Innerleithen

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Innerleithen (1864-1962)

Opened on the Galashiels, Innerleithen and Peebles Railway (North British Railway).


Description

This was a two platform station with a goods yard approached from the east. The yard had a goods shed. There was a level crossing to the west of the station. The platforms were staggered and there was a tall signal box (1895) on the westbound platform.

The two storey station building, formerly on the eastbound platform, remains standing, in use as a house. A short part of the eastbound platform remains and a length of the westbound, in a small industrial estate. Opposite the station building, on the south side of the former line, stands a railway cottage.

The goods yard's northernmost siding served the Leithen Mills and Waverley Mills directly with a siding, also approached from the east.

Originally the goods yard looped from the platforms to the east end of the station loop, the connection by the platforms being severed later.

To the west was a loading bank on the south side of the line for the Innerleithen Food Depot Siding.

To the east of the station was a small single track viaduct which still stands and a larger server span viaduct Haughhead Viaduct.


Tags

Station

External links

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





Dates

10/10/1864Peebles Railway
Peebles to Innerleithen opened. Stations at; Cardrona and Innerleithen.
18/06/1866Peebles Railway
Kilnknowe Junction to Innerleithen opened. Stations at; Thornilee and Clovenfords.