This line is open to passenger traffic and goods traffic. It runs from Lesmahagow Junction by Motherwell (New) station to Braidhurst (to the south of Mossend) it joins the original route through Motherwell. The course of the original route has now largely disappeared save for an abandoned viaducts piers and some hints of track formation.
|/ /1847||Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)|
Motherwell and Wishaw and Coltness Connecting Branch authorised.
|/ /1848||Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)|
Motherwell and Wishaw and Coltness Connecting Branch abandoned.
|/ /1854||Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)|
Line authorised as the Motherwell Branch. This line would improve connections at Lesmahagow Junction and bypass and replace the Jerviston Viaduct.
|08/10/1857||Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway)|
Line opened from Jerviston Junction (Wishaw and Coltness Railway) to Lesmahagow Junction (Clydesdale Junction Railway). The line allowed Motherwell [1st] station to be moved further west to Motherwell atLesmahagow Junction. Motherwell [1st] remained standing and Motherwell was opened in the V of the junction at Lesmahagow Junction. A large viaduct was required, Braidhurst Viaduct.
These locations are along the line.
At Milnwood Junction, just south of the former Holytown [1st] and south of the former Mossend station and Mossend Marshalling Yard, lines from Bellshill, Mossend and Holytown meet. To the south was Jerviston Junction and the lines to Clydesdale Steel Works.
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.
This masonry viaduct carries the double track Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway) over the South Calder Water.
This is a double ended shed with ten roads located to the west of the Motherwell Deviation Line and just north of Lesmahagow Junction. Approach is from the north and south.
This is a junction just north of Motherwell station.