The Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway was a railway in south west Scotland which linked Castle Douglas to Dumfries.

It opened in 1859. Other companies' lines extended westwards and southwards, and the CD&D line formed a key link in opening up the agricultural area of south-west Scotland. When Stranraer and Portpatrick were reached by the contiguous lines, the CD&D line was the eastern section of the Port Road, which provided an important route from English originating points to the north of Ireland by ferry between Portpatrick and Donaghadee. 

The CD&DR was absorbed by the larger Glasgow and South Western Railway in 1865.

The line closed in 1965 except for a stub from Dumfries to Maxwelltown Oil Terminal, which continued until 1994, although it was dormant in the latter years. Nothing now remains of the rail activity on the line

Please Click the Pictures to view the specific articles on features of the Dumfries to Castle Douglas Line

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Dalbeattie Station                                            Castle Douglas Station                              Lochanhead station                             

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 Kirkgunzeon Station                                      Killywhan Station                                         Maxwelltown Station


Goldilea Viaduct



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