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Dumfries Railways

Dumfries Railways

Dumfries and Galloway's Last Days of Steam In the latest of Bill Smith's series on Scottish steam, relive the final days of the Port Road when people lined the route six-deep to wave the last service goodbye. The various branch lines of this vast area are also covered and the 55 photographs, all taken by the author, are accompanied by detailed captions. Steam engines feature throughout, working at locations including Beattock, the Beattock Bank, Beattock Summit, Canonbie, Castle Douglas, Creetown, Crossmichael, Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Dunragit, Elvanfoot, Gatehouse of Fleet, Greskine, Harthope, Kirkconnel, Kirkinner, Kirkcudbright, Loch Skerrow, Lockerbie, Moffat, Nethercleugh, Parton, Sanquhar and Stranraer.

Dumfries Lost Railways

Dumfries and Galloway's Lost Railways During the railway network's heyday in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Dumfries and Galloway was served by dozens of stations, many of them on the 'Paddy Line' from Dumfries to Portpatrick and its several branches. Only a handful of stations now serve this rural area. 51 pictures and a map record many lost stations, along with other features such as the Solway Viaduct, the level crossing at Gretna Township, the engine shed at Beattock and sidings and sheds at Newton Stewart. Station staff, passengers and rolling stock feature prominently too.

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