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 signal box, on the southbound platform to the south of the main building, opened with the station.

The station, box and line closed in 1964.

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

10/07/2019

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