Trabboch railway station

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Trabboch
Trabboch railway station site.JPG
The site of the old railway station
Location
Place Trabboch
Area Ayrshire
Operations
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 July 1872 or 1896[1] Opened
10 September 1951 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Trabboch railway station was a railway station serving the village of Trabboch, East Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Ayr and Cumnock Branch on the Glasgow and South Western Railway.

History[edit]

The line running north from the site of the station.

The station opened on 1 July 1872 or 1896, and closed on 10 September 1951. The station master or 'collector' from 1935 - 43 was Mr. H. Ramage.[2] It was near an overbridge built for future doubling that never took place and had a single platform of 315 feet which partly occupied the space beneath the bridge and a brick built storeroom was located below the bridge arch, reaching up to the underside of the arch.[3] On this platform stood a small timber waiting room and a booking office. Trabboch Colliery's four sidings were not far away.[4]

After the closure of the local mines in 1908 for a time some of the miners from Trabboch village walked to the station and caught the train to Skares where they worked at Whitehill Colliery whilst others found work at Burnockhill Colliery that was located in the locality.[5]

Fulton, C., & Co., Paisley had six traders waggons which ran between Paisley and Trabboch stations.[6]

The station building was demolished and by 1970 nothing was visible. The stones from the old station were used by Willie Graham to build a bungalow at Carbowie.[7]

The line at the station site is still operational (2017), serving the Killoch Washery to the south-east, beyond Drongan.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Lindsay, David M. E. (2002). G&SWR Register of stations, routes & lines. G&SWR Association. Part 2.1, Page 7
  2. ^ Rankin, Stuart (2000). "G&SWR Ayr & Cumnock Branches". Sou-West Profile. No. 4. P. 7.
  3. ^ Barber, Derek (2002). Steps through Stair. A History of Stair & Trabboch. Stair Church. p. 16.
  4. ^ Rankin, Stuart (2000). "G&SWR Ayr & Cumnock Branches". Sou-West Profile. No. 4. P. 11.
  5. ^ Love, Dane (2016). Ayrshire's Lost Villages. Auchinleck : Carn Publishing. ISBN 978-1-911043-02-7, p.263
  6. ^ Rankin, Stuart (2000). "G&SWR Ayr & Cumnock Branches". Sou-West Profile. No. 4. P. 29.
  7. ^ Barber, Derek (2002). Steps through Stair. A History of Stair & Trabboch. Stair Church. p. 15.
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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Annbank
Line open; station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Ayr and Cumnock Branch
  Drongan
Line open; station closed

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Coordinates: 55°27′55″N 4°28′42″W / 55.4652°N 4.4783°W / 55.4652; -4.4783