This is a double track junction where the former Caledonian Railway lines from Glasgow and the south meet and continue north to Stirling and beyond.
The junction was formed in 1866 when the Hayhill Branch (Caledonian Railway) was opened from Gartcosh Junction to meet the 1848 Caledonian Railway. Prior to the opening of the Hayhill Branch trains from Glasgow reversed in Coatbridge before continuing north or departed from Glasgow Queen Street High Level.
Glenboig station was opened at the junction in 1879.
The signal box was on the north/west side of the line. Beyond the station, to the north east, was a connection to the Star Fire Clay Works (later Glenboig Brick Works) and the start of loops which ran north east to Greenfoot Level Crossing.
The signal box was closed in 1999. The junction remains open and is now electrified.
Gartsherrie [M and K]
Coatbridge Central [NB]
Commonhead (Airdrie North)
| Star Fireclay Works|
Glenboig Firebrick Works
Garnqueen South Junction
Gartliston Fire Clay Brick Works
Gartverrie Fireclay Works
Hayhill Brickworks Signal Box
Kilgarth Slag Hill
Kilgarth Signal Box
Gartsherrie East Junction
Greenfoot Level Crossing
Heatherbell Level Crossing
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
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Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)
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The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)
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