Douglas West

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Douglas West (1896-1964)

Opened on the Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway).


Description

This was a two platform station with a passing loop. There was a goods yard on the east side, approached from a reversing spur to the south.

To the north of this station was Douglas Castle Colliery, opened in 1912, around which a small village developed.

The line was opened in 1873 but it took until 1896 before the station and loop opened, providing a closer station than the somewhat distant Douglas station, which was renamed Happendon.

The main station building was on the westbound platform, the site closest to the town. A footbridge, extra sidings and a large goods shed were added after opening and a stationmaster's house added, around 1910.

The platform mounds and the brick bases of the buildings remain. The stationmaster's house is still a house.


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