Muirkirk Shed

Location type

Loco shed

Name and dates

Muirkirk Shed (1848-1964)


This shed was located to the south of Muirkirk [1st] station and goods yard. The shed was single ended. It was originally two road, later replaced with a four road shed and finally back to two, by demolition of the northern portion, before closure. Approach was from the west. The shed was owned by the Glasgow and South Western Railway.




  /  /1873Muirkirk Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Caledonian Railway line via Douglas reaches Muirkirk, anew Muirkirk [2nd] station was opened further east, on other side of road bridge from original. Caledonian Railway use the Glasgow and South Western Railway Muirkirk Shed. (Later a second Caledonian Railway line was built from Coalburn to Muirkirk [2nd] but was not used as the Glasgow and South Western Railway threatened to apply for running powers through to Lanark).