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The Douglas & Dolphinton Railway was projected in 1864 to build a line from near Douglas in Lanarkshire, via a junction with the Caledonian Railway's West Coast Main Line at Carstairs, to a junction with the Leadburn, Linton & Dolphinton branch of the North British.

The line made use of the Carstairs to Lanark line, which had already opened in 1855 and is the only part of the line still open today. The Engineer was Ronald Johnstone, a Glasgow Civil & Mining Engineer who was also Engineer of the Glasgow & South Western Railway. The line was completed in 1867, but the Dolphinton to Carstairs was run as a separate branch, known as the Dolphinton Branch of the Caledonian Railway, and the Carstairs to Douglas section was run as part of the Muirkirk to Carstairs line, which connected at Muirkirk with the G&SWR line to Ayr.

The Dolphinton Branch closed in 1945.

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