This line is open. The line is used by ScotRail to provide a service between Ayr and Stranraer. Services start from Glasgow (running down via Kilwinning) or Carlisle (running via Dumfries, Kilmarnock and Ayr). Much freight was carried until the early 1990s. The direct trains to Newcastle have now been withdrawn.
|/ /1935||[Portpatrick Railway]|
Stranraer to Portpatrick starts to be operated as one engine in steam. Portpatrick box is moved to Barrhill on the former [Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway].
|14/06/1965||Portpatrick RailwayCastle Douglas and Dumfries Railway|
Challoch Junction to Dumfries closed to passengers. Glenluce, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Creetown, Gatehouse of Fleet, New Galloway, Parton and Crossmichael closed. The 'Paddy' is diverted via Mauchline and the former Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway.
These locations are along the line.
This is a double track viaduct north of Girvan station and south of the former Girvan Junction. The double track Girvan Loop, which extends north from the south end of the station to the former junction, passes over the viaduct.
This is a two platform station with a Streamline Moderne (Art Deco) styled building on the up platform.
This was a single platform station with a passing loop. The goods yard was on the west side, approached from the north, and passenger platform on the east side with a two storey station building.
This was a two platform station with a passing loop on the single track line. The two storey station building was on the southbound platform. To the south, on the west side of the line, was the signal box. The goods yard was on the east side, south of the station, accessed from the south end of the southbound line. There was a goods shed at the south end of the yard, at Drumspillan close to the ...More details
This is a two platform station with a loop which breaks the single track section between Girvan and Pinwherry. The station building is on the southbound platform and there is a wooden waiting room on the northbound platform. Crossing between the platforms is by a walkway crossing at the south end of the station.
Glenwhilly was a station. The line and a passing loop remain open here. The southbound platform for Stranraer remains relatively intact but the northbound platform has been removed. There is a permanent way siding, at the north end, east side of the line, the remains of the goods yard.
Or Bloody Wheel Viaduct.
This was a two platform station. The main building was on the southbound platform. Platforms were slightly staggered, the northbound platform being slightly to the north. The goods yard was on the east side, south of the station, accessed by reversal from half way along the northbound loop line. The goods line crossed the southbound line. There was a goods shed at the south end of the yard. New ...More details