Fushiebridge [1st]

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Fushiebridge [1st] (1849-1900)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).
Opened on the Esperton Lime Works Railway.

Description

The first station site at Fushiebridge was slightly cramped and located to the south of the road bridge. This was later the site of the goods yard only.

The passenger station was re-located north of the road overbridge, see Fushiebridge [2nd].

Also known as Fushie Bridge and Fushie.

As a goods yard there were sidings on either side of the line.

From the northbound line there was a siding, reached by reversal, which led to the Esperton Quarry via a reversing spur to the south east. The north end of the siding had a loading bank served by a headshunt - at first a goods shed was located on the headshunt.

The goods yard was connected to the southbound line, reached by reversal from a point opposite the signal box (1897-1960). There was a loading bank alongside the main line and further goods siding to the east. Also served was the mineral branch to Vogrie Colliery, Vogrie Colliery No 2 and Edgehead Colliery.

Tags

Station 12/01/2020



Books


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

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Galashiels 1897: Selkirkshire Sheet 08.02 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Selkirkshire)

Galashiels to Edinburgh: Including the Lauder and Dalkeith Branches - the Waverley Route (Scml)

Hawick 1897: Roxburghshire Sheet 25.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Roxburghshire)

Hawick to Galashiels: The Waverley Route Including the Selkirk Branch (Scottish Main Lines)

Last Years of the Waverley Route

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

On the Waverley Route

Railways Of Scotland 2: The Waverley Route DVD - Cinerail

The Waverley Route Through Time

The Waverley Route: Its Heritage and Revival

The Waverley Route: The Postwar Years

Waverley Route: The battle for the Borders Railway

Waverley Route: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Borders Railway

Waverley: Portrait of a Famous Route