Location type


Name and dates

Palnure (1861-1951)

Opened on the Portpatrick Railway.


This was a two platform station with the main station building on the eastbound platform and a goods yard on the north side, approached from the west. There is no town at Palnure.

The goods yard siding had a loop.

Until 1904 it was a single platform station, the eastbound being the original. A loop and signal box opened in 1904. The loop was considerably longer than the platforms. The box was west of the main station building, on the platform. a waiting room was on the westbound platform.

The station closed in 1951, long before the line closed in 1965. The loop was taken out in 1952 and the signal box closed, replaced with a ground frame. The goods yard survived until 1959.

The line closed in 1965.

The station building and a railway cottage remain in use as houses.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

01/07/1861Portpatrick Railway
Castle Kennedy, Dunragit and Palnure opened.
07/05/1951Portpatrick Railway
Palnure closed.


Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Railways (Library of Railway History)
Rails to Portpatrick (Local History Series)
The Port Road: Dumfries to Stranraer, Portpatrick, Kirkcudbright and Whithorn