NS5522 : Gilminscroft railway branch

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.
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2007
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Saturday, 15 September, 2007   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 10 September, 2008
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Railway (dismantled)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 552 227 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.6027N 4:17.5345W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 552 226
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