Auldgirth railway station

Auldgirth railway station was a station which served Auldgirth, in the Scottish county of Dumfries and Galloway. It was served by trains on what is now known as the Glasgow South Western Line north of Dumfries. The latter station is now the nearest to Auldgirth.

Auldgirth old station building
General information
LocationAuldgirth, Dumfries and Galloway
Grid referenceNX915866
Other information
Original companyGlasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
15 October 1849Station opens
3 November 1952Station closes

History edit

Opened by the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway, which became part of the Glasgow and South Western 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.

The site today edit

The view towards Thornhill from Auldgirth old station overbridge.

Trains still pass the site on the Glasgow South Western Line.

References 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

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Holywood   London Midland and Scottish Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway

External links edit

55°09′43″N 3°42′14″W / 55.162°N 3.704°W / 55.162; -3.704