Portpatrick Harbour

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Portpatrick Harbour (1863-1868)

Opened on the Portpatrick Railway.


Description

The harbour station was reached by reversal at Portpatrick - the line extended beyond the platform there to a reversing spur and the branch dropped down to the harbour.

The harbour station had a single platform and two loops. It was located above the north end of the harbour. By continuing onto a reversing spur on the shore a train could reach a quayside line on the north side of the harbour and, by turnplates, lines down the west and east side of the inner harbour. Further, a siding continued onto the northern breakwater.

Nothing obvious remains of the station or harbour lines. There are two bridge parapets by Main Street. The station site is now a tennis court and bowling green.

01/11/2017

Tags

Station terminus

External links

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