Redding Signal Box

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Redding Signal Box

Opened on the Shieldhill and Redding Collieries Railway.

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.


This box controlled access to the Shieldhill and Redding Collieries Railway, a private mineral line.

The line ran south from Redding Signal Box, just west of Polmont Junction, to reach various collieries.

Redding Colliery Pit No 23 and its sidings were on the south side of the line and right next to junction. The signal box was on the north side of the line. Also served was the Westquarter Explosives Works.

Due to the steep ground to be climbed just south of the junction with the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway the line used a series of zig-zags to gain height. Close to the junction a swing bridge brought the line over the Union Canal.



Junction signal box