Gatehead

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Gatehead (1847-1969)

Opened on the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station to the west of a level crossing. The main station building was on the eastbound platform. The goods yard was on the south side of the line, approached from the west.

A mineral line, reached by reversal, led off from the same location as the connection to the goods yard, it ran north to Windyedge Colliery and east to Moorfield Colliery.

To the west of the station the line followed three different routes over the years to cross the River Irvine, the original route being via the Laigh Milton Viaduct. This had quite tight curves considerably eased by the present alignment. (The old alignment passed south of the existing line before swinging north to the viaduct.)

To the east was Fairlie Junction for a mineral line which ran south.

The line remains open but now single track. Little remains of the station except a railway cottage north west of the level crossing.

05/09/2018

Tags

Station

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