Holywood (Dumfries and Galloway) railway station

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Holywood
Holywood station Dumfries.JPG
Location
Area Dumfries and Galloway
Operations
Original company Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2
History
15 October 1849 Opened as Killylung[1]
28 October 1850 Renamed as Holywood[1][2]
26 September 1949 Closed
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Holywood railway station was a railway station in Dumfries and Galloway north of Dumfries.

History[edit]

The station opened on 15 October 1849 as Killylung.[1] Within a year it was renamed as Holywood.[2] The station is now closed, although the line through the station is still open. One platform still exists and a level crossing controlled by a signal box. The small village of Holywood with its church stands a little way off and the old creamery stands close by to the station site.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Auldgirth
Line open; station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
  Dumfries
Line and station open

Views of Holywood signal box and level crossing[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 132
  2. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 122

Sources[edit]

A train at Holywood level crossing

Coordinates: 55°06′57″N 3°38′31″W / 55.1158°N 3.6420°W / 55.1158; -3.6420