Drumshoreland

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Broxburn [2nd] (1849-1870)
Drumshoreland (1870-1951)

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

Opened on the Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway.
Opened on the Broxburn Branch (North British Railway).

Description

This was a two platform station just under a mile south of Broxburn. The main building was on the eastbound platform.

The Broxburn Branch (North British Railway) (opened around 1890) made a trailing connection at the west end of the eastbound platform - a train leaving the branch would run east. There was an exchange siding parallel to the eastbound line east of the junction, connecting to the branch. There was originally a connection to the westbound line at the west end of this siding.

South of the passenger station were the goods yard sidings, a pair of sidings approached by reversing from the west.

The station^s signal box was at the west end, south side of the lines. This closed in 1940, replaced by a ground frame.

The station closed in 1951. Broxburn Oil Works refinery closed around 1960. The branch closed in 1965.

Today the main station building has become a house.

Tags

Station

Aliases

Broxburn

External links

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




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Vanished Railways of West Lothian