Parkhouse Halt

Location type


Name and dates

Parkhouse Halt (1941-1969)

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


This private halt had two platforms. It was built in 1941 to serve Carlisle RAF Maintenance Unit (14MU), just to the west. The RAF depot was expanded to cover a considerable area. The halt was named for Park House, just to the west.

The site remains relatively intact, with broken down timber platforms, the trackbed is clear but platforms very overgrown.

The access to the RAF site was just to the south, at Brunthill Siding, controlled by a box dating from 1944 and closed in 1969.

The two storey building which appears in photographs of the station on the southbound platform was not part of the halt.


Station halt RAF

External links

Canmore site record
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