Kirkcudbright Railway


This line is closed. The line ran from Castle Douglas to Kirkcudbright.


  /  /1861[Kirkcudbright Railway]
Act receives Royal assent.
17/02/1864[Kirkcudbright Railway]
Opened from Castle Douglas ([Portpatrick Railway] and [Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway]) to Kirkcudbright.
07/03/1864[Kirkcudbright Railway]
Tarff for Gatehouse opened.
  /  /1865[Kirkcudbright Railway]
[Glasgow and South Western Railway]
Kirkcudbright Railway absorbed by Glasgow and South Western Railway.
01/09/1865[Kirkcudbright Railway]
Tarff for Gatehouse re-named Gatehouse. Presumably the [Glasgow and South Western Railway] (who now owned the [Kirkcudbright Railway]) was competing with the [Caledonian Railway] operated [Portpatrick Railway] for Gatehouse of Fleet traffic - for which neither of the two stations were convenient.
01/08/1871[Kirkcudbright Railway]
Gatehouse re-named Tarff.
03/05/1965[Kirkcudbright Railway]
Kirkcudbright to Castle Douglas closed to passengers.
14/06/1965[Kirkcudbright Railway]
Kirkcudbright to Castle Douglas closed to freight.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a two platform station in the north of Castle Douglas.

More details
Class 5 4-6-0 45169 approaching Castle Douglas westbound on 14 July 1956 at the head of a Dumfries - Stranraer train. [Ref query 1000] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 14/07/1956
40170 comes off the Kirkcudbright branch under Ernespie Road bridge and into Castle Douglas station on a wet Monday in July 1956. The train is a ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/07/1956
Compound 40920 stands at Castle Douglas on 16 July 1956 with a train for Dumfries. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/07/1956
The road overbridge at the west end of the station - all that is visible is part of the main beam - [see image 32313] for 1973. All else is under a ...
Colin Miller 07/07/2016

The 1864 former station at Bridge of Dee, photographed on a wintry day in November 2005 looking south west towards Kirkcudbright. The station closed ...
John Furnevel 11/11/2005
Looking north over the closed Bridge of Dee station. ...
Ewan Crawford //

Looking east at the closed Tarff station from the roadside. ...
Ewan Crawford //
The surviving main building of the former station at Tarff on the Kirkcudbright branch in November 2005, more than 40 years after closure of the line. ...
John Furnevel 09/11/2005

There have been no trains to Kirkudbright for over 50 years, but the station goes from incarnation to incarnation. Beyond the Line is the most ...
Colin Miller 03/04/2018
The latest refurbishment at Kirkdubright is seeing the old station turned into a studio and art gallery. This view is from the street through to the ...
Colin Miller 03/04/2018
The well preserved station building at Kirkcudbright, looking south along the main street. Behind the building, where the trainshed and platforms were ...
Mark Bartlett 19/09/2010
The remains of Tongland Viaduct on the Kirkcudbright Branch. There were stone piers in the river and the viaduct was of girder construction. The ...
John Gray 10/04/2010