This is a three way junction south east of the Mossend Marshalling Yard on the Glasgow Central - Shotts - Edinburgh Waverley route.
From the east a line runs north west to Mossend North Junction (for the yard and the north), west to Mossend West Junction (for Glasgow Central) and south west to Milnwood Junction (for Motherwell and the south). Each line is double track. The lines west and south west were new additions in 1879 to the former Wishaw and Coltness Railway Omoa/Cleland branch which ran from the north to the east.
There was a tall four storey signal box here, in brick, built on the north side of the junction between the connection west and the connection south west (which was a little to the former's east).
The layout was slightly altered when the line west's bridge over the Wishaw and Coltness Railway's north to south line was replaced. The replacement bridge and alignment was further north. With this both the connection to the west line and south west lines were moved a little west.
A trailing connection for the Fulwood Foundry works to the north was made from the eastbound line, just east of the junction.
The signal box closed in 1973 when taken over by the Motherwell Signalling Centre.
Bothwell Park Halt
| Fullwood Foundry|
Mossend North Junction
Mossend No 3 Junction
Mossend No 1 Junction
Mossend West Junction
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|30/12/1878||Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)|
Mossend branch opened for goods from Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction and a curve from Mossend Junction to Holytown Junction. This allowed trains from the Shotts route to approach Glasgow Central rather than Buchanan Street.
|01/05/1879||Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)|
Mossend branch opened for passengers from Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction.
|01/06/1879||Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)|
Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction opened for passengers.
A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)
Old Newmains and the Villages Around Wishaw
Wishaw 1896: Lanarkshire Sheet 18.03 (Old O.S. Maps of Lanarkshire)