Ironhirst Signal Box

Location type

Name and dates

Ironhirst Signal Box (1913-1949)

Opened on the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway.


This intermediate signal box was between Racks (to the west) and Ruthwell (east). Ironhirst Peat Works, served by a siding, was located on the south side of the line, with a peat railway running off to the south west.

Ironhirst is a farm on the south side of the line.


Signal box


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Carlisle To Beattock: including the Dumfries Branch (Scottish Main Lines)

The Glasgow & South Western Railway a History