Drumbowie Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Drumbowie Junction (1864-1947)

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

Opened on the Salsburgh Branch (Caledonian Railway).


Description

This junction opened in 1864 when the Cleland to Morningside Line (Caledonian Railway) and its branch Salsburgh Branch (Caledonian Railway) opened.

To the west the line ran to Cleland Junction, north to Duntillan Colliery and Lanridge Colliery both were approach by the route south east to Newmains and the Coltness Iron Works.

There was a loop on the Cleland to Morningside alignment on the north side of the line. The Salsburgh branch started from the west end of the loop. There was a signal box. This was replaced in 1887. The box was on the south side of the line opposite the loop. Just to the east, and accessed from the junction, were Murdostoun Colliery Westwood Pits Nos 2 and 3.

The line north was met at Langbyres Junction by a curve from the Cleland and Midlcalder Line (Caledonian Railway) which opened in 1869.

In 1934 the line west to Cleland Junction closed and dismantled as far as Cleland [1st]. The signal box at Drumbowie was no longer required.

In 1947 line from Langbyres Junction (actually Cleland Hosptial) to Newmains was closed along with the stub running to Cleland [1st].

The location is now farm land and the alignments can still be seen.

11/07/2019

Tags

Junction

Nearby stations
Cleland
Cleland [1st]
Newmains
Cambusnethan
Wishaw
Morningside [NBR]
Morningside [1st]
Carfin
Morningside [CR]
Newhouse
Wishaw South
Hartwood
Stirling Road
Overtown [2nd]
Shieldmuir

Other railway and industry locations
Murdostoun Colliery Westwood Pits Nos 2 and 3
Murdostoun Colliery Westwood Pits No 1
Crindledyke Colliery
Cleland Viaduct
Bellside Brick Works
Bellside Quarry Signal Box
Bellside Quarry
Spindleside Colliery Pits Nos 6 and 7
Omoa Yard
Bellside Colliery
Howmuir Colliery
Bellside Junction
Langbyres Junction
North Shaws Colliery
Tourist/other
Cleland Hospital
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.