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Date Added
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
NS 47704 27439
247704, 627439


Circa 1870. Six-arch railway viaduct carrying the Ayr to Mauchline loop line across Yonderton Burn. Bull-faced, coursed red sandstone. Band course at base of parapet.

Statement of Special Interest

An imposing viaduct, prominent in the landscape. It was built for the Ayr & Mauchline branch of the Glasgow & South Western Railway, which opened on 1 September 1870, and was presumably designed in-house by the GSWR engineers. Passenger services on the line were withdrawn on 13 June 1977, but it was still used for a time by the night sleepers between Stranraer and London after the direct line through Dumfries and Galloway had been closed, and it continues to carry a considerable amount of freight traffic, mostly coal.



shown on 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps (1894-6). Gavin Morrison, Scottish Railways Then & Now (1999), p.56 (gives dates of opening and closure of line but does not mention Redcraig Viaduct). Information courtesy of Rob Close (2007).

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