Ardrossan Western Breakwater

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Ardrossan Western Breakwater

Opened on the Ardrossan and Johnstone Railway.


Description

The western breakwater of Ardrossan Harbour was served by the Ardrossan and Johnstone Railway from an early date. This predates the opening of Ardrossan Winton Pier and Ardrossan Town was a terminus for passenger trains.

Ardrossan Winton Pier was opened a.After re-gauging of the line and connection to the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway at Kilwinning.

The western breakwater line ran down the west side of the old harbour and the Winton Pier was on the east side. The old harbour has since been infilled.

The breakwater line was lifted in the mid 1980s.


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