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Industrial & Private Lines: Linlithgow

Renamed West Lothian in 1921

Signal Fact 4

Around 1838 the first rotating board signals worked by a handle at the bottom of the post began to appear on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway.

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County pages contain details of Industrial and other Private lines that do not form part of any of the principally listed companies on this web site. RailRefs generally remain un-numbered in the county lists.

In the list below the information is set out in tabular form, spread over four columns. The column entries are -

RailRef The Line Code used in RailRef system.
Line Detail The principal locations included within the Line Code. They are arranged in 'down' direction order. Locations shown are primarily stations and junctions to allow easy cross check against published atlases. Signal box names appear in italics where these are 'intermediate' to stations or have been shown to facilitate links from other pages on this web site. The inclusion of a station or junction name does not imply that there was always a signal box of that same name!
SBR The section reference used in the relevant Signal Box Register published by the Society.
ELR The corresponding Engineer's Line Reference(s). This will be blank for railways that never came within British Railways terms of reference. It will also be blank where British Railways had no surviving responsibility for infrastructure at the time the ELR system came into use.

RailRef Line Detail SBR ELR

Broxburn Oil Works
NBR boundary NB202
Broxburn Oil Works
NBR boundary NB136
NS 082 728. Broxburn Oil Company Ltd (subsidiary of Scottish Oils Ltd): see here for more information. Shunting by private locomotives.
   

Roman Camp Oil Works, Broxburn
Off
NT 073 704. Broxburn Oil Company Ltd (subsidiary of Scottish Oils Ltd). Worked by loco from Broxburn until 1924, then own private shunting locomotive. Closed c1956.
   

ENTRIES BELOW ALL HAD THEIR OWN LOCOMOTIVES

Winchburgh Shale Oil Railway (Oakbank Oil Company)
2'6" gauge, electrified; see Railway Bylines December 2011 - January 2012
Mines closed 1960, Works closed 1961. NT 092 748.
   
Main Line
Niddry Castle Oil Works
Winchburgh
Tottlywells Junction Branch Line
junction to loop Loop Line
junction from Philpstoun Branch Line
Duddingston Mine
   
Tottlywells Branch
Tottlywells Junction Main Line
Tottlywells Mine
   
Duddingston Loop
junction from main Main Line
junction from loop Philp Line
   
Philpstoun Branch
junction from main Main Line
junction from loop Loop Line
Philpstoun Mine
   

Polkemmet Colliery, Whitburn, West Lothian
Off
NS 936 639. William Dixon Ltd until 1947, then NCB Area 4.
   

Atlas Steel Works, Armadale, Bathgate
Off
NS 943 682. Atlas Steel Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd.
   

Bridgeness Colliery, Bo'ness
Off
NT 014 816. Bridgeness Coal Co (Ltd from 1917).
   

Bathgate
Off
NS 978 676. British Leyalnd (Scotland) Ltd.
   

Bridgend, near Linlithgow
Off
Champfleurie Oil Co Ltd. Closed 1902.
   

Dalmeny Works, Dalmeny
Off
NT 144 770. Dalmeny Oil Co Ltd. Closed 1923, demolished c1929.
   

Bo'ness Distillery
Off
A & R Vanner until 1874; then James Calder & Co until 1922; then Distillers Co Ltd.
   

Kirkliston Distillery
Off
NT 121 742. Distillers Co Ltd.
   

Bo'ness
Off
Fisons Ltd.
   

Bo'ness
Off
James Kennedy & Co Ltd, timber merchants.
   

Kinneil Colliery, Bo'ness
Off
NT 986 812. Trustees of John Wilson by 1854-1858; then William Wilson & Co until 1865; then Goerge Wilson until 1871(?); then Kinneil Iron & Coal Co until 1893; then Kinneil Cannel & Coking Coal Co Ltd until 1947; then NCB Area 3.
   

Kinneil Ironworks, Bo'ness
Off
William WIlson & Co until 1864; then George Wilson & Co until 1882; then then Kinneil Iron & Coal Co (Ltd from 1890). Closed 1894. Site tken over by Kinneil Cannel & Coking Coal Co Ltd.
   

Royal Navy Stores Depot, Dalmeny, Kirkliston
Off
NT 138 763. Ministry of Defence, Navy Department.
   

Uphall Oil Works & Shale Mine, Uphall
Off
NT 064 707. Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Co Ltd.
Motherwell Bridge Thermal Co Ltd on same site.
   

Bathgate
Off
NS 973 683. North British Steel Foundry Co Ltd.
   

Philpstoun Oil WOrks, near Linlithgow
Off
NS 054 771. James Ross & Co Ltd (subsidiary of Scottish Oils Ltd). Closed 1934.
   

Boghead Colliery
Off
NS 954 678. James Russell & Son, Hopetoun, Torbanehill Collieries.
   

Hopetoun Colliery (1) aka Easton Colliery, Bathgate
Off
NS 9601 6905. James Russell & Son, Hopetoun, Torbanehill Collieries. Later Balbardie Colliery Co; then Bairds & Scottish Steel Ltd; then To NCB. Closed 1963.

(1) Hopeton until 1867.
   

Torbanehill Colliery
Off
NS 955 655. James Russell & Son, Hopetoun, Torbanehill Collieries.
   

Bathville Works, Armadale
Off
NS 945 (or 944) 678. Monkland Iron Co by 1854-1902; then Armadale Coal Co; then United Collieries Ltd until 1947; then United Fireclay Products Ltd. Rail traffic ceased 1970.
   

Blackrigg Colliery
Off
NS 914 676. United Collieries Ltd until 1947; then NCB Area 4.
   

Fauldhouse Colliery, Fauldhouse
Off
NS 926 600. William Dixon by 1854-1865; then Thomas Thornton; then William Dixon Ltd; then United Collieries Ltd.
   

Foulshiels Colliery, near Addiewell
Off
NS 977 634. Loganlea Coal Co Ltd until 1902; then United Collieries Ltd until 1947; then NCB Area 4. Closed 1957.
   

Greenrigg Colliery, near Whitburn
Off
NS 921 632. Loganlea Coal Co Ltd until 1902; then United Collieries Ltd until 1947; then NCB Area 4. Closed 1960.
   

Westfield Paper Mill, near Bathgate
Off
NS 943 720. Westfield Paper Co Ltd (subsidiary of Inveresk Paper Co Ltd). Rail traffic ceased 1967.
   

Hopetoun Oil Works & Shale Mine, Winchburgh
Off
NT 082 739. Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Co Ltd.
   

 




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