Stranraer Shed

Location type

Loco shed

Name and dates

Stranraer Shed (1861-1966)

Where: Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Opened on the Portpatrick Railway.


This shed was located north of Stranraer Town station in the 'V' of the junction between the lines to Portpatrick and Stranraer Harbour and north of the good yard just north of the station.

There were several buildings. From north to south these were
- two road repair shop of 1861 (used by the Caledonian Railway as a shed from 1864)
- two road high lift erecting shop of 1861
- smithy and workshops
- water tanks and coaling
- one road running shed (Girvan line)
- two road running shed (Portpatrick line)

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway assigned the code 12H. British Railways assigned 68C and (with a sub shed at Newton Stewart Shed). From 1962 it was 67F. Closure was in 1966.

After closure the ruined running shed remained in use within a scrapyard. The office and stores block remains on the western boundary of the site.




Stranraer MPD


  /  /1935Portpatrick Railway
Stranraer Shed numbered 12H under Carlisle Kingmoor Shed.
  /  /1948Portpatrick Railway
Stranraer Shed classed 68C. The sheds were rebuilt with girder joists instead of arches for entries.
  /  /1962Portpatrick Railway
Stranraer Shed classed 67F under Glasgow Corkerhill Shed.
  /10/1966Portpatrick Railway
Stranraer Shed 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