Rail was not seen as the future at the time New Towns were planned
and as a result their stations are not always conveniently placed. 
Cumbernauld station, seen here in August 2010, is on the south-eastern edge of the sprawling town and that taxi rank and bus stop are essential. It was (and is) 2 miles from the original Cumbernauld village - so it^s perhaps surprising that it ever had a station in the first place.

David Panton [14/08/2010]

Grangemouth shed^s BR standard class 5 4-6-0 no 73007 and guards van, photographed near Cumbernauld on 3 August 1965.
G W Robin [03/08/1965]

Original gradient chart showing from Motherwell to Greenhill Junction
Colin Harkins [//1998]
All photographs of Cumbernauld