- Hamilton and Strathaven Railway
The Hamilton and Strathaven Railway was an historic railway in
Scotland. It ran from a junction with the Hamilton Branchof the Caledonian Railwayto a terminus at Strathaven. The railway was worked from the start by the Caledonian Railway, who absorbed the railway company in 1864.Awdry (1990), P 79.]
The railway was planned by
William Smith Dixon, an Ironmaster.Thomas (1981), Chapter 6.]
Its construction was authorised on
10 August 1857; and it was opened on 9 August 1860, from Hamilton to Quarter, for the carriage of goods.Thomas (1971), Chronology.] It opened fully on 2 February 1863, between Hamilton and Strathaven, for goods and passengers.
Connections to other lines
Hamilton Branchof the Caledonian Railwayat Haughhead Junction.
East Kilbride Lineof the Caledonian Railwayat Hunthill Junction.
Mid Lanark Linesof the Caledonian Railwayat Strathaven Central
Darvel and Strathaven Railwayat Strathaven Central
* [http://www.railscot.co.uk/Hamilton_and_Strathaven_Railway/frame.htm RAILSCOT on Hamilton and Strathaven Railway]
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