Causewayend [SR]

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Causewayend [SR] (1840-1860)

Opened on the Slamannan Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This was the eastern terminus of the Slamannan Railway at Causewayend Basin on the Union Canal. Coal for Edinburgh, and passengers, could continue along the canal. After just two years the route lost its advantage when the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway opened in 1842.

The terminus was replaced by Causewayend [MR] [1st] on extension of the line to Linlithgow (Manuel Junction) in 1847 and by Causewayend [MR] [2nd on extension of the line to Bo'ness (by the Bo'ness and Slamannan) in 1851.

To the west was the Causewayend Incline down which trains approached the basin. Directly to the east was Causewayend Junction between the original line, Linlithgow line and Bo'ness line. The Almond Iron Works was to north, on west side of Linlithgow line.

The basin and canal fell out of use in the 1960s but has been restored. The railway is long gone having closed in 1933 to Bo'ness and 1964 to Linlithgow.

12/10/2018

Tags

Station terminus

External links

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