Ayr and Maybole Junction Railway

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Ayr and Maybole Junction Railway
Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Maybole Junction
Dalrymple (Maybole) Junction
Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Dalrymple
Cassillis
Maybole Junction
Maybole (old)
Maybole (new)
Maybole and Girvan Railway

The Ayr and Maybole Junction Railway (A&MJR) was a railway in Ayrshire, Scotland that provided services between Ayr and Maybole. The line is still in use today as part of the Glasgow South Western Line.

History[edit]

The railway was incorporated on 10 July 1854.[1] The line opened to freight traffic on 15 September 1856, and to passengers on 13 October of the same year.[1] The line was worked by the Glasgow and South Western Railway (G&SWR), who via an Act of 13 July 1863 received further authority to maintain the line from 1 August 1863.[1] An Act of 29 June 1871 allowed the G&SWR to fully absorb the A&MJR on 1 February 1871.[1]

Connections to other lines[edit]

Current operations[edit]

The line is still open for its entire length (although now singled), allowing services to travel from Ayr to Maybole, and beyond to Girvan and Stranraer as part of the Glasgow South Western Line. Only a short branch is closed, which was the original terminus station at Maybole before the Maybole and Girvan Railway was built.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Awdry, p. 59

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