Camelon Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Camelon Junction (1888-1936)

Opened on the Rough Castle Branch (Caledonian Railway).
Opened on the Scottish Central Railway.

Description

This junction was for the Rough Castle Branch (Caledonian Railway). The junction was on the west side of the Forth and Clyde Canal from Carmuirs West Junction.

The branch was a single track line. It left the double track main line to run east to several works including the Camelon Iron Works. The signal box (1887) opened on the south side of the line. The railway was in a cutting here and the box was at the top of the bank on the south side, probably for a clear view as a small aqueduct crossed the line at the junction. The box was to the west of the aqueduct (and road bridge which is alongside).

The connection was taken out in 1936 and the box closed. There was another connection to the works lines from Roughcastle Junction. The works sidings remained open until about 1970.

Tags

Junction

External links

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

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)