Mossgiel Tunnel

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Mossgiel Tunnel (1848-)

Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.


This is a double track single bore tunnel of 684 yards between the open stations at Kilmarnock (to the north) and Auchinleck. Historically Mossgiel Tunnel Platform was to the north and Mauchline a little further to the south.

The tunnel was relined between 1925 and 1927, reduced to single line operation during the works. Garrochburn Signal Box controlled the north end and there was a temporary box at the south end.

The railway remains open.


Mossgiel Farm

Robert Burns lived at East Mossgiel Farm, about half a mile to the east and just north of the village of Mauchline.


Tunnel 07/11/2019