Cairntable Halt railway station

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Cairntable Halt
Kerse railway bridge.jpg
Overbridge near Cairntable Halt's site
Location
Place Kerse Loch
Area Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°23′43″N 4°28′34″W / 55.3952°N 4.4761°W / 55.3952; -4.4761Coordinates: 55°23′43″N 4°28′34″W / 55.3952°N 4.4761°W / 55.3952; -4.4761
Grid reference NS4327314042
Operations
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 1
History
1927 Opened
3 April 1950 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ayr to Mauchline Branch
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Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock
and Ayr Railway
Cronberry
Cronberry Junction
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Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock
and Ayr Railway
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Glasgow South Western Line
(GPK&AR)
Cumnock
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Glasgow South Western Line
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Dumfries House
Skares
Ochiltree
Belston Junction
Rankinston
Cairntable Halt
Holehouse Junction
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Killoch Colliery and Washery
Drongan
Trabboch
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Glasgow South Western Line
(GPK&AR)
Mauchline Junction
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Glasgow South Western Line
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Mauchline
Tarbolton
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Mossblown Junction
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Newton Junction
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Ayr
Down arrow Ayr & Dalmellington Rly

Cairntable Halt railway station was a railway station serving a rural district and the miners' row of forty-eight houses[1][2] at the Cairntable Terraces, East Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was by opened as late as circa 1928 by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway on the Holehouse Junction to Rankinston line.

History[edit]

This basic halt opened in 1927[3] or on 24 September 1928[4] and closed on 3 April 1950.[3][4] The nearby miners’ row was owned by the Cairntable Coal Co. and provided homes for workers at their nearby colliery.[5][6]

The site today[edit]

In 2012 the site has no remnants of the halt or trackbed and the Cairntable miners rows of Forty-eight apartment houses built in 1914 no longer exist, the last inhabitant having left in 1963.[7] There is a remembrance stone laid on the site of the former village.[citation needed]

Micro-history[edit]

The trains would deliver bread for the village shop when the snows were too bad for the delivery van.[8]

In 1947 a steam engine got stuck in one of the railway cuttings near the village and the men from the village and Littlemill Pit helped dig the train out of the snowdrift.[9]



References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Reid, Page 101
  2. ^ Reid, Page 103
  3. ^ a b Butt, Page 51
  4. ^ a b Lindsay, Part 2.1, Page 1
  5. ^ Cairntable Village Retrieved : 2012-11-12
  6. ^ Caintable Terraces. Retrieved : 2012-11-12
  7. ^ Cairntable Village Retrieved : 2012-11-12
  8. ^ Reid, Page 193
  9. ^ Reid, Page 104

Sources[edit]

  • 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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Lindsay, David M. E. (2002). G&SWR Register of Stations, Routes and Lines. G&SWR Society. 
  • Reid, Donald L. (2012). The Lost Mining Villages of Doon Valley. Beith: D. L. Reid. ISBN 978-0-9566343-3-7. 
Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Holehouse Junction
Line and station closed
  London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Holehouse Branch
  Rankinston
Line and station closed