Dunaskin Central Washer

Location type


Name and dates

Dunaskin Central Washer (1941-1988)


This washery replaced the Burnton Washer at Burnton/Minnivey.

It was also referred to as the Burnton Washer, presumably having replaced the original actually located at Burnton.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


  /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.
  /  /1988Bairds and Dalmellington Limited
Track re-laid from alongside the Dunaskin Central Washer (now closed) to Chalmerston Loading Pad. Dunaskin Central Washer sidings lifted. Connection made to preserved line at the former Minnivey Nos 4,5.
  /  /1988Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Line re-opened to freight from Dalrymple Junction to Dunaskin Central Washer. Cutler Sidings lifted.