Looking northeast from the road bridge over Barassie Junction, Monday, 29 November, 1982, with the weekend's work by the PW and signalling engineers plain to see (well it would be if the photo was of better quality). Track-wise, the Kilmarnock line had been reduced to a single line; until that weekend, double track had extended round the curve onto the straight towards Drybridge before converged into single line to Kilmarnock, whilst a new crossover had been formed from the slewed 'up' (southbound) main line onto the old alignment of the same line, both 'Up' and 'Down' main lines slewed west starting from the platform ends approximately. The semaphore signals were in the process of being felled, their arms already removed, their replacements in the form of colour lights just about visible beyond the footbridges; that over the Kilmarnock lines was removed along with the signals, whilst the other section over the line to Irvine survived until electrification saw it replaced, circa 1985. The temporary Signalbox, officially opened that day, is the brick-built structure on the east side of the line between the footbridge and the remains of the Kilmarnock line bracket signal.
Company: Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Photographer: Robert Blane
Contact photographer: Robert Blane
Image number: 58938