Kirtlebridge Brick Works Signal Box

Location type

Place


Name and dates

Kirtlebridge Brick Works Signal Box (-1880)


Description

This signal box was south of Kirtlebridge station at the very start of the Solway Junction Railway where the line dropped to a single track. A siding ran parallel on the east side of the line as far south as the Bonshaw Tile Works.

The was phased out along with the north and south boxes at the station in 1880 when a new Kirtlebridge Junction box opened.

The branch closed to passengers in 1931 and goods in 1939.

To the south Mossfoot Ammunition Depot (MOD) was developed to the south for a nearby airfield during the Second World War. This was served by standard gauge sidings. RAF Annan was to the east. This portion of the line survived until the 1960s. By closure a number of banks had been erected at regular intervals between the junction and the site of Corsehill Quarry.

The location has been cleared and is now a field. The M74 crosses the solum of the branch just to the north.


Tags

Signal box junction sidings

Nearby stations
Kirtlebridge
Ecclefechan
Kirkpatrick
Eastriggs
Annan Shawhill
Wylies Halt
Annan
Rigg
Gretna Green
Gretna Green [1st]
Cummertrees
Gretna Township
Bowness
Port Carlisle
Gretna [CR]

Other railway and industry locations
Quarry
Kirtlebridge Shed
Bonshaw Tile Works
Bonshaw Clay Pit
Kirtlebridge Viaduct
Cove Quarries
Annanlea Quarry
Chapelcross Power Station
Corsehill Quarry
Cove Quarry Signal Box
Cove Level Crossing
Tourist/other
Mossfoot Ammunition Depot
Merkland Cross
RAF Annan
Thomas Carlyle^s Birthplace
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.