Pinwherry

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Pinwherry (1877-1882)
Pinwherry (1882-1886)
Pinwherry (1886-1965)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station with a passing loop on the single track line. The two storey station building was on the southbound platform. To the south, on the west side of the line, was the signal box. The goods yard was on the east side, south of the station, accessed from the south end of the southbound line. There was a goods shed at the south end of the yard, at Drumspillan close to the bridge over the Duisk River.

The station building and loop survived closure of the station. The loop broke the section between Girvan and Barrhill. The building became a house. Railway cottages remain to the east.

The box and loop closed in 1992. The southbound line was lifted. Closure probably came about due to the decline and then complete end of freight traffic.

Tags

Station

External links

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



Dates

  /  /1907Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway
Pinwherry signal box opened.
22/07/1928Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway
Northbound freight train de-rails just north of Pinwherry loop, after passing through the tightly curved station at speed.
  /  /1939Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway
Due to wartime traffic, Pinmore, Pinwherry, Barrhill and New Luce loops lengthened to 12 carriages. Bryson tablet exchange introduced.
06/06/1965Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway
Pinmore, Pinwherry, Glenwhilly and New Luce stations closed.
  /  /1992Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway
Pinwherry signal box and loop removed.