Birdsfield Siding

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Birdsfield Siding

Opened on the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway.


This siding was a short distance west of Blantyre Junction [NBR] and not far east of Auchinraith Junction on the North British Railway^s Blantyre branch.

The siding served the Greenfield foundry and Engineering Works. After closure of the Hamilton branch north over the Craighead Viaduct in 1952 a link, put in at Peacock Cross allowed access via a reversal at the former Blantyre Junction [NBR]. After 1963 a new link from Strathaven Junction gave access to the Blantyre branch allowing closure to Peacock Cross. Birdsfield Siding to Strathaven Junction closed in 1980.