Darvel and Strathaven Railway

Introduction

This line is closed. Most of the structures were built in concrete.






Dates

04/07/1905Darvel and Strathaven Railway
Darvel to Strathaven Central opened (joint operation of the Glasgow and South Western Railway and Caledonian Railway).
11/09/1939Darvel and Strathaven Railway
Darvel to Strathaven Central closed to all traffic

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a fine station. It was an island platform station. The station was to the south of Strathaven. The ticket and parcels office was on Station Road. It was similar to that at Larkhall Central and the remaining building at Hamilton Central. The station was below street level in a shallow cutting. Two bridges from the building crossed the eastbound line to reach the platform - one the ...

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The former goods shed at Strathaven in 1996 [ref query 24722]. ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
View west from the trackbed looking towards Strathaven Central from the former approach from Stonehouse. On the hillside above the lineside hut is the ...
Ewan Crawford 25/05/2005
Remains of the island platform at Strathaven. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Strathaven looking to Hamilton. Both the G&SW and Caley had booking offices here. Entry was from bridges from the left. ...
Ewan Crawford //

This was an island platform station. There was a goods yard on the west side approached by a reversing spur at the north end of the station. The signal box was north of the station building on the island platform. Access to the platform was by steps down to the platform from the road bridge at south end.
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Twin arch bridge adjacent to the hamlet of Caldermill, on the former Caledonian route between Strathaven and Ryeland, Lanarkshire, photographed in ...
Ken Browne 21/04/2009
Remains at Ryeland on the Darvel - Strathaven line looking west in 1996, with mysterious recovery of infill material from the former island platform. ...
Ewan Crawford //1996


This was an island platform station opened in an area of farmland. Access to the platform was by a ramp bridge at the north east end of the station. The station building was typical of the line and had canopies on all sides. There was a signal box, opened in 1904, north of the station building on the island platform.
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The rail underbridge on the road running NE to Gilmourton from the A71 north of Drumclog, South Lanarkshire, in June 2013. The old bridge was in use ...
David Pesterfield 15/06/2013
Old railway cutting with evidence of a retaining wall, near Gilmourton, between the former stations of Ryeland and Drumclog, South Lanarkshire. Seen ...
Ken Browne 21/04/2009
A notable skew arch bridge at Gilmourton, near the site of the former Drumclog station in South Lanarkshire, seen in April 2009. Beyond the bridge ...
Ken Browne 21/04/2009


This was an island platform station. There was a goods yard on the east side, approached by a reversing spur south of the station. Access to the island platform was by footbridge. The signal box was south of the station building on the platform.
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Looking East along the trackbed of the Darvel to Strathaven line, farmer's occupation bridge in foreground, Loudoun Hill behind. Trackbed condition ...
Robert Blane 23/05/2009
Looking East towards Loudoun Hill and the site of the viaduct that once crossed the valley off picture to the right. There are still sleeper indents ...
Robert Blane 30/01/2010

This was a 13 arch viaduct built to carry two tracks (although only the westbound was ever laid). It was built in mass concrete but faced with attractive blue brick.
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Looking towards Darvel. ...
John Robin 23/05/1963

This is a disused single track three arch viaduct built in blue brick and concrete. It is 162 ft long and 56 ft high.
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