Kirkcudbright Railway


This line is closed. The line ran from Castle Douglas to Kirkcudbright.


  /  /1861Kirkcudbright Railway
Act receives Royal assent.
17/02/1864Kirkcudbright Railway
Opened from Castle Douglas (Portpatrick Railway and Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway) to Kirkcudbright.
07/03/1864Kirkcudbright Railway
Tarff for Gatehouse opened.
  /  /1865Kirkcudbright RailwayGlasgow and South Western Railway
Kirkcudbright Railway absorbed by Glasgow and South Western Railway.
01/09/1865Kirkcudbright Railway
Tarff for Gatehouse re-named Gatehouse [Tarff]. Presumably the Glasgow and South Western Railway (who now owned the Kirkcudbright Railway) was competing with the Caledonian Railway operated Portpatrick Railway for Gatehouse of Fleet traffic - for which neither of the two stations were convenient.
01/08/1871Kirkcudbright Railway
Gatehouse re-named Tarff.
03/05/1965Kirkcudbright Railway
Kirkcudbright to Castle Douglas closed to passengers.
14/06/1965Kirkcudbright Railway
Kirkcudbright to Castle Douglas closed to freight.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a two platform station in the north of Castle Douglas.

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See also
Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway
Portpatrick Railway
Looking west over the former junction between the Portpatrick Railway and the Kirkcudbright Railway. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Looking west from the road bridge at the station site - see image 24070 for a 1973 view. ...
Colin Miller 07/07/2016
The road overbridge at the west end of the station - all that is visible is part of the main beam - see image 32313 for 1973. All else is under a ...
Colin Miller 07/07/2016
View west towards Castle Douglas station on 16 July 1956 as Stanier 2-6-2T 40170 leaves with a train for Dumfries. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 16/07/1956
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This was a single platform station, the platform being on the south side of the line. The station building was of two storeys.

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The 1864 former station at Bridge of Dee, photographed on a wintry day in November 2005 looking south west towards Kirkcudbright. The station closed ...
John Furnevel 11/11/2005
Looking north over the closed Bridge of Dee station. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This was a single platform on a single track line. The station was in a rural location serving the surrounding farms. To the west are the High and Old bridges of Tarff crossing the Tarff Water. The station was named more for the Tarff Valley than a specific village or town. Gatehouse, for which it was named (or partly named) until 1871, is just under 7 miles west from the former station. ...

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Looking east at the closed Tarff station from the roadside. ...
Ewan Crawford //
The surviving main building of the former station at Tarff on the Kirkcudbright branch in November 2005, more than 40 years after closure of the line. ...
John Furnevel 09/11/2005
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This was the terminus of the railway from Castle Douglas. It was in the northern part of the town close to the bridge over the River Dee, the Kirkcudbright Bridge, with a two storey building frontage onto the St Mary^s Street and Bridge Street corner.

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There have been no trains to Kirkudbright for over 50 years, but the station goes from incarnation to incarnation. Beyond the Line is the most ...
Colin Miller 03/04/2018
The latest refurbishment at Kirkdubright is seeing the old station turned into a studio and art gallery. This view is from the street through to the ...
Colin Miller 03/04/2018
The well preserved station building at Kirkcudbright, looking south along the main street. Behind the building, where the trainshed and platforms were ...
Mark Bartlett 19/09/2010
The remains of Tongland Viaduct on the Kirkcudbright Branch. There were stone piers in the river and the viaduct was of girder construction. The ...
John Gray 10/04/2010
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