Selkirk Junction (1856-1966)
Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).
Opened on the Selkirk and Galashiels Railway.
This junction faced Galashiels. Here the single track Selkirk branch, after crossing a viaduct, met the Waverley Route. The branch doubled just before the junction.
To the south, on the branch, lines served the Galashiels Gas Works on the east side (approached from both north and south) and a line ran west to the Netherdale Mill. This latter line also served the Electricity Works.
The junction came under control of Galashiels' new signal box in 1937 with the resignalling of the area.
The branch closed in 1964, the gas siding lasting until 1966. The main line closed in 1969.
Abbotsford Ferry [2nd]
Abbotsford Ferry [1st]
Angling Club Cottage
Other railway and industry locations
Galashiels and District Electric Supply Co
Galashiels Gas Board Siding
Galashiels South Signal Box
Galashiels North Signal Box
Paterson^s No 1 Siding
Paterson^s No 2 Siding
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A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)
Forgotten Railways: Scotland
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Galashiels to Edinburgh: Including the Lauder and Dalkeith Branches - the Waverley Route (Scml)
Hawick 1897: Roxburghshire Sheet 25.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Roxburghshire)
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North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)
North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)
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The Waverley Route: Its Heritage and Revival
The Waverley Route: The Postwar Years
Waverley Route: The battle for the Borders Railway
Waverley Route: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Borders Railway
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