Galston

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Galston (1848-1964)

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

Description

This was a two platform station. It was located in the south of Galston. The main station building was on the eastbound platform. There was a goods yard with a large shed on the north side, accessed from the east. There was a signal box at the east end, south side of the line.

A link to Galston Colliery connected to the line just east of the station where the goods yard line came off.

Galston was the terminus of the line from 1848 to 1850. At first the line was single track, although the trackbed was prepared for two tracks. The later westbound line was laid first.

To the west of the station was Gauchalland Colliery No 7 Pit.

The station and line closed in 1964.

Little remains of the railway in Galston, its route is now new housing. Some railway fencing remained to the west of the station.

Tags

Station terminus

External links

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


Dates

09/08/1848Darvel Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Kilmarnock to Galston opened (actually opened by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway rather than the G&SWR).
20/05/1850Darvel Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
The branch was extended with the opening from Galston to Newmilns.