THE SIGNAL BOX

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Glasgow & South Western Railway

PINWHERRY

Opened: c1895

Closed: 1991

Location code: Sc49/33

Pinwherry signal boxPinwherry box is of similar construction to Kilkerran, but features a greater number of divisions in the window panes. The boxes of the c1885 to c1904 period of the Glasgow & South Western Railway were the only ones in which the glazing extended up to the eaves. However, the roof was given a greater overhang to give protection from bright sunlight. Most GSW boxes were of all-timber construction.

A twenty lever frame controlled the layout here, which was primarily a country station with a large passing loop on the single line, between Barrhill and Girvan.

A general reduction in traffic saw the need for less loops on the Stranraer route, and Pinwherry box was closed on 15th December 1991.



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