Birky Side Dump

Remains of sidings at Birky Side, between Fushiebridge and Tynehead on the Waverley Route, photographed on 5 May 2008. The sidings were used over many years by St Margarets shed as a dumping ground for the ash produced by the depot's large steam allocation. In the 1950s that allocation was over 200 locomotives - a lot of ash! See image 32374 Much of the land has now returned to nature and is given over to cattle grazing, but sections of track, sleepers and other reminders of the areas former use can still be found.

Location: Birky Side Dump

Company: Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)

Photographer: Mark Poustie

Contact photographer: Mark Poustie

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Date: 05/05/2008

Image number: 19390

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