Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway

Introduction

This line is open, except between Dalry and Kilmarnock, and a short section in Troon.

The line was extended from Kilmarnock to Old Cumnock to meet a line approaching from Carlisle. The line formed the core of what was later to become the Glasgow and South Western Railway.

Also known as the Glasgow and Ayrshire Railway.

Leased the Paisley, Hurlet and Barrhead Railway.



Dates

  /  /1837Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Act receives Royal assent.
  /  /1837Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Authorisation to make the portion of line between Glasgow and Paisley joint.
05/08/1839Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Line opened from Ayr [1st] to Irvine.
  /  /1843Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Glasgow Bridge Street to Kilmarnock [1st] opened throughout.
12/08/1843Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Glasgow Bridge Street to Ayr [1st] opened throughout.
  /  /1846Glasgow and Belfast Railway
Act passed. The proposed route was Ayr to Girvan with a branch to Maybole. This line was sold to the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway but not built.
24/07/1847Paisley and Renfrew RailwayGlasgow, Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Paisley and Renfrew Railway absorbed by Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.
  /  /1848Glasgow, Paisley, and Greenock Railway Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
The ^Paisley Fork^ is authorised between the Glasgow, Paisley, and Greenock Railway and Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway to allow Greenock to Ayr running. (Not built.)
09/08/1848Galston Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Kilmarnock (Hurlford Junction) to Galston opened (actually opened by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway rather than the G&SWR).
09/08/1848Muirkirk Branch (Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway)
Auchinleck to Muirkirk [1st] opened. The line served the Lugar Iron Works, the Muirkirk Iron Works and various coalmines.
28/10/1850Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr RailwayGlasgow. Dumfries and Carlisle RailwayGlasgow and South Western Railway
The Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway merged with Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway to become the Glasgow and South Western Railway.
  /  /1883Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Paisley renamed Paisley Gilmour Street.
03/09/1888Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Paisley Gilmour Street^s new northern half opened on the Greenock route. The southern platforms become Ayrshire route only.
  /  /1898Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Branch from Ayr [1st] (closed to passengers) over the River Ayr to Ayr Harbour South authorised. As per the agreement of 1896 the Caledonian Railway is granted running powers.
  /  /1898Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Extension from Ayr [1st] over the River Ayr to Ayr Harbour South authorised.
  /  /1918Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway authorised to widen the line between Kilwinning and Irvine (close to the Eglinton Bank Signal Box) where it passed over the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway's Kilwinning [CR] to Stevenston [Moorpark] line. Reciprical agreement allowed the L&A to widen their line in the future (G&SW was to be liable for half of the costs of a widened bridge)..
06/04/1964Busbie Branch (Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway)
Irvine to Crosshouse closed to passengers.
11/10/1965Busbie Branch (Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway)
Irvine Goods to Crosshouse closed to freight.
  /  /1985Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Class 318s introduced for the newly electrified Glasgow-Ayr service.
27/06/1994Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Sanquhar station re-opened.
04/07/2011Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Class 318s withdrawn from Glasgow-Ayr service.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Paisley to Dalry Junction

314213, in SPT livery and now some 38 years old, calls right time at Paisley Gilmour Street on a service for Gourock on 7th August 2017. These ...
Colin Miller 07/08/2017
Tartan, famous local names and landmarks along with EMU 380011 are on display in the underpass to greet visitors to Paisley Gilmour Street. ...
Colin McDonald 22/12/1997
Gourock bound 334017 entering Paisley Gilmour Street ...
Graham Morgan 12/09/2006
334005 crossing Wallneuk Junction with a Glasgow Central service. ...
Graham Morgan 31/08/2007
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This junction was at the west end of Paisley station (renamed Paisley Gilmour Street in 1883). It is sometimes also referred to as ^Stoneybrae Junction^. This was an end on junction between the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway and the junction between the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway and Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.
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Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway


This twin frame box, opened 1888, was west of Paisley Gilmour Street. It controlled the two separate routes west from the station: to Greenock and Ayr. In addition there was a connection between the lines via a short headshunt exchange siding.
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Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Train heading for Ayr having passed Paisley Gilmour Street. ...
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A cold March day at Paisley Gilmour Street in 1955 sees twin Fairburn tanks 42258 and 42259 pass Stoneybrae Twin box on a train from Gourock. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 21/03/1955
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This was a set of sidings west of Paisley Gilmour Street, and the former Stoneybrae Twin Signal Box, on the Glasgow and South Western Railway^s line to Ayr. Stoneybrae Signal Box was to the west. The depot was also known as the Ayrshire Coal Depot or Paisley Minerals.
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Standard Mogul 76097 approaching Paisley Gilmour Street with a freight in May 1959. ...
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This signal box was west of Paisley Gilmour Street on the Ayr line. The box was on the north side of the line controlling loops to the east, on the north side of the line, and sidings (a coal depot Paisley Mineral Depot [GSW]) to the south, approached from west.
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This was the signa box for Paisley Gas Works and Paisley Western Coal Depot [2nd] . The box was on the north side of the junction. The sidings were on the north side of the line and approached from the east.
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These gas works were located at Underwood to the west of Paisley^s town centre. It belonged to Paisley Corporation.
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^Crab^ 2-6-0 no 42745 passing Paisley Gasworks with an Ayr - St Enoch train on 2 May 1959. At this point the train is running parallel with Brown ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/05/1959
Ardrossan based Fowler class 2P 4-4-0 no 40579 passing Paisley Gas Works on the approach to Gilmour Street station on 2 May 1959 with a Largs to ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/05/1959
An Eastfield 26 takes a PW train east towards Gilmour Street. ...
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A Hunterston-Ravenscraig coal train heads east to Paisley Gilmour Street. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This was the junction for the Linwood Branch Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway). The branch was approached from the east. There was a signal box on the north side of the junction and looped exchange sidings laid on the north side of the main line in the ^V^ of the junction. A mile of the branch belonged to the G&SWR.
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This double track masonry and brick viaduct is east of the former Canal Junction [Elderslie] on the line to Paisley Gilmour Street.
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Although now a railway embankment, it was at this point that that the Paisley & Barrhead District Railway passed under the main line to Ayr ...
Graham Morgan 04/05/2007
A down Largs train crossing the viaduct at Elderslie on 5 May 1959. The locomotive is Ardrossan shed^s Fairburn 2-6-4T 42697. In the foreground, left, ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 05/05/1959
66080 approaches Elderslie East Junction with an empty coal train heading for Hunterston ...
Graham Morgan 04/05/2007
A Hunterston-Ravenscraig iron ore train heads east to Paisley Gilmour Street. The embankment was once pierced here by the [[Paisley and Barrhead ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This junction was located at the east end of Elderslie station. Here the double track Paisley Canal line of 1885 met the already existing Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway of 1840. Elderslie station had opened in 1876.
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Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Hard working BR Standard 2-6-4T no 80057 brings a lengthy freight through Elderslie No 1 Signal box (Canal Junction) in the late spring of 1959. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 05/05/1959
Elderslie looking north, taken from the stump of the old station overbridge. The canal line came in from the right. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Looking to Elderslie East Junction, the trackbed now part of the cycle path network ...
Graham Morgan 04/05/2007
The SLS Paisley-Barrhead District Tour approaching Paisley West on 1 September 1951 behind ^Jumbo^ 0-6-0 no 57266. The tour has just joined the Canal ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 01/09/1951
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This station opened after the Bridge of Weir branch and before the Paisley Canal line, initially with 2 platforms and later expanded to four around the time of the Kilbarchan Loop opening - thus providing a quadruple route from Dalry to St Enoch.
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Collecting freight at WH Malcolms freight terminal at Elderslie for movement to Grangemouth. Here a 40 foot ISO box is being lowered onto a freight ...
Graham Morgan 16/10/2006
DRS Class 66 66410 collecting freight at WH Malcolms freight terminal at Elderslie for movement to Grangemouth. ...
Graham Morgan 16/10/2006
66525 running by the WH Malcolm yard at Elderslie with coal empties bound for Greenhill ...
Graham Morgan 13/05/2009
Work in progress to extend the loop at Elderslie, with new catenary masts appearing. This is being done as part of the enhancements between Shields ...
Graham Morgan 09/09/2009
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40689 diverging at Elderslie No 2 Junction on 5 May 1959 with a train for Kilmarnock via Kilbirnie. Elderslie station stands in the left background. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 05/05/1959
At Elderslie West Junction looking west where the line went downhill and under the main line at the fly under so trains to Kilmacolm wouldnt foul the ...
Graham Morgan 16/07/2008
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This junction was formed in 1864 between the 1840 Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway and the Bridge of Weir Railway.
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Bridge of Weir Railway
66182 at Elderslie en route to Hunterston with empty coal wagons on 16th September ...
Graham Morgan 16/09/2009
66605 with a train of empty coal hoppers from Leeds bound for Hunterston on 16th July ...
Graham Morgan 16/07/2008
334030 just to the west of the Elderslie loop and WH Malcolm depot with a service for Ayr on 20th May ...
Graham Morgan 20/05/2008
334036 passing through Elderslie on 2nd December as it slows on it^s approach to Johnstone station ...
Graham Morgan 02/12/2010
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This was a double track junction east of Johnstone station which was opened with the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway allowing a train from Ayrshire to take the line to Greenock Princes Pier. The north end of the curve was at Cart Junction.
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Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
334006 passing by the junction of the southern part of the Johnstone Curve that connected the GPK&A Railway at Johnstone to the Bridge of Weir Railway ...
Graham Morgan 20/05/2008
40145 East Lancashire Railway bringing up the rear of the SRPS Routes & Branches tour passing Elderslie on 24th August as it heads south ...
Graham Morgan 24/08/2008
334035 passing through Elderslie on 2nd December slowing as it approaches Johnstone station ...
Graham Morgan 02/12/2010
Looking South, this is where the Johnstone Curve met the main Glasgow to Ayr line just to the east of Johnstone station. This allowed through trains ...
Graham Morgan 16/09/2009
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This is a two platform station. The main station building is on the Glasgow bound platform. It formerly had large platform canopies.
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66164 passing through Johnstone heading west in the direction of Hunterston for more coal ...
Graham Morgan 30/08/2007
334005 about to pull into Johnstone with a service for Glasgow Central ...
Graham Morgan 30/08/2007
66242 with coal empties for Hunterston passing through Johnston station. ...
Graham Morgan 09/01/2007
66149 at Johnstone with loaded coal bound for Longannet PS ...
Graham Morgan 05/09/2007
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This was the original Milliken Park station, originally named for the mill to its west on the bank of the Black Cart Water. The station was a little closer to Paisley than the present station. Milliken Park itself was to the west on the opposite bank of the watercourse.
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This is a two platform station. The station has no car park and serves the Milliken Park area.
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2P 4-4-0 no 40651 is about to pass Milliken Park SB on 8 September 1959 with a St Enoch - Kilmarnock train. [Ref query 31 January 2019] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 08/09/1959
334004 at the head of a two unit set with a service for Ayr approaching Milliken Park station ...
Graham Morgan 31/03/2008
334 012 with a Glasgow Central - Largs service calls at Milliken Park on 20 August. ...
David Panton 20/08/2008
View west over Milliken Park station, Renfrewshire, on 17 June 2007. ...
John Furnevel 17/06/2007
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This is a modern minimal two platform station north of Howwood itself. The station re-opened in 2001. There is a small car park between the line and the A737.
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An Ayr stopping service pulls into pleasant Howwood on 18 September 2019. The national ticketing system refers to this station as Howwood ...
David Panton 18/09/2019
380104 bustles off from Howwood in the general direction of Ayr in July 2015. We were actually catching a train northwards, as a summer cold (me) and ...
Ken Strachan 15/07/2015
History poster at Howwood, ^The Beetling Machines of Howwood^. ...
John Yellowlees 24/03/2017
What is this mysterious red pole at Howwood?

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John Yellowlees 24/03/2017
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This is a two platform station 3/4 of a mile south east of the town of Lochwinnoch. It is a modern minimal station with a car park. Barr Loch is to the west and Castle Semple to the north. ^Loch Winnoch^ may have referred to the area before drainage created the two lochs.
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380010 hurries through Lochwinnoch with a Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour service in the evening of 31 August 2018. The photo was taken from a ...
John McIntyre 31/08/2018
An all-stations Ayr - Glasgow Central train calls at Lochwinnoch on 14 May 2014. ...
Colin Miller 14/05/2014
Colourful platform display at Lochwinnoch, photographed on 14 July 2015. ...
John Yellowlees 14/07/2015
The 14.30 Glasgow Central - Ayr dashes through Lochwinnoch at high speed on 14 May. This train^s first stop will be at Kilwinning and the end to end ...
Colin Miller 14/05/2014
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This was a two platform station with the main building on the up platform. There was a goods yard at the north end, west side and approached from the north. The signal box was on the west side, located a little to the north of the passenger station where the goods yard line left the main line. The station was over a mile north west of the town, by road.
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BR Standard tank 80000 at Beith North in the summer of 1959 at the head of a Glasgow - Largs express. [Ref query 986] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 14/07/1959
A Class 107 DMU, Glasgow - bound at Beith North in 1986. At least the first car is a 107 - by this time the dmus were on their last legs and some ...
Colin Miller //1986
Jubilee 45645 Collingwood passing the site of Beith North station on 14 July 1959 with a Glasgow - Ayr express. [Ref query 5365] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 14/07/1959
A pair of class 37s with an eastbound coal train at Beith North in 1986.
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Colin Miller //1986
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This junction was taken out in 1937.
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This junction provided the final connection for Glengarnock Steel Works before closure. It also provided access to the second goods yard built for Glengarnock station.
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This is a two platform station with an original building on the northbound platform. ...

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Standard class 5 4-6-0 73104 with a St Enoch - Largs train north of Glengarnock the summer of 1959. [Ref query 1115] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 14/07/1959
A 380 with an afternoon service to Ayr calls at Glengarnock on 22/10/2016. You^ll have to imagine the autumn smell of brown leaves. ...
David Panton 22/10/2016
A 6-car 334 service for Glasgow Central calls at Glengarnock on 2 Sepember 2009. ...
David Panton 02/09/2009
Platform scene at Glengarnock on 2 September, with 318 260 pulling in for Ayr while a 334 pulls out for Glasgow Central. ...
David Panton 02/09/2009
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This junction with a flyover opened in 1905, the south western end of the Kilbarchan Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway), an important junction on the Glasgow and South Western Railway^s quadrupling from Glasgow St Enoch to Dalry Junction.
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Kilbarchan Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Black 5 45007 with an up freight near Brownhill Junction in the summer of 1955. [Ref query 3 August 2018] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 27/07/1955
Timing is everything ... tricky to catch the front of a fast moving train through this narrow opening. The bridge in the foreground is the former ...
Ewan Crawford 28/09/2017
The Kilbarchan line merging with the GPK&AR line at Brownhill junction. Some ballast remained on the closed route. The line was quadruple from here to ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
A view from the former southbound flyover line at Brownhill Junction. For a dissimilar view see image 24136 which was taken further north on the ...
Ewan Crawford 28/09/2017
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Originally Kersland Junction (the mileage of the Swinlees Branch was measured from Kersland Junction). It then became Carsehead and Swinlees Branch Junction (as shown on the Railway Clearing House map).
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Swinlees Branch (Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway)
Swinlees Junction, just north of Dalry, now serves a Roche plant, it formerly served a coalmin further north. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Swinlees Junction looking north. The Dalry Roche plant is out of sight to the left. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
A southbound service passing Swinlees Junction in 1999. The line to the left runs to the Roche Works near Dalry. By the junction is a remaining part ...
Ewan Crawford //1999
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This chemical works was opened by Roche to the north of Dalry around 1958. The site has been owned by DSM since 2003. The site produces, amongst other things, vitamin C.
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This is a two platform station with a car park on the west side.There are steps up to the road bridge to the north to reach the southbound platform. The station is to the east of Dalry itself.
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A Largs service rushes through Dalry on 18 September 2019. ...
David Panton 18/09/2019
An Ayr service calls at Dalry on 5th November 2019. On the right there is a group sculpture, a circle of white hares looking up. It is called ^White ...
David Panton 05/11/2019
Passengers board a northbound 380 in bright evening light. ...
Ewan Crawford 14/09/2017
A planter at Dalry station within the adopted station garden. ...
John Yellowlees 25/03/2018
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This short lived exchange platform station 1850-1859 was south of Dalry station and immediately south of the Dalry Junction itself. To the north of the junction the line continued as a double track to Dalry. The station was built in the ^V^ of the junction with the routes to Ayr and Kilmarnock continuing as double track railways.
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Dalry Junction to Ayr

This short lived exchange platform station 1850-1859 was south of Dalry station and immediately south of the Dalry Junction itself. To the north of the junction the line continued as a double track to Dalry. The station was built in the ^V^ of the junction with the routes to Ayr and Kilmarnock continuing as double track railways.
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This was an intermediate signal box between Dalry Junction and Dalgarven Signal Box. The box was on the west side of the line just north of the bridge over the Dusk Water and with Monkcastle itself to the west over the River Garnock.
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This signal box was located just north of the viaduct over the River Garnock, not far north of Kilwinning and south of Dalry Junction. It was on the east side of the line.
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A 380 heads north at Dalgarven. The view looks west from the disused River Garnock Viaduct of the former Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway. ...
Ewan Crawford 14/09/2017
A Derby dmu heading for Largs, photographed at Dalgarven, north of Kilwinning, in June 1969. ...
Colin Miller /06/1969
Up van train behind an unidentified EE Type 3 passing Dalgarven, just north of Kilwinning, in the spring of 1969. ...
Colin Miller //1969
Name board from Dalgarven Signal Box (1889-1968) preserved by Dalgarven Mill after being rescued from the river where it was dumped in the rubble ...
John Yellowlees 22/01/2016
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This junction is north of Kilwinning station. It s the junction between the line from Glasgow to Ayr and the branch to Ardrossan. Also known as Ardrossan Branch Junction.
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This is a four platform station with two platforms on the Ardrossan Harbour / Largs branch and two platforms on the line south to Ayr. There was an extensive goods yard on the west side, approached from the north, but this is reduced to a pair of civil engineer sidings.
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380112, with a service from Ayr to Glasgow Central, calling at Kilwinning station on 25th July 2017. This is the junction for the branch to Largs ...
David Bosher 25/07/2017
First stop for a Glasgow to Ayr service on 17 October 2018. Platform lighting is being replaced, but the longer term plan is to transform (ruin?) the ...
David Panton 17/10/2018
380014, heading for Largs, arriving at Kilwinning station on 25th July 2017. ...
David Bosher 25/07/2017
An ^Access for All^ display detailing the planned improvements at Kilwinning station in October 2018.
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John Yellowlees 23/10/2018
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This signal box controlled the approach to the Eglinton Iron Works from the north (Kilwinning station) direction.
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This is the junction between the line to Ardrossan Harbour and the Glasgow to Ayr line which allows a train from the Ayr direction to run to Ardrossan. It is largely used for goods and empty stock movements. The main line is double track and the Ardrossan approach single.
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Ardrossan Railway
A 380 at Byrehill Junction. The view is to the east. The mineral line to Stobbs Junction passed from left to right in this view. ...
Ewan Crawford 14/09/2017
Southbound 380 just south of Byrehill Junction and rainbow. ...
Ewan Crawford 07/09/2017
Looking south east towards Byrehill Junction on 4 April 1959 as Crab 2-6-0 42808 takes the route north towards Kilwinning with a train from Ayr ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/04/1959
Standard Mogul 77015 at Byrehill Junction on 4 April 1959 with an Ardrossan - Kilmarnock train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/04/1959
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This is a double track three arch viaduct. The viaduct has also been known as the Eglintown (sic) Viaduct and the Eglinton Viaduct. ...

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A southbound 380 crosses the River Garnock with Kilwinning in the background and the Bartonholm marsh in the foreground. The distant tower belongs to ...
Ewan Crawford 17/08/2017
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Still in use in 1984 with a daily return trip to Falkland Yard. BR vans. Worked by Class 20.
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This was the junction for the Bartonholm Coal Pit No 1 branch. This was later adapted to become the Snodgrass Branch which served the portion of ICI east of the River Garnock. ...

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380020 passes the site of Bogside Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford 17/08/2017
In a forest stands a buffer. This is the stub of the Snodgrass (Bogside) branch now cut back to close to the junction. The view looks to the junction. ...
Ewan Crawford 17/08/2017
On tour. 5Z74; a sleeper coach and 73970 en route from Kilmarnock Works to Polmadie. View looking west. The floodlighting is for a recycling centre. ...
Ewan Crawford 17/08/2017
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This was a two platform station to the west of Bogside Race Course. Bogside Golf Club House (now Irvine Golf club) was built on the west side.
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This low profile six arch double track viaduct crosses the River Garnock between the former Bogside station (to the north) and Irvine station (to the south).
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This is a two platform station. The station has a mixture of old and new buildings. The line is raised and station entry is one floor below the track level. There is a surviving original station building. The building on the southbound platform bears a strange resemblance to Highland Railway station buildings such as that at Ardgay. The building on the northbound platform is different in ...

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Busbie Branch (Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway)
An Ayr service calls at Irvine on 6 February 2019. Irvine has original (or at least old) buildings on both sides, but neither of the non-matching ...
David Panton 06/02/2019
Welcome to Irvine - see adjacent news item. ...
John Yellowlees 29/08/2012
A Saturday St Enoch - Darvel train restarts from the Irvine stop on 4 July 1959. In charge is one of Hurlford shed^s 2P 4-4-0s no 40645. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/07/1959
Northbound Freightliner 66509 heading to the south (via Shields Junction) through Irvine working 6E06 Killoch to York Yard South on 15 August - an ...
Ken Browne 15/08/2016
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The mobile crane at Irvine Harbour alongside track remaining from the Irvine Harbour branch of the GPK&AR. View east towards Irvine in 1998. In the ...
Ewan Crawford //1998
Peter Ovenstone, Chairman of the Railway Heritage Committee presentsthe painting Kyles of Bute by Alasdair MacFarlane, on behalf of owner BRB ...
Scottish Maritime Museum 08/04/2010
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This was a two platform station, opened around 1893. The station is bound up with the establishment of golf courses at Gailes. Before 1892 there was little at Gailes other than Gailes Farm.
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46233 approaches the level crossing at Gailes with the Great Britain V after recovering from a signal check at Irvine. ...
John Robin /04/2012
380 106 approaches Gailes level crossing, south of Irvine, with an Ayr-Glasgow Central service. Gailes Station was situated to the rear of the train ...
Bill Roberton 09/02/2016
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This is a two platform station on the Glasgow-Ayr route.
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Barassie Station Footbridge before repainting. ...
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An Ayr service calls at Barassie on 5 November 2019. The station has ludicrously quiet announcements; perhaps the neighbours have complained. This is ...
David Panton 05/11/2019
DBS 66089 forms the diverted 0R79 Mossend - Falkland through Barassie on 7 January. ...
Ken Browne 07/01/2016
DRS 37609+37607 working the diverted 6M22 south through Barassie from Hunterston LL to Sellafield on 7 January 2016. This train normally runs via ...
Ken Browne 07/01/2016
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This is a four was junction directly south of Barassie station.
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Troon Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
One of Ayr^s Fairburn 2-6-4Ts no 42195 photographed at Barassie on the curve from Troon (new) with a Girvan - Glasgow train in the summer of 1954. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 07/07/1954
Freightliner 66551 on 4S06 York Holgate to Hunterston empty HHAs on 20 January. The train was unusually diverted via the G&SW line rather than the ...
Ken Browne 20/01/2012
37610 on 0z89, the Barclay yard to Motherwell. ...
Ken Browne 23/09/2016
DBS 66130 taking the Kilmarnock line at Barassie on 29 September having run round on the former Troon avoiding line, with the Ayr main line to the ...
Bill Roberton 29/09/2014
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The caption on the reverse of this undated British Railways PR&PO photograph
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PR&PO British Railways (Douglas Blades Collection) //1966
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The second station in Troon was opened on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway. It was a two platform station with a goods yard north of the station on the west side, approached from the north. The main station building was on the northbound platform. (Troon [1st] station was located by the harbour to the west and was the terminus of the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway).
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The 12.30pm Glasgow St Enoch - Stranraer express about to run through the site of the original Troon station on 4 July 1959. Locomotive is Jubilee ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/07/1959
57581 calls at Troon Old station with an excursion. ...
Bill Hamilton 14//
72005 Clan MacGregor passing Troon old station with the Glasgow Salkeld Street to Carlisle parcels train in July 1962. Marr College school is ...
Bill Hamilton /07/1962
D76 passing Troon Old Station with the morning freight from Polmadie mineral sidings to Falkland yard Ayr. 1960. ...
Bill Hamilton //1960
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This junction opened in 1892 when a new curve through Troon station, at a location better serving the town, opened between Lochgreen and Barassie Junction. The new alignment also allowed an approach to Troon Harbour Goods from the south.
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Troon Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Hurlford class 2P 4-4-0 40597 passing Lochgreen Junction on 28 March 1959 at the head of a Dalmellington - Kilmarnock train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 28/03/1959
D7615 approaching Lochgreen Junction in 1967 with a pick-up freight for Falkland yard, Ayr ...
Bill Hamilton //1967
Looking north towards Troon (Old) station and onwards to Barassie along the Troon avoiding line from the bridge carrying Craigend (formerly Fullarton) ...
Robert Blane 29/10/1982
Black 5 44943 southbound passing Lochgreen Junction on 6 August 1955 with a boat train destined for Stranraer Harbour. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/08/1955
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This was a two platform station to the west of Monkton itself. The Station Road between the two has been re-routed with the construction of Prestwick Airport^s runway. The main station building was on the east side.
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An Ayr - Glasgow train photographed near Monkton on 20 July 1959 behind BR Standard class 4 2-6-0 no 76097. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1959
A special heading for Ayr races, photographed heading south near Monkton on 20 July 1959. Locomotive in charge is Polmadie^s BR Standard class 5 4-6-0 ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1959
Corkerhill Jubilee 45720 Indomitable at speed near Monkton on 20 July 1959 with a Glasgow St Enoch - Stranraer express. [Ref query 1005] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/07/1959
The 10.36 Ayr - Glasgow Central about to pass the site of Monkton Station, just north of Prestwick, on 16 April 2015. Monkton station closed to ...
Colin Miller 16/04/2015
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This junction was between Prestwick (to the south) and Monkton (to the north) stations. It is today the site of Prestwick International Airport station.
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Monkton and Annbank Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)


This is the Prestwick Oil Depot for Prestwick Airport. It is built on the site of the goods yard for the former Monkton station. The sidings are to the west of the line and approached from the north.
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View north of the Monkton Oil Depot, just north of Prestwick International Airport, in 1998. This depot is on the west side of the line at the ...
Ewan Crawford //1998
334037 leads a Glasgow Central - Ayr service past 66185 waiting to leave Prestwick fuel depot with the 6N44 empties for Grangemouth on 19 March 2010. ...
Bill Roberton 19/03/2010
Notice at Exit/Entrance to fuel Discharge Siding. ...
Colin Harkins 25/03/2007
View north over the fuel discharge siding alongside Prestwick Airport station on 16 April 2015. ...
Colin Miller 16/04/2015
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This station was opened for Glasgow Prestwick Airport which is to the immediate east and connected to the station by a long elevated covered walkway.
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Monkton and Annbank Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Prestwick International Airport station is the only one in Scotland owned by a local authority, which explains the non-standard signage. That name has ...
David Panton 05/11/2019
An Ayr service calls at Prestwick International Airport on 5th November 2019. The station seems to have pioneered lift towers, in Scotland anyway, so ...
David Panton 05/11/2019
156 500 calls at what is now widely referred to as ^Glasgow Prestwick Airport^ see image 21551 with a Kilmarnock - Ayr service on 19 March 2010.
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Bill Roberton 19/03/2010
View from the Prestwick Terminal Building roof towards the Firth of Clyde in July 1982. This shot was taken long before there was a passenger station ...
Charlie Niven /07/1982
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This is a two platform station with a pair of fine station buildings on each platform. The larger, on the southbound platform, has a long glass canopy on the platform site. The smaller, largely timber built, on the northbound platform, also has a canopy platform side.
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The 11.04 from Glasgow Central to Ayr calls at the virtually deserted Prestwick Town on 1st October 2020. No-one got off, one person and a baby got ...
Colin Miller 01/10/2020
A Kilmarnock to Stranraer service calls at Prestwick Town on 5th November 2019. My ticket called it ‘PRESTWICK SCLYDE’; it seems it is not only ...
David Panton 05/11/2019
The 14.36 for Kilmarnock runs in to Prestwick Town in atrocious weather on 16th March 2019. The train is the 13.04 from Stranraer and, as far as I ...
Colin Miller 16/03/2019
A study of the Up building at Prestwick Town on 5 November 2019. It is a little neater than the other side which has the ticket office - and a cafe. ...
David Panton 05/11/2019
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This junction is to the north of Newton-on-Ayr station. Today it is where the lines of Falkland Yard fan out on either side of the line, particularly to the west on the approach to Ayr Harbour.
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Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Falkland Yard and Ayr Harbour (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Fairburn tank 42694 approaching Falkland Junction from the north with a Glasgow - Stranraer boat train in the summer of 1959. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/07/1959
A summer Saturday relief working to Ayr passing Falkland Junction on 4 July 1959. Locomotive in charge is Jubilee 4-6-0 no 45707 Valiant. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/07/1959
Horwich Mogul 42879 runs through Falkland Junction on 4 July 1959 with a Glasgow - Ayr train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/07/1959
The gardens of Oswald Road form the backdrop as a Kilmarnock - Ayr train approaches Falkland Junction on 4 July 1959. Hurlford shed^s class 2P 4-4-0 ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/07/1959
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This was a terminus of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway. The station was on the north bank of the River Ayr and close to the river.
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View south towards the terminus at the original Ayr station. For a view while the line was still open and in use as a goods depot see image ...
Ewan Crawford 07/09/2017
View north from the site of the first Ayr station, a terminus. This location later had a large goods shed. There is nothing to give away the former ...
Ewan Crawford 07/09/2017
View east on Waggon Road, the course of the former Ayr Waggonway. The line to the original Ayr terminus ran left to right in this view and there was a ...
Ewan Crawford 07/09/2017
The approach to the original Ayr station, seen from the north. Much of the site is built over and has new roads, as seen in the background. The ...
Ewan Crawford 07/09/2017
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It would have been easier going across here before the girders were removed in 1978. Fish were taken from the fishing fleet and fuel oil for them ...
Colin Miller 20/03/2016
View north in December 2013 over the remains of the bridge which carried the branch to Ayr^s south harbour. Taken from the terrace of The ...
Colin Miller 10/12/2013
Scene on the south side of Ayr harbour in September 1955 with TS Duchess of Hamilton berthed in her usual place. Built for the Caledonian Steam ...
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 09/09/1955
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Dalry Junction to Kilmarnock and Cumnock

This short lived exchange platform station 1850-1859 was south of Dalry station and immediately south of the Dalry Junction itself. To the north of the junction the line continued as a double track to Dalry. The station was built in the ^V^ of the junction with the routes to Ayr and Kilmarnock continuing as double track railways.
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This siding was on the north side of the line, reached by reversal from the Crosshouse direction. It was between Dalry Junction and Montgreenan.
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The viaduct carrying the L&A route from Kilbirnie Junction to Kilwinning East (closed 1953) over the closed GPK&A route from Dalry to Kilmarnock ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
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This was a two platform station with the main building on the Kilmarnock bound platform.
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The closed line between Dalry and Kilmarnock - looking towards Kilmarnock over the former Montgreenan station. ...
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This station was 4 1/4 miles south west from Stewarton, considerably closer to Cunningham at about 1/2 a mile. It was named for Stewarton, the larger town, until it became inappropriate with the opening of Stewarton station in 1871, after a short delay it was renamed for Cunninghamhead in 1880.
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This station was immediately west of Busbie Junction. This was the junction between the 1843 Glasgow, Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway and its 1848 line to Irvine which provided an outlet for Ayrshire coal at Ardrossan and opened in the same year as the Galston branch, Muirkirk [1st] branch and the main line extended as far as Auchinleck.
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Busbie Branch (Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway)
Irvine platforms at Crosshouse looking to Kilmarnock. The Dalry platforms were to the left and to the left of them the was the goods yard. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Dalry platforms at Crosshouse looking to Kilmarnock. The Irvine platforms were to the right and goods yard to the left. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Crosshouse looking to Dalry. There were two platforms on the Irvine route (left) and two on the Dalry route (right). ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Ardrossan shed^s ex-Caledonian ^Jumbo^ 0-6-0 no 57274 struggles up the line from Irvine and on through Crosshouse station on 6 May 1953 with a coal ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/05/1953
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This was a double track junction south east of Crosshouse station. The original Glasgow - Kilmarnock line (1843) was met by the line from Irvine (1848). The location name is spelt variously Busby and Busbie. Ordnance Survey favoured the latter.
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Busbie Branch (Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway)
Crosshouse Junction looking to the former station. Directly behind the camera was a buffer stop. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Crosshouse Junction looking to Kilmarnock. After closure the Kilmarnock bound track remained in place for some time. In fact by this date, 1988, the ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
2P 4-4-0 40643 leaving Crosshouse on 6 June 1953 at the head of an Ardrossan - Kilmarnock train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/05/1953
After running through Crosshouse station, Caley Jumbo 57353 is about to pass Crosshouse Junction signal box on 6 May 1953 with empties from the ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/05/1953
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This was the junction for Fardalehill Colliery (older spelling), Greenhill Colliery Pit No 1, Woodhall Colliery Pit No 14 and Woodhall Colliery Pit No 16. The collieries were on the south side of the line, approached from the west. The junction was between Crosshouse and Kilmarnock.
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This signal box was north west of Kilmarnock on the original main line from Glasgow via Dalry.
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Kilmarnock; front to back; distillery line (out of sight in foreground), Barrhead line, Dalry line stub, Long Lyes (sidings), workshops. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
Know anybody who wants to acquire a couple of old railway engineers^ wagons? These two have been sitting in Kilmarnock Long Lyes for at least 25 years ...
Robert Blane 06/03/2009
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In 1843 the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway opened to Kilmarnock [1st]. This location is where the passenger station (Kilmarnock [1st], to the north) and goods lines (Kilmarnock Goods, to the south) parted.
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Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
GBRf 66732 working 6E95 Greenburn Keir Mining to Drax south through Kilmarnock station heading for Drax. ...
Ken Browne 06/06/2016
Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 no 44673 leaves Kilmarnock on 2 June 1954 with the 8.15 am express for Glasgow St Enoch. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/06/1954
Looking to Kilmarnock along the course of the closed GPK&AR. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
View from Western Road bridge, Kilmarnock as Colas 60021 starts up with 6D61 Riccarton to Grangemouth empty tanks on 31 august 2016. ...
Ken Browne 31/08/2016
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This was initially the terminus of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway between 1843 and 1848, the site being roughly the same as the present Kilmarnock station.
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The original GPK&AR station building in Kilmarnock. Now demolished. ...
Ewan Crawford //1989
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This station is located in the middle of Kilmarnock. It is a four platform station with two bay platforms at the north end and two mainline platforms. There are three tracks between the main platforms. The bay platforms and northbound (down) platform are canopied.
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Standard 3MT 2-6-0 77007, one of only twenty of this class built, seen at Kilmarnock after arrival with the 10.35 (SO) from Ayr on 9th July 1966. ...
Robin McGregor 09/07/1966
The South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership was launched today at Kilmarnock.

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John Yellowlees 11/09/2017
37421 working a track inspection train at Kilmarnock with 37219. ...
John Yellowlees 02/08/2017
One of Holbeck shed^s Royal Scot 4-6-0s no 46109 ^Royal Engineer^ stands at the south end of Kilmarnock on 2 June 1954 with the 5.30pm ex-St ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/06/1954
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This is a double track 23 arch masonry viaduct just east of Kilmarnock station on the route south to Dumfries and Carlisle. The viaduct is 954 ft long.
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The viaduct to the south of Kilmarnock station (distant). ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
DBS 66131 crosses Kilmarnock Viaduct with 4S84 Milford to Greenburn empty hoppers on 17 August. It will shortly run round in the Long Lyes before ...
Ken Browne 17/08/2011
Class 156, 156501 runs over Kilmarnock Viaduct with 1E96, the 13.49 from Glasgow Central to Newcastle Central service. Photo taken from the rooftop of ...
Ken Browne 17/08/2011
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This junction is east of Kilmarnock station. A 1904 spur from Kay Park Junction ran south to join the ^Kilmarnock bypass^ between Thirdpart Junction and Mayfield Junction meeting that line at Bellfield Junction. A number of works had opened at Bellfield and Riccarton and the connection provided a goods route to these from the north.
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Thirdpart Junction to Mayfield Junction (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
The down Thames- Clyde Express photographed passing Kay Park Junction, Kilmarnock, on 2 June 1954 behind Royal Scot 4-6-0 no 46108 Seaforth ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/06/1954
Royal Scot 4-6-0 no 46113 Cameronian passing Kay Park Junction, Kilmarnock, on 6 May 1954 with the 10.40am Leeds - Glasgow. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/05/1954
Stanier 8F 2-8-0 no 48708 passing Kay Park Junction, Kilmarnock, on 6 May 1954 with a down freight. [Ref query 71] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/05/1954
66205 (TO) at Kay Park Junction south of Kilmarnock with a loaded MGR
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Colin Howat 01/11/2004
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This is a seven arch double track masonry viaduct crossing the River Irvine north of the former Hurlford station.
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A Leeds City - Glasgow St Enoch express crossing crossing Hurlford Viaduct, Hurlford, on 22 May 1961. The train is hauled by one of Holbeck shed^s ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 22/05/1961
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This iron works was in Hurlford which, in fact, developed around it. Latterly the works was owned by the Eglinton Iron Works of Kilwinning. ...

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This station is closed. Initially this was a three through platform station - two main line platforms (two tracks between) and the up platform was an island, the outside face of which was for the Galston Branch.
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Galston Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Class 2P 4-4-0 no 40570 brings a Dumfries - Glasgow stopping train through Hurlford on 6 May 1954. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/05/1954
A St Enoch - Leeds express approaching Hurlford on 22 May 1961. The train is hauled by one of Holbeck^s Britannia Pacifics, no 70053 Moray ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 22/05/1961
General view of Hurlford station in the spring of 1961 looking south. Hurlford station had been officially closed to passengers in March 1955. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 22/05/1961
Black 5 44850 picking up wagons at Hurford for an express freight to St Pancras in June 1954. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/06/1954
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This location was south of Hurlford on the main line to Dumfries. It was a junction providing access to Barleith Pit No 2 which was on the west side, served from the north.
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This signal box opened in the Second World War to control access to the Bowhouse Munitions Depot. This was an Air Ministry Munitions Factory where incendiary bombs were assembled.
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Private railway halt associated with repair and maintenance of the Mossgiel Tunnel. ...

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This is a double track single bore tunnel of 684 yards between the open stations at Kilmarnock (to the north) and Auchinleck. Historically Mossgiel Tunnel Platform was to the north and Mauchline a little further to the south.
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This was a three platform station about half a mile to the south of Mauchline itself. The main station building was on the main line southbound platform. There was a goods yard at the east end, north of the line, approached by reversal.
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Ayr and Mauchline Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
45160 approaching junction with the G&SW main line with the 1.35 Falkland Junction to Saltney freight. 1961. ...
Bill Hamilton 04/06/1961
Horwich Mogul no 42835 accelerates south through Mauchline station on an overcast 4 August 1961 after bringing a freight off the Ayr branch. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/08/1961
44899 calls at Mauchline with the 5.30pm from Glasgow St Enoch to Carlisle. June 1961 ...
Bill Hamilton 04/06/1961
^Jumbo^ 57359 approaching Mauchline on 4 August 1961 with a trainload of empties for Barony Pit. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/08/1961
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This is an impressive double track seven arch viaduct over the River Ayr. It is the central span which sets it apart - at 181 feet long it is the longest masonry arch of a railway viaduct in Britain. The overall length is 630 ft. The height is 164 ft.
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A view of the impressive arch of the Ballochmyle Viaduct. This was taken on the west side looking north in 2002. ...
Ewan Crawford //2002
A southbound Sprinter passes over the Ballochmyle Viaduct in 2002. This is the view from the east side. ...
Ewan Crawford //2002
View of Ballochmyle Viaduct from the south west in the summer of 1961. See image 7160 ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/08/1961
Caley Jumbo 57359 crossing Ballochmyle Viaduct on 4 August 1951 with a relief mineral train from Barony Pit. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/08/1961
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This was the junction for the Catrine branch, a short branch south east of Mauchline.
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Catrine Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Brackenhill Junction, junction for the former Catrine Branch. ...
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This junction opened around 1906 in connection with the sinking of Barony Colliery Pits Nos 1,2,3,4. The signal box was replaced with a permanent box in 1916 on the east side of the line. The branch was approached from the north and there were exchange sidings for the Barony Colliery Railway in the ^V^ of the junction.
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This site of the junction for the Barony complex of mine and powerstation. ...
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Looking south from Barony Junction towards Barony Colliery with the branch and signals, seen from a passing excursion in 1985. Barony Power Station is ...
Bill Roberton 31/08/1985
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This is a two platform station with a small car park.
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The 1112 hrs Carlisle to Glasgow Central gets ready to depart from Auchinleck on 31 August 2018 as the guard starts the door closure sequence. ...
John McIntyre 31/08/2018
Mogul 42739 shunting an up slag train at Auchinleck on 29 July 1961. [Ref query 26 May 2018] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 29/07/1961
Late floral display, seen under the footbridge at Auchinleck in November 2015 as Sprinter 156509 pulls in. ...
John Yellowlees 18/11/2015
Black 5 no 44886 passing through Auchinleck on 29 July 1961 with a St Enoch - Carlisle service. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 29/07/1961
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This junction was immediately east of Auchinleck station between the lines to Muirkirk and the main line from Glasgow St Enoch to Carlisle. Muirkirk Junction Shed was located in the ^v^ of the junction. The Muirkirk branch singled shortly after the junction, with initially only the westbound line laid.
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Muirkirk Branch (Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway)


This is a 14 span double track masonry viaduct over the Lugar Water, for which is is also known as the Lugar Water Viaduct or Templand Viaduct. The overall length is 705 ft, height 153 ft.
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A summer Saturday Blackpool - Glasgow Central express crossing Bank (or Templand) Viaduct, Cumnock, on 29 July 1961 behind Jubilee 45584 North West ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 29/07/1961
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A two platform station with a two storey building on the northbound platform.
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Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
General view of Cumnock station looking north on 29 July 1961. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 29/07/1961
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Blair Colliery Branch

This short lived exchange platform station 1850-1859 was south of Dalry station and immediately south of the Dalry Junction itself. To the north of the junction the line continued as a double track to Dalry. The station was built in the ^V^ of the junction with the routes to Ayr and Kilmarnock continuing as double track railways.
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This mine was at the end of a single track mineral line running east from Dalry Junction [Station]. Owned by Blair and Co.
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