Symington [1st]

Location type


Name and dates

Symington [1st] (1848-1863)

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

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.


This was a two platform station opened in 1848. The station was immediately north of the bridge over the A72.

It was replaced in 1863 by a larger junction station to the north (Symington [2nd]) in anticipation of the opening of the Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway extension to Peebles [CR] in 1864.

The goods yard was to the north of the station on the east side, later in the ^V^ of the junction formed with the opening of the line to Broughton. It survived the closure of the original passenger station. Approach was from the north and later there was a rail served abattoir.

The new station around 1000 ft north of the old station, approached by a long drive down the west side of the line. The loading bank was extended south and obliterated remains of the southbound platform.

Nothing can be seen of the original station other than the loading bank of the goods station remains on the east side of the line.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)

Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway Carriages

Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style

Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

Signalling the Caledonian Railway

The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian