Wigtown railway station

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Wigtown
Location
Place Wigtown
Area Wigtownshire
Operations
Original company Wigtownshire Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian, Glasgow & South Western, Midland and London North Western Railways
History
December 1877[1] Opened
25 September 1950 Closed to passengers
5 October 1964 Line closed completely
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Wigtown (NX4344554828) was a railway station on the Wigtownshire Railway branch line, from Newton Stewart to Whithorn, of the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway. It served a rural area in Wigtownshire. The station closed as far back as 1950, and to goods in 1964.

History[edit]

Old railway overbridge near Wigtown.

The Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway was formed from the amalgamation of two railway companies: The Portpatrick Railway and the Wigtownshire Railway, which got into financial difficulties; they merged and were taken over.[2]

The single platformed station stood off the Harbour Road. It had a ticket office and waiting room, a stationmaster's house that still survives (datum 2013), a goods shed, a weighing machine, passing loop, crane, and several sidings.[3]

Other stations[edit]

Coordinates: 54°51′49″N 4°26′27″W / 54.8636°N 4.4408°W / 54.8636; -4.4408

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Newton Stewart
Line and station closed
  Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway   Kirkinner
Line and station closed

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Butt, Page 250
  2. ^ Casserley
  3. ^ 1907 25 inch OS Map Retrieved : 2013-01-22
Sources
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Casserley, H.C.(1968). Britain's Joint Lines. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0024-7.

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