Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway

The Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway was a company, in Scotland, which built and ran what is now known as the Glasgow South Western Line. The line was authorised on 13 August 1846 and was constructed between 1846 and 1850. It ran from Gretna junction on the Caledonian Railway to an end-on junction with the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway at Old Cumnock.

In 1850 the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle and the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr railway companies merged to form the Glasgow and South Western Railway. The Glasgow and South Western Railway then expanded to cover much of the area of south west Scotland. It existed until 1921; and then became a constituent company of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

The line between Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle today is owned by Network Rail; with First ScotRail operating regular passenger services.

External links

* [http://www.railscot.co.uk/Glasgow_Dumfries_and_Carlisle_Railway/frame.htm RAILSCOT on Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway]


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