Polton

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Polton (1867-1951)

Opened on the Esk Valley Railway.

Description

This was a single platform terminus with a large goods yard.

The platform was to the west, goods yard to the east. The station was rebuilt to have a North British Railway style station building.

A line passing down the west side of the station served the Springfield Paper Mill to the south west. By reversal from the goods yard the Polton Mill was reached.

The station closed to passengers in 1951, the signal box in 1955 and the line in 1964.

The station site is now housing. Nothing of the station remains, although the goods line down the west side of the station is now a footpath. Track survives of a level crossing between the station at Polton Mill at Polton Cottages.

Tags

Station terminus

External links

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



Dates

15/04/1867Esk Valley Railway
Opened from Esk Valley Junction (Peebles Railway) to Polton.
19/09/1951Esk Valley Railway
Polton to Eskbank [1st] (Esk Valley Junction) closed to passengers.

Books


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 Edinburgh's Railways

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

The Railways of Peebles (Through Time)