Lion Foundry

Location type

Works


Name and dates

Lion Foundry (1880-1984)

Served by the Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway).


Description

This Foundry was rail served and located just south of Kirkintilloch [2nd] station. It was on the west bank of the River Luggie just north of the Forth and Clyde Canal.

It was originally served by a siding from the north east, which crossed the Luggie on a girder bridge. The works expanded northwards and a new connection was built - this ran north west from the Luggie Aqueduct to cross the Luggie and the works was reached by reversal.

The railway closed in 1966 but the second girder bridge remained in place for many years. The works closed in 1984.

02/01/2019

Tags

Foundry

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map