Brocketsbrae railway station

Brocketsbrae railway station served the hamlet of Brocketsbrae, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, from 1866 to 1951 on the Lesmahagow Junction to Bankend Colliery line.

Brocketsbrae
Brocketsbrae rail station 1915400 1ad8d67f.jpg
The site of the station, looking south towards Coalburn, in 1970
General information
LocationBrocketsbrae, South Lanarkshire
Scotland
Coordinates55°38′09″N 3°52′17″W / 55.6357°N 3.8713°W / 55.6357; -3.8713Coordinates: 55°38′09″N 3°52′17″W / 55.6357°N 3.8713°W / 55.6357; -3.8713
Grid referenceNS823396
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Railways (Scottish Region)
Key dates
1 December 1866 (1866-12-01)Opened as Brocketsbrae
1 June 1869Name changed to Lesmahagow
1 June 1905Name changed back to Brocketsbrae
1 October 1951Closed to passengers
21 September 1953 (1953-09-21)Closed to goods

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 1 December 1866 by the Caledonian Railway. Opposite the platform was the signal box, which opened in 1891. To the southwest was the goods yard and on the east side was an engine shed, also known as Brocketsbrae Shed. It was renamed Lesmahagow on 1 June 1869 but its name was changed back to Brocketsbrae on 1 June 1905, a month before the new Lesmahagow station opened. The station closed on 1 October 1951[1] but it remained open to goods traffic until 21 September 1953.[2] The signal box closed in the same year. The goods yard closed in the 1970s.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 98. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "Brocketsbrae Station (remains) © Ben Brooksbank cc-by-sa/2.0 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland". Geograph. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  3. ^ "RAILSCOT - Brocketsbrae". Railscot. Retrieved 23 April 2021.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Auchenheath
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Lesmahagow Junction to Bankend Colliery line
  Alton Heights Junction
Line and station closed