Drumpellier Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Drumpellier Junction (1872-1937)

Opened on the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway).

Description

This junction was the west end of a connecting curve which linked the 1865 Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway) to the Drumpeller Railway, a private line which linked the Monkland Canal to coal mines around Drumpellier and Bredisholme. It met the private line at Bredisholm Colliery Junction.

With this curve the portion of the private line north to Cuilhill Canal Basin was less used. The Caledonian Railway went on to buy the private line in 1881, combining it with its own Tannochside Branch (Caledonian Railway) which served the same area (but only overlapped the Drumpellier line in serving Bredisholm Collieries Pit No 3.

There was a signal box just east of the junction and north of a trailing crossover. Several sidings, approached from the junction, paralleled the curve as it turned from east to south to join the Drumpeller Railway.

Just to the east was a siding on the north side, approached from the west, for the Drumpark Brick Works. With its opening the signal box was replaced around 1899.

The box closed in 1934 when Drumpark station opened. The Drumpellier Railway and connecting curve were closed around 1937. The Tannochside branch remained open until 1964 to serve the area. Drumpark station also closed in 1964, along with the other stations on the line.

Bargeddie station was to open in 1993 on the site of Drumpark.

Tags

Junction

Aliases

Drumpeller Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
07/08/2020

Nearby stations
Bargeddie
Bargeddie [NB]
Kirkwood
Baillieston [1st]
Langloan
Easterhouse
Maryville
Baillieston
Calderpark Halt
Blairhill
Uddingston West
Coatbridge Central
Uddingston [1st]
Coatbridge Central [NB]
Uddingston
Bredisholm Colliery Junction
Braehead Brick Works
Bankhead Quarry
Bargeddie Bridge
Braehead Viaduct
Drumpeller Incline
Kirkwood Colliery Pit No 3
Kirkwood Signal Box
Bredisholm Collieries Pit No 6
Braehead Colliery Pit No 5
Tannochside Junction
Kirkwood Colliery Pit No 2
Kirkwood Colliery Pit No 1
Cuilhill Canal Basin
Bredisholm Collieries Pit No 4
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.