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//1865Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayAct receives Royal assent.
3/10/1870Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayOpened. (Date doubtful).
//1872Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayConstruction begins.
5/10/1877Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayLine opened from a junction at Girvan (Maybole and Girvan Railway) to Challoch Junction (Portpatrick Railway). (Alternative date: 3/10/1870).
7/2/1882Girvan and Portpatrick Railway
Portpatrick Railway
Girvan and Portpatrick Railway trains banned from Stranraer and Portpatrick by the Portpatrick Railway. Line closed temporarily from Girvan to Challoch Junction.
1/8/1883Girvan and Portpatrick Railway
Portpatrick Railway
Lifting of ban of trains from the Portpatrick Railway.
12/4/1886Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayLine closed for two months due to financial problems.
18/6/1886Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayLine re-opened.
2/9/1886Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayGirvan (New) closed.
//1887Girvan and Portpatrick Railway
Ayr and Wigtownshire Railway
Girvan and Portpatrick Railway absorbed by Ayr and Wigtownshire Railway, a company formed to re-finance the line.
14/7/1890Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayGirvan (New) re-opened.
//1892Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayAyr and Wigtownshire Railway bought by the Glasgow and South Western Railway. Girvan (Old) closed and reparations made to Girvan and Portpatrick line.
1/4/1894Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayGirvan (New) renamed Girvan.
/2/1895Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayNorthbound train is snowed in at Chirmorie, passengers forced to stay in local cottages, and is only freed after a week.
//1907Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayPinwherry box opened.
28/12/1908Girvan and Portpatrick RailwaySouthbound train becomes snowed in a mile south of Barrhill. Passengers are trapped in carriages for two nights.
15/11/1922Girvan and Portpatrick RailwaySouthbound freight train parts near Pinmore, the second portion catches up with the first portion and crashes into it.
//1927Girvan and Portpatrick RailwaySunday trains, excursions, start on line.
22/7/1928Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayNorthbound freight train de-rails just north of Pinwherry loop, after passing through the tightly curved station at speed.
//1937Girvan and Portpatrick RailwaySecond platform is added at Glenwhilly and the loop is extended to 12 carriages.
//1939Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayPinmore, Pinwherry, Barrhill and New Luce loops lengthened to 12 carriages. Bryson tablet exchange introduced.
//1947Girvan and Portpatrick RailwaySouthbound train becomes trapped in snow south of Glenwhilly. After two nights passengers are taken to Glenwhilly. The train was stuck for a further 3 days.
//1959Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayDMUs introduced on Glasgow to Stranraer workings.
//1964Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayPinmore signalbox and loop closed.
14/6/1965Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayNumber of trains on line increases after closure of the Portpatrick Railway. Trains are diverted to run via Mauchline to Girvan and the former Challoch Junction for Stranraer.
6/6/1965Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayPinmore, Pinwherry, Glenwhilly and New Luce stations closed.
//1970Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayGlenwhilly station demolished.
//1971Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayNew Luce station demolished.
//1984Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayGlasgow to Stranraer DMUs withdrawn and replaced with locomotive hauled SEALINK slam-door stock.
//1987Girvan and Portpatrick RailwaySEALINK stock withdrawn and broken up at the Springburn works, replaced with other stock.
3/10/1988Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayClass 156 Sprinters introduced.
//1990Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayStranraer to Euston sleeper withdrawn.
//1992Girvan and Portpatrick RailwayPinwherry signalbox and loop removed.
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