Opened on the Border Counties Railway.
This was a single platform station, with the platform on the west side of the line. Chollerford itself is on the west bank of the River North Tyne, the station being on the east bank, and Humshaugh is a little further beyond at half a mile.
The station building was of two stories. The platform had a short cattle bay at the south end and the goods yard was on the west side of the north of the station, approached from the north.
There was a branch to Brunton Lime Depot and Brunton Lime Works. This started from a pair of looped sidings on the east side of the platform line and ran east and then south past the lime depot to reach the lime works.
To the north, after 1895, was a siding for Cocklaw Quarry reached by a tramway which ran south east. From the same location a siding was later laid which reached Brunton Lime Works by reversal, allowing closure of the tramway running from the station. Following this the looped siding remained for a time, before being removed leaving a single track line.
The station was renamed Humshaugh in 1919.
The line closed to passengers in 1956 and completely in 1958.
The station building remains, in use as a house. The goods shed (never rail served) remains at the south end of the platform.
Just to the south the line crossed Hadrian's Wall at Chesters Bridge. The nearby village of Wall was served by Wall station which was further away from Hadrian's Wall than Humshaugh.
Haydon Bridge [1st]
Other railway and industry locations
Brunton Lime Depot
Brunton Lime Works
Black Pasture Quarry
Howford Brick and Tile Works
Fourstones Colliery and Lime Works
Acomb Colliery Junction [2nd]
Chesters Roman Fort
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
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