Moffat Railway


This line is closed.


  /  /1881Moffat Railway
Moffat Railway authorised. Agreement with Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1882Moffat Railway
Line leased to the Caledonian Railway. Deviation at Beattock authorised.
02/04/1883Moffat Railway
Moffat branch opened. (Alternative date 02/05/1883.)
  /  /1884Moffat Railway Caledonian Railway
Moffat Railway leased by the Caledonian Railway.
31/05/1889Moffat Railway Caledonian Railway
Moffat Railway vested in the Caledonian Railway. (Alternative date 1902.)
  /  /1902Moffat RailwayCaledonian Railway
Moffat Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
06/12/1954Moffat Railway
Moffat to Beattock (excluded) closed to passengers.
06/04/1964Moffat Railway
Moffat branch closed.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.

Moffat Branch

This was a single track railway from a junction north of Beatock station to Moffat.

Beattock is a village but it had a fine station with superior buildings. This was a three platform station on the Glasgow-Carlisle main line. There were two main line platforms and a bay at the north end, on the east side, for the Moffat Railway. Going north from Beattock is the climb to Beattock Summit.

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See also
Caledonian Railway
A Virgin Super Voyager with a service to Glasgow Central passes Beattock in May 2012. To the right a pair of EWS Class 66s wait in the down loop for ...
John McIntyre 27/05/2012
A Euston bound Virgin Pendolino speeds south through the site of Beattock station on 27 March 2017. View is north over the remains of the up platform ...
John Furnevel 27/03/2017
Plasser & Theurer General Purpose Maintenance Vehicle DR 98213, in the bay platform at Beattock in 1991.
Bill Roberton //1991
42192 provides powerful assistance on Beattock ,while banking the northbound Sunday train from Birmingham on 28 April 1963. D223 'Lancastria' was at ...
Colin Kirkwood 28/04/1963
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This fine small terminus was at the north end of a short single track branch from Beattock. The line was just under two miles long and opened in 1883. Moffat had been bypassed by the Caledonian Railway when it opened to Beattock in 1847, extended north in 1848. This short branch added Moffat to the railway network.

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Moffat station with CR 0.4.4T 55237 at the platform. ...
G. H. Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. 02/05/1953
Moffat station on 2nd May 1953. C.R. 0-4-4T 55237 at the platform. The view is looking to the buffers at the north end of the platform where the ...
G. H. Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. 02/05/1953
One of the few surviving physical reminders of the Moffat branch. The northern abutment of the bridge that once carried the line from Beattock over ...
John Furnevel 27/07/2016
Remains of the railway bridge that once carried the Moffat branch over the A701 on its one and a half mile journey from the junction with the WCML ...
John Furnevel 27/07/2016
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