Castlehill Branch (North British Railway)

Introduction

This single track mineral line is closed. It ran south from the former Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway to the north west of Carluke where it was planned to serve the Castlehill Iron Works. Unfornuately the iron works closed in 1884 and the line was completed in 1886. The branch served several coal mines untl closure in 1949.



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was the junction between the Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway and the later Castlehill Branch (North British Railway). There was a loop on the original line and a single line led off to the south west for the branch.
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This iron works was north west of Carluke and the Caledonian Railway's Carluke station. It was served by both a branch from the Caledonian Railway (opened 1869 closed 1949), Castlehill Branch (North British Railway) branch (opened 1886 closed 1949) from Castlehill Branch Junction on the former Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway and the work's own railway network ...

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