Cutler Sidings

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Cutler Sidings

Opened on the Ayrshire and Galloway Railway.


These were the exchange sidings between the Bairds and Dalmellington Limited system and the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at Dunaskin. The sidings were located adjacent to the Dunaskin Central Washery on the private system. The sidings were laid by the LMS.

The sidings are now lifted but their remains can be traced, although increasingly overgrown.




06/07/1964Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Dalmellington to Cutler Sidings (excluded) closed to freight.
  /03/1980Ayr and Dalmellington RailwayBairds and Dalmellington Limited
Last train, preserved locomotive and wagons, runs from Cutler Sidings to Minnivey Nos 4,5. Cutler Sidings (excluded) to Minnivey Nos 4,5 (excluded) closed and lifted.
  /12/1986Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Loading of opencast coal at Dunaskin Central Washer from Benbain Open Cast ceases. Dalrymple Junction to Cutler Sidings closed. Track not lifted. Dunaskin Central Washer officially closes in 1988.
  /  /1988Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Line re-opened to freight from Dalrymple Junction to Dunaskin Central Washer. Cutler Sidings lifted.