Fairlie Pier Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Fairlie Pier Junction (1885-1971)

Opened on the Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway).

Description

This was the junction between the 1882 line to Fairlie Pier and the 1885 extension to Largs. Fairlie Pier was a steamer pier and Largs was in the town of Largs.

It was a double track junction. The signal box was on the east side of the junction. The junction was directly north of Fairlie Tunnel.

In the Second World War sidings were laid in the 'V' of the junction serving Fairle MOD Pier. These led off the pier line, close to the junction.

The pier closed in 1971.

The signal box closed in 1975, replaced with a ground frame. The frame remained for the MOD sidings until their closure after electrification in 1986. The line was singled for electrification.

Tags

Junction


Dates

01/10/1971Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Fairlie Pier to Fairlie Pier Junction closed to passengers.
31/07/1972Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Fairlie Pier to Fairlie Pier Junction officially closed to passengers.

Books


Gourock to Largs Coast Through Time

Largs 1895: Ayrshire Sheet 03.12 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Ayrshire)

Old Largs

Old West Kilbride