Cumnock Places

Viaducts

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.

Cumnock’s two viaducts from the air.

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