Mossend Marshalling Yard (Caledonian Railway)



Dates

  /  /1897Mossend Marshalling Yard (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to purchase land for the marshalling yard.
  /  /1907Mossend Marshalling Yard (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to purchase further land at the north end of the existing yard.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Marshalling Yard

This tunnel was in the Carnbroe Estate and was opened out in 1855. It was on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway between, using modern references, the M8 (to the north) and Mossend Marshalling Yard (to the south). The tunnel may have been twin bore.
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Wishaw and Coltness Railway


This once large yard spans both sides of the railway at Mossend. Today the yard consists of loops on either side of the line with freight depots on the west side and a fenced Euroterminal depot on the east side.
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Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Network Rail Brush Type 2 31602 seen at Mossend on 28th June 2011. The loco has since been retired from main line duties but in its sixtieth year ...
Jim Prentice 28/06/2011
A 27 languishes at Mossend awaiting disposal. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Coal yard at Mossend. View looks north. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
SPT liveried 314209 passing through Mossend Yard in July 1996 heading for Motherwell. ...
John Furnevel 01/07/1996
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Holytown [1st] station closed when this station, just to the north, opened with two platforms on the line south and east and a further two platforms on the west to north curve of the Mossend junctions.
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Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Iron ore from Hunterston Terminal to Ravenscraig Steelworks is hauled out of Mossend Yard by 37099, 37010 and 37210 on 7 June 1990. ...
Bill Roberton 07/06/1990
A class 37 brings a freight into the south end of Mossend yard in the summer of 1996. ...
John Furnevel 01/07/1996
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68006, on the empty coaching stock movement from Edinburgh to Motherwell, passing through Mossend Yard on 6th March 2019. It is very difficult to get ...
Alastair McLellan 06/03/2019
A 156 heads south through Mossend Yard in 2001. ...
Ewan Crawford //2001
2 of 2 images.





Iron and steel works

This once large yard spans both sides of the railway at Mossend. Today the yard consists of loops on either side of the line with freight depots on the west side and a fenced Euroterminal depot on the east side.
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Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Network Rail Brush Type 2 31602 seen at Mossend on 28th June 2011. The loco has since been retired from main line duties but in its sixtieth year ...
Jim Prentice 28/06/2011
A 27 languishes at Mossend awaiting disposal. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Coal yard at Mossend. View looks north. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
SPT liveried 314209 passing through Mossend Yard in July 1996 heading for Motherwell. ...
John Furnevel 01/07/1996
4 of 12 images. more


This works was located on the west side of the Wishaw and Coltness Railway and north of the A775. It was initially a malleable iron works. This was the first malleable iron works in Scotland to use Henry Cort's puddling process.
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