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Thornhill is a surviving London Midland & Scottish Railway Air-Raid Precautions design signal box on the former Glasgow & South Western Railway's main line from Glasgow to Carlisle.

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Video Credits

Filmed by: Nick Jones & Matthew Morgan
Filmed on: 10 October 2014
Archive Pictures: David A Ingham & Charles Weightman
Narrator: Matthew Morgan
Local Operations Manager: Alex Anderson
Mobile Operations Manager: Alastair Clark
Signaller: Daniel Haddock
Video Editors: Nick Jones & Matthew Morgan

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Key Chronology

1850 Glasgow South Western Railway opened the section of line between Closeburn and New Cumnock and the station at Thornhill.
1877 Thornhill Signal Box opened.
1891 Thornhill Signal Box replaced.
1943 Thornhill Signal Box replaced.
1965 Thornhill Station closed.
1982-1983 Thornhill to Kirkconnel temporarily singled.


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