Glenside

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Glenside (1906-1930)

Opened on the Maidens and Dunure Light Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway).


Description

This station was east of Culzean Castle, about a mile by road. Unusually for this line it was a single platform station. The platform was on the east side of the line. A small building, typical of the line, had a canopy on the platform side. (An example of this style of building survives at Moniaive.) A footpath, crossing the Glenside burn, approached the castle's Glenside Lodge.

The goods yard was on the east side of the line, approached from the north, and with a short loop in the yard. There was a signal box on the platform.

South of the station the line crossed the Glenside Burn and passed under the castle's access road.

The station closed to passengers in 1930 but the line remained open. The box was operated by travelling signalman from 1932 and closed in 1936.

The railway here remained open until 1955.

The former station is now a caravan site.

Local

Camping and Caravanning Club - Culzean Castle Camping and Caravanning club


Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map