Whithorn

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Whithorn (1877-1950)

Opened on the Wigtownshire Railway.

Description

This was the terminus of a branch from Newton Stewart. The station was at the north end of Whithorn itself. There was a platform on the east side of a loop. The station building was a single storey and built in stone. It had a canopy running the length of the building.

The goods yard, with a loading bank and two sheds, was on the west side.

A signal box opened in 1908. This was on the east side at the north end of the station.

The box closed in 1933 and was replaced with a ground frame. The station closed to passengers in 1950.

The line closed altogether in 1964.

Little remains of the station. It's triangular footprint can still be found. The southern part of the site is now a green field. The northern portion has the local fire station.

Tags

Station terminus



Dates

09/07/1877Wigtownshire Railway
Opened from Millisle to Whithorn.
25/09/1950Wigtownshire Railway
Whithorn to Newton Stewart closed to passengers.
05/10/1964Wigtownshire Railway
Whithorn to Wigtown closed to freight.
14/06/1965Wigtownshire Railway
Whithorn to Newton Stewart officially closed, although the track was already lifted.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Railways (Library of Railway History)
Rails to Portpatrick (Local History Series)
The Port Road: Dumfries to Stranraer, Portpatrick, Kirkcudbright and Whithorn