Annan

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Annan (1848-)

Opened on the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway.

Open on the G and SW Main Line.


Description

This is a two platform station in the south of Annan. The main station building is on the eastbound platform (the town side of the station). The building has a long glazed canopy. The westbound platform waiting room has not survived.

The goods yard was on both side of the line. The yard with a shed was to the north, approached from the west. Another yard, with a loop off the main line which ran round the south side of the westbound platform, was to the south and was accessed from the east. Of this a single siding, the west end of the loop, remains.

The original yard, somewhat smaller, had turnplates and the goods loop was a later addition.

The station remains open. The station building is now a pub called The Station House .

To the east was Solway Junction, for the line to the Solway Viaduct, and to the west is Annan Viaduct.

The line was singled from the east end of the station to Gretna Junction in 1975 and was redoubled in 2008 due to increased imported coal traffic from Hunterston High Level Sidings for power stations in the English Midlands, (which has since largely ceased). The signal box ('B' listed), at the west end of the station, remains open. The box is a curiosity as the line both east (to beyond the former Solway Junction) and west (to beyond Annan Viaduct) is controlled from Dumfries.

There were MOD sidings to both east and west. To the east is Eastriggs MOD and to the west was Annan Powfoot Siding.

10/10/2018

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map

Facilities

Gaelic name: Anainn