NS5522 : Gilminscroft railway branch

taken 11 years ago, near to Auchinleck, East Ayrshire, Great Britain

Gilminscroft railway branch
Gilminscroft railway branch
The Ordnance Survey sometimes seem slightly inconsistent in the marking of dismantled railways but this one, crossing a patch of rough ground almost opposite Auchinleck Academy is obvious to the "trained" eye even though it was closed and the track removed at least sixty years ago. The side-to-side ridges of grass indicate the placement of the wooden sleepers that supported the rails. This Glasgow & South Western Railway line branched off the Auchinleck to Muirkirk line and headed north to for just over a mile to serve four collieries at Gilminscroft, none of which survived to be nationalised in 1947. Today the railway path leads to an area of community woodland.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright A-M-Jervis and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NS5522, 10 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 15 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 10 September, 2008
Railway (dismantled)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 552 227 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.6027N 4:17.5345W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 552 226
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Geograph (Second Visitor for NS5522)
This page has been viewed about 64 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register