Bangour Junction

Looking east at the site of Bangour Junction in August 2007. The overbridge which now carries the A899 over the railway is the location of a signalbox associated with the branch which diverged in a north westerly direction immediately to the east of the overbridge, before it looped back on itself then once again reversed at the village of Dechmont before following a westerly route to it's terminus. A short lived private line, it existed to serve the hospital of the same name. The scrubland to the left contained a set of sidings associated with the branch, and a sizeable headshunt existed extending almost to the overbridge at Nettlehill. Most of the remains of the Bangour branch were obliterated with the A899 and M8 construction in this area.

Location: Bangour Junction

Company: Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway

Photographer: James Young

Make contact: James Young

Date: 01/08/2007

Image number: 23824

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