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Ardrossan and Johnstone Railway

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This line came from the Glasgow, Paisley and Ardrossan Canal and opened from Glasgow to Johnstone in 1810.

A steam section to Ardrossan opened in 1831 with a total length of 22.5 miles with its four branches included

In 1840 the company rid itself of the canal interests and changed its name to the Ardrossan Railway.

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Sources of Information

  • Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990