Bothwell Junction (1878-1955)
Opened on the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway.
This was the junction between the lines to Shettleston (running north west) and Coatbridge Central [NB] (running north east) with the line continuing south to Hamilton [NB] and Blantyre Pits.
The signal box here was called Bothwell (West) Junction to distinguish it from the Bothwell Park Junction.
To the north of the junction were a number of dead end sidings, approached from the junction, on the east side of the Shettleston line. To the south were further dead end sidings approached from the junction located on the west side of the line. Reversal from the southern sidings gave access to Bothwell Gas Works.
The line to Coatbridge was out of use by 1954, closed in 1955. The remaining line closed to passengers at the same time. Following this the signal box was operated as required by a travelling signalman. Complete closure was in 1961.
Bothwell [North British]
Bothwell Park Halt
Other railway and industry locations
Bothwell Castle Colliery Pits Nos 1 and 2
Bothwell and Uddingston Gas Works
Bothwell Park Signal Box
Hamilton Palace Junction
Bothwell Park Brick Works
Bothwell Park Quarry
Uddingston Cement Depot
Bothwell Park Colliery Pits No 1 and 2
Bothwell Park Colliery Signal Box
Viewpark Colliery Signal Box
David Livingstone Centre
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|