G and SW Main Line



Locations along the 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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A Voyager heads south out of Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 06/09/2017
Part of a First World War exhibition at Glasgow Central. ...
John Yellowlees 19/01/2017
Now free toilet facilities at Glasgow Central ... ...
John Yellowlees 05/04/2019
Class 8P 46244 at Glasgow Central on the up Midday Scot. ...
David Murray-Smith 05/09/1959

This is a two platform station.
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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
McIntosh 2P 0-4-4T 55268 at Crossmyloof with a train for East Kilbride in the summer of 1955. The locomotive was one of ten of the class built by ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 01/08/1955
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

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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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
Former waiting rooms at Platform 1 of Pollokshaws West ...
Graham Morgan 28/05/2007
Pollokshaws West, looking towards Barrhead ...
Graham Morgan 28/05/2007

This is a two platform station.
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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
156506 departing Kennishead heading for Barrhead ...
Graham Morgan 07/05/2007
Southbound DMU at Kennishead. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987

This is a relatively new minimal two platform station, of 1990, opened to serve housing developments.
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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
Platforn view west at Priesthill and Darnley on 17 June 2007. ...
John Furnevel 17/06/2007
156 435 at Priesthill and Darnley in January 2008 with a service for Glasgow Central. ...
David Panton 12/01/2008

This is a two platform station with a lattice footbridge. The platforms are slightly staggered.
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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
Looking north, Nitshill station, 17 June 2007. ...
John Furnevel /06/2007

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 still stands to the east of the station.
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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
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
The smart looking signal box just north of the station at Barrhead, seen shortly after receiving a 'wash and brush up' in the summer of 2006. ...
John Furnevel /08/2006

This is a two platform station.
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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
A southbound freight approaching Dunlop on 17 May 1952 behind class 5 4-6-0 45491. The train has recently cleared the A735 road bridge and is passing ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/05/1952
View over Dunlop station showing progress on 13 May 2009. ...
Ken Browne 13/05/2009

This is a two platform station.
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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
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 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
Glasgow bound 156433 awaits its departure time at Stewarton in between showers on 14 July. Evidence of the ongoing building work at the station can be ...
John Steven 14/07/2009

This is a minimal modern single platform station. The platform is on the west side of the single track line. There is a small station car park.
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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 10.13 to Kilmarnock stands at Kilmaurs on 16 October 2010. ...
Ken Browne 16/10/2010
156507 emerges from a leafy glade and pulls into the platform at Kilmaurs with the 1S50 Newcastle Central - Glasgow Central service on a beautiful ...
Ken Browne 03/06/2011
Colas Railfreight 60087 with 6B01, Grangemouth to Riccarton Oil Terminal through Kilmaurs on 12 September 2015. ...
Ken Browne 12/09/2015

This 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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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
Stranger in the camp at Kilmarnock station noted upon arrival just before 0700hrs, Monday, 25/01/2019, with sparklingly clean Class 170 Turbostar ...
Robert Blane 28/01/2019
A Glasgow service waits to depart from its usual Platform 2 at Kilmarnock on 21 February 2019. As far as I can see electrification of this line is no ...
David Panton 21/02/2019

This is a two platform station. The station building survived into the late 1980s, including a long period of closure.
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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
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
Late floral display, seen under the footbridge at Auchinleck in November 2015 as Sprinter 156509 pulls in. ...
John Yellowlees 18/11/2015

Black 5 44723 approaching New Cumnock with a St Enoch - Carlisle train on 29 July 1961. Bank Junction is visible in the background. [Ref query 1047] ...
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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
A northbound Class 156 approaches New Cumnock on 27 May 2010. ...
John McIntyre 27/05/2010
66079 stops in the loop at New Cumnock for instructions from yardman before proceeding into Crowbandsgate Coal Loading Point in April 2014. ...
Bill Hamilton /04/2014

This is a two platform station. To the west is a signal box 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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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

This two platform station re-opened in 1994. The former station building now offers accommodation.
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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 45467 approaching Sanquhar on 15 July 1961 with a down freight. [Ref query 9929] ...
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

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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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
One of three superb paintings by Jo McSkimming for the People's Project at Dumfries Station. ...
John Yellowlees 02/08/2017

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 building has a long glazed canopy. The westbound platform waiting room has not survived.
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Railway bridge over the River Annan just west of Annan station, photographed in May 2007 from the east bank of the river. [Ref query 6889] ...
John Furnevel 30/05/2015
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

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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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
A Glasgow Central - Carlisle service pulls away from Gretna Green on 27 September with work on the extended station nearing completion. ...
John Furnevel 27/09/2008

This is a major station in the north west of England. ...

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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
A misty February morning at Carlisle in 1965, as Warrington based Jubilee 45666 Cornwallis arrives in the west sidings with a terminating ...
K A Gray 27/02/1965
The 1.40pm Stranraer Harbour - Newcastle Central pulls away from Carlisle on 13 July 1963 behind V2 2-6-2 60975. ...
K A Gray 13/07/1963