Shankend Viaduct

Location type

Bridge

Name and dates

Shankend Viaduct (1862-1969)

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

Description

This is an impressive disused double track fifteen arch masonry viaduct to the north of the former Shankend station. The viaduct is 597 ft long and 60 ft high.

This is an exposed moorland location and the viaduct is very much a local landmark.

The viaduct does not cross a major watercourse but the depression of the Langside Burn.

The viaduct is still railway property and is maintained, most recently by Railtrack around 2008. Repairs to the stonework have been made using brick on many occasions.

The ends of the viaduct are fenced off.

Engineer: Charles Jopp.

Tags

Viaduct Langside Burn

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

Facilities

Listing: B




Nearby stations
Shankend
Stobs
Stobs Camp
Whitrope Siding
Riccarton Junction
Saughtree
Hawick [2nd]
Hawick [1st]
Deadwater
Steele Road
Hassendean
Kielder Forest
Newcastleton
Lewiefield Halt
Belses
White Hill Quarry
Primrose Cottage
Barnes Viaduct
Meldrum Destructor
Stobs Camp Prison
Spoil Tip
Whitrope Tunnel
Whitrope Summit
Whitrope Culvert
Slitrig Viaduct
Riccarton Railway Village
Riccarton Shed [1st]
Tourist/other
Stobs Castle
Stobs Camp Hospital
Stobs Military Camp
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


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 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