Eglinton Bank Signal Box

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Eglinton Bank Signal Box (1846-1933)

Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.


Description

This signal box controlled the approach to the Eglinton Iron Works from the north (Kilwinning station) direction.

From the junction the branch ran south parallel to the main line, on its the east side, steadily dropping in height before turning east to serve the iron works. There were several loops. A connection was made from the south end of the loops to Byrehill Junction to the south.

The signal box was on the west side of the line, opposite the iron works siding.

The connection was altered around 1933. The exchange sidings only made their connection at the south end at Byrehill Junction. Eglinton Bank box closed.


Tags

Junction