Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)




Dates

30/12/1878Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Mossend branch opened for goods from Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction and a curve from Mossend Junction to Holytown Junction. This allowed trains from the Shotts route to approach Glasgow Central rather than Buchanan Street.
01/05/1879Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Mossend branch opened for passengers from Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction

This junction is east of Uddingston station. It is the junction between the Glasgow to Motherwell direct line (the 1849 Clydesdale Junction Railway) and line to Bellshill (1878 Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)).
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Looking west over Uddingston Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Looking east at Uddingston Junction. ...
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Double headed Class 20s, with 20123 leading, passing Uddingston Junction in the 1970s with iron ore empties from Ravenscraig Steel Works heading for ...
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View north west, from the trackbed of the former Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge line, across Uddingston Junction at the point where the ...
Colin McDonald 24/02/2017


This is a two platform station. The station is elevated above street level and has a footbridge.
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A Glasgow Central to Edinburgh stopping service calls at Bellshill on 2
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David Panton 02/09/2017
A Glasgow Central service calls at Bellshill on 25 August 2018. Unusually, there seems to be more custom on the Edinburgh-bound platform. ...
David Panton 25/08/2018
318 254 westbound from Bellshill on 9 June 2009. ...
John Steven 09/06/2009
A train for Lanark about to pick up a solitary passenger at Bellshill on 13 February 2006. ...
John Furnevel 13/02/2006

This is the western of the Mossend junctions where the Glasgow to Edinburgh via Shotts line is met with a curve allowing a train from the Glasgow and Bellshill direction to take to the line south to Motherwell.
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This is a three way junction south east of the Mossend Marshalling Yard on the Glasgow Central - Shotts - Edinburgh Waverley route.
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Freightliner heading east and about to turn south at Mossend East Junction. ...
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Approaching Mossend East Junction from the east. ...
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Freightliner-hauled container train passing Mossend East Junction in 2002. ...
Ewan Crawford //2002
Freight at Mossend East Junction in 2002. ...
Ewan Crawford //2002




Mossend West Junction to Mossend No 1 Junction

This is the western of the Mossend junctions where the Glasgow to Edinburgh via Shotts line is met with a curve allowing a train from the Glasgow and Bellshill direction to take to the line south to Motherwell.
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This junction was south of the western platforms of Mossend station on the Mossend West Junction to Mossend No 1 Junction curve. The junction opened in 1902 when a new line opened south to Milnwood Junction, effectively quadrupling the line from Jerviston Junction (to the south) through Milnwood Junction to the south end of Mossend Marshalling Yard at [[Mossend No 1 ...

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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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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

This junction is just north of the former Mossend station and just south of Mossend Marshalling Yard.
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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




Fullwood Junction to Milnwood Junction

This is a three way junction south east of the Mossend Marshalling Yard on the Glasgow Central - Shotts - Edinburgh Waverley route.
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Freightliner heading east and about to turn south at Mossend East Junction. ...
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Approaching Mossend East Junction from the east. ...
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Freightliner-hauled container train passing Mossend East Junction in 2002. ...
Ewan Crawford //2002
Freight at Mossend East Junction in 2002. ...
Ewan Crawford //2002

At Milnwood Junction, just south of the former Holytown [1st] and south of the former Mossend station and Mossend Marshalling Yard, lines from Bellshill, Mossend and Holytown meet. To the south was Jerviston Junction and the lines to Clydesdale Steel Works.
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Looking south at Mossend South Junction. The former Clydesdale Steelworks are on the left. ...
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View over Milnwood / Mossend South Junction with lines diverging to Holytown, Coatbridge Central and Bellshill. In the background is British Steel ...
Bill Roberton 01/05/1991
Aerial view of the junctions to the south of Mossend Yard looking west. Note the Freightliner on the north to east curve. ...
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