Drybridge

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Drybridge (1847-1969)

Opened on the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway.

Description

This two platform station opened on the re-gauged and rerouted line. The main station building was on the eastbound platform. The original alignment was to the north, starting from west of the station and running east to Girtridge Mill. The west end of this original route was retained as a siding for the station - on the north side of the line and approached from the west. To the east was a goods yard, on the north side of the line and approached from the east.

The station's signal box was on the eastbound platform, just west of the station building.

To the east a mineral branch ran north to Craig Coal Pits Nos 1 and 2.

The signal box closed in 1960 and the station in 1969.

The line remains open but has been singled, the westbound line having been lifted. The station building is now a house. A road bridge over the line to the east of the station remains in use.

Drybridge station was the closest to the village of Dundonald just over a mile to the south.

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
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NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
05/09/2019


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Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Dates

  /  /1818Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Branch from Drybridge to Peatland Colliery opened.
  /  /1969Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Drybridge and Gateside stations closed.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Britains Historic Railway Buildings: A Gazetteer of Structures and Sites

Britain's Historic Railway Buildings: An Oxford Gazetteer of Structures and Sites

National Series of Waterway, Tramway and Railway Atlases: Ayrshire v. 1h

Origins of the Scottish Railway System 1722-1844

The Oxford Companion to British Railway History: From 1603 to the 1990s

THE RAILWAY HERITAGE OF BRITAIN: 150 YEARS OF RAILWAY ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING.