Dalrymple Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Dalrymple Junction (1856-)

Station code: DYM National Rail
Opened on the Ayr and Dalmellington Railway.
Opened on the Ayr and Maybole Railway.

Description

The railway is double track from Dalrymple Junction north to Ayr. Both the lines to Girvan and Waterside are single track. The single track lines meet and the line doubles to the north of the junction.

Both lines were originally single track, with both lines doubling before meeting at the junction. The very short lived Maybole Junction [Station] was located in the 'V' of the junction.

The signal box opened in 1879 on the east side of the line. The Girvan route was doubled in 1894, the Dalmellington line still doubling before the junction. Probably the box was replaced at this date.

The two lines to the south were singled in 1973 and the signal box closed, control passed to Belmont Level Crossing signal box.

Tags

Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map



Dates

06/04/1964Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Dalmellington to Ayr (Dalrymple Junction) closed to passengers.
  /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.