Galashiels [1st] (1849-1969)
Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).
Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.
This was a three platform through station, originally covered with a large timber overall roof which was later replaced with platform canopies. Carriage sidings were on the east side.
Little remains of the station today and the new Galashiels is located further north. The new line is re-aligned to the extreme north/east side of the original station.
To the south were Galashiels Goods to the south/west side of the line and Galashiels Shed to the north/east side.
Trains from Galashiels also served Peebles and Selkirk.
At the north end of the northbound platform was the signal box opened in 1937 to replace Kilnknowe Junction box, Galashiels North Signal Box, Galashiels Central Signal Box (at station under roof), Galashiels South Signal Box and Selkirk Junction Signal Box.
Kilnknowe ceased to be a junction in 1963, Selkirk in 1967. The box was reduced to a ground frame with the withdrawn of passenger services on the main line in 1969 and closed a few months later in 1969.
Abbotsford Ferry [2nd]
Abbotsford Ferry [1st]
Angling Club Cottage
Other railway and industry locations
Galashiels North Signal Box
Paterson^s No 1 Siding
Galashiels South Signal Box
Paterson^s No 2 Siding
Skin Works Siding
Bridge No 95
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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