Greenside Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Greenside Junction (1861-1971)

Opened on the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.
Opened on the New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways).

Description

This was a double track junction east of Coatbridge Sunnyside. It was formed between the Kipps branch of the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway and the later New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways).

To the east, in the 'V' of the junction was the Mosside Works while Kipps shed was on the north side of the Kipps branch.

To the west was Coatbridge Sunnyside and, north of the station, the siding for Sunnyside Engine Works.

The box, on the north side of the junction, closed in 1960, taken over by Sunnyside Junction box.

The site ceased to be a junction in 1971 with the closure of the remains of the line east to Kipps Incline Foot (the original route). Its formation is now difficult to see.

Tags

Junction

External links

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


Dates

  /  /1861New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Opened to goods and minerals from Greenside Junction to Brownieside Junction.
01/05/1930Monkland and Kirkintilloch RailwayBallochney Railway Slamannan Railway Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Coatbridge (Greenside Junction) (excluded) to Manuel Low Level (excluded) closed to passengers. Commonhead, Rawyards, Airdrie Hallcraig Street, Whiterigg stations on the Ballochney Railway closed. Longriggend, Slamannan, Avonbridge, Blackston Junction, Bowhouse, Causewayend [MR] [2nd] closed.
18/08/1971Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway Ballochney Railway
Greenside Junction (excluded) to Kipps Junction closed.

Books


Vanished Railways of West Lothian