Catrine

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Catrine (1903-1943)

Opened on the Catrine Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway).

Description

This station was a terminus on the south side of the River Ayr which separated it from the village of Catrine. The village has since expanded to the south bank.

It was the terminus of a short single track railway from Brackenhill Junction, trains running from the nearby Mauchline station.

The station had a long single platform with building alongside a rounding loop, on its west side. There was another long narrow platform on the east side.

Railmotor No 1 was used for the service from Mauchline.

The goods yard was on the west side with shed and loading bank. There was a turntable at the south end of the loop, coming off the loop line. The large signal box was at the south end of the platform.

The box closed in 1932, the line going to one-engine-in-steam operation. Closure to passengers was in 1943. The branch closed altogether in 1964. The station had remained almost entirely intact, including station building, until the end.

The site is now parkland (south end) and built over.

Tags

Station terminus

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
06/11/2019



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


Dates

01/03/1903Catrine Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Line opened. Catrine station opened.
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.