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Moniaive Railway Station

Moniaive Railway Station

Moniaive, Dumfries

The train station of Moniaive, first opened in 1905 and closed in 1949. It believed that Moniaive was one of the last places in Scotland to be connected via rail. It was a terminus for the Cairn Valley line.

Even though the station closed in 1949, the rails were only lifted in 1953.

There is a book on Amazon with information. The Cairn Valley Light Railway

When it was open

Fortunately, there are a few photos of Moniaive Station at it's prime. They can be found in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow.

Train arriving at Moniave Station

Driver, Guard and Fireman at Moniaive Station

The above photos have been downloaded from railscot.co.uk. They were taken by GH Robin.

Station Building

The station building is the only remaining part of Moniaive Train Station. The building is listed as high risk. However, it is not listed.

Station Builing April 2018

Moniaive Train Station Painting Moniaive train station painting by Helen Kelly.

Another photo of the station is on geograph.org.uk. There are also various pictures at theportroad.co.uk.

World War

During World War 2, large numbers of Norwegian troops travelled to and from Moniaive and they camped nearby.

References

RailScot.co.uk * Wikipedia