Chemical Works Signal Box

Location type

Place


Name and dates

Chemical Works Signal Box (1894-1967)

Opened on the Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway).


Description

The original trackbed here was built for two lines by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway extending the Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway from Longridge [1st] to Bathgate East Junction [1st]. The eastbound only was laid at opening.

A siding ran south west to Bathgate Chemical Works, the later part of the works. The siding probably dates from 1894, the opening of the box.

It was doubled from here to Polkemmet Junction in 1904.

The box closed in 1967 and line was singled (the line from Polkemmet Junction remained to serve Whitrigg Colliery until 1969).

The trackbed is now a road serving an industrial estate on the site of the works.

02/05/2019

Tags

Junction signal box

External links

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