Location type


Name and dates

Bowhouse (1840-1930)

Opened on the Slamannan Railway.


This was a single platform station with three sidings. The platform was on the east side and built in timber. There was a stone built loading bank. The goods shed was in the yard, but not rail served.

The original station was slightly different, with a passing loop on a corner and siding on the east side. With enlargements to the station the nearby road to the west was realigned.

To the north was Bowhouse Junction, junction for the Bowhouse Branch.

A signal box, for the station and junction, opened in 1892 and lasted until it was replaced with a ground frame in 1926.

The A801 has been realigned to cut through to the south of the former station on the level. The stone loading bank remains and the mound of the timber platform.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

05/08/1840Slamannan Railway
Ballochney Junction to Causewayend [SR] opened. Slamannan, Avonbridge, Bowhouse, Causewayend [SR] opened.
  /  /1868Roughrigg and Gateside Collieries Branch (North British Railway)
Approximate year of opening to Roughrigg Colliery from Bowhouse.
01/05/1930Monkland and Kirkintilloch RailwayBallochney Railway Slamannan Railway Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Coatbridge (Greenside Junction) (excluded) to Manuel Low Level (excluded) closed to passengers. Commonhead, Rawyards, Airdrie Hallcraig Street, Whiterigg stations on the Ballochney Railway closed. Longriggend, Slamannan, Avonbridge, Blackston Junction, Bowhouse, Causewayend [MR] [2nd] closed.
  /  /1960Slamannan Railway
Blackston Junction (excluded) to Bowhouse (excluded) closed to freight
06/07/1964Slamannan Railway Slamannan Junction Railway
Closed from Bowhouse to Causewayend Junction to Manuel Brick Works (excluded).


Vanished Railways of West Lothian