Hawick Shed

Location type

Loco shed

Name and dates

Hawick Shed (1849-1966)

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


Hawick Shed opened with the line from Edinburgh. It remained on the same site until closure. It was to the immediate north of Hawick [1st] station, the original terminus, which was to become the site of the goods shed when the line was extended south through Hawick [2nd] in 1862. Further goods facilities opened to the north of the shed, resulting it its being in the middle of a goods yard. (These replaced sidings lost in the opening of the new station.)

The shed was approached from the north east. Originally it was approached via a turntable, relocated much further north east with the extension of the line. It was a two road shed with a large water tank at the south west end. In 1955 the shed was re-roofed at the north east end entry rebuilt with a girder replacing the double arches.

British Railways assigned the code 64G.

The shed closed in 1966, locomotives being assigned to St Margarets Shed. Hawick station remained a signing on point.

The site is now part of the Teviotdale Leisure Centre.


Teviotdale Leisure Centre



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


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