Location type


Name and dates

Braidwood (1849-1962)

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.


This was a two platform station with a goods yard on the west side, served from the north. A lattice footbridge connected the platforms.

Nellfield Saw Mills were served by the goods sidings. Further sidings were on the east side. To the north, on the east side, was a siding to the Meadow Brick Works. The signal box was on the east side, north of the platforms.

The station closed in 1962 and the box was replaced in 1973 by the Motherwell Signalling Centre in the run up to electrification.

The station building remains on the former southbound platform. An enclosed timber canopy has been removed from it. The building bears some resemblance to that at Blackford.

The next station north was Carluke and south Cleghorn.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)

Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway Carriages

Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style

Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

Signalling the Caledonian Railway

The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian