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Ayr and Maybole Railway

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Dalrymple Junction
Dalrymple
Cassillis
Maybole Junction
Maybole

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Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Maybole and Girvan Railway

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Ayr and Maybole Railway 

This railway is still open. It is served by passenger trains from Ayr to Girvan and other services from Glasgow to Stranraer and Newcastle to Stranraer operated by ScotRail. At the time of writing (2002) there are no regular freight services.

Survey -
Engineers William Johnstone
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Contractors William Kinghorn
Opened 15 9 1856
Closed No
Maybole and Girvan Railway Maidens and Dunure Railway Ayr and Dalmellington Railway Clickable map of the Ayr and Maybole Railay

Local area 

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The line runs through farmland to the south of Ayr.

Chronology 

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Description of route 

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This line was formerly double track but is now single. There are no passing places on the route of the former Ayr and Maybole Railway and the line is signalled from Ayr.

Dalrymple Junction
(Ayr and Dalmellington Railway

There was, briefly, a station here until the line was extended south to Girvan. It was open between between 13 October 1856 and 1 December 1859 and was called Maybole Junction.

Dalrymple

Cassillis

Maybole Junction
(Maybole and Girvan Railway)

Maybole (Old)

The original Maybole terminus was left as a short branch when the line was extended south to Girvan by the Maybole and Girvan Railway. The former station site was to the east of the existing line, in the north of Maybole and is now a small industrial estate. The track alignment to the north still has the curve away from the original alignment.


Page last created on 14/11/1997
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford