Fushiebridge [2nd]

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Fushiebridge [2nd] (1849-1943)

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).

Description

This was a two platform station. No new station has been provided here with re-opening of the line. The nearest station is Gorebridge. Stow is the next on the route south, formerly Tynehead was the next south.

The footbridge crossing the line, just north of the road bridge, originally carried a Harvieston Estate path (a second estate footbridge was further north - a new bridge exists here today - at the southern of the two Gorebridge tunnels). This bridge survived closure and was removed for re-opening.

The original signal box was on the east side of the line. After re-building there was a goods yard on both sides of the line - incredibly a goods shed was fitted in on the spare restricted west side of the line here.

The "new" signalbox (1897) was on the west side close to the point of divergence of the colliery and Esperton Quarry (lime) lines.

When first opened the station "Fushie Bridge", later "Fushie", was fully on the "south" side of the road overbridge - the later goods station site but when it was re-built in the 1870s it moved to the "north" side and became "Fushiebridge". The platform buildings seen in most photographs are probably from around 1900. Point of divergence of the branches was moved further south during re-signalling, originally they ran parallel up to the stone built road bridge to be close to the first box.

The station closed in 1943 and the box remained until 1960. The line closed in 1969. It reopened in 2015.

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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