Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

This line is open to Passenger traffic and some goods traffic. The line is also known as the Hamilton Circle.



The original line ran from Newton to Hamilton West. An extension was built to Ferniegair and Motherwell and Hamilton renamed Hamilton West.



The line is promoted and supported by the Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership .






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was the junction between the former Clydesdale Junction Railway and the Glasgow Central Railway to the immediate west of Newton station. To the immediate west of the junction the former Clydesdale Junction Railway and Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway part and run a short distance west before diverging. ...

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This is a two platform station.
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A pair of Class 318s leave Newton heading to Motherwell via Hamilton on the afternoon of 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
A Larkhall to Dalmuir service at Newton on 8 September 2018. The long-disused signal box seems destined to lower over the western end of the station ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
Passing trains at Newton on 10 January 2019. On the left is 320310 heading west via Rutherglen. On the right are 318269 and 318255 heading towards ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
Comin' at ya. A westbound service pulls out of Newton on 16th December 2017. 318s
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David Panton 23/12/2017

This junction is immediately east of Newton station. Here the Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway) separates from the Clydesdale Junction Railway and heads south east to Hamilton.
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A Motherwell to Milngavie service approaches Newton station on Saturday 19 May. I hope I can be forgiven for getting an insulator slightly in the way ...
David Panton 19/05/2018

This is a two platform station. It was opened on the Hamilton branch of the Caledonian Railway. There is a station building on the Glasgow bound platform and a car park.
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A Larkhall service at Blantyre on 8 September 2018. ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
A Milngavie service enters Blantyre on 8 September 2018. Meanwhile a customer on the platform tries out a new hairstyle. ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
An early afternoon service to Larkhall, formed by unit 334026, calls at Blantyre platform 2 on 18 August 2006. At this time both the station and the ...
John Furnevel 18/08/2006
318 262 calls at Blantyre on 26 March with a service for Larkhall.
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David Panton 26/03/2011


Looking south to Hamilton as Black V passes with goods. NB line to Hamilton tunnelled under this yard. ...
John Robin 02/07/1963



The Royal Scotsman stock arrived here at the E. G. Steele works on the 10th of March 2019. Don't know if there were repairs to be done or if it's to ...
Bill Roberton /05/1993
Earnock Sidings looking south from a passing train. A workshop exists here for wagon maintenance. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Looking south at the Earnock Sidings, Hamilton. ...
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This is a two platform station.
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A 6 car 318 EMU on a Cumbernauld - Dalmuir service leaves platform 1 on a sunny January morning. ...
Colin McDonald 27/01/2017
334013 on a Dalmuir - Larkhall service draws in to platform 2 on a cold but sunny January morning ...
Colin McDonald 27/01/2017
A Larkhall - Dalmuir train boarding at Hamilton West in August 2006. SPT liveried EMU 318260. ...
John Furnevel 01/08/2006
Scene at Hamilton West on 8 March 2008 with Milngavie bound 318 266 passing 334 015 destined for Motherwell. ...
David Panton 08/03/2008