Kirkcudbright Railway

Introduction

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






Dates

  /  /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.
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Looking west over the former junction between the Portpatrick Railway and the Kirkcudbright Railway. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Looking west from the road bridge at the station site - [see image 24070] for a 1973 view. ...
Colin Miller 07/07/2016
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
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


This was a single platform station, the platform being on the south side of the line. The station building was of two storeys.
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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 //

This was a single platform on a single track line. The station was in a rural location serving the surrounding farms. To the west are the High and Old bridges of Tarff crossing the Tarff Water. The station was named more for the Tarff Valley than a specific village or town. Gatehouse, for which it was named (or partly named) until 1871, is just under 7 miles west from the former station. ...

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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

This was the terminus of the railway from Castle Douglas. It was in the northern part of the town close to the bridge over the River Dee, the Kirkcudbright Bridge, with a two storey building frontage onto the St Mary's Street and Bridge Street corner.
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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