Dunse Branch (North British Railway)






Dates

01/08/1849Dunse Branch (North British Railway)
Line opened as double track, Duns to Reston.
  /  /1859Dunse Branch (North British Railway)
Line singled.
13/08/1948Berwickshire Railway Dunse Branch (North British Railway)
St Boswells (Ravenswood Junction) to Duns closed to passengers (due to flood damage between Duns and Greenlaw).
13/08/1948Berwickshire Railway Dunse Branch (North British Railway)
Greenlaw to Duns closed to all traffic (flood damage).
07/11/1966Dunse Branch (North British Railway)
Duns to Reston (excluded) closed to freight.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Scene at Reston, Berwickshire, looking south on 14 August 2018. The Virgin East Coast 0800 Kings Cross - Edinburgh has just run through the site of ...
Andy Furnevel 14/08/2018
A4 60019 Bittern heading north past Reston Junction signal box on 4 November 1967 with an RCTS (West Riding Branch) special from Leeds City to ...
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 04/11/1967
The former station approach west from Main Street, Reston, in March 2010, with the old station house on the left. The gate currently provides an ...
John Furnevel 08/03/2010
The 1000 Kings Cross - Edinburgh Waverley passing Reston on 29 July 1967 behind D9010 King's Own Scottish Borderer. ...
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 29/07/1967
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This station was in the north of Chirnside Station, a village largely established by the railway, Chirnside Mill and Chirnside Paper Mill. Chirnside itself is a small town about a mile to the east.
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Approaching the former Chirnside Station in June 2005. ...
John Furnevel 20/06/2005
Lonely planet...the joys of walking in fresh snow. View back along the trackbed of the Berwickshire Railway near Chirnside in February 2009. ...
Ian Whittaker 13/02/2009
Platform and former station building at Chirnside in 2005. ...
John Furnevel 20/06/2005
The former Chirnside station photographed following a snowfall in February 2009. The buildings have been in use as a storage and distribution centre ...
Ian Whittaker 13/02/2009
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This station was half a mile south of the small village of Edrom. It was originally a two platform station, reduced to one for most of its existence. The station is well preserved, a good example of a small North British Railway Borders station.
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The former station building and entrance to the platform at Edrom in June 2005. ...
John Furnevel 20/06/2005
Looking west towards Edrom station from the old goods yard in June 2005. ...
John Furnevel 20/06/2005
Looking east over the well-preserved Edrom station on the occasion of a NBR Study Group outing on 6 June. ...
Bill Roberton 06/06/2015
Platform scene at Edrom, Berwickshire, in June 2005 looking west towards Duns. ...
John Furnevel 20/06/2005
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This was a short lived station probably opened with the line in 1849 and closed in 1852. Also known as Crimstane. It was just over a mile east of Duns. It was a two platform station, the platforms being on an embankment immediately east of a bridge over a minor road.
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This was a two platform station around half a mile south of the village centre. The station was the terminus of the originally double track Dunse Branch (North British Railway) before it was extended to Ravenswood Junction, north of St Boswells, by the Berwickshire Railway in 1863. (Dunse is the old spelling for Duns.)
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See also
Berwickshire Railway
Granary in the yard alongside Duns station, viewed from the south in June 2005. ...
John Furnevel /06/2005
Old marker in Railway Avenue, Duns, now part of a housing estate built on the line of the railway just before it reached Duns Station. ...
Ian Whittaker 27/02/2009
View of the combined station building and goods shed at Duns in 1998 from across the infilled trackbed. The building, on the former westbound ...
Ewan Crawford //1998
Looking south across trackbed and former goods yard to the old granary at Duns in June 2005. The western end of the old station building is on the ...
John Furnevel 16/06/2005
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