Talla Railway

Introduction

This line was used to assist the contruction of the Talla Reservoir which serves Edinburgh.



Dates

  /  /1895Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
Broughton [2nd] to Rachan 'Junction' effectively doubled (Rachan was the junction for the Talla Railway).
28/09/1895Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
First Sod of Talla Railway cut by Lady McDonald, wife of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh.
08/09/1899Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
De-railment of Talla Railway locomotive at Broughton [2nd] blocks main line.
28/09/1905Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
Talla Railway closed.
  /  /1910Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
Talla Railway materials offered for sale.
  /  /1912Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
Talla Railway completely lifted (Dismantled by P. and W. MacLellan Ltd of Glasgow).

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Broughton to Talla

This was a three platform station, the line is now closed.
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See also
Symington, Biggar and Broughton Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Station remains at Broughton on the former Caledonian Symington - Peebles route, seen here in December 2011. The surviving structure is part of the ...
John Furnevel 26/12/2011
Looking west towards the former Broughton station. ...
Ewan Crawford //
42737 at Broughton on 29 March 1964 with Scottish Rambler no 3. The Crab had brought the special from Symington to what was then the ...
John Robin 29/03/1964
Looking west towards the former Broughton station site from the A701 bridge in 2005. ...
John Furnevel 30/11/2005
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This was not a true junction. Two single track lines ran east from Broughton [2nd] to Rachan. The northern was the line east to Peebles [2nd] and the southern was the Talla Railway, built for the construction of the Talla Reservoir. This was the location where the lines divided.
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More details

See also
Symington, Biggar and Broughton Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)








The remains of the water tower still standing alongside the trackbed of the Talla Railway, photographed looking west from the A701 in the summer of ...
John Furnevel 11/08/2008
Remains of the locomotive facilities at Crook on the Talla Railway on 25 April 2009, unused for more than a century. View is north towards Broughton, ...
John Furnevel 25/04/2009
Remains of the Talla Railway looking south towards Tweedsmuir from the car park of the Crook Inn on 25 April 2009. The long gone wooden platform stood ...
John Furnevel 25/04/2009
Looking south along the trackbed of the Talla Railway between Broughton and Victoria Lodge in November 2004. The old Crook Inn stands to the left ...
John Furnevel 13/11/2004
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The viaduct that once carried the Talla Railway over the Tweed at Glenrusco near Tweedsmuir and which now carries a large part of Edinburgh's water ...
John Furnevel 13/11/2004
The trackbed and viaduct at Glenrusco near Tweedsmuir in 2004 looking towards Victoria Lodge. Closed a century earlier but still in use carrying water ...
John Furnevel 13/11/2004
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View north along the Talla Railway trackbed near Tweedsmuir on 26 December 2011. Amazingly not only has the trackbed's ballast survived here but the ...
Ewan Crawford 26/12/2011
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This was the terminus of the Edinburgh and District Water Trust Service Railway from Broughton [2nd]. There was a platform on the east side of the line with the grand Victoria Lodge itself above to the east, up a flight of steps, and the Talla Reservoir dam to the south.
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Looking south from a dam on the Talla Reservoir. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Rear wall of boardroom at Victoria Lodge with the seals of the corporations of Leith (left) and Edinburgh above the doors. February 2006. ...
John Furnevel 01/02/2006
Still not amused... the entrance hall at Victoria Lodge - February 2006. ...
John Furnevel 01/02/2006
Victoria Lodge in February 2006 - below the light on the right of the picture, alongside the main entrance, is the commemorative stone laid on 29th ...
John Furnevel 01/02/2006
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Nearby

'Time gentlemen....PLEASE!' ...the landlord called, from his bunker at the far end of the car park. All part of that special Friday night ...
John Furnevel 13/11/2004
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The church at Tweedsmuir, about a mile from the former railhead at Victoria Lodge, in November 2005. The faded headstone in memory of those who were ...
John Furnevel 30/11/2005
The memorial stone to the 30+ workers killed during the construction of Talla reservoir showing the crossed pick & shovel. Tweedsmuir ...
John Furnevel 30/11/2005
Sadly, not all made it to the Crook Inn on those infamous Friday nights in the early 1900s. The Talla Memorial stone, stands near the main gate of ...
John Furnevel 30/11/2005
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