Leadburn, Linton and Dolphinton Railway

Introduction

This line is closed.

The line runs through farmed countryside. There were pits at Dolphinton, but these were worked out about the time of the lines opening. The line may have been supported by the North British Railway to halt an approach of the Caledonian Railway from the west. Due to the small volume of traffic the line closed in 1933. A large army camp at Macbie Hill re-opened the line between 1939 and 1960.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was both a station and junction. It opened at Leadburn, a four way road junction and the site of the Leadburn Inn.
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Leadburn Station looking north towards Pomathorn. ...
Clive Barlow 26/05/2006
Looking south at the closed Leadburn station in snow. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Leadburn station viewed from the south end. ...
Ewan Crawford //
The remains of the station at Leadburn on the Peebles Railway, one time junction for the Dolphinton line. The station closed in 1955 and, following ...
John Furnevel 08/03/2015

This station was at Cowdenburn and named for Lamancha House, to the south east.
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Lamancha Station forecourt looking west towards Macbie Hill. ...
Clive Barlow 26/05/2006
Looking west over the site of the closed Lamancha station. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Lamancha looking to Dolphinton in 1997. ...
Bill Roberton //1997
Lamancha Station looking west towards Macbie Hill. ...
Clive Barlow 26/05/2006

This was a single platform station at a rural location. There had been many lime quarries here, to the north and south. The tiny hamlet of Coalyburn, (two cottage rows), was to the north. The actual Coalyburn mines were further north again.
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Looking east over the site of the former Macbie Hill station. ...
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View to Dolphinton at Macbie Hill in 1997 showing the remaining platform on the right. ...
Bill Roberton //1997
Macbie Hill Station looking west towards Broomlee. Loading dock to left. ...
Clive Barlow 26/05/2006
Macbie Hill Station looking west towards Broomlee. Remains of buildings visible in foreground, loading dock in background. ...
Clive Barlow 26/05/2006

This station was about half a mile south of West Linton. The passenger station and goods yard were separated by a level crossing.
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Looking west at the former Broomlee station. ...
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Broomlee Goods Shed facing east towards Macbie Hill as seen from the site of the level crossing. ...
Clive Barlow 26/05/2006
Broomlee Station facing west towards Dolphinton. The level crossing was just beyond the West Linton sign. ...
Clive Barlow 26/05/2006
Rear view of the surviving goods shed and loading bank at Broomlee in December 2012 [see image 41278], photographed at the kind invitation of the ...
John Furnevel 05/12/2004

This was the terminus of the single track line from Leadburn. To the west, over the A702, was the terminus of the Caledonian Railway from Carstairs.
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This stone built single road shed was by Dolphinton [NB] station, to its south. It was approached from the east, a siding from the terminus' loop, via a turntable.
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