The station house can be seen through the trees while in ...
John McIntyre /05/2007
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This was a two platform station to the north of Floriston Level Crossing. The railway remains open and is the West Coast Main Line.
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A Glasgow bound Pendolino crossing the Esk just north of Floriston late in the afternoon of 14 April 2008. ...
Ewan Crawford 14/04/2008
Floriston level crossing, looking south. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Voyager southbound over Floriston LC on 25 May. ...
John McIntyre 25/05/2007
Northern Trains 156 crosses Floriston LC heading south towards Carlisle on 25 May. The destination panel shows Cleethorpes! ...
John McIntyre 25/05/2007
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This is a long, wide and low concrete viaduct carrying three tracks. The viaduct was replaced for the opening of the Kingmoor Marshalling Yard. It crosses the River Esk and the floodplains to both north and south. It is carried on a large number of piers.
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Pendolino crosses the Esk Viaduct (Cumbria) on its way north on the evening of 14 April. In the distance the line to Longtown turns off to the right. ...
Ewan Crawford 14/04/2008
Virgin service crossing the Esk Viaduct at Metal Bridge. View looks west. ...
Ewan Crawford 14/04/2008
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Also known as Longtown Emergency Connection. This was a connection south of Mossband Junction where the Longtown MOD sidings.
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This junction has had a series of openings (and closures) and has been largely associated with the munitions factories at Longtown, Gretna and Smalmstown, and the southern approach to the Waverley Route.
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Carlisle Marshalling Yard (British Railways)
A Dumfries to Carlisle Scotrail service is about to pass under the A74M at Mossband Jct on 27 April 2017. ...
John McIntyre 27/04/2017
66121 southbound on the slow line at Mossband Junction. The buffer stop on the right is part of the Longtown complex of sidings. ...
Ewan Crawford 14/06/2010
Northbound 4S44 Daventry-Coatbridge heading north from the Esk Viaduct towards Mossband Junction. Above is the M74. ...
Ewan Crawford 21/02/2011
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This junction, south of Gretna station, was where the 1847 portion of the Caledonian Railway was met by the 1861 branch of the Border Union Railway (North British Railway) from Longtown. The connection was double track with the Border Union rapidly dropping to single track before being met (at Gretna Junction [NBR]) by its own Gretna [NB] terminus station single track ...

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Gretna Branch (North British Railway)


This was a two platform station immediately south of the England/Scotland Border at Sark Viaduct. The main station building was on the northbound platform and there was a goods yard on the east side, approached by reversal.
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A container train runs south towards Carlisle on 3 August 2007, having just passed through Gretna Junction. Beyond the wooden fence on the left is the ...
John Furnevel 03/08/2007
Kingmoor Black 5 no 44672 heads north from Gretna on the WCML in the 1960s see image 28054. ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) //
Southbound FTPE service to Manchester Airport passing Gretna on 2 June 2008. ...
John McIntyre 02/06/2008
Southbound coal train passing the former Gretna station on 2 June behind a Freightliner class 66. ...
John McIntyre 02/06/2008
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This two arch double track viaduct is just north of the former Gretna [CR] station and just south of Gretna Junction. It is on the Scotland/England border. ...

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44871 and 45407 (with 37517 leading) have just crossed the River Sark. So, curiously, I am in England (just) and the train is in Scotland. ...
Bruce McCartney 28/03/2018
AC Cars Railbus Sc79979 pauses at the border sign at Gretna on 8th
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PR&PO British Railways (Douglas Blades Collection) 08/08/1958
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This junction is just to the north of the former Gretna [CR] station and Sark Viaduct. It is only just in Scotland, being just north of the Border. The junction is now single lead junction for the route to Dumfries and double for the line north to Lockerbie. The Dumfries route doubles after leading the junction.
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Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Crossing the border. Most of the 0730 London Euston - Glasgow Central is now in Scotland, with the rear of the train still to complete the crossing of ...
John Furnevel 03/08/2007
47386 takes a Permanent Way train south through Gretna Junction. The Dumfries route is off to the left. ...
Ewan Crawford //1989
DRS 66404 takes containers south through Gretna Junction on 3 August 2007. ...
John Furnevel 03/08/2007
The 1205 Euston - Glasgow Central at Gretna Junction on Saturday 1 July 1972, double headed from Crewe by 407+422. The train is taking the ex-GSWR ...
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 01/07/1972
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There are refuge loops at Quintinshill on both the north and south bound lines. The location is just north of Gretna Junction.
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The two Class 50s on the 'Waverley Re-union' special in the loop at Quintinshill on 5th January 2019.
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Bruce McCartney 05/01/2019
Scene inside Quintinshill signal box on 1 July 1972. ...
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 01/07/1972
Interior of Quintinhill signal box in 1972. The diagram can now be found at the Devil's Porridge Museum by Eastriggs see image 54155. ...
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 01/07/1972
View south at Quintinshill, the site of Britain's deadliest ever rail crash. One hundred years ago this year, a multiple crash involving five trains ...
John Gray 11/08/2015
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This was a two platform station just to the south of Kirkpatrick. There was a goods yard at the east end.
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The 1400 TransPennine Manchester Airport - Edinburgh Waverley on 13 May 2010 on the WCML some 4 miles north west of Gretna about to pass the site of ...
John Furnevel 13/05/2010
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Diverted 43 074 approaches Cove level crossing. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Diverted 43 042 has crossed Cove level crossing. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Glasgow train approaches Cove level crossing. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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This signal box, on the south side of the line, controlled access to two quarry sidings.
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This is a double track eight arch masonry viaduct with an overall length of 306 ft and a height of 38 ft. The viaduct crosses the Kirtle Water south east of the former Kirtlebridge station and junction.
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This was a small two platform station until the opening of the Solway Junction Railway in 1869. Reconstruction created a junction station. The station closed in 1960.
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Solway Junction Railway
West Coast Railway 37516 heads north on the WCML at Kirtlebridge on 1 June 2014 over the emergency crossovers running light engine Carnforth to ...
John McIntyre 01/06/2014
Looking north over the site of Kirtlebridge station and junction (for Annan and the Solway Viaduct) in 2010. Both have been oblitered with the ...
Ewan Crawford 15/04/2010
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This was a two platform station on an east-west alignment. The southbound (up) platform was to the north. The main station building was on the southbound platform. This was a crow-stepped gable building typical of the line.
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The site of these sidings, just east of Castlemilkgates, is now under the M74 bridge over the line. There was a box on the east side of the line and sidings on the west side, served from the north. The box closed in 1933.
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This viaduct is between Lockerbie (to the north) and the former Castlemilk Goods Yard.
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This is a two platform station. The main station building is on the northbound platform. This building, by William Tite, is in Tudor style, with crow-stepped gables and remains standing. The central part is two storey and attic and side wings single storey. The platforms were canopied. A modern, somewhat grim, canopy runs for part of the length of the main building.
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Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway
A Voyager catches the late afternoon sunshine as it hurries southwards at Lockerbie on 27 May 2012. ...
John McIntyre 27/05/2012
The 1311 CrossCountry service to Edinburgh leaving Lockerbie on 6 February 2008. The harsh winter sun is casting some interesting shadows on the lift ...
John Furnevel 06/02/2008
88010 Aurora powers north through Lockerbie with the Tesco containers on 12th April 2019. ...
Mark Bartlett 12/04/2019
The 1139hrs TPE service from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central pulls away from Lockerbie on Thursday 8th February 2018.
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David Prescott 08/02/2018
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This was a two platform station to the north of a level crossing. There was a goods yard on the west side, north of the crossing, approached from the north.
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Corncockle Quarry Co Ltd


This was a two platform station to the south of a level crossing. There was a goods yard on the west side of the line to the north of the crossing, reached by reversal from the northbound line.
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Although working hard, there is only a light exhaust from the double blastpipe on 46115 'Scots Guardsman' as it heads north at Dinwoodie towards ...
John McIntyre 29/04/2014
Scots Guardsman gets to grips with the GB VII railtour as it pulls away from the water stop at Lockerbie on 29 April 2014. The photograph was ...
John McIntyre 29/04/2014
A Stobart Rail liveried class 92 locomotive hauling a southbound ballast train on the west coast main line on 24 May 2011. The location is ...
Bruce McCartney 24/05/2011
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This was a two platform station. The main station building was on the southbound platform.
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A BR Standard class 9F 2-10-0 with a down WCML Freight passing Wamphray, thought to be in April 1965. ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) /04/1965
A southbound WCML freight about to pass the closed station of Wamphray, Dumfriesshire, between Beattock and Lockerbie circa April 1965. [With thanks ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) /04/1965
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This signal box was between Beattock station (to the north) and Wamphray station (to the south). The box was on the west side of the line south of the bridge to Nether Murthat Farm. There was a trailing crossover.
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Beattock is a village but it had a fine station with superior buildings. This was a three platform station on the Glasgow-Carlisle main line. There were two main line platforms and a bay at the north end, on the east side, for the Moffat Railway. Going north from Beattock is the climb to Beattock Summit.
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Moffat Railway
A Euston bound Virgin Pendolino speeds south through the site of Beattock station on 27 March 2017. View is north over the remains of the up platform ...
John Furnevel 27/03/2017
A Voyager heads south shortly after passing through the remains of Beattock station on 27 March 2017. See image 58903 ...
John Furnevel 27/03/2017
92036 approaches Beattock on 27 May 2012 with the southbound Tesco container service from Mossend to Daventry. ...
John McIntyre 27/05/2012
GBRf 66733 'Cambridge PSB' is accelerated hard just after leaving Beattock station loop shortly after 16.00 on 13 June 2019. The train is the Mossend ...
David Pesterfield 13/06/2019
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Beattock Shed was located by Beattock station, just to the north on the west side. It was a double ended two road shed approached from the north and south.
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Ivatt class 4 43106, off Kingmoor (12A) on the turntable of Beattock Shed (66F) after working the Border Countryman special from Carlisle. ...
Richard Mercer 26/02/1967
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This was a railway staff and families halt north of Beattock. There was a signal box here, initially called 'Longbedholm', on the west side of the line alongside a trailing crossover.
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First TransPennine Express 1706 hrs service from Glasgow Central to
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John McIntyre 30/05/2011
A northbound BR Standard Pacific with a light load climbing Beattock in April 1965, photographed near Auchencastle. ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) /04/1965
A PW train descending Beattock bank in the mid sixties in the vicinity of the former Auchencastle station. ...
K A Gray //
An EE Type 4 northbound near Auchencastle in the 1960s. The train is the combined ex-Liverpool & Manchester morning service which will split at ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) //
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This signal box was on the west side of the line. There were railway cottages on the east side, south of the box. There was a loop here.
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The 0729 Manchester Airport - Edinburgh Waverley climbing Beattock bank north of Greskine on 27 March 2017. ...
John Furnevel 27/03/2017
Running parallel with the Elvan Water on the climb to Beattock summit near Greskine on 27 March 2017. The Pendolino is the Virgin Trains 0643 London ...
John Furnevel 27/03/2017
The 10.51 Mossend - Daventry containers descending Beattock bank near Greskine on a cold February day in 2005. The locomotive is 92002 H G ...
John Furnevel /02/2005
Newton Heath Black 5 44696 photographed on 31 July 1965 just north of Greskine. The train is being banked by Beattock shed's 76090. ...
John Robin 31/07/1965
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44767 north of Harthope with banker 42694 doing most of the work. ...
John Robin 31/07/1965
A Britannia Pacific with a down train photographed on Beattock bank in the 1960s. The train is seen at Harthope heading for the summit. ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) //
70032 Tennyson descending towards Harthope with up ecs on 31 July 1965. ...
John Robin 31/07/1965
BR Standard class 5 4-6-0 73064 climbs unassisted towards Harthope viaduct in the summer of 1965. ...
John Robin 31/07/1965
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This signal box was on the climb up Beattock Bank between Greskine Signal Box to Beattock Summit. The box was on the south side of the line alongside the Harthope Cottages with Harthope Viaduct to the south east.
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This summit has up and down loops and engineers sidings. The Caledonian Railway considered the height to be 1,015 ft, since revised to 1,016 ft.
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A Manchester Airport to Edinburgh TPE service passes Beattock Summit on 19 April 2017. ...
John McIntyre 19/04/2017
A nine-car Pendolino approaching the loops at Beattock Summit with a Glasgow to Euston service on 14 August 2015. ...
Mark Bartlett 14/08/2015
After leaving the loop at Beattock Summit on 12 June 2018, Colas Railfreight 70809 rejoins the race north with the traffic on the parallel A74(M). The ...
John Furnevel 12/06/2018
A northbound Pendolino passes Beattock Summit and the road traffic on the M74 behind it (in more ways than one!) on 03 June 2013. ...
John McIntyre 03/06/2013
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This was a two platform station on the Caledonian Railway main line with interchange for the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway).
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Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway
Scene just to the south of Elvanfoot on 27 July 2016 as the 0739 London Euston - Glasgow Central via Birmingham hurries past on the 73 minute final ...
John Furnevel 27/07/2016
A northbound First TransPennine Express 185 rounds the curve approaching Elvanfoot on 1 June 2009. The photograph is taken from near the bottom of ...
John McIntyre 01/06/2009
Train passing Elvanfoot heading south. ...
Ewan Crawford 15/08/2004
TESCO train passing Elvanfoot heading north. ...
Ewan Crawford 19/09/2007
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This is a double track viaduct over the Elvan Water just west of the site of the former Elvanfoot station. ...

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This was a two platform station. The main station building was on the northbound platform with a waiting room on the southbound. There was a footbridge at the north west end of the station, part of a footpath from Crawford which continued over a footbridge over the River Clyde and on to Midlock, to the north. There was no goods yard, but the station had a small timber signal box at the south end ...

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Camps Reservoir Railway
GBRf 66707 Sir Sam Fay heads north from Crawford with a Carlisle - Millerhill engineers train on 3rd October 2017.
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Bill Roberton 03/10/2017
A southbound Pendolino runs through Crawford on 25 July 2012. ...
John Steven 25/07/2012
Looking west at Crawford, class 86 and train heading south. ...
Ewan Crawford //
EWS 66100 running light engine on the WCML south of Crawford on 25 July. ...
John Steven 25/07/2012
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This viaduct is between the former stations at Abington and Crawford, about half a mile north west of Crawford station. The railway crosses the River Clyde by means of this double track three span viaduct.
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The morning sun illuminates Crawford Viaduct on 19 October 2007 as a Virgin CrossCountry service from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central crosses ...
John Furnevel 19/10/2007
TransPennine 350402 from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central crosses Crawford Viaduct on 17 March. ...
Bill Roberton 17/03/2014
Pendolino heading for Glasgow at Crawford. ...
Ewan Crawford //2005
Southbound Pendolino near Crawford. ...
Beth Crawford //2005
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This was a two platform station. The main station building was on the northbound (town side) building with a waiting room on the southbound platform.
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GBRf 66736 'Wolverhampton Wanderers' passes Abington loops with the North Blyth - Fort William Alcan tanks, diverted via Hexham because of engineering ...
Bill Roberton 21/09/2019
A down Virgin Pendolino photographed midway between Crawford and Abington in the summer of 2007. ...
John Furnevel 02/08/2007
88010 Aurora nears Abington with the Daventry - Mossend intermodal on 16th April 2019.
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Bill Roberton 16/04/2019
In preparation for the 'Jacobite' service from Fort William to Mallaig, West Coast 37518 hauls 45212, 45407 and empty stock from Carnforth towards ...
Bill Roberton 16/04/2019
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This signal box, on the east side of the railway, was named for the nearby farm just to the east. The River Clyde is just to the west.
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6233 Duchess of Sutherland approaching Wandel, hauling West Coast Railways Royal Scot from Stafford to Stirling on 2nd October 2010. 6233 hauled the ...
Norman Glen 02/10/2010
6233 Duchess of Sutherland hauling West Coast Railways Royal Scot from Stafford to Stirling see image 57818 on the 2nd of October ...
Norman Glen 02/10/2010
Freightliner 66540 passes Wandel Mill on 16th April 2019. This was a Polmadie to York Yard South working with two vandalised bogie hopper wagons.
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Bill Roberton 16/04/2019
The 1109 First TransPennine Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport runs parallel with the A702 between Lamington and Abington past a Network Rail access ...
John Furnevel 27/03/2017
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A Pendolino leans into the curve as it runs south across the Clyde at Lamington on an overcast 20 September 2006. The train is the 1140 Glasgow ...
John Furnevel 20/09/2006
Northbound coal empties returning from Fiddlers Ferry power station crossing the River Clyde at Lamington on 23 April 2013 behind Freightliner 66510. ...
John Furnevel 23/04/2013
Rapidly fading light at Lamington on a December afternoon in 2005 as a Virgin Voyager hurries north across the Clyde with a late running Birmingham ...
John Furnevel 19/12/2005
A Northern class 156 DMU crossing Lamington Viaduct in December 2002 on its way to the Alstom works at Springburn. ...
John Furnevel 07/12/2002
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This was a two platform station. It was not convenient for the village of Lamington and Lamington House being a mile away by road and across the River Clyde.
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The 1040 Glasgow Central - London Euston Virgin Pendolino, photographed shortly after passing through the site of Lamington station and heading for ...
John Furnevel 31/07/2007
Running north along the banks of the River Clyde at Lamington on 22 February 2016 is the 0725 First TransPennine Manchester Airport - Edinburgh ...
John Furnevel 22/02/2016
An unidentified class 90 in Railfreight Distribution livery with a southbound freight at Lamington in August 1996, seen shortly after crossing the ...
John Furnevel 16/08/1996
Weak autumn sunshine illuminates the Clyde Valley at Lamington in September 2006 as EWS 66219 approaches the viaduct southbound with a coal train from ...
John Furnevel 22/09/2006
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This was a two platform station opened in 1848. The station was immediately north of the bridge over the A72.
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The 0830 London Euston - Glasgow Central Virgin Pendolino, having just crossed the bridge over the A72, is passing the site of the original (1848) ...
John Furnevel 06/01/2013
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This was a three platform junction station opened in 1863 with the planned extension of the Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway to Peebles [CR] in 1864. It replaced Symington [1st] around 1000 ft to the south. Between the two stations was the goods yard on the east side of the line.
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Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
DRS 66427 on a light engine movement from Carlisle to Grangemouth on 21 March 2011. The locomotive is about to run through the site of Symington ...
John Furnevel 21/03/2011
Ex-LMS Crab 2-6-0 42737 with Scottish Rambler No 3 at Symington on 29 March 1964 having just returned from a trip along the branch to ...
K A Gray 29/03/1964
Kingmoor Black 5 45105 approaching Symington from the south on 10 July 1965. The train is a summer Saturday relief from Morecambe to Glasgow Central. ...
John Robin 10/07/1965
The 12.54 Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport TransPennine Express service runs south through Symington on 21 March 2011. Little remains nowadays to ...
John Furnevel 21/03/2011
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A two platform station. When first opened a road crossed the station by level crossing (by Station Road). North of this was the goods yard, on the east side, with the passenger station to the south.
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The former station at Thankerton on the WCML between Symington and Carstairs, seen looking north west on 21 March 2011. Opened by the Caledonian in ...
John Furnevel 21/03/2011
Road approach to the former station at Thankerton, South Lanarkshire, on 21 March 2011. View is south, with the wires of the WCML just visible on the ...
John Furnevel 21/03/2011
Thankerton station building viewed from the east side in 1989, with some hints of the platforms remaining. ...
Ewan Crawford //1989
View west from Station Road at the entrance to the former up goods yard at Thankerton, South Lanarkshire, in March 2011. The WCML runs past on the ...
John Furnevel 21/03/2011
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This small signal box was north of Thankerton. The box was on the east side and there was a trailing crossover. It was replaced in 1918 with a similarly small box
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This 1897 signal box was on the east side of the line south of Carstairs, Float Viaduct and the Strawfrank Watertroughs. It controlled access to Grange Siding from which the Cairngryffe Quarry Tramway ran south west to the quarry. The siding was on the west side of the line and approached from the north.
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Looking north west along the WCML towards Carstairs on 10 July 1965, with the remains of Pettinain signal box visible on the up side of the line. ...
John Robin 17/07/1965
An EE Type 4 with the down Royal Scot passing the site of Pettinain signal box in the summer of 1965 on the southern approach to Carstairs. ...
John Robin 17/07/1965
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Just south of Float Viaduct passing the site of the watertroughs and heading south. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Corkerhill Standard Class 5 4-6-0 no 73122 passing over Stawfrank troughs with an up relief WCML service on 17 July 1965. ...
John Robin 17/07/1965
Black 5 44670 with a down relief service approaching Carstairs on the afternoon of 17 July 1965. Photographed shortly after taking on water from ...
John Robin 17/07/1965
Carstairs based Black 5 no 45173 on Strawfrank Troughs with a Lockerbie train on 24 July 1964. The train has just cleared Float Viaduct which can be ...
John Robin 24/07/1964
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The 1200 Glasgow Central - London Euston runs over Float Viaduct shortly after passing Carstairs on 31 August 2016. ...
John Furnevel 31/08/2016
A northbound Voyager crossing Float Viaduct on the approach to Carstairs in the summer of 2007. ...
John Furnevel 31/07/2007
Approaching the Float Viaduct from the south. Site of the former watertroughs. ...
Ewan Crawford //
The 0710 London Euston - Glasgow Central crosses Float Viaduct on the southern approach to Carstairs in the late summer of 2016. ...
John Furnevel 31/08/2016
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This was the south end of a curve allowing trains to run from Carlisle to Edinburgh. The north end was at Lampits Junction. The curve opened with the Caledonian Railway line and was east of Carstairs Junction.
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Carstairs to Glasgow Branch

Float Junction to Garriongill Junction.

This was the south end of a curve allowing trains to run from Carlisle to Edinburgh. The north end was at Lampits Junction. The curve opened with the Caledonian Railway line and was east of Carstairs Junction.
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This junction is where the West Coast Main Line from the south divides, the western line running to Glasgow Central (and the north) and eastern to Edinburgh Waverley. Carstairs station is just to the north on the Glasgow fork.
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The 10.51 Edinburgh - Euston via Birmingham takes the Up line away from Carstairs South Junction on 3rd October 2017.
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Bill Roberton 03/10/2017
A late morning Glasgow Central - London Euston Pendolino about to run through Carstairs South Junction on 11 May 2017. The line from Edinburgh via ...
John Furnevel 11/05/2017
An unidentified class 86 at the head an Inter-City Northbound passing Carstairs South Junction in the early 1990s. Carstairs Penitentiary in the ...
Gordon Steel //1990
88003 approaching Strawfrank with a Daventry DRS (Tesco) to Mossend Euroterminal train. ...
Alastair McLellan 31/07/2017
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This is an island platform station on the western junction of the triangular junction at Carstairs. There is a modern station building on the platform which is approached by a footbridge over the Glasgow bound lines.
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Carstairs House Tramway
Colas 70804 stands at Carstairs with the Dalston - Grangemouth empty tanks on 3rd October 2017.
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Bill Roberton 03/10/2017
DRS 88003 speeds along the Down Main at Carstairs with the Daventry - Mossend Tesco train on 12 June. ...
Bill Roberton 12/06/2017
DRS 66431 nears Carstairs Station with a Mossend to Carlisle engineers train on 3rd October 2017.
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Bill Roberton 03/10/2017
DRS 66429 photographed at the east end of Carstairs station with the Mossend - Tees Dock containers on the morning of 11 September 2009. The train is ...
John Furnevel 11/09/2009
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This signal box was west of Carstairs station, controlling sidings on either side of the line west to Glasgow. The box was on the north side of the line with a tramway to a sand pit running behind it to the north.
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This signal box was west of Carstairs station close to the later site of Ravenstruther Coal Terminal (just to its east). Sidings on the north side of the line were served from the east.
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The Glasgow portion of the Lowland Sleeper passing Ravenstruther early on 11 July 2006. EWS 90022 brought the train north from Euston and has recently ...
John Furnevel 11/07/2006
A misty morning at Ravenstruther coal loading terminal in March 2004, looking south east across the WCML. ...
John Furnevel 17/03/2004
Britannia 70042 Lord Roberts passes Ravenstruther with a down train on 15 July 1966. ...
John Robin 15/07/1966
End of the line. Looking east from the A70 towards the buffer stops at the end of the reversing siding at Ravenstruther on 15 May 2008. Freightliner ...
John Furnevel 15/05/2008
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This junction was the eastern apex of a triangular junction. Also known as Silvermuir East Junction or Silvermuir Junction East. The other junctions were Cleghorn Junction, to the west, and Silvermuir South Junction, to the south.
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Lanark Branch (Caledonian Railway)
DBS 66093 slows for a signal check near the site of Silvermuir Junction with the Dalston - Grangemouth empties on 19 March. Ravenstruther coal ...
Bill Roberton 19/03/2015
The 11.40 Glasgow Central - London Euston heads away from the former Silvermuir Junction on 19 March. ...
Bill Roberton 19/03/2015
Kingmoor Black 5 no 44899 struggles to restart its train in the rain past Lanark Junction box (which controlled Silvermuir, Silvermuir South and ...
John Robin 15/07/1966
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This is the junction for Lanark used by trains from Glasgow to join the single track branch from the double track West Coast Main Line. Unfortunately the east to south curve closed and the former service from Edinburgh would now be very awkward to operate.
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Lanark Branch (Caledonian Railway)


This was a two platform station nearly two and a half miles north of Lanark.
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The 1150 Glasgow Central - London Euston Virgin Pendolino service at speed about to pass the site of the former Cleghorn station on 15 May 2008. ...
John Furnevel 15/05/2008
Black 5 44850 passing Cleghorn with a down freight in July 1966. [Ref query 6780] ...
John Robin 15/07/1966
A Milngavie - Lanark service passing the site of Cleghorn station on 15 May 2008 prior to running over the level crossing. The train is approaching ...
John Furnevel 15/05/2008
The 0646 Euston - Glasgow Central Pendolino service runs over Cleghorn level crossing on 15 May 2008. Part of the former station masters house can be ...
John Furnevel /05/2008
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A siding on the south side of the line, approached from tthe west, served the brick works. The works underwent a major expansion in 1897. Several looped sidings were installed on the south side of the line. A siding from the east end of the loops was a reversing spur for a line to the south side of the works.
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Craigenhill box was by the summit. From here a mineral line ran north from a reversing spur off the southbound line to reach Craigenhill Lime Works (from which the line continued to a quarry to the east, one of several in the area).
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Pendolino running east at Craigenhill Summit. ...
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Kingmoor Black 5 45259 just west of Craigenhill on 16 July 1965 with a down parcels train. ...
John Robin 16/07/1965
Train for Lanark, formed by 334 032, passing Fullwood in March 2009. ...
Bill Roberton 20/03/2009
Glasgow bound Pendolino at Fullwood, between Carluke and Lanark Junction, on 20 March 2009 ...
Bill Roberton 20/03/2009
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This signal box controlled the junction south of Braidwood for a mineral line network (Mauldslee Branch (Caledonian Railway)) serving iron ore quarries to the south of the village of Carluke, now a town.
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This was a two platform station with a goods yard on the west side, served from the north. A lattice footbridge connected the platforms.
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DRS 68004 and 68017 with the Tesco Daventry - Mossend service at Fiddlers Gill, south of Braidwood. ...
Bill Roberton 12/08/2016
Brush type 4 D1840 takes the morning Glasgow - Birmingham through Braidwood in 1966. ...
Colin Miller //1966
A Glasgow Fair Saturday southbound extra headed by Black 5 no 45455 off 12A Kingmoor shed, photographed near Braidwood on the WCML in July 1966.
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Colin Miller /07/1966
318262 coming round the reverse curves south of Carluke on the approach to Braidwood. ...
Ewan Crawford 21/04/2015
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This is a two platform station station with two excellent survivors; a fine goods shed (no longer in railway use) and a distinctive station building. It is in the west of Carluke.
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320311 calls at Carluke whilst working a Glasgow to Lanark service on the morning of 29 May 2017. ...
John McIntyre 29/05/2017
A Lanark to Glasgow Central service approaches Carluke on 25 October 2018. ...
David Panton 25/10/2018
A Glasgow Central to Lanark service calls at its penultimate stop on 25 October 2018. It is formed of a Class 320 leading with a Class 318 behind. ...
David Panton 25/10/2018
Class 320s at Carluke on 29 May 2017. On the left a Glasgow bound service arrives while on the right a Lanark bound service waits to depart. ...
John McIntyre 29/05/2017
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This signal box (1874) served a branch which ran north east to the Castlehill Iron Works (closed 1884) and Castlehill No 6 Colliery. A short siding ran south west to Whiteshaw Foundry and a saw mill was also served. The box closed in 1967.
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This was a four platform station which opened with the Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway) of 1880 which met the Caledonian Railway of 1848 here. The station had a more or less east-west alignment. At this station trains from Glasgow were met by trains from the north coming via the deviation and could be joined to continue the journey south.
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Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway)
Law Colliery Branch (Caledonian Railway)
DRS 88007 nears Law Junction with the Daventry - Mossend Tesco train. ...
Bill Roberton 25/09/2018
A TransPennine Class 350 speeds away from Law Junction on a Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport service on 25th September 2018. ...
Bill Roberton 25/09/2018
Southbound Voyager at Law Junction in March 2006. The former loading bank still stands on the left - see 7430. ...
John Furnevel 10/03/2006
View south from Station Road bridge, Law, Lanarkshire, on 23 September 2013. The 1200 Glasgow Central - London Euston Pendolino speeds south past the ...
John Furnevel 23/09/2013
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This junction was the location where the Wishaw and Coltness Railway (this portion opened around 1842) was met by the Caledonian Railway in 1848. The Caledonian used the W&C as part of its approach to Glasgow and to the north.
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Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Aerial view of Garriongill Junction. Bottom left to top centre (Stirling Road); W&CR. Low left to centre right (Law Junction); Wishaw Deviation. ...
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Carstairs to Edinburgh Branch

Float Junction to Edinburgh Princes Street.

This was the south end of a curve allowing trains to run from Carlisle to Edinburgh. The north end was at Lampits Junction. The curve opened with the Caledonian Railway line and was east of Carstairs Junction.
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The 1867 Dolphinton [CR] line started from a junction which allowed trains from Carstairs station to join the branch. A box opened with the junction. The Dolphinton branch severed the south to east 1848 curve (out of use from around 1860) and a replacement curve was built from Strawfrank Junction to Dolphinton Junction in 1872.
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Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
An Edinburgh-bound Virgin Voyager between Carstairs South and East Junctions on 28 August 2010. Photograped from a Glasgow Central - North Berwick ...
David Panton 28/08/2010
An east coast service slowly joins the single track east to west curve at Carstairs East Junction (formerly Dolphinton Junction) in 2004. The view ...
Ewan Crawford 22/12/2004
DBS 66037 climbs to Cobbinshaw with 6E28 Dalzell - Tees Yard steel empties at 14.27 on 5 February. ...
Ken Browne 05/02/2011
The Dolphinton Branch (opened 1867) met the mainline of Caledonian Railway at Dolphinton Junction, Carstairs. This junction was also (from 1872) the ...
Ewan Crawford 22/12/2004
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This was the north end of a curve allowing trains to run from Carlisle to Edinburgh. The south end was at Float Junction. The curve opened with the Caledonian Railway line and was east of Carstairs Junction.
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The 1052 Edinburgh Waverley - Birmingham New Street - London Euston approaching Carstairs East Junction on the last day of August 2016. In the right ...
John Furnevel 31/08/2016
Heavy looking rain clouds approaching Carstairs from the north on a grey 31 August 2016, as the ScotRail 1133 Edinburgh - Ayr service crosses Lampits ...
John Furnevel 31/08/2016
90027 comes out of the early morning fog shortly after leaving Carstairs with the Edinburgh portion of the Lowland Sleeper on 6 June 2006. The train ...
John Furnevel 06/06/2006
ScotRail 380110 heads north from Carstairs East Junction shortly after the Carstairs stop on 31 July 2016 with the 0831 Ayr - Edinburgh via Glasgow ...
John Furnevel 31/07/2016
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This was a two platform station about a mile from Carnwath, to the east, by road.
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The 1051 Edinburgh Waverley - London Euston via Birmingham New Street approaching Carstairs East Junction on 31 August 2016. The train is passing a ...
John Furnevel 31/08/2016
ScotRail 156442 has just passed the site of the former Carnwath station on the approach to Carstairs East Junction on 31 August 2016. The train is ...
John Furnevel 31/08/2016
A Lanark-bound stopping train from Edinburgh pauses at Carnwath on 16 April 1966, the last day of service, as a lone passenger carries her suitcase ...
David Spaven 16/04/1966
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Auchengray was a three platform station to the north of a level crossing. There were two platforms on the main line and a bay (added around the time the Wilsontown branch opened, 1860 with a west to south curve creating a triangle in 1866) at the north end of the northbound platform. A small goods yard was at the north end, west side of the line. The signal box was on the south side of the ...

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Northbound GNER train passing Auchengray in 1999. In the intervening years the lineside cabinets and railway fencing have gone, the barrier has been ...
Ewan Crawford //1999
A northbound Branch Line Society railtour photographed during a water stop at Auchengray on 16 October 1965 behind ex-GNSR 4-4-0 No 49 Gordon ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 16/10/1965
Ex-Great North of Scotland Railway 4-4-0 No 49 Gordon Highlander in the process of taking on water at Auchengray on 19 April 1965 with ...
G W Robin 19/04/1965
View east towards the station and level crossing at Auchengray, on the former Caledonian route between Edinburgh and Carstairs, in the summer of 2007. ...
John Furnevel 28/06/2007
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This was the southern junction of a triangular junction. The other junctions were Wilsontown West Junction and Wilsontown North Junction.
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Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)


This was the northern junction of a triangular junction. The other junctions were Wilsontown West Junction and Wilsontown South Junction.
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Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Looking north at Wilsontown North Junction. ...
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Cobbinshaw [1st] station closed in 1875 and was replaced with this station. The second station was further south. This was a two platform station with the main building on the southbound platform. The platforms were in timber with timber station buildings.
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Site of the former station at Cobbinshaw, South Lanarkshire, (closed April 1966) on the Caledonian route between Carstairs and Edinburgh. Photographed ...
John Furnevel 28/02/2012
Due to closure of the east coast main line 43 049 heads an InterCity HST south towards Carstairs on the former Caledonian route in 1988. The train is ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
A Lanark-bound stopping train from Edinburgh pauses at lonely Cobbinshaw station on the last day of service, Saturday 16th April 1966. Part of the ...
David Spaven 16/04/1966
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This station was opened on the west bank of the Cobbinshaw Reservoir (a feeder for the Union Canal).
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This was the junction for the Tarbrax Oil works (opened 1864). The line had a facing connection from the southbound line of the Caledonian Railway south of Cobbinshaw Reservoir.
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South Cobbinshaw Branch (Caledonian Railway)
66194 passes Woolfords with the Mossend - Tees Dock intermodal. ...
Bill Roberton 30/04/2019
60009 and 44871 pass Woolfords with the Preston - Edinburgh leg of the Railway Touring Company's 'Great Britain XII' tour. ...
Bill Roberton 30/04/2019
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This signal box was on the west side of the line serving a short branch on the east side which curved from east to south east to reach the Harburn Limeworks. Also served was the Torphin Quarry alongside the junction. The branch made a trailing connection and had a trailing crossover. It was a single track line with a short loop at the junction and siding, on the east side, for the ...

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This two platform station was in a rural location not far from Harburn House and estate, to the south.
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Southbound at Harburn in 1999. The station was about 3/4 of a mile further north. ...
Ewan Crawford //1999
Totem from Harburn station. ...
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GNSR No 49 stands at Harburn with the Scottish Rambler railtour on 19 April 1965. This seldom photographed rural station, on the Caledonian Edinburgh ...
G W Robin 19/04/1965
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This is a six arch double track viaduct over the Linhouse Water. The engneers were John Errington and Joseph Locke.
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This box was south of Midcalder Junction and north of Linhouse Water Viaduct. The box was on the east side of the line.
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This signal box was west of Midcalder Junction and controlled the approach to the junction of both the Caledonian Railway main line from Carstairs and the Shotts line.
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Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)


This is the junction between the Caledonian Railway's Carlisle to Edinburgh Princes Street main line of 1848 and its Edinburgh and Glasgow railway, via Shotts, of 1869.
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Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
On 26th February a Cross Country Voyager passes just beyond Midcalder Junction on its way from Glasgow to Plymouth. This is a cross-country journey ...
Malcolm Chattwood 26/02/2016
West and south of Midcalder Junction is an Edinburgh train heading for Carstairs and Carlisle. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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This is a two platform station to the immediate east of a level crossing. The main station building is on the eastbound platform. There is a small car park.
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The 08.43 Pendolino from Euston to Edinburgh passes through Kirknewton on 9th October 2017.
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Bill Roberton 09/10/2017
380102 approaches Kirknewton with the 13.52 from Edinburgh to Ayr on 9th October 2017.
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Bill Roberton 09/10/2017
380116 nears Kirknewton with the 14.16 from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh on 30th December 2019.
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Bill Roberton 30/12/2019
156456 calls at Kirknewton with a Glasgow Central - Edinburgh service on a foggy 30 March. ...
Bill Roberton 30/03/2014
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This was the junction for the 1866 Camps Branch (Caledonian Railway) which served Raw Camps Mine, Camps Goods and Raw Camps Quarry.
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Camps Branch (Caledonian Railway)
First ScotRail 156462 approaching the Kirknewton stop on 27 November 2009 with the 1328 Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Central. The train is about to ...
John Furnevel 27/11/2009
Relics dumped by the roadside near the former Camps Junction in October 2011 - presumably awaiting collection / disposal. ...
John Furnevel 11/10/2011
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This was a two platform halt west of Ravelrig Junction at Dalmahoy, the west end of the Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway). (The branch was a loop).
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This junction was formed in 1874 between the west end of the Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway) and the 1848 Caledonian Railway.
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Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
The 07.55 from Inverness to London KX, led by power car 43238 'National Railway Museum 40 Years 1975-2015', diverted via the WCML due to track ...
Bill Roberton 30/09/2017
Freightliner 66554 climbs towards Ravelrig with a Grantshouse - Carlisle train of recovered track panels on 30th September 2017.
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Bill Roberton 30/09/2017
The 12.52 Edinburgh - London Euston nears the former Ravelrig Junction on 30th September 2017. In the background is Dalmahoy Hill.
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Bill Roberton 30/09/2017
Ravelrig Junction in a view looking east in 1999. The ballasted area to the right of the track was the junction sidings with the junction itself ...
Ewan Crawford //1999
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This was a two platform station on the Caledonian Railway main line. Currie was better served by the Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway) station Currie [2nd] which opened to the south.
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DBC 66110 nears Curriehill with a very long and varied Mossend - Tees Dock intermodal on 16 April 2019.
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Bill Roberton 16/04/2019
A pair of class 221 Voyagers pass through Curriehill with the 10.51 from Edinburgh to London Euston on 7th July 2019.
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Bill Roberton 07/07/2019
A Glasgow Central stopper pulls out of Curriehill on 16 December 2019. There is not much to the north of the station, though you can walk to ...
David Panton 16/12/2019
Specially repainted 50007 and 50049 near Curriehill with a GBRf charter from Motherwell to Birmingham New Street on 7th July 2019.
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Bill Roberton 07/07/2019
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This is a modern two platform station.
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The Caledonian main line out of Edinburgh has been under wires for decades, but only with the ongoing full electrification of the line all the way to ...
David Panton 11/05/2018
A mid-morning service for Edinburgh calls at Wester Hailes on 20/03/2017. The station opened in 1987, the same year as neighbouring Curriehill ...
David Panton 20/03/2017
All guns blazing. A Slateford Yard - Carstairs East RHTT working approaching the platforms of Wester Hailles station as it heads south west out of ...
John Furnevel 04/10/2007
Westbound coal train passing through Wester Hailes station, 2002. ...
John Furnevel //2002
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This is a two platform station. There is no car park. A station house remains next to the west end of the station and level crossing, in use as a house. The line runs parallel to the Union Canal here (it is just to the north) and the railway passes over the canal just to the east.
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A Glasgow Central service calls at Kingsknowe on 9 August 2018 and the driver makes his way to operate the level crossing control. ...
David Panton 09/08/2018
Kingsknowe closed 1964 but reopened 1971 after a successful campaign led by Douglas Blades. Soon this 2-car 158 will be replaced by a 3-car 385. ...
John Yellowlees 30/08/2017
A 156 headed for Glasgow calls at Kingsknowe on 06/03/2017. Nobody got on and nobody got off. This is the Cinderella line into Edinburgh; let's see if ...
David Panton 06/03/2017
A Waverley-bound stopping service calls at Kingsknowe on 9 August 2018. Kingsknowe was a Beeching closure, but reopened in 1971. This was quite an ...
David Panton 09/08/2018
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This junction was at the east end of the Balerno Branch and connected the 1874 single track branch to the 1848 main line railway.
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Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Balerno Junction looking south west in 1999. The open main line is to the right and the trackbed of the Balerno route is to the left, the walker being ...
Ewan Crawford //1999
Class 20 no 20103 (still with tablet catcher recess) and sister locomotive head west light engine at the site of Balerno Junction in July 1978. ...
Bill Roberton /07/1978
The Balerno branch - seen here crossing the Union Canal looking towards Balerno Junction - lost its passenger services in 1943, but freight would ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) 02/11/1964
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This is a 14 arch double track masonry viaduct parallel to the Slateford Aqueduct.
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A deserted Inglis Green Road on 19 January 2019 as a Sunday morning empty stock movement crosses Slateford Viaduct eastbound on its way to Waverley. ...
John Furnevel 19/01/2020
An early morning light engine movement crossing Slateford Viaduct westbound on 25 March 2018. DRS 66424 is on its way from Craigentinny to Motherwell. ...
John Furnevel 25/03/2018
A Voyager running ECS westbound over Slatford Viaduct on Sunday morning 25 March 2018, seen from below the Union Canal aqueduct. The train is on its ...
John Furnevel 25/03/2018
GBRf 66736 Wolverhampton Wanderers crosses Slateford Viaduct on 30th October 2018 hauling the North Blyth - Fort William alumina train.
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Bill Roberton 30/10/2018
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This two platform station was west of the present Slateford station. It was just east of the Slateford Viaduct.
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Redford Barracks Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Gorgie Cattle Market Branch (Caledonian Railway)


This is a two platform station in the south west of Edinburgh.
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A Glasgow Central to Waverley stopper calls at Slateford on 16 January 2020. It picked up no one; ridership into town is low as cheaper and far more ...
David Panton 16/01/2020
A Glasgow Central stopper comes to a halt at Slateford on 3rd March 2020. ...
David Panton 03/03/2020
GBRf 66736 'Wolverhampton Wanderers' passes through Slateford on 1st October 2019, hauling the North Blyth to Fort William alumina train, having come ...
Bill Roberton 01/10/2019
A Waverley-bound service calls at Slateford on 9 August 2018. It will be interesting to see whether electrification will bring a more frequent ...
David Panton 09/08/2018
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This is the west end of a curve opened from Craiglockhart Junction in 1961 in connection with the development of Millerhill Marshalling Yard.
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MPVs DR98961 and 98911 head for Slateford Yard with RHTT equipment, having come from Mossend on 1st October 2019.
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Bill Roberton 01/10/2019
On 25 May 2019, DB 66085 takes a long ballast train off the link from the suburban circle at Slateford Junction and through the station. This was a ...
David Panton 25/05/2019
An IC225 from Glasgow Central passes Slateford Junction. In the right distance can be seen new carriage stabling facilities - see image 73255.
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A Sprinter takes the suburban line at Slateford Junction in 1993 during diversions away from Haymarket. ...
Ewan Crawford //1993
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This was a double track junction east of Slateford station (and the present Slateford Junction). It was the connection between the 1848 Caledonian Railway and the abortive Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway) of 1859 which was intended to allow the Caledonian access to Haymarket to Edinburgh Waverley.
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Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway)
The 1960s signal box at Slateford Junction is long out of use as a box, but is still in use for something. For a while it was the home of the ...
David Panton 16/01/2020
The interior of Slateford signalbox in 1981, shortly before its closure. ...
Bill Roberton //1981
Out of use signalbox at Slateford, now a signalling training centre. By permission of Railtrack. ...
Ewan Crawford //
47461 Charles Rennie Mackintosh about to cross over the Edinburgh Suburban line with a WCML portion from Carstairs in 1982. Beyond is the ...
Bill Roberton //1982
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This temporary station served the International Exhibition of Electricity, Engineering, General Inventions and Industries. This was laid out on the land later occupied by Slateford Yard, the Meggetland sports grounds lying south of the line at Slateford and west of Craiglockhart and housing at Meggetland, Ashley Drive and Ashley Gardens. The exhibition was also served by [[Exhibition ...

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This junction was at the east end of a loop which started at Slateford Junction [1st]. The loop was on the south side of the line and was for Exhibition [CR] station. This was the genesis of Slateford Yard.
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This was a two platform station in the south western suburb of Edinburgh on the approach to Edinburgh Princes Street station.
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This bit of fencing at Merchiston looks not too bad considering that it has presumably not received any maintenance for at least 55 years. It seems to ...
David Panton 25/04/2020
Merchiston has the reputation of being Edinburgh's literary quarter and was also the home of John Napier, he of the logarithms (what happened to ...
David Panton 05/04/2015
Platform remains looking south west at the site of Merchiston station in 2002. The building on the right is the former Weston's biscuit factory. ...
John Furnevel 02/10/2002
Down platform remains at Merchiston station. Looking south west from below the bridge carrying Harrison Road in October 2002 see image 3747. ...
John Furnevel 02/10/2002
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This box was opposite the Dalry Manure Depot siding. The siding was on the south/east side of the line just south of Dalry Shed and box a little to the south on the opposite side by Henderson Terrace.
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This junction opened was between lines westwards to Stirling, Granton, North Leith and Barnton, and Glasgow Central, Carstairs and Carlisle. To the east lines to Morrison Street Goods, Edinburgh Princes Street and Lothian Road Goods divided.
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Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
The West Approach Road follows the route of the Caledonian main line out of Princes Street while the Leith branch curved off to the right. Dalry Road ...
David Panton 25/12/2019
The course of the CR main line out of Edinburgh, Looking north east on 12 November 2018. We are about a mile from Princes Street, a little beyond the ...
David Panton 12/11/2018
A look along what was once the Caledonian main line out of Edinburgh between Dalry Junction and Merchiston station. The line once went straight ahead ...
David Panton 16/03/2020
The trackbed of the Caledonian's approach to Princes Street station has been the West (not Western - common mistake) Approach Road since 1974. This ...
David Panton 24/06/2018
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This was the goods yard located alongside Edinburgh Lothian Road station, the Caledonian Railway's first terminus in Edinburgh. The goods yard was to the south of the passenger station and, like the station, was approached from the south west.
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This was a terminus in Edinburgh. This was the Caledonian Railway's original terminus before being replaced with Edinburgh Princes Street which was just to the north.
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This was a major terminus in Edinburgh originally opened in 1870 and entirely rebuilt in 1893-94. After the reconstruction the main station building was a single storey (but very high). In its final form, it had seven platforms, a 850 foot glass bayed roof and the "Caledonian Hotel", built 1899-1903. There was much in common with the architectural style of Glasgow Central station. On the ...

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The painting titled 'The Caley Station,' of Princes Street in 1942 by Edwin G Lucas, is the flagship work in the exhibition now at the City Art Centre ...
John Yellowlees 27/10/2018
Tram 277, carrying 'Free trams on Hogmanay night' branding, heads east past the Royal Scottish Academy on 4th December 2017.
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Bill Roberton 04/12/2017
These corbels attached to the back of the Caledonian Hotel once supported the station's overall roof. Photographed incidental to my daily exercise ...
David Panton 25/04/2020
The Princes Street station arch, recently restored in Caledonian Railway colours on the advice of the National Railway Museum, as mentioned in new ...
John Yellowlees 13/01/2019
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Garnqueen to Greenhill Branch

Garnqueen South Junction to Greenhill Lower Junction.

The 1826 Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway was met here by the 1848 Caledonian Railway. The Caledonian used the M&K route to reach Garnqueen East Junction to the south, so a short portion of the main line was one of the earliest railways belonged to the North British. There were restrictions on the NB for their use of this section of their line to avoid the blocking of expresses by ...

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Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
A 20 with a loaded coal train heads south at Garnqueen South Junction in the 1980s. The works in the background is the Gartliston Fire Clay Works, a ...
Alastair McLellan //
Garnqueen South Junction looking south towards Coatbridge. This view was taken over a fence looking to the former junction site in 1987. The signalbox ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
A 1980s view of Garnqueen South signal box in its original location before re-erection at Bo'ness. A train is making an exit from the Bedlay branch, ...
Alastair McLellan //
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This is a double track junction where the former Caledonian Railway lines from Glasgow and the south meet and continue north to Stirling and beyond.
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Hayhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Cumbernauld-Springburn DMU at Garnqueen North Junction. Viewed from signalbox. Access by kind permission of British Rail. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Garnqueen North Junction box. Access by kind permission of British Rail. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Garnqueen North Junction Signal Box in 1980. I am reliably informed by Joe McLaughlin that the signalman is Eddie Berry (Joe was Eddie's relief). ...
Ian Millar //1980
The frame in Garnqueen North Junction signalbox. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
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This was a two platform station building just to the north east of Garnqueen North Junction where the line north divides for Glasgow and Coatbridge. To the immediate north was the Star Fireclay Works and the village is to the west of the station's site.
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Springburn-Cumbernauld DMU passing Garnqueen North Junction. Access by kind permission of British Rail. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Southbound postal at Garnqueen North Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Signalpost at Garnqueen North Junction. View faces north-east. Access by kind permission of British Rail. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Southbound freight at Garnqueen North Junction. The distant building on the left is the former offices of the Star Fireclay Works. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
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This level crossing is north east of Garnqueen North Junction and to the immediate north west of the village of Greenfoot. There was a signal box by the crossing and formerly quarry sidings.
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The Caledonian Railway signalbox at Greenfoot, seen in 1992.
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Bill Roberton //1992
Dumbarton Central to Cumbernauld passing over Greenfoot Level Crossing (3/3/17). ...
Alastair McLellan 03/03/2017
68 020 Reliance approaching Greenfoot Level Crossing with the morning empty coaching movement from Edinburgh Waverley to Motherwell Tmd (9/3/17). ...
Alastair McLellan 09/03/2017
A DMU heading for Cumbernauld passing Greenfoot Level Crossing in 1989. ...
Ewan Crawford //1989
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This signal box, north of Greenfoot Level Crossing, controlled access to the Gain Quarry. The box was located on the west side of the line opposite the trailing connection for the quarry siding. A railway cottage was directly to the west of the box. Tramways ran from the siding into the quarry itself.
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Glasgow Corporation acquired the Madgescroft estate around 1900 for refuse disposal (and other purposes).
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This box was south of Cumbernauld. On the south/east side of the line was Madgescroft Siding serving a sand pit and on the north/west side was Maryburgh Siding, a Glasgow Corporation Railway siding for a tip.
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Ex-LMS Pacific no 46233 'Duchess of Sutherland' with the PMR Tours Caledonian, roars past Madgiscroft near Cumbernauld on 6 October on its way ...
Ken Browne 06/10/2012
DRS class 66 no 66428 leading classmate 66425 past Madgiscroft near Cumbernauld on 6 October 2012 with Intermodal working 4M16. (Historically the ...
Ken Browne 06/10/2012
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This is a two platform station. It was opened to serve the southern part of Cumbernauld as the 'new town' extended south. ...

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318270 arriving at Greenfaulds station from Cumbernauld in pouring rain on 26th July 2017. ...
David Bosher 26/07/2017
318 252 pulls into Greenfaulds for the last (brief) leg of the journey to Cumbernauld. Greenfaulds is a community of Cumbernauld. ...
David Panton 19/05/2018
An Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street service calls at Greenfaulds on 22 June 2019. ...
David Panton 22/06/2019
Access point information signs at Greenfaulds. The choice of locations for directions seems pretty random, and it doesn't say in which direction the ...
David Panton 19/05/2018
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This is a two platform station with the main station building on the northbound platform. The original shelter on this platform was similar to that at Killin [2nd] reflecting the size of Cumbernauld before it became a 'New Town'. There was a small goods yard at the north end of the eastbound platform and, north of this, a loop off the line.
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A Dalmuir service snakes out of the reversing siding and into Cumbernauld station on 5 January 2019. Most passengers here though are more interested ...
David Panton 05/01/2019
The Class 314 farewell railtour arrives in the platform from the turnback siding at Cumbernauld on 18 December 2019 with 314202 now on the rear for ...
John McIntyre 18/12/2019
With the Class 314 railtour in the turnback siding, 385112 on a Queen St to Waverley service heads north from Cumbernauld on 18 December 2019. Weather ...
John McIntyre 18/12/2019
An Edinburgh to Glasgow service pulls into Cumbernauld on 5 January 2019. In my (necessarily) short experience of these service loadings seem rather ...
David Panton 05/01/2019
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This signal box was on the west side of the line. It was replaced in 1908. Following this there was a trailing siding on the southbound line and a trailing crossover just to its north. The box closed in 1931. ...

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Abronhill tunnel, a mile north of Cumbernauld. This tunnel was removed circa 2000. ...
Brian Forbes /04/2002
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This Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway curve never opened but the earthworks still partly remain.
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Looking west at the embankment and possible bridge pier on a projected spur from the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway to the Caledonian Railway near ...
Bill Roberton 27/10/2017
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This was the works of John G Stein and Co. Ltd. It was served by a siding from the Caledonian Railway which was on the south side of the line. The location was just north of where the Caledonian Railway passed under the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway on the approach to Greenhill Lower from the south.
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A view west of the largely derelict site of the Castlecary Fireclay Works, Greenhill, in 1988. Sidings from the Caledonian served the works from the ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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Seen from Greenhill Upper Junction box is a 37 hauling sand(?) west from Greenhill Lower Junction. This will shortly after pass under the E&GR. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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This was a double track junction immediately west of Greenhill Lower Junction. The 1886 Bonnybridge Canal Branch (Caledonian Railway) met the 1848 Greenhill branch of the Caledonian Railway. Going east the Bonnybridge line passed through the northern two platforms of Greenhill Lower station.
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Bonnybridge Canal Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Kingmoor Black 5s nos 45364+44901 at the head of a car train which has recently arrived at Bonnybridge Junction, circa late 50s/early 60s. The cars ...
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This was originally a two platform station. the platforms were on the Caledonian Railway's Greenhill Branch line from Garnqueen South Junction to Greenhill Lower Junction.
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Here the Caledonian Railway's Greenhill Branch line from Garnqueen South Junction to Greenhill Lower Junction met the Scottish Central Railway from Greenhill Upper Junction to Perth. Both lines remain open today.
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380105, on a Glasgow Edinburgh via Falkirk Grahamston service, seen passing Broomhill to the east of Greenhill Lower on 19th December 2018.
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Douglas McPherson 19/12/2018
Track Inspection Unit 96001 (a former class 121) passes Greenhill Lower Junction in 2002.
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Bill Roberton //2002
The 2J85 Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen St service approaching Greenhill Lower with 385035 and 385041. Taken during my daily permitted walk on 10th April ...
Douglas McPherson 10/04/2020
It is still possible (just) to get a shot from Greenhill lower. Caught through the new forest of metal and wires is 170 455 in this view looking west ...
Douglas McPherson 27/03/2017
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Gartsherrie South Junction to Gartsherrie East Junction

Passenger and goods line from Gartsherrie South Junction to Gartsherrie East Junction. This short connection, which crossed the now Caledonian owned older Garnkirk and Glasgow on the level, allowed running north and east to Greenhill from Coatbridge.

This junction was formed in 1848 when a short connecting line of the Caledonian Railway was put in between the 1843 Coatbridge Central branch of the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway at Gartsherrie South Junction and Gartsherrie NB Junction (to the north) on the 1826 Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.
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Whifflet Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)
Gartsherrie South box viewed from the rear with the main line beyond. ...
Bill Roberton //1993
McMullen Bros scrapyard alongside Gartsherrie South Junction in November 1977. The loco is John Fowler 0-4-0DM 4200025 of 1948, originally supplied to ...
Bill Roberton /11/1977
Former LMS brake coach, branded for Tartan Arrow / Security Coach / Raleigh Industries Ltd. Presumably at McMullen Bros, Gartsherrie, for scrap in ...
Bill Roberton /11/1977
Gartsherrie South Junction and the signal box with its distinct lean. The Coatbridge Freightliner Terminal is in the background. The junction has ...
Bill Roberton 31/08/1985
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This former junction was formed between the 1826 Monkland and Kirktintilloch Railway and a short connection made by the 1848 Caledonian Railway which ran south crossing the 1831 Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway on the level en route and meeting its 1843 branch to Coatbridge Central at Garnqueen South Junction.
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Carstairs to Dolphinton Junction

This is an island platform station on the western junction of the triangular junction at Carstairs. There is a modern station building on the platform which is approached by a footbridge over the Glasgow bound lines.
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Carstairs House Tramway
Colas 70804 stands at Carstairs with the Dalston - Grangemouth empty tanks on 3rd October 2017.
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Bill Roberton 03/10/2017
DRS 88003 speeds along the Down Main at Carstairs with the Daventry - Mossend Tesco train on 12 June. ...
Bill Roberton 12/06/2017
DRS 66431 nears Carstairs Station with a Mossend to Carlisle engineers train on 3rd October 2017.
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DRS 66429 photographed at the east end of Carstairs station with the Mossend - Tees Dock containers on the morning of 11 September 2009. The train is ...
John Furnevel 11/09/2009
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This shed was located to the north of the West-East chord of the Carstairs triangular junction. It was immediately north and east of Carstairs station. Approach was from west and east.
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Recently withdrawn steam locomotives in the yard at Carstairs in July 1966 include B1 4-6-0 61116, with Black 5 44956 standing behind. The B1 was cut ...
K A Gray /07/1966
Stored steam locmotives awaiting disposal in the sidings at Carstairs in July 1966. Nearest the camera is BR Standard class 5 4-6-0 73078, withdrawn ...
K A Gray /07/1966
Virgin Thunderbird rescue locomotive no 57305 John Tracy stands in readiness in the sidings on the north side of Carstairs station in ...
John Furnevel /03/2004
Black 5 44700 awaiting disposal in the sidings at Carstairs in the summer of 1966. The locomotive was officially withdrawn from 64D in July and cut up ...
K A Gray //1966
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The 1867 Dolphinton [CR] line started from a junction which allowed trains from Carstairs station to join the branch. A box opened with the junction. The Dolphinton branch severed the south to east 1848 curve (out of use from around 1860) and a replacement curve was built from Strawfrank Junction to Dolphinton Junction in 1872.
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An Edinburgh-bound Virgin Voyager between Carstairs South and East Junctions on 28 August 2010. Photograped from a Glasgow Central - North Berwick ...
David Panton 28/08/2010
An east coast service slowly joins the single track east to west curve at Carstairs East Junction (formerly Dolphinton Junction) in 2004. The view ...
Ewan Crawford 22/12/2004
DBS 66037 climbs to Cobbinshaw with 6E28 Dalzell - Tees Yard steel empties at 14.27 on 5 February. ...
Ken Browne 05/02/2011
The Dolphinton Branch (opened 1867) met the mainline of Caledonian Railway at Dolphinton Junction, Carstairs. This junction was also (from 1872) the ...
Ewan Crawford 22/12/2004
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