Annan Shawhill railway station

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Annan Shawhill
Location
Place Scotland
Area Dumfries and Galloway
Coordinates 54°59′10″N 3°15′02″W / 54.9860°N 3.2505°W / 54.9860; -3.2505Coordinates: 54°59′10″N 3°15′02″W / 54.9860°N 3.2505°W / 54.9860; -3.2505
Operations
Original company Solway Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 1
History
8 August 1870 Station opened as Annan[1]
1 January 1917 Closed[1]
2 March 1919 Re-opened[1]
2 June 1924 Station renamed Annan Shawhill[1]
27 April 1931 Station closed to passenger traffic[1]
1955 Station closed for freight traffic
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Solway Junction Railway
Left arrow Caledonian Railway Main Line Right arrow
Kirtlebridge
Annan Shawhill
Annan
Left arrow Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway Right arrow
Solway Viaduct over Solway Firth
Bowness
Whitrigg
UpperRight arrow Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway
Kirkbride Junction
Abbey Junction
LowerLeft arrow Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway
Bromfield
UpperRight arrow Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Brayton(M&CR)
LowerLeft arrow Maryport and Carlisle Railway

Annan Shawhill was a station which served Annan, in the Scottish county of Dumfries and Galloway. It was served by trains on a line which ran between from a junction with the Caledonian Railway Main Line at Kirtlebridge across the Glasgow South Western Line, then forming the Solway Junction Railway over the Solway Viaduct to England.

Annan is now served by the former GSWR station.

History[edit]

Opened by the Solway Junction Railway, then part of the Caledonian Railway it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. Passenger services were withdrawn in 1931 and the line south of Annan over the Solway Viaduct was closed completely. The line remained open from Annan to Kirtlebridge until 1955 for freight traffic when the line was then closed completely.


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Kirtlebridge   Caledonian Railway
Solway Junction Railway
  Bowness

The site today[edit]

The station house is now a private dwelling. [1] In 1965 the goods shed still survived and the trackbed was in use as the route for the pipeline that carried waste water from Chapelcross nuclear power station.[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Butt 1995, p. 17.
  2. ^ Mullay 1990, p. 131.

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