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Selkirk and Galashiels Railway

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Selkirk and Galashiels Railway

This line is closed. The line ran south from near Galashiels to Selkirk.

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Until recently Selkirk supported many mills. Some of which remain standing nearby the site of the station, but dis-used. 

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Description of route

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This line ran from Galashiels to Selkirk.

Selkirk Junction  

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The Edinburgh and Hawick Railway, from which the Selkirk and Galashiels branched is now a walkway and has been landscaped. The junction faced west. Just to the south of the junction and over a viaduct was a gasworks, served by the railway.

Abbotsford Ferry  

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The platform of this station remains in the front garden of a house. The remaining part of the timber-faced platform is now in poor condition and will probably not survive much longer. The trackbed is used as a bridle path. 

Lindean  

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The road to Selkirk now occupies the trackbed of the railway. The stationmaster's house still exists. 

Selkirk  

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The station has been completely demolished. A single brick-built building exists to the North of the site. The goods yard has been re-used for new industrial premises. 


Page created on 20/01/1998
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford