Location type


Name and dates

Ecclefechan (1847-1960)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Caledonian Railway.


This was a two platform station on an east-west alignment. The southbound (up) platform was to the north. The main station building was on the southbound platform. This was a crow-stepped gable building typical of the line.

There was a goods yard on the north side, with a reversing spur reached by reversal from the southbound platform. The yard was slightly expanded by 1899, and a bay siding laid into the east end of the southbound platform added. The signal box was at the west end of the southbound platform.

The station was west of the town, around 2/3 of a mile.

The station closed in 1960. The site is now a railway access point. The main building survived electrification but is now gone. The box closed in 1971.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /  /1847Caledonian Railway
Branch to Annan, from Ecclefechan, authorised. Not built.
13/06/1960Caledonian Railway
Wamphray, Dinwoodie, Nethercleugh, Ecclefechan, Kirtlebridge, Kirkpatrick closed to passengers. Nethercleugh and Dinwoodie closed to goods.

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