Fauldhouse and Crofthead

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Crofthead [NB] (1845-1848)
Crofthead [NB] (1850-1852)
Crofthead [NB] (1864-1906)
Fauldhouse and Crofthead (1906-1930)

Opened on the Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway.

Opened on the Benhar Branch (North British Railway).

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


Description

This was a single platform station with the platform on the north side of a single track line and goods yard to the north, approached from the west. There was a stone building, extended in timber to have a canopy and waiting room, on the brick built platform and a water tank at the west end.

To the west was a junction for a mineral line, Benhar Branch (North British Railway), (opened around 1895 replacing an earlier alignment further west). This served the Fallahill Colliery and Benhar Colliery.

To the east was the junction for the Levenseat Works, to the south, and Crofthead Colliery, to the north.

A signal box opened by the east junction in 1893.

The station closed to passengers in 1930 and the line west to Blackhall Junction fell out of use in 1950. The box closed in 1959.

From 1950 to 1966 this was the west end of the remaining line from Bathgate, used to access the Levenseat Works branch by reversal.

The station site is partly landscaped and the trackbed is now a footpath. The foundations of the platform remain, currently buried.

03/05/2019

Tags

Station

External links

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