Ayr and Maybole Railway

Introduction

This railway is still open. It is served by passenger trains from Ayr to Girvan and other services from Glasgow and Kilmarnock to Stranraer and Newcastle to Stranraer operated by ScotRail. At the time of writing (2018) there are no regular freight services.






Dates

  /  /1854Ayr and Maybole Railway
Act receives Royal assent.
15/09/1856Ayr and Maybole Railway
Opened to passengers.
13/10/1856Ayr and Maybole Railway
Opened to freight.
24/05/1860Maybole and Girvan Railway
Opened from Maybole Junction (Ayr and Maybole Railway) to Girvan [1st]. Maybole [1st] is replaced by Maybole and becomes a goods station.
  /  /1871Ayr and Maybole RailwayGlasgow and South Western Railway
Ayr and Maybole Railway absorbed by Glasgow and South Western Railway.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

The railway is double track from Dalrymple Junction north to Ayr. Both the lines to Girvan and Waterside are single track. The single track lines meet and the line doubles to the north of the junction.
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Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Class 2P 4-4-0 40595 photographed at Dalrymple Junction on 6 August 1960 with a Dalmellington - Ayr train. [Ref query 2625] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/08/1960
While his colleagues work to the north of Dalrymple Junction on the double track section this gentleman looks after their safety from a farm access ...
Ewan Crawford /12/1993
Glasgow - Stranraer express approaching Dalrymple Junction. 5X 4.6.0 5636 Uganda. Raeburn and Webb on Footplate. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow /09/1940
A Park Royal Railbus passing south through Dalrymple Junction on 6 August 1960 on its way from Kilmarnock to Dalmellington. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/08/1960
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This was a short lived four platform interchange station just south of Dalrymple Junction. The platforms were short.
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Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Scene at Dalrymple Junction on 5 August 1960. The line from Dalmellington is on the left, with the Stranraer line to the right, from which Black 5 ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 05/08/1960
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This is a closed station south west of Dalrymple Junction and a mile north west of Dalrymple itself at Carcluie. The station was originally a single platform on the single track line to Maybole, the platform being on the north/west side of the line.
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BR Standard class 5 4-6-0 no no 73121 with a Stranraer - Glasgow express just south of Dalrymple station in the summer of 1959. [[Carcluie Pumping ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 15/08/1959
Class 2P 4-4-0 40664 approaching Dalrymple on 15 August 1959 with a Glasgow - Girvan train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 15/08/1959
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This is a five arch double track viaduct carrying one track.
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Leaving Alloway tunnel on 6 February and about to cross the Doon Viaduct. See image 22004 ...
Colin Miller 06/02/2010
Heading over the Doon viaduct from Alloway Tunnel on 19 November 2000.
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Colin Miller 19/11/2000
The Doon Viaduct at Alloway on the former Maidens and Dunure Light Railway, photographed on 3rd January 2009. ...
Colin Miller 03/01/2009
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This was originally a single platform station. The goods yard was at the north end, west side of the line and approached from the north.
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Black 5 45053 photographed north of Maybole near Cassillis on 25 July 1960 with an up Stranraer Boat Express. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 25/07/1960
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Also known as Maybole and Girvan Railway Junction and Maybole Goods Junction. This was the junction between the original route of the Ayr and Maybole Railway and its extension by the Maybole and Girvan Railway south to Girvan. The junction was some way north east of Maybole as an end-on junction between the lines was not possible. The original terminus was left on a short ...

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Maybole and Girvan Railway
A Glasgow St Enoch - Stranraer express photographed passing Nether Culzean north of Maybole on Saturday 17 October 1959. At the head of the train is ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/10/1959
A Stranraer - Glasgow express about to run through Maybole Junction on 17 October 1959, hauled by an unidentified Black 5. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/10/1959
Class 2P 4-4-0 40575 passing Maybole Junction on 17 October 1959 with a Girvan - Ayr train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/10/1959
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This was a short lived station and terminus, the line being extended on to Girvan [1st] not long after opening. The terminus was left on a short branch and converted into a goods station. Maybole station, to the south west, replaced it.
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The 09.41 Girvan - Kilmarnock runs round the curves shortly after leaving Maybole on 23 September 2013. On the right is the site of the original ...
Colin Miller 23/09/2013
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