Mossend

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Mossend (1882-1962)

Station code: MSE National Rail
Opened on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway.
Opened on the Mossend Marshalling Yard (Caledonian Railway).
Opened on the Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway).

Description

This station was at the south end of Mossend Marshalling Yard. Holytown [1st] station closed when this station, just to its north, opened with two platforms on the line south and east and a further two platforms on the west to north curve of the Mossend junctions.

There was a goods yard, Mossend Goods [1st], on its west side hemmed in between the station and sidings approaching Mossend Iron and Steel Works.

A turntable was to the east and Thankerton Colliery Pit No 2 to the north east]].

The two platforms on the west side gained a southern exit when a line south from Mossend No 3 Junction to Milnwood Junction.

The two platforms on the west to north line closed first, probably when the line from Milnwood Junction to these platforms opened in 1903. This provided a second approach to the Mossend Marshalling Yard from the south.

Mossend Goods became a coal yard. The sidings remain today.

Little remains of the station today except the approach road from Main Street.

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Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Old Newmains and the Villages Around Wishaw

Old Wishaw

Wishaw 1896: Lanarkshire Sheet 18.03 (Old O.S. Maps of Lanarkshire)