Dalrymple Junction

Location type


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.


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.



External links

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

Chronology 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.


A Look Back at Dalmellington

An Archaeological Field Survey at Chalmerston, Dalmellington (Occasional paper / Association of Certified Field Archaeologists)

Dalmellington (Pathfinder Maps)

Dalmellington Iron Company: Its Engines and Men
Dalmellington Iron Company: Its Engines and Men
Doon Valley Memories: Dalmellington Dunaskin Patna and District - A Pictorial Reflection

Old Dalmellington, Patna and Waterside