Drumclog

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Drumclog (1905-1939)

Opened on the Darvel and Strathaven Railway.

Description

This was an island platform station opened in an area of farmland. Access to the platform was by a ramp bridge at the north east end of the station. The station building was typical of the line and had canopies on all sides. There was a signal box, opened in 1904, north of the station building on the island platform.

There was a goods yard on the north west side of the line, approached by a reversing spur south of the station.

The signal box was closed early on in 1909. The station remained open to passengers until 1939. The route west to Darvel closed completely. Drumclog remained open for goods until 1951.

The station site is largely cleared, platform mounds remain. Part of the approach ramp remains. Drumclog remains a rural location.

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
10/05/2020


Nearby stations
Ryeland
Loudounhill
Darvel
Strathaven Central
Strathaven [Flemington]
Strathaven North
Newmilns
Glassford
Muirkirk [2nd]
Muirkirk [1st]
Galston
Stonehouse [Lanarkshire]
Quarter
Glenbuck
Quarter Junction
County Boundary Junction
Ryeland Goods
Loudoun Hill
Loudounhill Viaduct
Glen Water Viaduct
End of Darvel Branch
Darvel Goods [East]
Pomillion Viaduct [South]
Pomillion Viaduct [North]
Strathaven Viaduct [North]
Strathaven Shed
Newmilns Viaduct
Whiteshawgate Junction
End of Galston Branch
Tourist/other
Strathaven Castle
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Drumclog, host to the Royal Train


Drumclog station was host to the Royal Train, King George VI and Queen Mary and their way to open the 1938 Empire Exhibition at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.


Dates

  /  /1899Strathaven and Darvel Railway
Glengavel Railway, from Drumclog station to Glengavel Reservoir, authorised for Lanarkshire Middle Ward District Water.
01/05/1905Strathaven and Darvel Railway
Darvel to Strathaven Central opened (joint operation of the Glasgow and South Western Railway and Caledonian Railway). Opened to passengers. Drumclog, Loudonhill and Ryeland opened.