Amisfield railway station

Amisfield railway station was a station which served Amisfield, in the Scottish county of Dumfries and Galloway. It was served by trains on a local line which ran between the Caledonian Main Line (now known as the West Coast Main Line) at Lockerbie and the Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway at Dumfries. The latter station is now the nearest to Amisfield.

Site of the station, 1991
General information
LocationAmisfield, Dumfries and Galloway
Coordinates55°07′46″N 3°34′22″W / 55.12933°N 3.57276°W / 55.12933; -3.57276
Other information
Original companyDumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 September 1863[1]Opened
19 May 1952[1]Closed

History edit

Opened by the Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway,[1] then part of the Caledonian Railway it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923, passing on to the Scottish Region of British Railways during the nationalisation of 1948. It was then closed by British Railways.[1]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Line and station closed
  Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway
Caledonian Railway
Line and station closed

The site today edit

Some parts of the platform remain and the station house is now a private residence.

References edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 16

Sources edit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Station on navigable O.S. map