Bowhouse railway station

Bowhouse railway station served the suburb of Bowhouse, Falkirk, Scotland, from the 1840s to 1964 on the Slamannan Railway.

Bowhouse
Bowhouse Station (remains) - geograph.org.uk - 1867052.jpg
The goods only station in 1962
LocationBowhouse, Falkirk
Scotland
Coordinates55°57′27″N 3°41′20″W / 55.9574°N 3.6889°W / 55.9574; -3.6889Coordinates: 55°57′27″N 3°41′20″W / 55.9574°N 3.6889°W / 55.9574; -3.6889
Grid referenceNS945751
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companySlamannan Railway
Pre-groupingMonkland Railways
North British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1840s (1840s)Opened
1 May 1930Closed to passengers
6 July 1964 (1964-07-06)Closed to goods

HistoryEdit

The station was opened in the 1840s by the Slamannan Railway. It has three sidings a loading bank and a goods yard with a goods shed, although it wasn't served by rail. The signal box opened in 1892 but it was downgraded to a ground frame in 1892. The station closed to passengers on 1 May 1930[1] and closed to goods on 6 July 1964.[2] The loading bank and traces of the platform still remain.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 90. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "Bowhouse Station (remains) © Ben Brooksbank cc-by-sa/2.0 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland". Geograph. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  3. ^ "RAILSCOT - Bowhouse". Railscot. Retrieved 21 April 2021.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Causewayhead
Line and station closed
  Slamannan Railway   Blackston Junction
Line and station closed