Carmuirs West Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Carmuirs West Junction (1882-)

Station code: CWJ National Rail
Opened on the Scottish Central Railway.
Opened on the Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway).
Opened on the Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway.

Description

In 1882 the Caledonian Railway built a curve to link together the 1848 former Scottish Central Railway and the 1850 former Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway such that a train from the Glasgow direction could run to Falkirk Grahamston (and on to Grangemouth or even Edinburgh Princes Street) without reversal at Larbert Junction. The signal box was on the east side of the junction.

In 1888 a second Caledonian Railway curve opened between Carmuirs West Junction and Denny West Junction on the 1858 Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway). This coincided with the opening of the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway. The curve was double track (becoming single at the Denny West end). The new junction was formed immediately north of the existing junction.

The curve to Denny West Junction was singled around 1960 (southbound line lifted) and closed in 1965.

The signal box remained in use until 2011 when it was taken over by Carmuirs East Junction box.

Tags

Junction




Dates

  /  /1876Caledonian Railway
The Carmuirs Fork is authorised for the Caledonian Railway, Carmuirs West Junction to Carmuirs East Junction.
03/06/1882Caledonian Railway
The Carmuirs Fork between Carmuirs West Junction to Carmuirs East Junction opened to goods.
01/08/1883Caledonian Railway
The Carmuirs Fork between Carmuirs West Junction to Carmuirs East Junction is opened to passengers. Running powers are granted to the North British Railway.
01/02/1888Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Denny West Junction to Carmuirs West Junction opened. (In advance of the opening of the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway on 02/07/1888.)
  /  /1905Caledonian Railway
Doubling of the Carmuirs Fork between Carmuirs West Junction to Carmuirs East Junction is authorised.
20/07/1967Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Denny West Junction to Carmuirs West Junction closed to all traffic.

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)

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)