Fairlie Pier Station - in 1985 and 2011
The two photographs on this page show the site of the Fairlie Pier Station as it was in 1985 after closure and in 2011 where the Fairlie Organic Garden has been created -move your mouse on and off the image to go back and forward in time! (This may take a little while to load). The former engine-shed seems to be right where we decided to dig the foundations for our poly-tunnels. We now know why we kept hitting concrete and have also confirmed why the ground is so polluted (hence our raised-beds in the garden)!
An interesting article on the traffic at the Fairlie Pier station written by the ex-Station Master can be found here . The station had a freight train that arrived at 5am every morning as well as the passenger services - it was a busy place!
The black and white photograph on this page has been used by kind permission of Colin Miller who retains the copyright. This picture and further pictures of the two Fairlie stations (Yes there were x2) can be found here and here . The RailScot website which contains these images is an excellent mine of information for those who are 'railway-inclined'. Thanks Colin.
See also here for a picture of passengers alighting from a train at the Pier Station in 1969 taken from almost the same position.