NS6771 : Monklands and Kirkintilloch Railway

taken 7 years ago, near to Waterside, East Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Monklands and Kirkintilloch Railway
Monklands and Kirkintilloch Railway
This is the remnants of a former railway called the Monkland and Kirkintilloch - One of Scotland's earliest railways it was authorised on 17 May 1824 and opened on 1 October 1826. Its main function was intended to be the transportation of coal from the Monklands coalfield around Old Monkland parish, but iron ore and passengers were also carried. The southern terminus was at Palacecraig on the Monkland Canal and the northern at Kirkintilloch basin on the Forth & Clyde. It was built to the Scotch gauge of 4 ft 6 in (1,372 mm).
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NS6771, 13 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 June, 2010
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Old railway line   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 677 716 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.1658N 4:7.0570W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 677 716
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