Auchinleck


Ex-LMSR Class 5P6F 2-6-0 No. 42834 approaches Auchinleck Station with a southbound Class F goods train on 23rd February, 1962, passing ex-Caledonian Railway 812 Class 0-6-0 No. 57572 standing in the 'up' loop at the head of a Class J goods train. [Derek Cross]
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Kilmarnock

Opened: 20th July, 1846.

Kilmarnock Station originally had six platforms: two bays at the north end which remain in use, a disused bay at the south end, a 'down' main platform, and an island platform on the 'up' side serving the 'up' main and loop lines. Between the 'up' and 'down' through platforms were four tracks: two platform lines and two through lines. The 'down' through line has now been removed, leaving three tracks only. Immediately to the south of the station the line crosses the centre of Kilmarnock on a large viaduct. To the north of the station is the junction for the lines to Barrhead, Dalry and Troon. The lines to Barrhead and Troon remain open, but the original GPK&AR main line to Dalry is closed and lifted. The line to Troon is a newer connecting line to the original Kilmarnock and Troon Railway which terminated in Kilmarnock at St. Marnocks, to the west of the present station.

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Ex-LMSR Class 2P 4-4-0 No. 40615 waits to depart from Kilmarnock Station with a train for Glasgow in the late 1950s as No. 40612 of the same class waits at the platform alongside. Nos. 40612 and 40615 were built at Derby Works and entered traffic in December 1928 and November 1929 respectively, and both were withdrawn in October 1961. [J.M. Bairstow/Colour-Rail]

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Prestwick Airport


A 6-car DMU with Birmingham RCW (Class 104) DMBS No. SC53473 leading, followed by two BR Derby (Class 107) cars and a 3-car BR Derby suburban (Class 116) set, passes Prestwick Airport fuel sidings on a Glasgow Central to Ayr working, 31st May, 1985. [Rex Kennedy]
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Bogside

Opened as Bogside: 1840.
Renamed Bogside Race Course: 1952.
Renamed Bogside: 1965.
Closed: 2nd January, 1967.


On 10th April, 1966, ex-LNER Class B1 4-6-0 No. 61342 heads the Ardrossan to Girvan leg of the Scottish Rambler No. 5 railtour at Bogside Race Course Station. Full details of the railtour can be found here. [George Woods]