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Cairn Valley Light Railway

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Cairn Valley Light Railway
(Glasgow and South Western Railway)

(or Cairn Valley Railway)

This line is closed.

 
Clickable map of the Cairn Valley Light Railway

Local area 

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This is an area of farmed countryside.

Chronology 

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Description of route 

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The line ran from near Dumfries to Moniaive along the Cairn Valley. 
 
Cairn Valley Junction

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The formation of this junction with the Glasgow and South Western Railway mainline (originally the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway) can barely be traced on the ground. From Irongray on to Moniaive the formation is clearly visible however. 
 
Irongray 

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The station platform mound remains along with the station house.  
 
Newtonairds 

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This is named after a nearby house. The site is now very overgrown, a single block of concrete can be found at the north end of the platform mound.  
 
Stepford 

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The station house remains. 
 
Dunscore 

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This station was in a deep cutting which is now very overgrown. The station house remains nearby. 
 
Crossford 

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The mound of the platform and the station house remain on either side of a level crossing. 
 
Kirkland 

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This is nearby the village of Kirkland. The mound of the platform remains along with the station house and goods loading bank. 
 
Moniaive 

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The station building and large goods shed still stand.  
 


Page created on 19/01/1998
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford