Cathcart West Junction

To the left is the line to Neilston and running away to the distance in the centre is the route to Langside. The photograph is taken through a fence at a location which was the trackbed of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway - this formerly passed Cathcart without being able to take trains from the Langside direction on to Newton as there was only a Neilston to Cathcart spur onto the Cathcart Circle west of the station (the two tracks in the foreground here). Langside to Newton trains were permitted by a new connection from Cathcart West Junction onto the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire and at the same time the 'bypass line' was lifted. See image 8865 for a view of the former layout.

Location: Cathcart West Junction

Company: Cathcart District Railway

Photographer: Ewan Crawford

Contact photographer: Ewan Crawford

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Date: 27/03/2011

Image number: 33753

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