Neilston Low

Location type


Names and dates

Neilston [2nd] (1871-1953)
Neilston Low (1953-1966)

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

Opened on the Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway.


This was a two platform station close to the Crofthead Mill. It was inconvenient for the Neilston village being at the foot of a hill and quite far north of it. The surviving Neilston station serves the village better.

The goods yard was west of the station. On the north side were sidings which were approached from the station. On the south side was the goods yard proper, which was approached from the west and had a goods shed, loading bank and headshunt with a rounding loop.

The original 1871 signal box was south of the running lines, with the goods yard to its south. It was located west of the goods shed. This box burned down in 1905 and was replaced, the replacement being in a similar position but east of the goods shed.

The signal box closed in 1973 when the line was singled from Barrhead to Lugton.

The station replaced Neilston [1st], a terminus, just to the north east. It is often confused with this station which was also called Crofthead.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


  /  /1953Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Neilston [2nd] renamed Neilston Low.
  /  /1966Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Stations closed at Neilston Low, Uplawmoor, Lugton, Kilmaurs.