Ayr Harbour

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Ayr Harbour (1873-)


Ayr Wet Dock was opened in 1873. A branch to Ayr Harbour opened from a triangular junction meeting the existing lines at Falkland Junction and Newton Junction [Ayr].

The dock had coal drops at the north end and sidings down both west and east sides.

Coal trains would often be marshalled in Falkland Yard going to or from the dock.

Until the 1980s the Scottish Agricultural Industries Works were served by the sidings at the north end of the dock

Sidings on the west side of the dock have been used for coal export in more recent years. The sidings have been rationalised.




  /  /1900Dalmellington Ironworks
Iron imported from Bilbao and Santander and taken by train from Ayr Harbour to Waterside.