This covers the first phase of development of the Dalmellington Ironworks at Waterside. The site is also known as Dunaskin.
In the lines belong some features are listed which do not belong to the initial period, but were built on these lines during later periods. See individual locations for details.
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Opened by Houldsworth family as the Dalmellington Iron Company.
This line is divided into a number of portions.
A branch running north from the line west of Waterside which ran up by one incline to Drumgrange No1 and via a second incline to various other iron mines on the plateau. (This was the first version of the inclines, later replaced with the more famous version.)
A tramway connected this ironstone pit to the original Drumgrange incline. Depth unknown.
Coal mine 20 fathoms deep. ...More details
Ironstone mine 39 fathoms deep. ...More details
Ironstone mine 62 fathoms deep. Opening date unknown - 1854 possibly. ...More details
Ironstone, 16 to 20 fathoms deep. ...More details
Ironstone pit, 46 fathoms deep.
Ironstone, depth 59 fathoms. Dates assumed and not known. ...More details
Ironstone mine, 42 fathoms deep. ...More details
Ironstone mine, 20 fathoms deep. Opening date assumed to be same as no 3. ...More details
Loop off line, on north side, with access to furnace bottoms. Reversing off loop at east end, giving access to furnace tops and, by reversal above furnace tops, access to the Corbie Crags incline giving access to iron mines to the north east.
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 ...More details
Ironstone mine, 40 fathoms deep. ...More details
Coal and ironstone mine.
Coal pits 1 - 5
Coal and ironstone mine, 97 fathoms deep. ...More details
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