Possil Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Possil Junction (1894-1965)

Opened on the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.

Opened on the Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway).


Description

This was the junction between the Hamiltonhill Branch and the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway. This was a double track junction.

Ashfield Road crosses over the former junction site. When the lines were built a road bridge was prepared over the line but it carried no road at first.

There was a signal box on the south side of the junction and a trailing crossover east of the junction. The box opened with the junction.

The box closed in 1934 and was replaced with a ground frame. The branch was singled, only the westbound line being retained.

The Hamiltonhill Branch ran south west from the junction in a cutting which has been filled in. The route of the line west to Possil and east over the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway remains unused and very overgrown.

06/08/2019

Tags

Junction