Glengarnock High

Location type


Names and dates

Glengarnock [CR] (1889-1924)
Glengarnock High (1924-1930)

Opened on the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Although the Kilbirnie (South) branch was single track, this was a two platform station. To the north the line continued double to the terminus at Kilbirnie (South) and to the south it was single to Kilbirnie Junction. The main station building was on the southbound platform with a waiting room opposite. A signal box was at the south end of the northbound platform.

Just north of the station the north end of the large Glengarnock Yard, on the west side of the line and for the Glengarnock Iron Works, made a connection with the line. To reach it from the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway a reversal was needed. The southern end of the yard swung east under the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway to meet the Glengarnock Iron Works's lines.

Another line, opened in 1918, ran north east from the north end of the station to the works to serve the Glengarnock Steel Works which was built north of the iron works. For this the signal box was replaced and Glengarnock Yard enlarged.

With the Grouping of 1923 this station and the nearby Glengarnock station came under the same ownership and facilities for passengers were to be wound down, after all this station was on a minor branch line whereas the other station was on a major route.

The station closed to passengers in 1930 and the box closed and line south, from the south end of the station, was lifted. The station site remained to become a single siding headshunt for the steel works.

Nothing now remains of the station, not surprisingly as it closed in 1930. The immediate area has been landscaped.

The competing Glasgow and South Western Railway Glengarnock station remains open today on the modern electrified line between Glasgow Central and Ayr.




01/12/1930Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Glengarnock High to Giffen closed to freight.