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Wishaw and Coltness Railway

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Planned to be called the Garion and Garturk Railway the Wishaw and Coltness Railway was sanctioned in 1829 and it was a 11 mile line between Chapeel and the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway near Gartsherrie. It opened partly in 1833 on a gauge of 4ft 6ins and was fully opened in 1844.

In 1849 it became part of the Caledonian Railway

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Sources of Information

  • Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990