The Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway, often known as the Port Road, was a railway in south-west Scotland, which linked Dumfries, via Castle Douglas, with the port towns of Portpatrick and Stranraer. It also formed part of an England-Scotland railway and sea route to Ireland.
The line, which was single track throughout, closed in 1965 apart from the short section from Stranraer Harbour to Challoch Junction.
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