This double track girder viaduct crossing the River Clyde is south of Carstairs on the west coast main line. Float Junction (replaced by today^s Carstairs South Junction) was to the north and the Strawfrank Watertroughs were to the south.
| Float Junction|
Carstairs South Junction
Carstairs East Junction
Pettinain Signal Box
Carstairs No 1 Signal Box
Carstairs Sand Pit Signal Box
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
^The Float^ name comes from a former ferry which used to cross the River Clyde to the east of Float Viaduct.
|/ /1873||Caledonian Railway|
Authorisation to stop up Float Level Crossing. (Not done at this time.) This level crossing was to the south of the Float Viaduct, over the River Clyde, on a public road which crossed the river by means of the Lampits Ferry.
|/ /1911||Caledonian Railway|
Details agreed with council to stop up Float Level Crossing. The Lampits Ferry was replaced by a new bridge carrying a new road over the Clyde to the west of Float Viaduct.
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