Overtown [1st]

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Overtown [1st] (1843-1881)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station. It was just to the north of Overtown itself. (Much closer than Overtown [2nd], to the north, which replaced this station and was closer to Waterloo.)

The station was on the west side of Main Street. There was a dock line on the south side of the station, approached from the west. A small building was located by the road bridge at the east of the station, on the south side of the line.

Nothing remains of the station.

Overton Station Colliery was to the north west on a private line to the Coltness Iron Works. Overton was a previous spelling of Overtown.

Tags

Station

Aliases

Overtown Road

External links

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