Coltness Iron Works Signal Box

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Name and dates

Coltness Iron Works Signal Box (1889-1941)

Opened on the Cleland to Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway).

Opened on the Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway.


Description

This junction was to the north of the Coltness Iron Works. Both the Caledonian Railway and the North British Railway had a connection to the Coltness Iron Works Railway here and this box controlled the junction between the two railway companies. The signal box was provided by the NB.

The Caley arrived first in 1864 with a curve from the Cleland to Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway) close by Newmains station. The NB arrived with a branch opened in 1890 from the former Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway.

The connection was in the north of the works. By running down the west side on the works own railway the exchange sidings (a series of sidings approached from the south) at the south end of the works could be reached. To the south of this area the slag processing area was to become the Coltness Cement Works. These would keep the railway open after the closure of the blast furnaces in 1927.

The Caley line closed around 1947 to the north and 1951 to the south. The NB line was closed slightly later. The box had closed in 1941.

Nothing remains here.

03/05/2019

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Junction