Rutherford

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Rutherford (1851-1964)

Opened on the Kelso Branch (North British Railway).

Description

This was a two platform station until singling of the line. There was a siding for a loading bank on the south side, approached from the west and a second siding on the north side, approached from the east. Both sidings were east of the station. The platforms were staggered, the eastbound being offset a little west of the westbound.

There was a signal box, briefly, in 1898. Signals were retained after its closure (home and distant signals).

After singling of the line in 1933 - the westbound line was lifted - the westbound platform was improved by extension out onto lifted line^s tracked. (The signals were removed.)

The loading bank and modified platform remain intact, the eastbound platform partly remains, built in timber. Railway cottages remain here.

Rutherford House is to the south west. The River Tweed is to the north.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
03/06/2019


Dates

  /  /1851Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
Maxton and Rutherford opened.
15/06/1964Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
Kelso to St Boswells closed to passengers. Kelso, Roxburgh, Rutherford, Maxton closed.

Books


Berwick to St. Boswells: Via Kelso Including the Jedburgh Branch (Country Railway Routes)

Kelso 1919: Roxburghshire 10.02 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Roxburghshire)

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