Wigtownshire Railway

Introduction

This line is closed. The line ran from Newton Stewart to Whithorn, with a branch to Garlieston.






Dates

  /  /1887[Girvan and Portpatrick Railway]
Ayr and Wigtownshire Railway
Girvan and Portpatrick Railway absorbed by Ayr and Wigtownshire Railway, a company formed to re-finance the line.
  /  /1892Ayrshire and Wigtownshire Railway
[Glasgow and South Western Railway]
Ayrshire and Wigtownshire Railway absorbed by Glasgow and South Western Railway.
26/06/1892Ayr and Wigtownshire Railway
[Glasgow and South Western Railway]
The Girvan to Challoch Junction line absorbed by the larger company.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was an important junction station on the Portpatrick Railway, to the south west of the town of Newton Stewart itself.
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40623+45432 photographed shortly after leaving Newton Stewart on 16 July 1956 with a train for Dumfries. [Ref query 1660] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/07/1956
The former locomotive shed at Newton Stewart, officially closed on the last day of 1959.The building looks to be in a better condition than it was 10 ...
Andy Furnevel 22/05/2017
2P 40623 with Black 5 45432 at Newton Stewart on 16 July 1956 with the 10.58 am ex-Stranraer. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/07/1956
The locomotive shed at Newton Stewart, looking to the former junction ...
Ewan Crawford 17/10/2004




This was a station on the Wigtownshire Railway which continued south to the terminus at Whithorn and north to the junction at Newton Stewart.
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Little now remains of Wigtown station, situated at the south east corner of Scotland's Book Town. This old overbridge still spans the Whithorn ...
Mark Bartlett 26/05/2011
'The next narrow boat from Newton Stewart...' the station site at Wigtown in March 2014. [See image 27486] ...
Colin Miller 28/03/2014
View south along the platform at Wigtown station. The track, goods loop and goods yard were to the left. Wigtown was the principal station and ...
Ewan Crawford //1997
Looking south at the former Wigtown station. ...
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Whauphill. ...
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Looking north at the former Sorbie station. ...
Ewan Crawford //

This island platform sat between the Garlieston branch and the Newton Stewart to Whithorn 'mainline'.
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This station was the southern terminus of the line in 1875.
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Caley Jumbo 0-6-0 No 57375 heading south along the Whithorn branch approaching Millisle distant signal on 15 April 1963 with Scottish Rambler ...
John Robin 15/04/1963
The closed Millisle station viewed from the south. ...
Ewan Crawford //


This was a single platform station with a passing loop and siding continuing through to Garlieston Mill and Garlieston Harbour.
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Garlieston. ...
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The formerly rail served mill at Garlieston. ...
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The former station at Broughton Skeog, closed at an early date. View looks north to the level crossing from the former platform. ...
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Looking south at the former Whithorn terminus. ...
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A colourful reminder of times past at Whithorn. Photographed in April 2009, some 59 years after the local station closed to passengers. ...
Colin Miller 05/04/2009
Site of the former Whithorn station in May 2011. The picture is taken from the location of the old platform looking north away from the terminus. The ...
Mark Bartlett 26/05/2011
57375 at Whithorn on 15 April 1963 after arrival from Wigtown and Garlieston. ...
John Robin 15/04/1963