Location type


Name and dates

Castlecary (1842-1967)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.


This was a two platform station at the west end of the Castlecary Viaduct. To the north of the station was the Castlecary Fireclay and Lime Works which was rail served from the east (and had a tramway to the Forth and Clyde Canal).

There was a goods yard at the east end of the station to the south of the line accessed by reversal from the west.

Nothing remains of the station which closed in 1967, the box (east end of the station, south side) closing in 1966.

The M80 passes under the viaduct to the east of the former station.

The area has much of interest from the Roman occupation. Castlecary Roman Fort is east of the viaduct and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway runs through the site.

An accident occurred here in 1937 and second accident in 1968.


Antonine Wall - Castlecary Roman Fort



External links

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

Nearby stations
Upper Greenhill
Bonnybridge Canal Goods
Bonnybridge Central
Kilsyth (New)
Kilsyth (Old)
Fireclay and Limeworks
Castlecary Viaduct
Netherwood Siding
Castlecary Curve
Abronhill Tunnel
Castlecary Fireclay Works
Coneypark Colliery Pit No 4
Cannerton Brickworks
Banknock Colliery Livingstone Pit
Banknock Colliery Cannerton Pit
Netherwood Quarry
Castlecary Roman Fort
Bankier Quay
Bankier Distillery
Netherwood Basin
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


  /  /1904John G Stein
Opens new brickworks at Castlecary to use higher alumina content, than Bonnybridge, found there. Built by the Caledonian Railway and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.


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