Kelso

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Kelso (1851-1964)

Opened on the Kelso Branch (North British Railway).


Description

This was a four platform station, two through platforms and a bay at either end. It replaced a temporary terminus at Wallace Nick, just to the west.

The North British Railway branch formed an end-on junction with the North Eastern Railway to the east of the station at Kelso at Sprouston Junction.

The goods yard (which was approached from the east) being part of the branch from St Boswells.

The station closed to passengers in 1964, the line east from the goods yard reversing spur (formerly the eastbound line) closed in 1965 and it closed completely in 1968.

The Kelso station site has been converted into a road. The station was actually at Maxwellhaugh on the south bank of the River Tweed, not in Kelso itself.

Local

Kelso Abbey is in Kelso, to the north of the former station. The station was at Maxwellheugh, separated from the town by the River Tweed. A bridge, completed in 1804, designed by John Rennie crosses the river.


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




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Kelso Viaduct
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Tourist/other
Kelso Abbey
Roxburgh Castle
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Wallace^s Tower
Ormiston House
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Waterloo Monument
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.