Loanstone Sidings

Location type

Sidings


Name and dates

Loanstone Sidings (1855-1962)

Opened on the Peebles Railway.


Description

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.


Tags

Sidings

External links

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