The area around this siding just south of Houndwood House on the NBR mainline was evidently used as a storage area for gravel. Apparently the North British Railway was a user of gravel for track ballast in the 1850s. This may seem surprising as there were numerous whinstone quarries to the north east of the line around Coldingham but gravel seems to have been the material of choice. Posted by Charlie Niven.
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Location: Houndwood Siding
Company: North British Railway
Photographer: National Library of Scotland
Contact photographer: National Library of Scotland
Image number: 75407