Greenhill Lower Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Greenhill Lower Junction (1848-)

Station code: GLJ National Rail
Opened on the Scottish Central Railway.
Opened on the Caledonian Railway.

Description

Here the Caledonian Railway's Greenhill Branch line from Garnqueen South Junction to Greenhill Lower Junction met the Scottish Central Railway from Greenhill Upper Junction to Perth. Both lines remain open today.

The signal box was located on the south side of the junction.

Just to the west was Greenhill Lower station, serving both the Greenhill Branch and the Bonnybridge branch. The branch line ran in parallel with the main line going east from the station, with a connection to Greenhill Lower Junction, before turning north to the terminus. The branch was singled in 1929, closed to passengers in 1930 and closed completely in 1965. Greenhill Lower station also closed although the line which served the branch platform remained in place until 1990 as a loop and the last remnant of Bonnybridge Junction Yard.

Greenhill Lower box closed in 1975, replaced by Greenhill Upper Junction box which was resignalled to replace several boxes.

The remaining lines are now electrified.

Tags

Junction




Dates

07/08/1848Caledonian Railway
Castlecary Branch (Caledonian Railway) opened from Gartsherrie North Junction to Greenhill Lower Junction to meet the Scottish Central Railway.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways

Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)

Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway Carriages

Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style

Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Signalling the Caledonian Railway

The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian