Shewalton Moss Signal Box

Location type

Place


Name and dates

Shewalton Moss Signal Box (1902-1974)


Description

This signal box stood alongside a loop on the east side of the line between Barassie and Drybridge, on the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway.

From here a siding ran uphill to the south east to the Hillhouse Quarry, which was approached from the Drybridge junction. This siding crosses the A759 by a bridge.

To the west was Shewalton Tip, a fan of sidings spreading out from the north where material was tipped into Shewalton Moss.

The box closed in 1974 when the line was singled. A ground frame remained for the tip and quarry.

The tip sidings are lifted, the quarry siding remains out of use and very overgrown.

The main line remains open as a single track line.


Tags

Signal box yard tip quarry