Crossford railway station


Crossford railway station
Crossford
Location
Place Crossford
Area Dumfries and Galloway
Operations
Original company Cairn Valley Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow & South Western
History
1 March 1905 Opened
4 August 1947 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Crossford is a closed station of the Cairn Valley Light Railway branch, from Dumfries. It served the rural area of Crossford in Dumfries and Galloway The line was closed to passengers during WW2.[1]

Contents

History

The CVR was nominally independent, but was in reality controlled by the Glasgow and South Western Railway.[2] The line was closed to passengers on 3 May 1943, during WW2[1] and to freight on 4 July 1949,[3] and the track lifted in 1953. 1947 is also quoted as a date of complete closure.[2]

Trains were controlled by a 'lock and block' system whereby the trains operated treadles on the single line to interact with the block instruments.[2]

Views at the old station

Other stations

Re-opening

Suggestions have been made for a re-opening of the line.

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b Awdry, page 64
  2. ^ a b c Sanders, page 50
  3. ^ Thomas, page 203

Sources

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. 
  • Sanders, Keith and Hodgins, Douglas (1995). British Railways. Past and Present South West Scotland. No. 19. ISBN 1-85895-074-0.
  • Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick (1993). The Romance of Scotlands Railways. Newton Abbot : David St John Thomas. ISBN 0-946537-89-5.

External links

Coordinates: 55°10′27″N 3°49′58″W / 55.17424°N 3.83281°W / 55.17424; -3.83281


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