Dumfries to Stranraer rail route return among transport options [BBC News]





Date: 28/06/2019

Reopening the line between Dumfries and Stranraer is among draft proposals for south west Scotland.


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Reopening the line between Dumfries and Stranraer is among draft proposals for south west Scotland.

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45432 calls at Newton Stewart on 5 September 1961 with the 3.40pm Stranraer - Dumfries.
Location: Newton Stewart
Company: Portpatrick Railway
05/09/1961 David Stewart
40170 comes off the Kirkcudbright branch under Ernespie Road bridge and into Castle Douglas station on a wet Monday in July 1956. The train is a stopping service for Dumfries.
Location: Castle Douglas
Company: Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway
16/07/1956 G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow
April 1965, just two months before closure of the 'Port Road' direct line from Dumfries to Stranraer. A Stranraer-bound mixed freight train headed by a Stanier 'Black 5' crosses the Big Water of Fleet viaduct westbound against a backdrop of bleak Galloway mountains and moorland. The viaduct still survives as a listed structure, but a 1990s' proposal by Dumfries & Galloway Regional Council for a new Trans European Network rail link to Stranraer, as an alternative to upgrading the A75 road, came to nothing.
Location: Big Water of Fleet Viaduct
Company: Portpatrick Railway
/04/1965 Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven)