Carstairs East Junction

Location type

Junction

Names and dates

Dolphinton Junction (1867-1972)
Carstairs East Junction (1972-)

Station code: National Rail ScotRail
Opened on the Caledonian Railway.
Opened on the Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway).

Description

The 1867 Dolphinton [CR] line started from a junction which allowed trains from Carstairs station to join the branch. A box opened with the junction. The Dolphinton branch severed the south to east 1848 curve (out of use from around 1860) and a replacement curve was built from Strawfrank Junction to Dolphinton Junction in 1872.

The Dolphinton line closed in 1952 but the box remained in use due to the curve to Strawfrank.

The junction was renamed with a more appropriate name during electrification of the route. The box closed in 1972, replaced by a temporary box at Carstairs.

Tags

Junction 10/07/2019




Dates

04/06/1945Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Dolphinton [CR] to Carstairs (Dolphinton Junction) closed to passengers.
01/11/1950Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Dolphinton [CR] to Carstairs (Dolphinton Junction) closed to freight.
  /  /1972Caledonian Railway
Dolphinton Junction signalbox closed.

Books


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Border Country Branch Line Album

Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)

Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway Carriages

Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style

Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Lanarkshire's Lost Railways

Old Carnwath: Including Braehead, Dolphinton, Dunsyre, Elsrickle, Kaimend, Libberton, Newbigging and Walston

Signalling the Caledonian Railway

The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian