Cairn Valley Light Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway)

Introduction

This line is closed.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was the junction for the Cairn Valley Light Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway) about 1 and 3/4 miles north of Dumfries. The branch was a single track 'light' railway.
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This was a single platform station with a passing loop. There was a level crossing at the Dumfries, east, end of the station and the platform was on the north side of the line. The building was typical of the line.
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This was a single platform station. It was south west of Newtonairds House, just north of the Drumpark Bridge.
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Moniaive Trip. Shunting at Stepford. C.R. 0.6.0 57378. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 18/04/1949

This was a single platform station with a loop. It was about half a mile west of the village and across the Cairn Water. The platform was on the east (village) side. The station building was timber, originally fitted with a platform side awning which was later removed.
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Moniaive Trip. Dunscore station. C.R. 0.6.0 57378. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 18/04/1949



This was the terminus of the Cairn Valley Light Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway) which started from just north of Dumfries. The terminus was in the south of the town.
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Seventy years after the last (goods) train called, the station building at Moniaive continues to crumble away. There is now a fence to protect the ...
Bill Roberton 21/09/2019
On my last (2010) visit to Moniaive I speculated that the old station building couldn't survive much longer but six years on it clings to life. ...
Mark Bartlett 25/07/2016
The former station building at Moniaive in January 2006. The line from Cairn Valley Junction, to the north of Dumfries, closed in 1949. ...
John Furnevel 31/01/2006
Closed to passengers in May 1943, the remains of the station building at Moniaive, terminus of the Cairn Valley Light Railway, photographed from the ...
Colin Miller /03/2006