Shieldmuir

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Shieldmuir (1990-)

Station code: SDM National Rail ScotRail
Where: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Lanark.

Description

This is a minimal modern two platform station. The platforms are linked by a footbridge which predates the station. To the east is Shieldmuir Junction where the connection to Wishaw station leaves the line through Motherwell and the west end of the Shieldmuir Mail Centre loop connects to the main line.

Formerly this was a complicated location with many lines. The closure of the last of these, a loop on the south side serving Flemington Goods to the west and scrap sidings at the Inshaw Works (for [BSC Ravenscraig) left land vacant for the new station. To the west was Shields Colliery Junction, a little further away than Shieldmuir Junction.

Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
09/08/2019




Nearby stations
Flemington
Wishaw
Wishaw South
Airbles
Motherwell Junction
Motherwell [1st]
Motherwell Bridge
Motherwell
Ferniegair [3rd]
Chatelherault
Ferniegair [2nd]
Ferniegair [1st]
Merryton
Carfin
Larkhall East
Central Wagon Works
Shieldmuir North Junction
Glencairn Iron and Steel Works
Blitz Scrap Yard
Shields Colliery Nos 5 and 9
Shields Colliery
Etna Iron and Steel Works
Shieldmuir Yard
Shields Colliery Junction
Craigneuk Works
Muirhouse Foundry and Engineering Works
Whitegates Engineering Works
Muirhouse Pit (Coal)
Royal Mail Scottish Distribution Centre
Inshaw Works
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


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)