Holywood [1st]

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Killylung (1849-1850)
Holywood [1st] (1850-1920)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station to the north of the level crossing at Holywood. On the west side of the line was a large goods yard, approached from the north.

The station was relocated south of the level crossing as Holywood [2nd] which allowed development of a loop on the east side of the line parlty occupying the land where the southbound platform had been located.

The station closed to goods in 1964.

Several buildings, including the signal box, goods shed and ancillary buildings survive. Nothing remains of the original platforms.

The signal box operates the wooden gates.

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
02/10/2019




Dates

  /  /1849Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Extended from Dumfries Ramsey Place Junction to Closeburn. Stations at Dumfries [2nd], Killylung, Auldgirth and Closeburn.

Books


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

The Glasgow & South Western Railway a History