Midcalder Junction

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Name and dates

Midcalder Junction (1869-)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Caledonian Railway.
Opened on the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway).


This is the junction between the Caledonian Railway^s Carlisle to Edinburgh Princes Street main line of 1848 and its Edinburgh and Glasgow railway, via Shotts, of 1869.

The signal box was on the north side of the junction, opened with the Shotts line.

In addition to the junction the box also controlled access to the Oakbank Oil Works branch. This was on the north side of the Shotts line west of the junction. It ran parallel to the junction where there were several looped siding on the north side making their connection to the main lines just east of the junction. (The box was to the north of these loops).

The junction was crossed by a footbridge, just to the west, and now removed.

The box closed in 1981 replaced by the Edinburgh Signalling Centre.

Both lines are now electrified.




22/11/1981Caledonian Railway
Midcalder Junction box closed.


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