Bellfield Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Bellfield Junction (1904-1938)

Opened on the Thirdpart Junction to Mayfield Junction (Glasgow and South Western Railway).

Description

This junction was south of Kilmarnock. A double track from Mayfield Junction to Thirdpart Junction, essentially a Kilmarnock bypass for the Darvel line, opened in 1902. This junction was formed in 1904 when a connection was made to this from Kay Park Junction. The box opened the year before, 1903. The box was on the north side, just west of the junction.

To the west of the junction Riccarton Goods was laid out on the north side of the 1902 line, approached from the junction. The Glenfield Works to the north were also served.

Further sidings were laid for works to the north, all served from the junction.

In 1938 both the line east to Mayfield Junction closed and (further west) the line to Thirdpart Junction. The box was closed. The line was now a branch serving various works from Kay Park Junction.

The sidings have been progressively cut back. Riccarton Goods became Riccarton Oil Depot.

The junction site is now the Hurlford Road, the original alignment being lost. The line was relocated to the north.

The oil depot now sees no traffic (2019) and the branch is out of use.

Tags

Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map

Dates

  /  /1904Thirdpart Junction to Mayfield Junction (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Kay Park Junction to Bellfield Junction opened.
  /  /1938Thirdpart Junction to Mayfield Junction (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Thirdpart Junction (excluded) to Riccarton and Craigie (excluded) closed. Bellfield Junction (excluded) to Mayfield Junction (excluded) closed.