Location type


Name and dates

Arbuckle (1841-1862)

Opened on the Slamannan Railway.


This station was located at the junction between the Slamannan Railway and the Arden or Arbuckle branch of the Ballochney Railway. It was just east of the junction on the Slamannan. There appears to have been a platform on the south side of the line.

To the immediate west was Arbuckle Junction which had loops on both routes.

The station opening date may have been 1848.

The station closed in 1862 and was replaced with by Whiterigg station, to the west.

A signal box opened here in 1888 on the north side of the line controlling remaining sidings and the end of a double track section from Whiterigg, to the west. It closed in 1931, a year after the line closed to passengers.

The line to Arden was closed by 1900.

Stanrigg Pit Disaster was to occur in 1918. This mine was located just to the east of Arbuckle.

The line east beyond a pit at Arden closed in 1949 and that west closed in 1956.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

31/08/1840Slamannan Railway Ballochney Railway Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Passenger service from Edinburgh to Glasgow introduced by the Slamannan Railway. A trackboat along the Union Canal from Edinburgh to Causewayend Basin was followed by a train from Causewayend [SR] to Arbuckle along the Slamannan Railway. Running powers were then used from Arbuckle to Kipps via the Ballochney Railway, from Kipps to Gartsherrie [GGR] via the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway and Gartsherrie to Glasgow Townhead over the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway. (Alternative date 05 August.)
  /  /1841Slamannan Railway
Arbuckle opened.
  /  /1862Slamannan Railway
Longriggend, Blackston Junction opened. Arbuckle closed.


Vanished Railways of West Lothian