Esk Valley Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Esk Valley Junction (1867-1964)

Opened on the Peebles Railway.
Opened on the Esk Valley Railway.

Description

This was a double track junction formed with the opening of the Esk Valley Junction which met the existing Peebles Railway. Access to both was from the north.

The line from here to Hardengreen Junction was probably single track before the branch opened, it was certainly double track afterwards. The route south to Hawthornden was doubled in 1872.

The branch closed to passengers in 1951 and the Peebles in 1962. The junction ceased with the closure of the branch in 1964 and the signal box closed. The final line closure came in 1967.

The location is now a footpath. Both routes are footpaths.

Tags

Junction


Dates

15/04/1867Esk Valley Railway
Opened from Esk Valley Junction (Peebles Railway) to Polton.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

Border Railway Portfolio

Borders Railway Rambles

Branches & Byways: Southwest Scotland and the Border Counties

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Lost Railways of the Scottish Borders

Peebles Railways

The Railways of Peebles (Through Time)

The Railways of Peebles (Through Time)