Motherwell South Signal Box

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Motherwell South Signal Box (-1972)

Opened on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway.


This signal box was to the south east of Motherwell Junction station (closed 1885) and located on the north side of the line.

The box controlled the eastern approach to (from north to south) a reversing spur for Dalzell Malleable Iron Works (1872) and Dalzell Steel Works (1880), Motherwell Junction station, and the goods station. To the east was the main line and fast and slow lines and, to the south, the Delburn Branch.

Between the Delburn Branch and the main line was a small yard, approached from the west. The line swept south of the main line, with a siding to the Delburn Works, before continuing underneath the main line to pass between the Dalzell (west) and Glasgow Rolling Stock and Plant Works (east) to reach the yards north of the Dalzell works which served the steel works and wagon works and connected to the Wishaw Estate Railway

The box closed in 1972 when replaced by the Motherwell Signalling Centre which was across the line on its south side.