Troon Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway)

Introduction

This line is open for both freight and passengers, except for a south to west curve to the harbour. All trains now pass this way, the route through Troon [2nd] being closed.






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Barassie Junction to Lochgreen Junction

This is a four was junction directly south of Barassie station.
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Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
One of Ayr^s Fairburn 2-6-4Ts no 42195 photographed at Barassie on the curve from Troon (new) with a Girvan - Glasgow train in the summer of 1954. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 07/07/1954
Freightliner 66551 on 4S06 York Holgate to Hunterston empty HHAs on 20 January. The train was unusually diverted via the G&SW line rather than the ...
Ken Browne 20/01/2012
37610 on 0z89, the Barclay yard to Motherwell. ...
Ken Browne 23/09/2016
DBS 66130 taking the Kilmarnock line at Barassie on 29 September having run round on the former Troon avoiding line, with the Ayr main line to the ...
Bill Roberton 29/09/2014
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This is a two platform station in Troon, to the east of the harbour. It is a fine station with timber frame original buildings and canopied platforms - the canopies are braced across the trackbed.
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156442, forming the 15.15 for Stranraer, calls at Troon on a sunny 15th October 2020.. ...
Colin Miller 15/10/2020
Troon (New) looking north. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Southbound train at Troon (New). ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Troon (New) seen from road approach. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
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This junction was immediately south of Troon station. It opened in 1892, the dividing point of the line from Lochgreen Junction (to the south east) into Templehill Junction (at Troon Harbour) and Barassie Junction (passing through Troon station) portions.
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A Glasgow - Ayr train leaving Troon on 4 July 1959 behind Fairburn 2-6-4 tank no 42131. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/07/1959
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This junction opened in 1892 when a new curve through Troon station, at a location better serving the town, opened between Lochgreen and Barassie Junction. The new alignment also allowed an approach to Troon Harbour Goods from the south.
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Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Hurlford class 2P 4-4-0 40597 passing Lochgreen Junction on 28 March 1959 at the head of a Dalmellington - Kilmarnock train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 28/03/1959
D7615 approaching Lochgreen Junction in 1967 with a pick-up freight for Falkland yard, Ayr ...
Bill Hamilton //1967
Looking north towards Troon (Old) station and onwards to Barassie along the Troon avoiding line from the bridge carrying Craigend (formerly Fullarton) ...
Robert Blane 29/10/1982
Black 5 44943 southbound passing Lochgreen Junction on 6 August 1955 with a boat train destined for Stranraer Harbour. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/08/1955
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Templehill Curve

This junction was immediately south of Troon station. It opened in 1892, the dividing point of the line from Lochgreen Junction (to the south east) into Templehill Junction (at Troon Harbour) and Barassie Junction (passing through Troon station) portions.
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A Glasgow - Ayr train leaving Troon on 4 July 1959 behind Fairburn 2-6-4 tank no 42131. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/07/1959
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This junction was in Troon, just east of the harbour. The lines from Barassie Junction, to the north east, and Troon Junction, to the south east, met before running west into the harbour to serve its west side and eastern breakwater. The curve to the north east was the rebuilt line of the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway.
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Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
In the Branchline Industrial Estate is the ^Old Station Garage^ business which relocated from Troon Old Station. This station was on the original ...
Colin Miller 31/10/2015
Troon^s Branchline Industrial Estate is at the harbour end of the former south to west chord which opened with the ^New^ Troon station and loop in ...
Colin Miller 30/10/2015
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