Bo'ness Low Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Bo'ness Low Junction (1851-1933)

Opened on the Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway.

Description

This was the junction between two arms of the Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway. The line from the Bo'ness [1st] terminus ran south and divided here with a curve to the west going to meet the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway at Bo'ness High Junction and another route continuing under the E&G to Causewayend Junction. In its original state, before Manuel Low opened, both arms were single track.

The latter line provided an outlet for Monklands products to the River Forth. A signal box ^Manuel Low Level^ opened here to control the junction between the two arms of the Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway. The box was replaced in 1893 with ^Bo^ness Low Junction^. This was located in the ^V^ of the junction.

The curve to Bo'ness High Junction was double track. Going north from the box to Bo'ness the line dropped to a single track. Going south to Manuel Low Level it was initially double track dropping to a single line for the route south with a bay platform loop on its west side.

The direct route to Causewayend Junction fell out of use around 1930 and was formally closed in 1933 and Bo^ness Low Junction and its box were closed. The remaining curve to Bo'ness High Junction (renamed Bo'ness Junction [1st]) was reduced to a single track.

Tags

Junction

Aliases

Boness Low Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
04/08/2020

Dates

01/05/1933Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Manuel Low Level to Bo'ness Low Junction (excluded) closed to passengers. Manuel Low Level closed.