Opened on the Caledonian Railway.
Opened on the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway).
This was a two platform station on the Caledonian Railway main line with interchange for the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway).
The line remains open, the station is closed.
The original station featured two quite short platforms with a goods yard on the down side (west side) approached from the north.
The platforms were lengthened and goods yard expanded. A larger station building was provided on the down platform and a siding laid down the rear of the up platform, accessed from the south.
It became a junction when the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway) opened. Although the line approached from the south, this connected to the line in the goods yard at the north end of the station. A siding was laid in behind the down platform at the south end of the station to provide an exchange platform.
The station closed in 1965 and the goods yard lines and junction are lifted. A loading bank remains to the west of the station, in the former goods yard.
Other railway and industry locations
Elvan Water Viaduct
Risping Cleuch Viaduct
Wandel Mill Signal Box
Wanlockhead Beam Engine
Cowgill Upper Reservoir
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
Beattock to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) and Edinburgh (Lothian Road) opened. The stations at Abington and Elvanfoot on its main line are used by the lead mines and villages at Leadhills and Wanlockhead.
An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways
Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)
Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)
Caledonian Railway Carriages
Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style
Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock
Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press
Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)
Callander & Oban Railway Through Time
Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)
Signalling the Caledonian Railway
The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s
The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History
The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)
Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway
Vanished Railways of West Lothian