Opened in 1905 by William Baird and Company to supply coking coal for the Gartsherrie Iron Works.
The colliery was served by a branch, Bedlay Colliery (William Baird and Company), from the former Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.
A previous colliery occupied the same area. This was served by a tramroad from the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.
The colliery later provided coal for the Ravenscraig Steel Works for which it was modernised.
Colliery closed, mothballed, in 1981. Formally closed 1982.
Bridgend [M and K]
Gartsherrie [M and K]
Coatbridge Central [NB]
Bedlay Colliery Siding
Gain Signal Box
Drumcavel Rock Sand Works
Star Fireclay Works
Glenboig Firebrick Works
Avenuehead Iron Pit
Garnqueen North Junction
Greenfoot Level Crossing
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /1905||Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway|
Branch to Bedlay Colliery opened - although a tramway occupied most of the route previously.
|/ /1905||William Baird & Co|
Bedlay Colliery sunk with three shafts and a railway connection, Bedlay Colliery (William Baird & Co).
|11/12/1981||Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway|
Bedlay Colliery closed, along with railway to the colliery - the Bedlay Colliery (William Baird & Co) line and the M&K from by Bedlay south to Garnqueen South Junction closed.