Grangemouth Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Grangemouth Junction (1860-)

Opened on the Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal).

Opened on the Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway.


Description

Also known as Grangemouth Branch Junction.

Here the former Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal) meets the 1850 former Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway. Approach is from the west.

Until 1997 this was a double track junction, it is now a single lead junction. The box was closed, replaced by a portacabin (on the north side of the line), in a resignalling which also closed Swing Bridge East Signal Box. The portacabin box closed in December 2017. Local trains from the west which terminate at Falkirk Grahamston can use the first part of the branch as a refuge before reversing.

When first built the branch was single track, doubling before the junction.

02/12/2018

Tags

Junction reversing single lead junction

External links

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