Langholm Branch (North British Railway)

Introduction

This line is closed.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was the junction between the Waverley Route and the branch to Langholm. It was a three platform station, two main line platforms and the main northbound was an island whose second face, on west side of the station, served the branch.
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Ivatt class 4MT 2-6-0 no 43139 stands alongside the island platform at Riddings Junction with the Langholm branch train in the spring of 1961. In the ...
David Murray-Smith 16/03/1961
The Last B1 Excursion, behind 61278, heads home in fading light at Riddings Junction in December 1966, with the road clear for the Waverley ...
Bruce McCartney 03/12/1966
View looking south towards Riddings Junction. The former Langholm branch runs off across a viaduct to the right. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Kingmoor based Ivatt class 4 2-6-0 no 43027 stands at Riddings Junction with the Langholm - Carlisle branch train c 1962. ...
Joyce Barker Collection (Courtesy Langholm Archive Group) //1962

This is a disused single track eight arch viaduct over the Liddel Water. It is on a gentle curve away from the former Riddings Junction. The viaduct is 480 yards long and 60 ft high.
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This signal box was south of Canonbie station at the start of the short branch to Canonbie Colliery. The box was on the west side of the line. Access to the colliery was from the north via a reversing spur on the east side of the line, running south from the box.
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The old goods shed at Canonbie, now in agricultural use, on 1st June 2019.
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Bill Roberton 01/06/2019
The former Canonbie station, with platform on the left, seen during a North British Railway Study Group outing on 1st June 2019. [See image 23362] ...
Bill Roberton 01/06/2019
An Ivatt 2-6-0 with the Langholm branch freight, seen here at Easter 1965 just to the north of Canonbie station. ...
Bruce McCartney //1965
The returning Langholm goods heading south in 1965 behind an unidentified Ivatt 2-6-0. Photographed from the former road bridge a quarter of a mile ...
Bruce McCartney //1965

The Langholm branch freight photographed near Gilnockie in 1965. ...
Bruce McCartney //1965
The frame in its shed on Gilnockie station platform in 1961. [Ref query 11 November 2018] ...
David Murray-Smith 16/03/1961
The Langholm freight is temporarily halted alongside Gilnockie Station during Easter 1965. At this time a member of the train crew was responsible for ...
Bruce McCartney 27/03/1965
Entrance to the former Gilnockie station on the Langholm branch on 3 November 2007. ...
John Furnevel 03/11/2007

This siding was approached from the north and was located on the east side of the line immediately south of Tarras Viaduct. It served Glen Tarras Distillery which was off to the east. It also served a tile works.
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This was a thirteen arch single track masonry viaduct. ...

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Grab shot of the Langholm goods being propelled over Tarras Viaduct by an Ivatt 2-6-0 in March 1965. ...
Bruce McCartney /03/1965
The Langholm branch freight crossing Tarras Viaduct in 1962. The 1862 viaduct was demolished in 1987. ...
Bruce McCartney //1962
The 1862 Tarras Viaduct on the Langholm branch. The last section of the viaduct was finally demolished in 1987. ...
Joyce Barker Collection (Courtesy Langholm Archive Group) //
An unidentified Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 with the branch train from Langholm crossing Tarras Viaduct on 12th April 1964. The train is on its way back to ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) 12/04/1964

This terminus was a single platform station, with a loop south of the platform. The station building was of two storeys with a small timber trainshed over the platform, a locomotive shed on the east side and goods yard with goods shed on the west side. The signal box (1894) was at the south end of the station on the east side of the line.
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An unidentified NB 'R' class 0-6-0T (later LNER Class J82) at Langholm, thought to have been taken in the early years of the 20th century. Langholm ...
Bruce McCartney Collection //
Having arrived earlier with the branch freight, Ivatt 2-6-0 43049 takes a break from shunting at Langholm in March 1965. The locomotive is standing ...
Bruce McCartney /03/1965
A cab view to the south from class 4MT 43139 waiting in the platform at Langholm in March 1961. The loop is ahead and lever frame to the right. ...
David Murray-Smith 16/03/1961
Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 no 43049 undertaking shunting operations at Langholm during the Easter period in 1965. The building dominating the right background is ...
Bruce McCartney //1965