Sprouston

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Sprouston (1849-1955)

Opened on the Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway).


Description

This station was a two platform station on a double track railway. The main station building on the up (eastbound) platform remains in use as a house. The trackbed has been infilled. Portions of the platforms remain intact at the west end.

This is the only remaining station building built in Scotland by and English railway company, the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway, later the North Eastern Railway.

To the west of the station was Sprouston Junction, an end-on junction where the Kelso Branch of the North British Railway met the English company's line.

The station was briefly a terminus while the line between here and Wallace Nick, a temporary station to the west of Kelso, was completed. Probably this was due to the viaduct at Kelso being incomplete.

The line was single at the end, only the eastbound track remained.

03/11/2018

Tags

Station

External links

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