Glenbuck

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Glenbuck (1876-1952)

Opened on the Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway).


Description

This was a single platform station on the north side of a single track line. The station was south of Glenbuck itself and west of Glenbuck Loch. It was not particularly convenient for Glenbuck, just under a mile away by road.

There was a small goods yard to the west, approached from the east. A quarry siding was to the east, approached from the west. There was a signal box at the east end of the platform, closed in 1932.

The station closed in 1952 and line in 1964.

The timber passenger platform remains, in poor condition.

To the east of the station the line crossed Glenbuck Loch on a causeway.

Glenbuck itself, long associated with coal mining and even the Glenbuck Iron Works, has been obliterated by opencast mining.

Local

The Shankly Hotel - Glenbuck


Tags

Station

External links

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