Auchencastle railway station

Auchencastle railway station was a private station which served Auchencastle, near Beattock, in the Scottish county of Dumfries and Galloway. It was used by railwaymen and families and was served by local trains on what is now known as the West Coast Main Line. The nearest station for Auchencastle is now at Lockerbie.

Auchencastle
LocationDumfries and Galloway
Scotland
Coordinates55°19′31″N 3°28′23″W / 55.3252°N 3.4731°W / 55.3252; -3.4731Coordinates: 55°19′31″N 3°28′23″W / 55.3252°N 3.4731°W / 55.3252; -3.4731
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyCaledonian Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
3 January 1900Station opens[1]
After 1926Station close[1]

HistoryEdit

Opened by the Caledonian Railway,[1] it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923 and was then closed by that company.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Beattock
Line open; Station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Main Line
  Beattock Summit
Line open; Station closed

The site todayEdit

Trains pass at speed on the electrified West Coast Main Line but there is no station at the site now.

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 21

SourcesEdit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (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.
  • 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.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • RAILSCOT on Caledonian Railway
  • Auchencastle station on navigable OS map