Broxburn Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Broxburn Junction (1870-1968)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
Opened on the Broxburn Railway.

Description

This junction on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway was for the Broxburn Oil Works branch, the Broxburn Railway. The branch also served the Albyn Oil Works. The branch was approached from the north.

At the junction was a small goods yard on the east side of the main line. This predated the branch. See Broxburn [1st].

The branch was single track. It had an exchange yard on the west side of the line with dead end sidings approached from north, loops on branch and a looped siding on west side of the main line.

The signal box was between main line and the looped siding, yard and branch.

The oil works branch closed in 1968 and the box closed shortly afterwards.

Tags

Junction goods sidings


Dates

  /  /1870Broxburn Railway
Approximate year of opening from Broxburn Junction.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Central Glasgow 1893: Lanarkshire Sheet 6.10a (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lanarkshire)

Edinburgh ( Western New Town) 1877: Edinburgh Large Scale Sheet 34 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Yard to the Mile)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Guidebook (Auld Kirk Museum Publications)
Edinburgh To Inverkeithing.: including The Port Edgar, North Queensferry And Rosyth Dockyard Branches. (Scottish Main Lines.)

Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh Waverley Station Through Time
Edinburgh's Transport: The Early Years v. 1
Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Haymarket Motive Power Depot Edinburgh: A History of the Depot, Its Work and Locomotives, 1842-2010

Landranger (66) Edinburgh, Penicuik & North Berwick (OS Landranger Map)

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

On Either Side, 1939: The Train between London King's Cross & Edinburgh Waverley, Fort William, Inverness & Aberdeen (Old House)

Rails Around Glasgow

The Next Stop: Inverness to Edinburgh, station by station

This Magnificent Line (the story of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian