Colfin

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Colfin (1862-1950)

Opened on the Portpatrick Railway.

Description

This was a single platform station with the platform on the north side of the single track line, just east of a level crossing. A siding, approached from the west, was to the south. This goods yard siding had a loop and cattle pen at the east end. The station building was at the west end.

The platform, particularly its east end, survives. The station building survives in use as a house. To the north is the former Colfin Creamery. The line remained open east to Stranraer Town for goods only until 1959 to serve this. It closed to the west in 1950.

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
10/09/2018


Dates

28/08/1862Portpatrick Railway
Portpatrick to Stranraer opened. New stations at; Colfin and Portpatrick.
06/02/1950Portpatrick Railway
Portpatrick to Stranraer closed to passengers. Portpatrick and Colfin stations closed. Portpatrick to Colfin (excluded) closed to all traffic.
01/04/1959Portpatrick Railway
Colfin to Stranraer Town (excluded) closed to freight.

Books


Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Railways (Library of Railway History)
Rails to Portpatrick (Local History Series)
The Port Road: Dumfries to Stranraer, Portpatrick, Kirkcudbright and Whithorn