Maxton

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Maxton (1851-1964)

Opened on the Kelso Branch (North British Railway).


Description

This was a two platform station on a double track line. There was a level crossing at the west end. The main station building was at the west end of the eastbound platform. The signal box, dating from 1915, was at the west end of the westbound platform. The village Maxton itself was just to the north, on the south bank of the River Tweed.

The goods yard, with a pair of sidings, loading bank and a crane, was to the north, approached from the east.

The line was singled between Kelso Junction and Roxburgh in 1933, the westbound line was lifted. The signal box had been reduced to a gate box the previous year.

A loop was installed in 1942. This was from west of the level crossing to well beyond the station to the east. The westbound platform was not re-installed.

The station closed to passengers in 1964. The box closed in 1965. The railway closed altogether in 1968.

The station platforms have gone, but station building remains standing by the level crossing. Level crossing gates remain.


Tags

Station

External links

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