Bridgend [M and K]

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Bridgend [M and K] (1839-1851)

Opened on the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This station was located at Bridgend in the north west of present day Moodiesburn, which did not exist when the station was open. It was north of Chryston, by which name the goods station was known some time after 1900.

The signal box, a much later addition from 1895, was on the north side of a level crossing, on the east side. To the south of this crossing was the goods yard, on the east side and served from the south. This yard survived the passenger station.

The box closed in 1966, with the line.

To the north was Auchengeich Colliery, with a large number of sidings. This was served from Bridgend Junction, a little further to the north again.

To the south the line originally passed through a tunnel which was later opened out.


Tags

Station goods

External links

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