Wanlockhead

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Wanlockhead (1902-1939)

Opened on the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway).


Description

This was a terminus with a loop and sidings and a goods shed. There was no platform, (nor was there a platform at Leadhills) but there was a slightly raised area of flattened ground alongside the loop. Access to the carriages was by means of steps on the carriages. The station building was a lean-to built onto the side of the goods shed, just to the south of the loop.

The station was associated with the lead industry in Wanlockhead and Leadhills. The site was remote to the town, on a hillside to the south east.

Steam railcars were used in later years. The locomotive shed was at Leadhills.

04/09/2017

Tags

Terminus station

External links

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




Dates

  /  /1764William Symington
Born, worked at Wanlockhead lead mines until 1791.
15/02/1848Caledonian Railway
Beattock to Glasgow (Buchanan Street) and Edinburgh (Lothian Road) opened. The stations at Abington and Elvanfoot on its main line are used by the lead mines and villages at Leadhills and Wanlockhead.