Troon [2nd]

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Troon [2nd] (1839-1892)

Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.

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


Description

The second station in Troon was opened on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway. It was a two platform station with a goods yard north of the station on the west side, approached from the north. The main station building was on the northbound platform. (Troon [1st] station was located by the harbour to the west and was the terminus of the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway).

In 1892 the station was replaced by the more central Troon station. Following this, the station became known as Troon Old and was used for excursion traffic and the line became a goods bypass of the new station. The goods yard remained open.

The Glasgow and South Western Railway developed their Barassie Carriage and Wagon Works to the north, on the west side of the line just south of Barassie Junction.

The line south of the station to Lochgreen Junction was closed in 1982 and further cut back a little in the 1990s, the track now stopping just north of the station.

The station building is now a house and the line north to the buffer end has been developed for houses. A bridge, which was at the south end of the station where Dundonald Road crossed the line, remains intact.

04/09/2018

Tags

Station

External links

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