Balbardie Steel Works

Location type

Works


Name and dates

Balbardie Steel Works (1907-2009)

Served by the Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway).


Description

This foundry was operated by the North British Steel Foundry Ltd, associated with the Menzies family. It was opened in 1907 and made track components for the railway industry.

There was rail access from the north with a connection from the east end of Bathgate Upper station at Bathgate Central Junction. The sidings ran west then south west from the junction. To the west was Polkemmet Junction and the east a mineral line.

Ultimately this was a works of Balfour Beatty. The works was relocated to South Queensferry and, as of 2018, is now owned by Progress Rail .

The Bathgate site has been cleared and is now a shopping centre and car park.

12/10/2018

Tags

Foundry

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
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