Leadburn Summit Siding

Location type


Name and dates

Leadburn Summit Siding (1855-1880)

Opened on the Peebles Railway.


This was a marshalling siding used in early the early days when locomotives were less powerful. A train could be set back here and combined with another southbound train going downhill to Peebles. This allowed heavy trains from the north to travel as far south as the siding as two separate trains before being combined.

The siding was at the summit of the line, on the west side and approached from the south.

In this area the line floats on brushwood crossing boggy ground. Going south there were snow fences, some of which survive. Leadburn Summit was at 935 ft.



Siding summit

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67