The Langholm branch from the OS One Inch map of 1955. Riddings Junction was on the English side of the border, but only just. My 1885 Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland lists Gilnockie only as a station, and it's hard to see from this map what else it was! The names Holehouse and Claygate were already spoken for. The parish minister writing in 1959 for the Third Statistical Account of Scotland: The County of Dumfries laments the recent reduction in services at Canonbie but gives Gilnockie a namecheck only. As was usual in these accounts (from the Parish of Thurso to the Parish of Gretna) the bus service is praised as being cheaper and more convenient. Crown Copyright 1955.
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