Coalburn Branch

The Coalburn Branch was a branch line constructed by the Caledonian Railway from Lesmahagow railway station to Bankend railway station.[1][2] It was the main branch of the Lesmahagow Railway.

Coalburn Branch
Overview
LocaleScotland
Dates of operation1 December 1856–1968
Route map
Lesmahagow Junction
Motherwell
Airbles
Haughhead Junction
Ross Junction
Chatelherault
Merryton Junction
Larkhall East
Dalserf
Stonehouse North Junction
Stonehouse
Stonehouse South Junction
Netherburn
Tillietudlem
Southfield Junction
Blackwood
Nethan Viaduct
Auchenheath
Brocketsbrae
Alton Heights Junction
Auchlochan
Coalburn
Bankend

HistoryEdit

Coalburn Branch (1856-1968)Edit

  • 1 May 1868, Bents is renamed to Netherburn.
  • 1 June 1869, Brocketsbrae is renamed to Lesmahagow.
  • 1 October 1876, Tillietudlem opens.
  • 2 October 1876, Ferniegair and Motherwell are re-located.
  • 1 November 1891, Coalburn opens.
  • January 1893, Alton Heights opens.
  • 1 July 1903, Ayr Road is renamed to Dalserf.
  • 1 June 1905, Lesmahagow is renamed Brocketsbrae.
  • 1 July 1905, Stonehouse, Cots Castle and Blackwood closes; Stonehouse opens.
  • 1 June 1906, Larkhall is renamed to Larkhall East.
  • 1 January 1917, Ferniegair and Motherwell closes.
  • 1926, Alton Heights closes.
  • July 1926, Bankend closes.
  • January 1941, Larkhall East, Dalserf, Netherburn, Tillietudlem, Auchenheath and Brocketsbrae close.
  • May 1945, Dalserf, Netherburn, Tillietudlem, Auchenheath and Brocketsbrae re-open.
  • July 1945, Larkhall East re-opens.
  • 10 September 1951, Larkhall East closes.
  • 1 October 1951, Dalserf, Netherburn, Tillietudlem, Auchenheath and Brocketsbrae closes.
  • 4 October 1965, Auchlochan, Coalburn and Stonehouse close.

Present dayEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)". Railscot. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Historic photos of Coalburn Station and the railway". Coalburn Heritage. Retrieved 14 June 2021.

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