Falkland Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Falkland Junction (1856-)

Opened on the Ayr and Dalmellington Railway.

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

Opened on the Falkland Yard and Ayr Harbour (Glasgow and South Western Railway).


Description

This junction is to the north of Newton-on-Ayr station. Today it is where the lines of Falkland Yard fan out on either side of the line, particularly to the west on the approach to Ayr Harbour.

The Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway was met by the Ayr and Dalmellington Railway here in 1856. Around this junction Falkland Yard developed. See that entry for more information.

Possibly originally called Dalmellington Branch junction.

A road bridge crosses over the line just to the north, affording a good view of the line to north and south.

09/05/2019

Tags

Junction

External links

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