Gartshore Loops

Location type

Place

Name and dates

Gartshore Loops

Opened on the Bairds of Gartshore^s Railway.
Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.

Description

There are loops on either side of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway at Gartshore, historically the interchange point with the Bairds of Gartshore's Railway which ran north serving many coal pits. The Gartshore Exchange Sidings were just to the north.

When first opened there were no loops here, but the connection into the colliery line which was reached by reversing from the eastbound line. The signal box was located in the 'V' of the junction. The location was known as Gartshore Siding.

The Gartshore colliery was chiefly associated with William Baird and Co, of the Gartsherrie Iron Works but prior to Baird had been worked by Matthew Wallace and Company.

Loops were added to the east of the box, the westbound loop extending a little to the east of the box.

The box closed in 1971 when taken over by the nearby box to the east at Greenhill Upper Junction.

The loops still exist, slightly realigned.

Tags

Junction siding loops 12/05/2019

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Central Glasgow 1893: Lanarkshire Sheet 6.10a (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lanarkshire)

Edinburgh ( Western New Town) 1877: Edinburgh Large Scale Sheet 34 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Yard to the Mile)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Guidebook (Auld Kirk Museum Publications)
Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh Waverley Station Through Time
Edinburgh's Transport: The Early Years v. 1
Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Haymarket Motive Power Depot Edinburgh: A History of the Depot, Its Work and Locomotives, 1842-2010

Landranger (66) Edinburgh, Penicuik & North Berwick (OS Landranger Map)

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

On Either Side, 1939: The Train between London King's Cross & Edinburgh Waverley, Fort William, Inverness & Aberdeen (Old House)

Rails Around Glasgow

The Next Stop: Inverness to Edinburgh, station by station

This Magnificent Line (the story of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian