Location type


Name and dates

Carham (1849-1955)

Opened on the Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway).


This station was located in Scotland, with the Border with England immediately to its east. It was a two platform station, with staggered platforms. The westbound platform was to the west of a level crossing, the eastbound to the east of the crossing. There was a two storey building on the eastbound platform similar to that which survives at Sunilaws. The signal box was on its west side, right by the level crossing.

The goods yard was also to the east, opposite the eastbound platform. It had a looped line alongside a loading bank. This was connected to the westbound line at its west end and connected to the eastbound line, crossing the westbound, at the east end. There was a limekiln to the south of the westbound passenger platform.

Latterly, after closure to passengers, a single track survived - the former eastbound track.

The platforms and loading bank survive.

Carham Hall was about a mile to the north, once home of Richard Hodgson the Chairman of the North British Railway.



Chronology Dates

  /  /1849Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Opened from Tweedmouth to Sprouston. Velvet Hall, Norham, Cornhill, Carham and Sprouston opened.
11/08/1948Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Landslip at Carham during heavy rainfall and flooding.
04/07/1955Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Local stations closed. Velvet Hall, Twizell, Sunilaws, Carham, Sprouston closed. Tweedmouth, Norham and Coldstream remain open.


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