Barassie PW Depot

Location type

Place

Name and dates

Barassie PW Depot

Description

This depot was located south of Barassie Junction in the ^V^ of the junction between the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway, to the east, and the venerable Kilmarnock and Troon Railway and later Troon Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway) to the west.

The depot was located in the eastern part of the Barassie Carriage and Wagon Works. Access was from the Barassie Junction to Lochgreen Junction line with loops and a Regional Civil Engineer crane and sheds on the west side (one reached y reversal from the south end and the other not rail served). Entry was via gates across the depot tracks - Barassie Gate at the north end and Troon Gate to the south.

One of the sheds was removed to Muir of Ord in March 1989 when the Ness Viaduct collapsed, by which time the depot was largely out of use. A temporary Muir of Ord Shed opening to maintain locomotives and stock while the Far North and Kyle lines were cut off from the rest of the network.

The stub of the line from Barassie Junction is now used as a rounding loop, allowing a train from the east to go north. Now known as Barassie Yard.

Tags

Permanent Way Depot

Aliases

Barassie Yard