Eastriggs

The former Dornock station (latterly Eastriggs), Dumfriesshire, in 2007. During WW1 the station served the huge wartime munitions complex referred to euphemistically as 'HM Factory, Gretna'. Passenger activity generated by factory workers is well reflected in the old timetables of the day see image 15332. The mix of passengers would also have been interesting, with workers from all parts of the then British Empire. This continues to be reflected today in the Eastriggs village street names, which include Pretoria Road, Melbourne Avenue, Vancouver Drive, Delhi Road...etc..etc.. [Ref query 1667]

Location: Eastriggs

Company: Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway

Photographer: John Furnevel

Make contact: John Furnevel

Date: 30/05/2007

Image number: 60303


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