Thankerton

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Thankerton (1848-1965)

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.

Description

A two platform station. When first opened a road crossed the station by level crossing (by Station Road). North of this was the goods yard, on the east side, with the passenger station to the south.

The crossing was stopped up and the roadbridge to the south used in preference.

The goods yard was reached by reversal from the southbound line.

The main station building, on the northbound platform, had a cross stepped gable in the middle of the portion facing the platform. This building survives as a house.

The signal box was at the south end of the northbound platform.

The box closed in 1964 and station in 1965.

The line remains open.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
12/08/2019




Dates

  /  /1863Caledonian Railway
Thankerton level crossing authorised to be stopped up and replaced by a bridge.
03/11/1914Caledonian Railway
Improvements to Thankerton station authorised.

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