Brackenhill Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Brackenhill Junction (1903-1964)

Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.
Opened on the Catrine Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway).

Description

This was the junction for the Catrine branch, a short branch south east of Mauchline.

The main line was double track, the branch single. The branch started as a double track at the junction, rapidly dropping to a single track. The signal box was in the ^V^ of the junction. It replaced the nearby Brackenhill Siding box on its opening in 1903.

After closure of the branch to passengers in 1943 the junction became a single lead junction with a crossover (which had been there already, west of the junction).

The branch closed completely in 1964 and the box closed.

The formation of the closed trackbed can still be seen.

Tags

Junction

External links

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


Nearby stations
Catrine
Mauchline
Auchinleck
Ochiltree
Skares
Dumfries House
Commondyke
Mossgiel Tunnel Platform
Cumnock [2nd]
Cumnock [1st]
Lugar
Tarbolton
Drongan
Cronberry
Trabboch
Brackenhill Siding
Willockston Siding
Ballochmyle Viaduct
Barony Junction
Barony Power Station
Barony Colliery Pits Nos 1,2,3,4
Ballochmyle Quarries
Barskimming Quarry [1st]
Gilmilnscroft Colliery Pit No 4
Gilmilnscroft Colliery Pit No 1
Barskimming Quarry [2nd]
Sorn 1,2
Quarry
Gilmilnscroft Colliery Pit No 2
Highhouse Colliery
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Dates

03/05/1943Catrine Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Catrine to Mauchline (Brackenhill Junction) closed to passengers.
06/07/1964Catrine Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Catrine to Mauchline (Brackenhill Junction) closed to freight.