Addiewell

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Addiewell (1882-)

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 1869 Addiewell Chemical Works, (an 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.

12/10/2018

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