Talk:Alloway railway station

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History[edit]

Opened by the Maidens and Dunure Light Railway, which was operated by the Glasgow and South Western Railway, the station passed to the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923.

This company closed the line in 1930. The northern section of the line was reopened a year before nationalisation in 1948 put it in the Scottish Region of British Railways. These trains did not use Alloway station, passing directly from Ayr to the holiday camp.

The station does not seem to have reopened with the postwar DMU shuttle to the holiday camp. Neither RVJ Butt nor Jowett show it and the Jowett I have is the nationalisation version. This awaits further work. Britmax (talk) 14:05, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

The 1989 Jowett atlas shows it between Alloway Junction and Greenan Castle Goods. From the Maidens and Dunure Light Railway article the line to Heads of Ayr opened for around a year 1932/3. Not sure which - if any - stations were opened. --Stewart (talk) 15:04, 20 July 2008 (UTC)