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Hopes to reopen the Dumfries to Stranraer railway line could already have hit the buffers.
(Permalink) Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway Lochanhead Port Road Portpatrick Railway

South Scotland list MSP Emma Harper has backed a commitment in the SNP manifesto to reopen the Stranraer to Dumfries rail line.
(Permalink) Emma Harper Manifesto commitment Port Road Portpatrick Railway SNP

Reversing the 1960s closure of the line is one option being taken forward by a transport study. [Also suggested is re-opening the Cairnryan branch and stations at Cumnock, Thornhill, Eastriggs, Dunragit and Beattock.]
(Permalink) Beattock Cairnryan Cumnock Dunragit Eastriggs Port Road Stranraer Thornhill


Newton Stewart: View east at Newton Stewart in September 1973. The old goods shed and yard on the left of the photograph have been put to alternate use by the local council, still the case 35 years on see image [[155 ...
Colin Miller /09/1973


Castle Douglas: Abandoned platforms at Castle Douglas in 1970.
John Furnevel 07/02/1970


Big Water of Fleet Viaduct: 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 ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) /04/1965

Reopening the line between Dumfries and Stranraer is among draft proposals for south west Scotland.
(Permalink) Dumfries Port Road Stranraer


Castle Douglas: 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.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/07/1956


Newton Stewart: 45432 calls at Newton Stewart on 5 September 1961 with the 3.40pm Stranraer - Dumfries.
David Stewart 05/09/1961


Big Water of Fleet Viaduct: 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 ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) /04/1965

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