Blackwood railway station (Strathclyde)

Blackwood railway station served the village of Blackwood, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, from 1866 to 1965 on the Blackwood Junction to Alton Heights Junction Line.

Blackwood
Blackwood (Lanark) Station site of 1822843 bae19047.jpg
The site of the second station, looking southeast towards Lesmahagow, in 1970
General information
LocationBlackwood, South Lanarkshire
Scotland
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Rail (Scottish Region)
Key dates
1 December 1866 (1866-12-01)First station opened
1 July 1905First station closed and relocated
4 October 1965 (1965-10-04)Second station closed

HistoryEdit

First stationEdit

The station was opened on 1 December 1866 by the Caledonian Railway. The station building was on the platform. The goods yard and the carriage sidings were to the west. The signal box was on the west side. In 1905 a new signal box opened, replacing the other. A new station opened on the Blackwood Junction to Alton Heights Junction line on 1 July 1905[1] and this station closed to passengers, but it stayed open to goods traffic until 1961.

Second stationEdit

Coordinates: 55°40′09″N 3°55′08″W / 55.6691°N 3.919°W / 55.6691; -3.919
The second station opened on 1 July 1905 by the Caledonian Railway, replacing the first site. It closed on 4 October 1965.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 83. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 36. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Terminus   Caledonian Railway
Blackwood Junction to Alton Heights Junction Line
  Lesmahagow
Line and station closed