Clydesdale Junction Railway

[v · d · e]Clydesdale Junction Railway
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Continuation backward
Wishaw and Coltness Railway latterly CR Main Line
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CR Coalburn Branch
Right side of cross-platform interchange Left side of cross-platform interchange
Motherwell (New)
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Lesmahagow Junction
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Lesmahagow Junction
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Motherwell Devation Line of CR Main Line
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Cleland and Midcalder Line
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Uddingston Junction
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Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Station on track
Uddingston
Straight track Continuation backward
Hamilton Branch of the Caledonian Railway
Junction to left Junction from right
Unknown BSicon "eCPICl" Left side of cross-platform interchange
Newton
Junction from left Junction to right
Unknown BSicon "exSTRrg" Unknown BSicon "exSTRq" Unknown BSicon "eABZdf" Unknown BSicon "eABZlg"
Unknown BSicon "exSTR" Unknown BSicon "exSTRrg" Unknown BSicon "eKRZu" Unknown BSicon "eABZlg"
Kirkhill Junction
Unknown BSicon "exSTR" Unknown BSicon "exSTR" Straight track Continuation forward
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Unknown BSicon "exWBRÜCKE" Unknown BSicon "exWBRÜCKE" Straight track
River Clyde
Unknown BSicon "exABZrg" Unknown BSicon "exSTRrf" Station on track
Cambuslang (CJR)
Continuation to left Unknown BSicon "xABZlg" Straight track
Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Station on track Straight track
Carmyle (R&CR / GCR)
Unknown BSicon "xABZlf" Unknown BSicon "WBRÜCKEq" Junction from right
River Clyde
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Glasgow Central Railway
Track turning from left Junction to right
Rutherglen Central Junction
Right side of cross-platform interchange Unknown BSicon "eCPICr"
Rutherglen joint with GCR
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Rutherglen North & West Junctions
Straight track Continuation forward
Polloc and Govan Railway
Continuation forward
Glasgow Central Railway

The Clydesdale Junction Railway was a railway company in Scotland that was formed to run trains between Rutherglen and Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

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History

It received its Royal Assent on 31 July 1845.[1]

The engineers for the line were Joseph Locke and John Edward Errington, while the contractor was Thomas Brassey in partnership with William Mackenzie and Robert Stephenson.[2] It was however absorbed by the Caledonian Railway, by an Act of Parliament on 18 August 1846, prior to the commencement of services between Rutherglen and Motherwell on 1 June 1849.[1] Services on the section between Newton and Hamilton commenced on 5 September 1849.[1]

Connections to other lines

Current operations

This line is still in use as part of the Argyle Line. West Coast and East Coast Main Line services also use this line, as do the Shotts Line services between Rutherglen and Uddingston.

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Awdry
  2. ^ Helps (1872), page 107

Sources

  • 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. 
  • Helps, Arthur (Republished 2006) [1872]. The Life and Works of Mr Brassey (Modern ed.). Stroud: Nonsuch. ISBN 1-8458-8011-0. 

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