Carron Iron Works



Dates

26/12/1760Carron Iron Works
Carron Iron Works opens. Managed by Dr Roebuck. Shareholders in the Carron Company were; Dr Roebuck, Thomas Roebuck, Ebenezer Roebuck, William Cadell Senior and Junior of Cockenzie (who owned pits at Tranent), John Cadell and Samuel Garbett. The works may even have been in blast in January.
  /  /1768Elgin Waggonway
Opened from Berrylaw to Limekilns Harbour with wooden rails by the 5th Earl of Elgin (or William Cadell, sources disagree). The line carried coal and iron ore for the Carron Iron Works.
  /  /1779Tranent Waggonway
Taken over by John Cadell of the Carron Iron Works.
  /  /1810Carron Iron Works
Tramway to Bainsford Basin on the Forth and Clyde Canal opened, replacing an earlier navigable cut.
  /  /1819Falkirk Iron Works
Set up by former Carron Iron Works employees. Many foundries followed shortly in the immediate area. Pig-iron from Middlesbrough was used and these works were a cheaper option than the existing practice of sending pig-iron to Glasgow by the canal for manufacturing and then return by the canal.
  /  /1840Nethercroy Colliery
In operation above Auchinstarry on Croy Hill, later operated by the Carron Iron Works and they built a railway round the east side of the Croy hill to the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
  /  /1858Carron Iron Works
Railway connection opened from Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway.
  /  /1860Carron Iron Works
Tramway to Bainsford Basin on the Forth and Clyde Canal abandoned after railway opened from Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway.
  /  /1870Blairhall Colliery
Opened by the Carron Iron Works for blackband ironstone.
  /  /1880Blairhall Colliery
Sold by the Carron Iron Works to the Lochgelly Iron Company.
  /  /1904Shieldhill Colliery
New coke ovens built at this Carron Iron Works owned pit.
21/10/1905Falkirk and District Tramways Company
Circular 6.5 mile tramway opened from Falkirk to Camelon to Larbert to Carron Iron Works to Falkirk.
  /  /1907Gardrum Pit
Opened by the Carron Iron Works.
  /  /1908Bainsford Branch (Caledonian Railway) Bainsford Branch (North British Railway)
By-pass line from Swing Bridge Junction to Fouldubs Junction opened, the western half was owned by the North British Railway (part of the former line to the Carron Iron Works) and the eastern by the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1913Carronhall Colliery
Private line from Carron Iron Works north and to the east to Pit 5 and William Pit extended to Letham Colliery.
  /12/1936Carnock Coke Ovens Bannockburn Colliery Pirnhall Mine
Bought by the Carron Iron Works from the Alloa Coal Company.