Galashiels Goods (1849-1969)
Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).
The goods yard was south of Galashiels [1st] station and on the west side of the line. Approach was from the south east.
The goods yard was served from a loop off the northbound (down) line. This ran from south of the station to Galashiels South Signal Box. Sidings were in two clusters, both accessible from the south east. There was access to the mills on the west bank of the Gala Water via lines served by turnplates - these were removed by the 1930s.
The goods yard survived until the station closed in 1969. The site is now a supermarket and health centre.
The new line has opened on an alignment to the east of the original route, skirting the modern developments.
Abbotsford Ferry [2nd]
Abbotsford Ferry [1st]
Angling Club Cottage
Other railway and industry locations
Galashiels North Signal Box
Galashiels South Signal Box
Paterson^s No 1 Siding
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)
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North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)
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Waverley Route: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Borders Railway
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