Hayhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

This curve was opened by the Caledonian Railway as prior to its opening trains from Glasgow to Stirling had to reverse in Coatbridge.



Dates

  /  /1846Hayhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised. (Not built at this time.)
  /  /1854Hayhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised. (Not built at this time.)
01/02/1866Hayhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Opened to goods.
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 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.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This is the junction between the line west to Glasgow via Stepps and east to Cumbernauld (to the north east) and Coatbridge Central (to the south east). The Cumbernauld route is double track, Coatbridge Central route single track.
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Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Gartcosh Steelworks (British Steel Corporation)
Gartcosh Junction and box in a view to the east. The Hayhill branch to Garnqueen North Junction curves off to the left and ahead is the route to ...
Bill Roberton 31/08/1985
The sun sets on Gartcosh Junction signalbox in 1999, not long before its final closure. ...
Ewan Crawford //1999
Rear view from a Cumbernauld-Springburn DMU passing Gartcosh Junction. Signalbox now demolished. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Gartosh Junction and Gartcosh steelworks. I was an employee of BSC at the time. Access by kind permission of British Steel Corporation. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
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This signal box was on the north side of the line opposite the Hayhill Brickworks (or Garnqueen Fire Clay Works). The box opened in 1894, the year before the works. The sidings were on the south side making a trailing connection approached from the west. There was a weigh bridge at the yard throat. The box was east of the point of connection of the sidings.
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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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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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