Charlestown Harbour

Location type


Name and dates

Charlestown Harbour (1770-)

Opened on the Lochs, and lakes, water.
Opened on the Charlestown Railway.


Harbour sidings

External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /  /1801Elgin Waggonway
Branch to Charlestown Harbour opened.
  /  /1810Charlestown Railway
Earl Thomas builds a three arch viaduct, Charlestown Viaduct, to allow trains to reach Charlestown Harbour. 2 stationary engines also installed.
  /  /1812Elgin Railway
Line re-aligned from Wellwood to Charlestown Harbour with iron edge rails.
  /  /1853Victor Alexander, Lord Elgin
Succeeds to the title, Trustees of the estate sell the Elgin Railway and Charlestown Harbour and let out the lime and coal business.
  /  /1863North British Railway
Buy Charlestown Harbour and extend it east.
  /  /1890Charlestown Railway
Part of Charlestown Harbour's inner harbour filled in to allow extension of the Charlestown Railway.
  /  /1929Alloa Shipbreaking Co Ltd
Buys a shipbreakers in Charlestown Harbour.