Larbert Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Larbert Junction (1850-)

Station code: LBJ National Rail
Opened on the Scottish Central Railway.
Opened on the Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway.
Opened on the Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway).

Description

At this junction the lines from Greenhill Lower Junction (for Glasgow Queen Street High Level and the south) and Falkirk Grahamston (for Edinburgh Waverley and the south) meet to run north to Larbert, Stirling and Perth. All lines are double track.

This junction was formed in 1850 when the Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway met the 1848 Scottish Central Railway. From 1858 it was also the junction for the Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway).

The signal box, which was on the west side of the junction, has been demolished. After closure as a signal box in 2007 it was retained for some years as part of the training school based at Larbert station. It dated from 1881, a replacement to the original box.

The north to west curve of the Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway) formerly struck out to the west from here. That curve was closed in 1972 and has been ploughed out although parapets of a single track bridge over a farm track remain intact close to the junction.

Curiously, as there was a triangle of lines here, there was a turntable to the east of the junction, served from the south.

Tags

Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
02/08/2020




Dates

  /  /1867Forth and Clyde Canal Monkland Canal Forth and Cart Canal Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company) Drumpeller Railway Caledonian Railway
Forth and Clyde Canal (Forth and Clyde Navigation) including the Port Dundas branch, Monkland Canal, Forth and Cart Canal and various assets such as the Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company) and Drumpeller Railway, bought by the Caledonian Railway to compete with the North British Railway in the Forth - Clyde Valley. The North British Railway is given running powers over the Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company). Caledonian Railway given running powers over the Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway to Larbert Junction
  /  /1874Caledonian Railway Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Restrictions lifted. Caledonian Railway granted running power over the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. For westbound passenger traffic for the north, the Caledonian Railway must pause at Damhead Junction to pick up any North British Railway coaches. For goods and minerals the company may run from north of Larbert Junction and from Grangemouth Junction over the proposed Wester Dalry branch via Damhead Junction (later Haymarket West Junction) for Edinburgh, Leith and Granton traffic.
01/02/1935Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Larbert Junction to Kilsyth (New) to Kilsyth Junction closed to passengers.
03/04/1972Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
SSEB Bonnywater Electricity Siding to Larbert Junction (excluded) closed.

Books


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

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)