Glenbuck Branch (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

This line is closed.



The line was signalled and prepared throughout but never opened to though traffic - although one train ran. The line was used as far south as Glenbuck to serve a coalmine.



The line was not opened as the Glasgow and South Western Railway intended using running rights over Caledonian Railway which were reciprical to running rights the Caledonian Railway were awarded by the Act. The Caledonian judged it better to not open the line rather than lose revenue on its existing lines.)





Dates

10/09/1888Glenbuck Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Glenbuck and Galawhistle branch opened to minerals, extending the line from Bankend south west. Originally a private line. The further portion running west to Muirkirk, the Mid Lanark, Spireslack and Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway), was not opened
31/05/1889Glenbuck Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Caledonian Railway authorised to take over line, and buys line.
  /  /1910Glenbuck Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Branch abandoned.
  /  /1916Glenbuck Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Approximate date that Galawhistle branch closed.
  /  /1952Glenbuck Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Approximate date of complete closure.