Clydesdale Steel Works Railways



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Looking south at Mossend South Junction. The former Clydesdale Steelworks are on the left. ...
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View over Milnwood / Mossend South Junction with lines diverging to Holytown, Coatbridge Central and Bellshill. In the background is British Steel ...
Bill Roberton 01/05/1991
Aerial view of the junctions to the south of Mossend Yard looking west. Note the Freightliner on the north to east curve. ...
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This junction was south of Milnwood Junction. Most recently (1993) it provided access to the line to Ravenscraig No 3 Yard used for trips from Mossend Marshalling Yard to deliver limestone to the works and take strip coil away. It had also served the sizeable Clydesdale Steel Works yard, which closed slightly earlier.
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See also
Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)
Motherwell New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Ravenscraig Steelworks (David Colville and Sons)


This large steel works, located at Mossend near Bellshill, manufactured pipes. In its final form it was equipped with an electric arc furnace and the Pilger Process was used to convert blumes into pipes. The Calder Tube Works was the finishing plant and latterly the Imperial Tube Works, where a VAM joint was cut into pipes and a plastic coating could be applied.
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