Alton Heights Junction railway station

Alton Heights Junction railway station was a short-lived station located south of Lesmahagow in the Scottish county of South Lanarkshire.

Alton Heights Junction
General information
LocationAuldton Heights, nr Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire
Other information
Original companyCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
By January 1893Station opens
After 1926Station closes


Opened by the Caledonian Railway, the station was not advertised in the public timetables and was intended solely for the use of workmen, probably those employed by the company in the sidings constructed south-east of the junction at the end of the 19th century. These sidings were used for marshalling and weighing wagons of coal from the several collieries in the Douglas and Coalburn areas. The Caledonian Railway became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. This company then closed the station after roads were improved and more convenient local bus services became available. However, the junction signal box and the lines past it continued to operate until dates in the 1950s and 1960s.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Mid-Lanark Lines
  Auchlochan Platform
Line and station closed
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Muirkirk and Lesmahagow Junction Railway
  Douglas West
Line and station closed


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  • 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 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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Coordinates: 55°37′10″N 3°51′38″W / 55.619433°N 3.860648°W / 55.619433; -3.860648