G and SW Main Line



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This is the busiest station in Scotland. It was established by the Caledonian Railway in 1879 and was hugely expanded in 1901-5.
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Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Central Station Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A Voyager heads south out of Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 06/09/2017
A CrossCountry train at Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 16/09/2019
Glasgow Central Station lit-up blue to show solidarity with key workers and front-line NHS staff all across the country.
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Network Rail 16/04/2020
Part of a First World War exhibition at Glasgow Central. ...
John Yellowlees 19/01/2017
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This is a two platform station. It is a minimal station with two platforms.
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Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Fairburn tank 42263 photographed at Crossmyloof on 20 September 1963 heading for East Kilbride with the 5.33pm ex-St Enoch. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/09/1963
A service for Glasgow Central makes its last stop on 20 June. You can tell whether it has come from East Kilbride or Barrhead purely by the number of ...
David Panton 20/06/2018
The 5.30pm Glasgow St Enoch - Carlisle train, photographed shortly after passing Crossmyloof on 14 July 1964. The locomotive is Kingmoor Black 5 ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 14/07/1964
Royal Scot 46117 Welsh Guardsman photographed near Crossmyloof on 20 September 1956 at the head of a Glasgow - Leeds train. [Ref query 15 ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 20/09/1956
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This is a two platform station with original station buildings on both platforms. It is now the oldest station in the Glasgow area.
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Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
A Glasgow service calls at 'Shaws West on 4 May 2019. Four cars indicate an East Kilbride origin; Barrhead services manage fine with two. ...
David Panton 04/05/2019
156495 leads the 11.12 Carlisle - Glasgow Central into Pollokshaws West on a wet 2nd January 2020. Both platform buildings survive, but not in active ...
Bill Roberton 02/01/2020
A 4-car service for East Kilbride calls at 'Shaws West on 11 November 2017.
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David Panton 11/11/2017
Pollokshaws West, looking towards Glasgow Central ...
Graham Morgan 28/05/2007
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This is a two platform station. The station has few facilities. A footbridge crosses between the platforms.
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Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Spiersbridge Branch (Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway)
A Barrhead service pulls into Kennishead on 8 September 2018. Anything but a Class 156 would seem unthinkable here, but they can't last forever. ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
156499 pulls into Kennishead with a Barrhead to Glasgow service on 14 October 2017.
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David Panton 14/10/2017
Southbound DMU at Kennishead. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Excessively long and overgrown platforms at Kennishead. Looking to Barrhead. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
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This is a relatively new minimal two platform station, of 1990, opened to serve housing developments.
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Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
A Barrhead to Glasgow service calls at Priesthill on 8 September 2018, in charge of the comfortingly inevitable Class 156. ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
A St Enoch - Barrhead train photographed near Darnley on 4 August 1955 behind ex-Caledonian 0-6-0 57560. [Ref query 1021] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/08/1955
156 435 at Priesthill and Darnley in January 2008 with a service for Glasgow Central. ...
David Panton 12/01/2008
Platform view west at Priesthill and Darnley on 17 June 2007. ...
John Furnevel 17/06/2007
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This is a two platform station with a lattice footbridge. The platforms are slightly staggered.
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Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
A Barrhead to Glasgow services is about to call at Nitshill on 8 September 2018. Looks like the lighting columns are being replaced. ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
Nitshill's venerable hump-backed footbridge has an almost alarmingly low parapet. It is the only access to the Up platform (here helpfully labelled). ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
DMU leaves Nitshill for Barrhead. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Southbound service races through Nitshill. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
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This is a three platform station to the south west of Glasgow. One platform, on the north side, is a bay platform for Glasgow. It enjoys a commuter service to Glasgow Central and is also served by longer distance trains between Glasgow and Carlisle. A signal box (dating from 1894) still stands to the east of the station.
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Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Late blooming flowers adorn the southbound platform at Barrhead and, across the way, a Sprinter rests in the bay platform. ...
John Yellowlees 22/10/2015
Barrhead: a station with buildings on both sides, a bay platform and a signal box; quite a survivor. A Kilmarnock service calls on 3 August 2019. ...
David Panton 03/08/2019
A Kilmarnock to Glasgow service departs its last stop, Barrhead, on 15/10/2016 while a stopper waits in the bay. The person who invents the Gaelic ...
David Panton 15/10/2016
156 503 in the bay platform at Barrhead with the 14.57 to Glasgow Central. ...
Bill Roberton 09/02/2016
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This is a two platform station. There is a small car park on the east side.
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Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
A Glasgow to Carlisle service calls at the pleasant village of Dunlop on 21 February 2019. Like many such places, it seems to be completely devoid of ...
David Panton 21/02/2019
An up football special leaving Dunlop on 23 May 1953 behind Black 5 45266. [Ref query 2382] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 23/05/1953
View over Dunlop station showing progress on 13 May 2009. ...
Ken Browne 13/05/2009
The 11.05 for Kilmarnock runs into the station at Dunlop on 31 May 2011. ...
Colin Miller 31/05/2011
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This is a two platform station. The line was redoubled in 2009. The northbound platform was reinstated. There is a car park at this station.
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Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
40571 photographed near Stewarton with a Kilmarnock local on 6 May 1954. [Ref query 22 July 2018] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/05/1954
A Glasgow to Carlisle service calls at Stewarton on 21 February 2019. In the early 1970s this station, along with Dunlop, was down to two trains a day ...
David Panton 21/02/2019
A quiet half hour at Stewarton on 31 August 2018, with only the barrels on the platform. The view is towards Glasgow. ...
John McIntyre 31/08/2018
Jubilee 45640 Frobisher photographed at Stewarton with a St Enoch - Dumfries train on 6 May 1954. [Ref query 6 May 2019] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/05/1954
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This is a minimal modern single platform station opend in 1984. The platform is on the west side of the single track line. There is a small station car park.
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Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
The former goods shed at Kilmaurs in February 2012 with the station platforms to the left. ...
Ken Browne 08/02/2012
156439 leads a 4-car 156 for Kilmarnock at Kilmaurs on 19 September 2017. Kilmaurs is the only single track station on the Glasgow - Dumfries - ...
David Panton 19/09/2017
The former goods shed at Kilmaurs showing the former vehicular entrance on 8 February 2012. The buildings had a variety of uses following closure by ...
Ken Browne 08/02/2012
Jubilee 4-6-0 45657 Tyrwhitt leads Clan Pacific 72005 Clan MacGregor south through Kilmaurs on 6 May 1954 with a St Enoch to Newcastle ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/05/1954
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This station is located in the middle of Kilmarnock. It is a four platform station with two bay platforms at the north end and two mainline platforms. There are three tracks between the main platforms. The bay platforms and northbound (down) platform are canopied.
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Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
The South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership was launched today at Kilmarnock.

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John Yellowlees 11/09/2017
37421 working a track inspection train at Kilmarnock with 37219. ...
John Yellowlees 02/08/2017
As a result of the landslip further south, here is the message on screen yesterday at Kilmarnock. ...
John Yellowlees 26/02/2020
Detail of one of the panels in the Kilmarnock station underpass. Local railways are among the historical themes commemorated in the new look ...
John Yellowlees 02/12/2016
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This is a two platform station with a small car park.
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Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
The 1112 hrs Carlisle to Glasgow Central gets ready to depart from Auchinleck on 31 August 2018 as the guard starts the door closure sequence. ...
John McIntyre 31/08/2018
Mogul 42739 shunting an up slag train at Auchinleck on 29 July 1961. [Ref query 26 May 2018] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 29/07/1961
Late floral display, seen under the footbridge at Auchinleck in November 2015 as Sprinter 156509 pulls in. ...
John Yellowlees 18/11/2015
Black 5 no 44886 passing through Auchinleck on 29 July 1961 with a St Enoch - Carlisle service. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 29/07/1961
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This is a two platform station with original station building still standing on the northbound platform and a car park. The station is actually at Pathhead, on the north bank of the River Nith, New Cumnock is on the south bank.
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Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Black 5 4-6-0 no 45013 northbound approaching New Cumnock on 21 July 1961 at the head of a Leeds - Glasgow express. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 21/07/1961
Virgin Voyager 221109 about to run through New Cumnock whilst working 1Z10, the shuttle from Carlisle to Glasgow Central, on 18 February 2016. ...
Ken Browne 18/02/2016
Virgin Voyager 221142 speeds through New Cumnock on 18 February 2016 with the shuttle from Glasgow Central to Carlisle. The service was put in place ...
Ken Browne 18/02/2016
DBS 66121 climbs away from Bank Junction, New Cumnock, on 31 March 2014 with coal from Greenburn destined for West Burton power station. ...
Bill Roberton 31/03/2014
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This is a two platform station. To the west is a signal box (1911, replaced a box from 1881) on the north side of the line. The main station building was at the west end of the westbound platform and a traditional basic waiting room was on the eastbound platform. Both have not survived having been demolished in the late 1990s. The platforms have glazed waiting shelters.
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Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Scotrail 156508 calls at Kirkconnel on 31 August 2018 whilst working the 1013hrs service from Glasgow Central to Carlisle. ...
John McIntyre 31/08/2018
The 11.25 to Carlisle (156 431) departs south into the mirk. ...
Colin Miller 17/01/2016
A displaced northbound Voyager passes at speed. A local expert (a bloke on the station) commented that he had not seen any 'dragged' Pendolinos, only ...
Colin Miller 18/01/2016
A southbound Voyager, a service diverted from the closed WCML due to the Lamington Viaduct damage, is held at the starter while an all stations ...
Colin Miller 18/01/2016
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This two platform station re-opened in 1994. It is in the north of the village. The former station building now offers accommodation.
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Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
156511, on a Glasgow to Carlisle service, calls at Sanquhar on a fine 19 September 2017.
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David Panton 19/09/2017
A collection of bygones (safely fenced off) at Sanquhar station in September 2017.
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David Panton 19/09/2017
Black 5 no 44993 calls at Sanquhar on 15 July 1961 with a Glasgow - Carlisle train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 15/07/1961
The well restored station building at Sanquhar, seen from the street on 19
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David Panton 19/09/2017
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This is a two platform station with red sandstone buildings and glazed canopies in the east of the centre of Dumfries. The station is noted for its fine station gardens.
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Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway
One of three superb paintings by Jo McSkimming for the People's Project at Dumfries Station. ...
John Yellowlees 02/08/2017
One of three lovely paintings by Jo McSkimming for the People's Project at Dumfries Station. ...
John Yellowlees 02/08/2017
An article about Louis Wall's impressive gardening work at Dumfries station was in autumn issue of The Scottish Gardener distributed with today's ...
(c) 2016 Google and (c) 2016 DigitalGlobe 28/10/2018
Near Dumfries, B1 No.1264 and Black 5 No.44871 race southwards from Ayr
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John Gray 03/05/2019
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This is a two platform station in the south of Annan. The main station building is on the eastbound platform (the town side of the station). The stone built building has a long glazed canopy. There is an entry porch, the stonework doesn't quite match so it may be an addition. A large brick shelter, open to the platform but roofed, with extends the building at its west end. The westbound platform ...

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Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
The 09.11 service to Newcastle (ex-Glasgow Central) calls at Annan on 7 September 2010.
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Bruce McCartney 07/09/2010
Freightliner 70003 rumbles south through Annan station on 13 May 2010 with a long coal train heading for Drax. ...
John Furnevel 13/05/2010
The Station House Annan on 21 May 2008, now a pub. ...
John Furnevel 21/05/2008
156446 on the First ScotRail Carlisle to Dumfries service with the 1744 hrs departure from Annan on 9 May 2009. ...
John McIntyre 09/05/2009
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This station was a single platform on a single line when opened. It is now a two platform station after the down line was relayed and the existing platform became an up platform only.
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Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
A Glasgow to Carlisle service pulls up to make its last stop in Scotland on 25 June 2019. Gretna Green and the contiguous Springfield are to the north ...
David Panton 25/06/2019
Going here and going there at Gretna Green on 13th May 2016. ...
Brian Smith 13/05/2016
Gretna. Nothing happening on the railway and nothing on the road either. ...
Ewan Crawford 09/11/2017
A Glagow Central - Carlisle service pulls away from Gretna Green in October 2006 prior to the redoubling of the Gretna - Annan section. ...
Bruce McCartney /10/2006
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Carlisle 31 October 2018. ...
John Yellowlees 31/10/2018
Carlisle station is currently almost unrecognizable, being clad in scaffolding to allow refurbishment of the glass roof. ...
Ken Strachan 01/08/2017
The 0837 Glasgow Central - London St Pancras waiting to leave Carlisle on a grey Saturday morning in August 1965. Locomotive in charge is Black 5 ...
K A Gray 14/08/1965
Kingmoor Black 5 no 45279 seen here after taking over train 1S67, the Saturday down relief Thames-Clyde Express, at Carlisle platform 3 on 5 ...
K A Gray 05/08/1967
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