Kilsyth Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Kilsyth Junction (1888-1951)

Opened on the Kelvin Valley Railway.
Opened on the Bairds of Gartshore^s Railway.
Opened on the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway.

Description

This was the junction where the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway met the Kelvin Valley Railway. Kilsyth Shed was located to the north, approached from the junction to the east.

The junction left Kilsyth (Old) on a short branch from the junction. The terminus did not close to passengers and remained open after the Bonnybridge route had closed to passengers.

East of the junction and to the south was a connection to the Bairds of Gartshore's Railway.

A signal box opened with the junction in 1888 on the north side of the junction. The box was on the west side of a footbridge over the line.

The line closed to passengers in 1951. The box closed in 1958 and the line closed altogether in 1964.

The trackbed is now a footpath. The path which ran to the footbridge, down from Glasgow Road to Duncansfield, still exists.

Tags

Junction

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Dates

01/02/1935Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway Denny Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Larbert Junction to Kilsyth (New) to Kilsyth Junction closed to passengers.
04/05/1964Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway
Banknock to Kilsyth Junction (excluded) closed to freight.

Books


An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Forgotten Railways: Scotland