Castle Kennedy

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Castle Kennedy (1861-1965)

Opened on the Portpatrick Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station with a loop on the single track line. The main station building was on the eastbound platform. There was a goods yard at the west end, north side of the line, approached by reversing from the eastbound platform.

In 1942, as part of the preparations for the opening of the new military line to Cairnryan, the line east to Dunragit was doubled to create a long loop.

The station closed in 1965 and box and loop closed in 1970.

The main station building is now a house.

Castle Kennedy House is about a mile to the north. To the north east was Castle Kennedy Airfield, dating from the Second World War.

10/09/2018

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map