Tarbrax Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Tarbrax Junction (1869-1950)

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.

Description

This was the junction for the Tarbrax Oil works. The line had a facing connection from the southbound line of the Caledonian Railway south of Cobbinshaw Reservoir.

There was a signal box on the west side of the line. The branch was single track and main line double track. There was a loop on the branch close to the junction.

Woolfords Mine was just to the south, on the west side of the line with sidings approached from the north. Further on was Viewfield Coal Pit on the south side, alongside a short loop.
Beyond this the line divided into two portions, the original route continuing south east to Tarbrax Oil Works and newer going north east to South Cobbinshaw Siding (serving a brick works) and South Cobbinshaw Colliery.

The signal box closed in 1937. The oil works had closed about 1920.

11/08/2019



Books


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)

Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway Carriages

Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style

Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

Signalling the Caledonian Railway

The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian