Union Canal



Dates

  /  /    Albyn Oil Works
Opened by Broxburn Oil Co next to Union Canal.
03/03/1818Union Canal
First Sod cut at Hopetoun Basin, Edinburgh
  /  /1822Union Canal
Canal built to break the Edinburgh coal cartel.
  /01/1822Union Canal
First Passenger Vessel sails on Union Canal, Flora MacIver.
  /  /1845Forth and Cart Canal
Authorised to make connection to Union Canal.
  /  /1860Standrigg Colliery
Absorbed into Redding Colliery, new railways approach the colliery replacing the Union Canal
  /  /1896Redding Colliery
James Nimmo and Company sink new Redding Colliery No 23 shaft, on the north bank of the Union Canal and by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
  /  /1910Union Canal
Union Canal falls into dis-use and dis-repair
  /  /1965Union Canal
Officially closed
  /  /1990Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Scottish Railway Preservation Society completes Bo'ness line to Manuel Junction (A station was opened here and the line may be extended to join the Union Canal).