Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Edinburgh and Glasgow RailwayLegend City of Glasgow Union Railway Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway Sighthill Junction Springburn Glasgow Queen Street Cowlairs Tunnel Pinkston North Craighall Cowlairs Cowlairs Junction Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway Hamiltonhill Branch of Caledonian Railway Bishopbriggs Lenzie Middlemuir and Monkland Junctions Campsie Branch Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway Garngaber Goods Croy Dullatur Castlecary Caledonian Railway Main Line Greenhill Upper and Lower Junctions Greenhill Scottish Central Railway Bonnybridge High Falkirk High Falkirk Tunnel Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway Polmont Junction Polmont Coatbridge Line Junction Bo'ness High Junction Slamannan Railway Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway Manuel High Level Lochmill Goods Linlithgow Philpstoun Winchburgh Junction Winchburgh Winchburgh Tunnel Broxburn Oil Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway Bathgate Junction South Queensferry Goods Forth Bridge Dalmeny Dalmeny South Junction Dalmeny South Junction Kirkliston Ingliston Colliery Ratho Turnhouse Gogar Gogar Goods Saughton Junction Saughton Corstorphine Pinkhill Balgreen Halt Caledonian Railway Main Line Haymarket West Junction Haymarket Central Junction Haymarket East Junction Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction Railway Haymarket Haymarket Tunnel Edinburgh Waverley North British Railway
The Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway was a railway built to link Glasgow and Edinburgh. The Act of Parliament for building the railway received its Royal Assent in 1838 which was open on 28 July 1863. Services started between Glasgow Queen Street and Haymarket on 21 February 1842. The line was extended to Edinburgh General in 1846. John Miller surveyed the route. Its main railway Works was opened at Cowlairs in 1842.
The line was absorbed into the North British Railway on 1 August 1865.
The line is still open as the Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk Line.
Connections to other lines
- At Sighthill Junction (on the Sighthill Branch) to the City of Glasgow Union Railway
- At Sighthill Junction to the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway
- At Cowlairs Junction to the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
- At Lenzie to the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway and the Campsie Branch
- At Greenhill Upper to the Scottish Central Railway
- At Polmont to the Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
- At Manuel to the Slamannan Railway and Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
- At Winchburgh, Saughton and Dalmeny to the Forth Bridge Connecting Lines of the North British Railway
- At Bathgate Junction to the Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
- At Ratho to the South Queensferry Branch of Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
- At Haymarket to the Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction Railway
- At Haymarket to the Caledonian Railway (Edinburgh Station and Branches)
- At Edinburgh Waverley to the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
- At Edinburgh Waverley to the North British Railway
- 1862 - Winchburgh rail crash, 15 killed and 35 injured
- 1874 - Bo'ness Junction rail crash, 16 killed and 28 injured.
- 1917 - Ratho rail crash, 12 killed and 46 injured
- 1937 - Castlecary rail accident, 35 killed and 179 injured
- 1968 - Castlecary rail accident, 2 killed
- 1984 - Polmont rail accident, 13 killed and 61 injured
- Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- RAILSCOT on Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
- RAILSCOT on South Queensferry Branch
- RAILSCOT on Corstorphine Branch
- Glasgow to Edinburgh Lines
- March 1843 timetable from Bradshaw's Railway Monthly (XVI)
Constituent companies of Monkland Railways: Successor Company:Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Constituent Companies:
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