This railway is closed. The portion between
Reston on the east coast and Duns was opened by the North British Railway and the Duns to St Boswells in the Scottish Borders was the Berwickshire Railway. Today
the nearest stations are at Berwick and Dunbar.
Note: Edrom mis-spelled!
Looking east over the former Duns station.
[Photo: Roy Lambeth]
This line ran through an area of farmland with
only a large town at Duns.
Description of route
The line was single track from Ravenswood Junction
to Reston. The section between Reston and Duns was originally double track,
but was singled due to lack of business before its extension to Ravenswood Junction.
This was a junction on the double track Edinburgh
and Hawick Railway. The junction faced east towards St Boswells. To the
north of the junction the line crossed over the large Leaderfoot viaduct which
The location of the junction is difficult to
find today as the embankment of the Berwickshire line has been demolished during
construction of a new road. The embankment can be found a little north of the
junction. The embankment of the main line is intact.
The site of this station has been landscaped.
This was a single platform station. The station
building still stands today.
This station had a passing loop. The station
building still stands. To the west of a roadbridge the platforms have been landscaped
to form a garden, to the east of the old roadbridge is the current alignment
of the road, and further east the remains of timber platforms.
This was originally a private station for the
nearby Marchmont estate. Today the platform remains and the station building
is in use as a house.
This station had a long passing loop and two
platforms. There was a large goods yard . Until recently both station buildings
remained intact. Unfortunately the westbound platform building (which incorportated
the goods shed) has been demolished. Some traces of the platforms can still
This station had a single platform. The station
building, platform and goods shed remain intact.
The station had a single platform. The platform
partly remains along with the building.
This was an east facing junction on the North
British Railway at Reston station. The former site of the junction and station
can be descerned as there are sidings here today.
Page created on 14/11/1997
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford