Coltness Iron Works Railway

Introduction

The Coltness Iron Works had a substantial private railway network serving various company owned mines and tips. It extended from Branchal, in the north, to Overtown, in the south.



Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Stirling Road Junction to Coltness Iron Works

This junction is closed. It was formed between the Wishaw and Coltness Railway and the line to the Coltness Iron Works. Serving this works was one of the main reasons for the building the Wishaw and Coltness Railway.
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Looking east at the site of the former Stirling Road station. ...
Ewan Crawford //
New line laid in at Stirling Road for Watsonhead. Line to Costain in background. The new line occupies the former route east to Morningside. ...
Ewan Crawford //
The (then) new sidings for opencast coal being laid in at Stirling Road in 2000. The branch to Costain runs round to the left. Both are now closed. ...
Ewan Crawford //2000
View north east from the A73 road bridge south of Newmains in May 1971 as a Clayton brings a lengthy freight out of the Costain cement works to join ...
John Furnevel 03/05/1971

This cement works was associated with the Coltness Iron Works. A secondary material for the production of concrete is slag. The cement works was in the southern part of the iron works site.
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Established by Henry Houldsworth (1770-1853) in 1839.
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