Camp Colliery Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Camp Colliery Junction (-1967)

Opened on the Lesmahagow Railway.

Description

This junction was to the south of Airbles station. Two colliery lines met the Lesmahagow Railway, one on either side of the main line. Approach to the mineral lines was from the north.

Camp Colliery signal box was on the east side of the line at the junction at the top of the railway cutting. It originally served Camp Colliery which was just to the south on the west side of the line. A branch to Camp Colliery No 2 opened from the junction to run west to the colliery. This left Camp Colliery in the 'V' of the junction. A further colliery line ran south and then south east to Dalzell and Broomside Colliery. This line later also served Broomside Boiler Works. The box was replaced in 1897.

The box closed in 1967.

Tags

Junction colliery

Dates

  /  /1900Caledonian Railway
Camp (Camp Colliery Junction) to Flemington (Shieldmuir Junction) curve authorised.
  /  /1905Caledonian Railway
Extra time for the Camp (Camp Colliery Junction) to Flemington (Shieldmuir Junction) curve previously authorised.
  /  /1907Caledonian Railway
Camp (Camp Colliery Junction) to Flemington (Shieldmuir Junction) curve cut back and altered. Western portion abandoned and eastern portion will be from Shieldmuir Junction to Flemington Goods.