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Carluke (1848-)

Station code: CLU National Rail ScotRail
Where: South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Caledonian Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Lanark.


This is a two platform station station with two excellent survivors; a fine goods shed (no longer in railway use) and a distinctive station building. It is in the west of Carluke.

Although the original station was somewhat smaller, it had roughly the same layout with a goods yard on the east side, approached from the south. This had served a small sawmill by turnplates. the main station building was on the northbound platform.

The signal box (1868) was on the east side of the railway south of the station at the point of divergence of the goods yard sidings and a brick works siding (later the Milton Tile Works) which ran south and a little west from the main line.

Station buildings, longer platforms and an enlarged goods yard were added by 1900. The saw mill was closed by 1910.

The present main station building, on the southbound (town side) platform, was built around 1905 (OS maps show it perhaps being later), replacing two earlier buildings.

The box was replaced in 1915 and closed in 1972, in the run up to electrification. The new box was further north, in the ^V^ of the junction between the main line and the goods yard lines.

In recent years the goods yard has closed but the large goods shed remains. On the west side a large station carpark has been added.

The station replaced Carluke [1st] which was some considerable distance away on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


04/04/1949Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
Carluke to Castlehill Branch Junction closed. A section between Castlehill Branch Junction and a nearby Colliery remained open until 1955. Part of this line was built on the former course of a waggonway running from Castlehill Iron Works (Carluke).


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