Ruthwell

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Ruthwell (1848-1965)

Opened on the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station built on an embankment. The station was about a mile and a half north of the village of Ruthwell. The main station building, of two storeys, was on the eastbound platform. A waiting room was on the westbound platform.

To the west and north of the line was a goods yard served from the east. Opposite was a refuge siding, served from the west.

The signal box, of 1888, was on the south side of the line opposite the goods yard turnout. It was replaced in 1942.

The station closed to passengers in 1965. The box closed in 1982.

The main building has survived and is now a house. The waiting room on the westbound platform has not survived but the building out of the platform to support it can still be seen.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map


Dates

  /  /1848Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Opened from Gretna Junction to Dumfries [1st]. Stations opened at Annan, Cummertrees, Ruthwell, Dumfries [1st].
  /  /1965Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Cumnock, Racks, Ruthwell and Sanquhar stations closed.

Books


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

The Glasgow & South Western Railway a History