Cleghorn

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Lanark [1st] (1848-1855)
Cleghorn Junction [Station] (1855-1864)
Cleghorn (1864-1965)

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.

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


Description

This was a two platform station nearly two and a half miles north of Lanark.

After the opening of the Lanark Branch (Caledonian Railway) in 1855 it became a junction station for the new branch. Trains from the Motherwell and Glasgow direction could take the branch south.

There were two short platforms on the west side of the level crossing. A goods shed was to the west of the station, on the north side, approached from the east. The main station building was on the eastbound platform. Waiting shelters were on each platform.

The proximity of the goods yard prevented the platforms being lengthened and the east end was constrained by the level crossing. Possibly due to the lack of space the signal box was on the east side of the level crossing, south of the line. It closed with the station in 1965.

The station house remains standing, little else remains of the station. Cleghorn Junction to the east of the level crossing and Mouse Water viaduct remains open for Lanark.

03/07/2019

Tags

Station junction

External links

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