Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

This line provides a Motherwell bypass for freight (particularly from and to the Mossend Marshalling Yard and non-stop passenger services. The line is also used by recently introduced service to and from Lanark.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Looking east to Holytown Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987

This was an integrated steel works in the east of Motherwell. ...

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View north of the double track slag processing road viaduct over the South Calder Water. It was demolished not long afterwards. ...
Ewan Crawford 29/03/2004
A shot from 7 March 1992 with the works still in production. Coke ovens can be seen to the left and the BOS plant to the right. ...
Bill Roberton 07/03/1992
Class 37 hauled limestone train at the Ravenscraig Steelworks. ...
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After limestone trains were delivered to the works by British Rail, they were drawn to this reversing spur in the south east of the works before ...
Bill Roberton //1992


This is a two platform station. It was opened on the Wishaw Deviation Line to suppliment the existing Wishaw [1st] station which became Wishaw South. ...

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A Lanark to Glasgow Central service approaches Wishaw on 25 October 2018. Note the colour-coded car stop sign, seen only at a few stations. ...
David Panton 25/10/2018
A Glasgow Central to Lanark service pulls into Wishaw on 25 October 2018. This station, on a line of its own, also has an unhurried link to Edinburgh. ...
David Panton 25/10/2018
Wishaw station buildings, photographed on 21st August 2018.
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Alastair McLellan 21/08/2018
Wishaw (Central) looking towards Ravenscraig. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988


This was a two platform station. It was north of Overtown [1st] which it replaced (both were open briefly, thus the suffix 'Waterloo' for this station which was located closer to Waterloo than Overtown.
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This was a four platform station which opened with the Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway).
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DRS 88007 nears Law Junction with the Daventry - Mossend Tesco train. ...
Bill Roberton 25/09/2018
A TransPennine Class 350 speeds away from Law Junction on a Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport service on 25th September 2018. ...
Bill Roberton 25/09/2018
Southbound Voyager at Law Junction in March 2006. ...
John Furnevel 10/03/2006
View south from Station Road bridge, Law, Lanarkshire, on 23 September 2013. The 1200 Glasgow Central - London Euston Pendolino speeds south past the ...
John Furnevel 23/09/2013