Nook Pasture

Location type


Name and dates

Nook Pasture (1864-1873)

Opened on the Border Union Railway (North British Railway).


Weekend only service on a Saturday, only a southbound train. Some timetables still had the halt after 1873 until the 1880s.

Intriguingly there is a crossover shown at Carl Pool (north of Nook) with possible platforms. The same site later had a hut, but not crossover and no platforms. Use from either direction required reversal. This was perhaps an emergency set of points or left over from doubling in 1862.

The location is north of Pasture Well, by Hirsthead Farm. From here the Pasture Beck ran to Carl Pool on the Liddel Water.

Old Hall, Nook and Brownknowe Farms had the same landowner, an early shareholder called Forster.



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)

An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Border Country Branch Line Album

Border Railway Portfolio

Borders Railway Rambles

Carlisle to Hawick: The Waverley Route (Scml)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Hawick 1897: Roxburghshire Sheet 25.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Roxburghshire)

Last Years of the Waverley Route

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

Railways Of Scotland 2: The Waverley Route DVD - Cinerail

The North British Railway a History

The Waverley Route Through Time

The Waverley Route: The District Controller's View 'Edinburgh (Waverley) - Carlisle Via Hawick'

Waverley Route: The battle for the Borders Railway

Waverley Route: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Borders Railway

Waverley: Portrait of a Famous Route