Greenhill Upper Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Greenhill Upper Junction (1848-)

Opened on the Scottish Central Railway.

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.


Description

At this junction trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh divide from those from Glasgow to Stirling and Perth. It is the junction between the former Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway of 1842 and the Scottish Central Railway of 1848. Both lines are double track.

There was an interchange station here, Upper Greenhill, between 1848 and 1865. A small goods yard was at the very western extremity of the Scottish Central Railway, just west of the station.

This was also the junction for a goods line which ran east on the south side of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. The signal box was located between this line and the main line. The western end of this line and a few sidings remain today, now permanent way sidings.

The goods line ran on south side as far as the east end of Bonnybridge High station serving several brick. From west to east these were: Glenyard Brick Works, Dykehead Firebrick Works, Milnquarter Brick Works, Broomside Foundry (Stirlingshire Iron and Stove), Bonnyside Brick Works and Lochview Foundry Siding.

Greenhill Upper box took over several other boxes. Roughcastle Junction, Gartshore Siding, Lenzie Junction in 1971. The box was renamed Greenhill Junction in 1975.

The box was relocated into a switchroom to the south of the lines. It box closed in 2017. It was retained as an emergency panel. Now Edinburgh Signalling Centre controlled.


Tags

Junction

External links

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





Books


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

An Illustrated History of Tayside'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

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

The Next Stop: Inverness to Edinburgh, station by station

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

Vanished Railways of West Lothian