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Darvel and Strathaven Railway

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Darvel and Strathaven Railway 

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Clickable map of the Darvel and Strathaven Railway Darvel Branch Mid Lanark Lines Hamilton and Strathaven Railway

Local area 

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This line runs through an area of farmland.

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Description of route 

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The line ran from Darvel to Loundonhill to Strathaven. The line was single track with loops at stations, the stations had island platforms. The Darvel to Loudonhill section was owned by the Glasgow and South Western Railway and the Loudonhill to Strathaven section owned by the Caledonian Railway.

Strathaven Central
(Hamilton and Strathaven Railway)
(Mid-Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway))

Ryeland

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The platform remains here, partly dug away, with an overbridge at the west end of the site.

Drumclog

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The site of the station has been levelled and is now a grassy area between two fences.

Loudonhill

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The station site is used by a farmer to store equipment and silage. The platform has been removed. To the west of the station was the fine Loudonhill viaduct which was demolished in the 1980s.

Darvel
(Darvel Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway))


Page created on 19/01/1998
Page last edited on: 07/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford