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Kilwinning is situated on the Ayrshire coast about 15 miles north of Ayr. The station is located at a junction with the Largs and Ardrossan line heading west to the coast and the Ayr line continuing south.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger - 4 trains per hour in each direction to/from Glasgow. Two for Ayr, one for Ardrossan and one for Largs. A mixture of 334s and 318s. Also the occasional 156 for Stranraer.
Freight - MGRs from Mossend/Millerhill/Longannet heading to either Falkland Yd (Ayr) or Hunterston (on the coast). Also the occasional light engine to and from Ayr Depot and fuel for Prestwick International. MGRs between Hunterston and Falkland Yard avoid the station. they use the third side of the triangle at Kilwinning that runs east to west.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Kilwinning
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Local railway station, no real problems noted but probably best avoided later on at night.
There is a station car park.
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin
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Kilwinning general view map
Kilwinning close up map
Windows Local Live Link
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The north end of the middle platforms is my favourite location. If you watch the signals and the points you get advanced notice of any trains coming. You're also facing north here so the suns behind you. Freight heading to and from Ayr tends to be moving at a fair pace so you need to keep an eye on the signals along with a Timetable
to see if there's anything due through. Most passenger trains stop apart from the odd non-stop to Ayr.
Links to photographs at this location
Ewan's Photos - Kilwinning
General views - All photographs © Ewan Tait unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
The curvature of platform 2 allows you to 'stand' above the tracks and get a more head on shot of northbound trains coming off the Ardrossan branch.
Fig 2 - Looking north
The reverse angle of Fig 1
Fig 3 - Looking north
The reverse angle of Fig 1 showing an Ardrossan bound service.
Fig 4 - Looking south
From platform 3.
Fig 5 - Looking south
Same spot as Fig 4 but a wider angle.
Fig 6 - Looking north
Reverse angle of Fig 5.
Fig 7 - Looking south
From platform 4 showing a north/Glasgow bound working
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