Challoch Junction (1877-1965)
Opened on the Portpatrick Railway.
Opened on the Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway.
This junction was formed in 1877 between the Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway and the 1861 Portpatrick Railway.
On the Portpatrick Railway, the junction was between Dunragit (to the west) and Glenluce (to the east) stations.
A signal box opened in advance of the junction in 1876. This was on the south side of the junction. There was a short loop on the Girvan route.
Challoch Junction Golfers Platform was just to the west.
The signal box closed in 1939 when the box at Dunragit took over. The loop was taken out and electrically operated points installed.
The junction closed in 1965. Most of the Port Road, Challoch Junction to Maxwelltown Factory Siding (both excluded), closed in 1965.
The Stranraer to Girvan route remains open.
Challoch Junction Golfers Platform
Transit (London Road [Stranraer])
Other railway and industry locations
Dunragit Creamery Siding
Main Water of Luce Viaduct
Cairnryan Junction Yard
Challoch Level Crossing
Little Gennoch No 1 Level Crossing
Craig No 2 Level Crossing
Little Gennoch No 2 Level Crossing
Milton of Larg No 2 Level Crossing
Milton of Larg No 1 Level Crossing
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|14/06/1965||Portpatrick RailwayCastle Douglas and Dumfries Railway|
Challoch Junction to Dumfries closed to passengers. Glenluce, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Creetown, Gatehouse of Fleet, New Galloway, Parton and Crossmichael closed. The 'Paddy' is diverted via Mauchline and the former Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway.
Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Railways (Library of Railway History)
|Rails to Portpatrick (Local History Series)|
The Port Road: Dumfries to Stranraer, Portpatrick, Kirkcudbright and Whithorn