Addiewell

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Addiewell (1882-)

Station code: ADW National Rail ScotRail
Where: West Lothian, Scotland
Opened on the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway).
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts.

Description

This is a two platform station. It has a small car park on the north side.

It was built to serve Young's Paraffin Light and Mineral Oil Company's 1865 Addiewell Chemical Works, (a shale oil works) and Addiewell, a model (ie ideal) village built for the oil works, which was to the north (modern day Addiewell is to the north west).

The main station building was on the eastbound platform.

About a mile to the west was Woodmuir Junction.

Just to the east of the station, on the north side of the line and accessed from the east, was the exchange sidings for the oil works, controlled by Addiewell Oil Works Signal Box which was burned down in 1936.

Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map

Facilities

Gaelic name: Tobar Adaidh




Dates

  /  /1867Caledonian Railway
A new Haywood (opened 1860) to Addiewell line authorised. (Not built.)
  /  /1869Caledonian Railway
Proposed Haywood to Addiewell line abandoned. (Addiewell reached by the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway) in 1869).
01/07/1882Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway).
Addiewell station opened.

Books


Vanished Railways of West Lothian