Loanstone Sidings

Location type


Name and dates

Loanstone Sidings (1855-1962)

Opened on the Peebles Railway.


To the north of this level crossing were two sidings, on the west side of the line and approached from the south. The crossing keeper's cottage, with signal cabin at the north end, was on the west side of the line immediately south of the level crossing. Loanstone House and Loanstone village itself is to the north. There was no station here, Pomathorn was half a mile to the south.

Houses at Loanstone were used by paper mill and agricultural workers and it is likely that the sidings were for agricultural use and also for Esk Mill, before the 1872 Penicuik Railway opened.

The cottage and cabin are now a private house. The cabin may be the last remaining of the former line. The trackbed in both directions is intact and the site of the sidings can be found.



External links

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)

Border Railway Portfolio

Borders Railway Rambles

Branches & Byways: Southwest Scotland and the Border Counties

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Lost Railways of the Scottish Borders

Peebles Railways

The Railways of Peebles (Through Time)