Rockcliffe

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Rockcliffe (1847-1950)

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station with the main station building on the southbound platform. There was a goods yard on the east side of the line, approached by a long siding from the southbound line. The box was on the west side opposite the goods yard and south of the northbound platform.

In 1918 the line northward from the station to Floriston was quadrupled, a loop was laid on either side of the line. The box was replaced.

With the opening of Kingmoor Marshalling Yard approach lines were laid to the west of the station, the southbound line flying over the existing railway. These lines joined the existing loops north of the station.

The box closed in 1963 with the opening of the yard, replaced by Kingmoor Power Box.

The line is no longer quadruple directly north of the station and has reverted to double track. The northern approaches to Kingmoor, to the west, remain in use.

The station building is now a house.

Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
07/08/2019



Books


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)

Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway Carriages

Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style

Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

Signalling the Caledonian Railway

The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian