Auchencastle

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Auchencastle (1900-1926)

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.


Description

This was a railway staff and families halt north of Beattock. There was a signal box here, initially called 'Longbedholm', on the west side of the line alongside a trailing crossover.

The staff halt opened around 1900. It was served by the carriage which ran from Beattock Summit and also served Greskine Signal Box and other lineside locations with railway cottages.

The signal box was replaced in 1918. The halt closed in 1926 although the service for railway staff continued until around 1966.

The box closed in 1939.

Auchencastle House is to the west of the site.


Tags

Station halt