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.

12/05/2019

Tags

Junction siding loops