Hawkhill Junction (1870-1985)
Opened on the Ayr and Dalmellington Railway.
Opened on the Ayr and Mauchline Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway).
This was the 1870 junction between the main line from Glasgow and the line from Mauchline, giving both lines access to Ayr. It was a double track curve. The signal box, opened with the junction, was on the east side of the junction, just north of Hawkhill Avenue. The box was replaced with a larger box on a similar site.
The curve to the east closed to passengers (only) in 1951. In 1965 it re-opened an a new alignment, a single track curve closer to Ayr MPD.
The box burned down in 1970 and was replaced with a temporary (for 6 years!) box.
This curve closed in 1975. The box closed in 1976.
Ayr Shed [1st]
Prestwick International Airport
Maybole Junction [Station]
Heads of Ayr [2nd]
Heads of Ayr [1st)
Other railway and industry locations
Newton Carpet Works
Newton Junction [Ayr]
Ayr Harbour Junction
Scottish Agricultural Industries Works
Ayr Tram Depot [Trams]
Ayr Harbour South
St John^s Tower
Ayr Station Hotel
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|14/06/1965||Ayr to Mauchline Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)|
Blackhouse Junction to Hawkhill Junction re-opened for passengers. The re-opened curve was not on the original double track alignment but closer to Ayr MPD.
|05/05/1975||Ayr to Mauchline Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)|
Blackhouse Junction to Hawkhill Junction closed to all traffic.