Ayrshire and Galloway Railway


This short section of the Ayrshire and Galloway Railway was built to allow the Dalmellington Iron Company to reach the Sillyhole coal pits. The Ayrshire and Galloway failed and the Ayr and Dalmellington Railway was promoted to build the line at either end; Ayr Falkland Junction - Waterside, Sillyhole Pits - Dalmellington.


  /  /1840Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Originally promoted as the Ayrshire and Galloway Railway it was to run from Ayr to Dalmellington and on to Castle Douglas to join the British and Irish Grand Junction Railway, which later was opened as the Portpatrick Railway.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This station is closed. The two storey station building remains standing although it has lost its platform canopy. It was a single platform station although there were two loops alongside the platform line and a siding on the east side, approached from the north. The goods yard was to the south of the station and on the west side, approached from the south. The signal box (1893) was at the south ...

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Dalmellington Iron Company
Works plate from the ARPG Barclay Fireless locomotive [AB1952/1928]. See image 51874 ...
Colin Miller 05/07/2015
Looking back from the cab of Barclay No.17 (1833/1913) towards Waterside loops as it propels a train of side-tipping hoppers towards the tip at the ...
Bill Roberton 01/11/1977
Ex-LMS 2P 4-4-0 40574 leaving Waterside on 28 March 1959 heading for Ayr. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 28/03/1959
Time for bed. No.24 climbs up to the engine shed at the end of the shift. On the right is a recently arrived train of empties. May 1974. ...
Bill Roberton /05/1974
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These were the exchange sidings between the Bairds and Dalmellington Limited system and the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at Dunaskin. The sidings were located adjacent to the Dunaskin Central Washery on the private system. The sidings were laid by the LMS.

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Looking south along the course of the Dalmellington branch near Cutler Sidings in 1988, with the Chalmerston (former NCB Pennyvenie) branch on the ...
Bill Roberton //1988
NCB Pugs taking a break at Cutler Sidings, Waterside, in December 1971. ...
John Furnevel 01/12/1971
Barclay No 1 at Dunaskin, Waterside, in July 1977. ...
Iain Robinson /07/1977
NCB No.24 (Andrew Barclay 2335 of 1953) draws away from Cutler sidings in December 1977 hauling wooden bodied empties for Pennyvenie Colliery with the ...
Bill Roberton 20/12/1977
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Coal pits 1 - 5

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Dalmellington Iron Company