This was a typical small North British Railway style station, with a building typical of the NBR. However there was a large yard on the south side of the line, accessed from the east.
Gavell Farm was just to the north, Twechar (and its mines) to the south. The name probably changed due to the increasing development of Twechar.
This was a single platform station. The yard was partly goods yard but largely associated with the interchange with the Bairds of Gartshore's Railway at the east end of the station. The signal box was located at the end of the platform and controlled this portion of the Kelvin Valley Railway and the junction.
There was a siding to the north of the platform line (the platform being to the south of the single track line) which could have been looped and a second platform added if required.
There was direct access to the Kelvin Valley line or the yard from the private railway, that line doubling as it reached the east end of the station. There was a further exchange yard of around 7 sidings at the start of the private line.
East of the station, and junction, the private line crossed overhead.
After closure to passengers in 1951 the station building was demolished. The line east remained open for goods and minerals until 1964 when the route to Kilsyth [1st] was closed. The signal box ('Gavell') closed in 1965. Until 1966 it remained open for coal traffic from the private railway, latterly trips to Cadder Yard.
A station house remains standing but most of the site is obliterated.
The next station west was Torrance and east Kilsyth (Old).
Milton of Campsie
Back O Loch Halt
Bridgend [M and K]
| Twechar Colliery Pit No 1|
Twechar Colliery Pit No 2
Twechar Swing Bridge
Twechar Coke Ovens
Twechar Shed and Works
Gartshore No 10 Colliery
Twechar Signal Box [Bairds]
Auchenreoch Signal Box
Strone Coke Kilns
Auchinvole Sand Quarry
Bar Hill Fort
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|04/05/1964||Kelvin Valley Railway|
Kilsyth (Old) to Twechar (excluded) closed to freight.
|04/04/1966||Kelvin Valley Railway|
Twechar to Kelvin Valley West Junction closed to freight.
An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways
Forgotten Railways: Scotland