Cadder West Signal Box

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Cadder West Signal Box (1901-1956)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.


This signal box was at the west (Glasgow) end of Cadder Yard. The box was on the south side of the main running lines, the westbound (down) yard departure/headshunt lines being to the south of the box.

On the north side of the line was the approach to Bishopbriggs Oil Depot and the eastbound (up) slow line. To the north of this was the older alignment of the Cadder Colliery lines which ran north west to approach the Forth and Clyde Canal. Further north again was the west hump of the eastbound (up) yard.

The box opened with the yard in 1901. It closed in 1956, taken over by the east box.

Prior to the opening of the yard the private Cadder colliery line crossed over the main line to the west of the box on its approach to Cadder Coal Pit No 16 to the south east.


Junction signal box


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