Dunure was an island platform station located in a cutting about 3/4 of a mile north east of the village itself.
Passenger approach to the station was by a footbridge running down to the platform from the road crossing the station to the south. The station building, typical of the line, was timber with small awnings. The signal box was just to its north.
The goods yard was on the east side and at street level above the passenger station. It was approached from the north.
The station closed in 1930, with a brief re-opening between 1932-1933.
The signal box was closed in 1936 and the southbound line lifted.
The line remained open for goods until 1955.
The goods yard site is now housing. The island platform remains in the cutting, becoming increasingly overgrown.
Croy Electric Brae is to the south, just north of Knoweside station and Croy Viaduct. This is a curious optical illusion where, on the nearby road, the road appears to run uphill but actually runs downhill. The same phenomenon existed on the railway.
Dunure Castle is in the village to the south west, located on high ground above the shoreline.
Heads of Ayr [1st)
Heads of Ayr [2nd]
Maybole Junction [Station]
Ayr Shed [1st]
Other railway and industry locations
Croy Electric Brae
Balchriston Level Crossing Halt
Old Bridge of Doon
Tam O^Shanter Experience
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Locomotive Apprentice: At the North British Locomotive Company
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Tales of the Glasgow and South Western Railway