Railway LineEdit

Dumfries was first connected to the network in 1848.  The current railway line was opened in 1850.  The original station was further South than the current site.

Dumfries StationEdit

The current station was built in 1863.  The East platform buildings were constructed between 1875 and 1876.

Closed Railway LinesEdit

Dumfries to LockerbieEdit

Opened 1 September 1863 and closed on 4 May 1964. A section has been converted into a shared cyle path.

Dumfries to MoniaiveEdit

Opened 1904 and closed to passengers in 1943 and freight in 1949.  The tracks were lifted in 1953. Apart from a few buildings little evidence remains of this railway.

Dumfries to StranraerEdit


Cycle Path Leading to Old Viaduct on Port Line

Also known as "The Port Line" or "The Paddy Line" this closed on 14 June 1965.  Maxwelltown had it's own station on this line which closed in 1939. The tracks were removed between 1967 and 1969.

A small part of the line was retained from Dumfries to Cargenbridge.  This was to allow rail access from both the ICI and the Carnation factories.  This remaining line was finally closed in 1990.

The Dumfries to Cargenbridge section of this line has been converted into a shared cycle path.  It includes the viaduct that crosses the Nith near the former Carnation factory.

External LinksEdit

Train at Dumfries Station 1964

Film of the Port Line just before it closed in 1965