Portpatrick & Wigtownshire Joint Railway


Portpatrick & Wigtownshire Joint Railway

Click or tap the thumbnail for a description and photograph of each listed signal box. These are, in some cases, supplemented by other related pictures of the same box, denoted by the following icons:

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The Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway was a multi-company organisation – comprising the Glasgow & South Western, Caledonian, London & North Western and Midland Railways. Stretching across south-west Scotland, linking Castle Douglas to Portpatrick, the two Scottish-based companies took responsibility for the signalling on alternate years but as things worked out most of the signal boxes were to G&SWR design.

Challoch Junction

An early box constructed by Smith & Yardley.

Stranraer Town

Another early signal box, believed to have been erected by McKenzie & Holland.

New Galloway

Most signal boxes along the line date from the 1890s and were built to standard Glasgow & South Western railway designs.

Stranraer Harbour Junction

A large Caledonian Railway signal box built during one of their years of responsibility for signalling on the P&WJR.

The Portpatrick & Wigtownshire Joint Railway passed to the London, Midland & Scottish Railway with the grouping in 1923.


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