Cumnock Places


Templand Viaduct was one of the great engineering feats on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr line, which opened on 20th May 1850. It consists of 13 arches – the highest being 175 feet above the Lugar Water. The engineer was John Miller of the firm Miller and Grainger of Edinburgh. The viaduct – which takes its name from nearby Templands Farm – is still used by the Glasgow to Dumfries railway.

Glaisnock Viaduct was built c1872 when the Glasgow and South Western Railways built a second railway line through Cumnock. It consists of 13 arches – the tallest being 75 feet. The viaduct closed to trains in 1964.

Taken from Murray Park by Bobby Grierson December 2015

Cumnock’s two viaducts from the air

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