(Glasgow and South Western Railway)
This line is closed.
a short disused siding at Hurlford.
This line runs from east Kilmarnock into the
countryside. There were a number of coalmines in the area.
Description of route
From Hurlford (Kilmarnock) to Darvel and Loudonhill.
This was a north facing junction with the Glasgow,
Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.
This locomotive shed was in the 'v' of Hurlford Junction. It
was built on a greenfield site to suppliment the sheds around Kilmarnock. The
company built housing for the workers.
Hurlford Mineral Sidings
These sidings were by the locomotive shed.
This was a timber-platform halt by the locomotive shed and
sidings. Further east there was an east facing junction for a line which connected
to the Riccarton line avoiding
the main line. Further east was another east facing junction for a goods only
line which ran north to various coalmines.
The site of this two platform station is now housing.
The station site is now occupied by an industrial estate.
Darvel was a two platform station (platforms built in timber)
on a high embankment. The embankment remains and traces of timber can be found
on it. The line continued east and was used by the Caledonian
Railway trains coming from the Darvel
and Strathaven Railway as far as Loundonhill where the line became Caledonian
This station had an island platform. Immediately to the north
of it was a fine viaduct, demolished in the 1980s (after a few goes with explosives).
The line continued east to Strathaven as the Caledonian
Railway owned Darvel and
Page created on 20/01/1998
Page last edited on: 07/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford