Kilmarnock and Troon



Dates

  /  /    Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Arnott Young open a shipbreaking yard in Troon Harbour, which also scraps locomotives.
  /  /1807Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
William Jessop surveys route on the instructions of the Duke of Portland.
27/05/1808Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Act receives Royal assent.
  /  /1812Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Opened from Kilmarnock [1st] to Troon Harbour by the 4th Duke of Portland.
06/07/1812Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Railway opened.
  /  /1817Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Trials of a Stephenson's locomotive (first railway engine in Scotland).
  /  /1818Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Branch from Drybridge to Peatland Colliery opened.
  /  /1846Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Transferred to Glasgow, Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.
16/07/1846Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Line leased to the Glasgow, Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway and re-gauged for locomotives.
  /  /1849Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Peatland Colliery branch closed.
  /  /1865Kilmarnock and Troon Railway Glasgow and South Western Railway
Kilmarnock and Troon Railway merged with Glasgow and South Western Railway.
16/07/1899Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Line bought by Glasgow and South Western Railway.
  /  /1902Thirdpart Junction to Mayfield Junction (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Thirdpart Junction (Kilmarnock and Troon Railway) to Mayfield Junction (Galston Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway) opened to goods and minerals.
  /  /1969Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Drybridge and Gateside stations closed.
03/03/1969Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Barassie to Kilmarnock closed to passengers.
03/05/1969Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Kilmarnock No 2 to Barassie Junction closed to passengers.
05/05/1975Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Barassie to Kilmarnock re-opened to passengers (on closure of Annbank to Mauchline to passengers).
  /  /1980Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Meadowhead Caledonian Paper Mill opened.
  /  /1980Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Kilmarnock to Barassie re-opened to passengers.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

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 in Troon, to the east of the harbour. It is a fine station with timber frame original buildings and canopied platforms - the canopies are braced across the trackbed.
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Troon Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Troon (New) looking north. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Southbound train at Troon (New). ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Troon (New) seen from road approach. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
An Ayr to Glasgow stopping service calls at Troon on 18 September 2019. Class 385s don't seem to have a look-in in Ayrshire. I managed to catch this ...
David Panton 18/09/2019
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