Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway

Introduction

This railway is open. The line runs from Polmont to Carmuirs. The line was also known as the Polmont Junction Railway.






Dates

  /  /1846[Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway]
Act receives Royal assent
  /  /1846[Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway]
[Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway]
Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway absorbed by Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
  /  /1850[Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway]
Opened
  /  /1851[Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway]
Under construction, also known as the Polmont Junction Railway. Roman remains found at Carmuirs.
  /  /1899[Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway]
Swing bridge over the canal in Falkirk replaced
  /09/1994[Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway]
Camelon station opened

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Polmont to Larbert

A Waverley bound 158 joins the E&G main line at Polmont Junction on 7 August. ...
John Furnevel 07/08/2007
An Edinburgh - Dunblane 158 service, having just left the Edinburgh and Glasgow main line at Polmont Junction (at the bridge in the left background) ...
John Furnevel 07/08/2007
An eastbound empty stock movement runs through Polmont Junction on 23 April 2010. The area on the left was once occupied by the shed and sidings of ...
John Furnevel 23/04/2010
The daily Edinburgh - Alloa direct service leaves the EGML at Polmont Junction on 2 September. Note the floodlights that have recently been installed ...
David Panton 02/09/2009

This shed was west of Polmont station and Polmont Junction to the south side of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. The shed was approached from both east and west. The site was bounded to the south by the Union Canal.
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Name painted on the splasher of Robinson D11 4-4-0 no 62682, photographed in 1959 during the period the locomotive was 'stored' in the sidings ...
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 15/08/1959
Locomotives 'stored' at Polmont in 1959 included C16 4-4-2T no 67492 and J72 0-6-0T no 69014. Both were ex-64A, with 67492 'officially withdrawn' the ...
K A Gray 27/07/1959
J37 0-6-0 no 64537 standing in the shed yard at Polmont on 15 August 1959. ...
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 15/08/1959
Holden J69 0-6-0T no 68524 'stored' in the sidings alongside Polmont shed in the summer of 1959. 68524 is recorded as being withdrawn from here in ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 27/07/1959

Also known as Grangemouth Branch Junction.
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66433 powers uphill to Grangemouth Junction, looking west, in August 2018. This was a grabshot I almost missed as the train came on far more quickly ...
Mark Poustie 04/08/2018
Hold up. Scene at Grangemouth Junction, looking east on 25 July 2011, with 66147 brought to a halt at signals awaiting entry to the Grangemouth ...
John Furnevel 25/07/2011
Looking east to Grangemouth Junction signalbox on 20 March 1992. The structure which replaced it was decommissioned in December 2017.
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Bill Roberton 20/03/1992
The 14.04 Edinburgh Waverley - Dunblane DMU approaches Falkirk Grahamston on 25 July 2011. The train is about to pass DBS 66147, held at signals as it ...
John Furnevel 25/07/2011

This station is served by local trains unlike Falkirk High, to the south, on the Edinburgh and Glasgow main line.
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385124 after arrival with a terminating service from Glasgow Queen Street. In the background the feather indicates the unit will take the Grangemouth ...
Bill Roberton 05/03/2019
Class 385s have been the more usual fare on Edinburgh - Cumbernauld - Glasgow services but here on 14 March 2019 a 380 takes a turn. Suddenly they ...
David Panton 14/03/2019
365509 draws away from Falkirk Grahamston with a Dunblane - Edinburgh service. ...
Bill Roberton 05/03/2019
Dunblane (right) and Edinburgh trains pass at Grahamston on 14 March 2019. From December 2018 daytime departures here leapt from a long-standing 5 an ...
David Panton 14/03/2019




An island platform station east of the present Camelon station. The lines still part for the removed platform. A bricked up archway can be found below the bridges to the west of the station. The station building was more Caledonian Railway than North British Railway in style with a timber building with canopies on the sides.
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This is a minimal modern two platform station. It is on the west side of the Stirling Road. On the east side the two lines part, having formerly passed round either side of an island platform (the former Falkirk Camelon station).
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An Edinburgh to Dunblane train calls at Camelon in the last months (surely) of diesel services in the area. 25th October 2018. ...
David Panton 25/10/2018
Looking east at Falkirk Camelon station. ...
Ewan Crawford //
A Dunblane to Edinburgh service calls at Camelon on 16 November 2017. The OHLE
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David Panton 16/11/2017
An Edinburgh to Dunblane service pulls into Camelon on 7 June. It has first class accommodation, so I'm guessing it's been released from EGML services ...
David Panton 07/06/2018

66249, with loaded coal train, passing east at Carmuirs East Junction in 2000. ...
Ewan Crawford //2000
The refurbished signal box at Carmuirs East Junction in January 2016. ...
Ross Wilson 13/01/2016
Carmuirs East Junction box looking east. ...
Ewan Crawford //
The lever frame in Carmuirs East signal box in 1990. Makes an interesting comparison with the configuration today [see image 53931]. Access by kind ...
Ewan Crawford //1990

At this junction the lines from Greenhill Lower Junction (for Glasgow Queen Street High Level and the south) and Falkirk Grahamston (for Edinburgh Waverley and the south) meet to run north to Larbert, Stirling and Perth. All lines are double track.
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View north from The Boardwalk car park alongside Millenium Wheel Drive on 15 June 2004. In the background an SPT liveried 170 DMU is passing through ...
John Furnevel 15/06/2004
With the location almost unrecognisable, this is 158867 coming round the curve from Edinburgh to meet the Glasgow line at Larbert Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford 08/10/2017
Approaching Larbert Junction from the north on 20 May 2015 is DBS 66067 with a return empty working from Longannet power station to Hunterston coal ...
John Furnevel 20/05/2015
Eastbound DMU heads south from Larbert to Larbert Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988




Carmuirs West Junction to Carmuirs East Junction

This curve was a later addition which provided a new route through Falkirk for Edinburgh-Glasgow and local services.

Carmuirs West Junction box viewed from the east. ...
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66201 heads west past Carmuirs West box on 25 May with coal empties. ...
Bill Roberton 25/05/2007
EWS 66107 about to pass Carmuirs West box with a Hunterston - Longannet coal train in June 2004. The train is on the steep climb north after passing ...
John Furnevel 15/06/2004
A Glasgow - Aberdeen train about to pass under the Forth and Clyde Canal on the approach to Carmuirs West Junction in 1990. ...
Ewan Crawford //1990

66249, with loaded coal train, passing east at Carmuirs East Junction in 2000. ...
Ewan Crawford //2000
The refurbished signal box at Carmuirs East Junction in January 2016. ...
Ross Wilson 13/01/2016
Carmuirs East Junction box looking east. ...
Ewan Crawford //
The lever frame in Carmuirs East signal box in 1990. Makes an interesting comparison with the configuration today [see image 53931]. Access by kind ...
Ewan Crawford //1990