St Boswells Shed [2nd]

Location type

Loco shed

Name and dates

St Boswells Shed [2nd] (1863-1959)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).


A small single line shed existed to the north of St Boswells station, this was replaced, probably in anticipation of the opening of the Berwickshire Railway, with a larger two road shed at the south end in 1863. This shed lasted until 1959.

The shed was approached from the south and was alongside the bay platform on the east side of the south end of St Boswells station. A shed was required here due to the branches to Duns (to the north) and Kelso to the south as wells as a large goods yard associated with the market at the north end of the station.

The shed was stone built with a large water tank on the east side. Access was from the south. The shed closed in 1960, some years before closure of the main line and the branches.

The shed still stands, with the entry arches blocked, in other uses.



External links

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


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Galashiels 1897: Selkirkshire Sheet 08.02 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Selkirkshire)

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)

Hawick to Galashiels: The Waverley Route Including the Selkirk Branch (Scottish Main Lines)

Last Years of the Waverley Route

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

On the Waverley Route

Railways Of Scotland 2: The Waverley Route DVD - Cinerail

The Waverley Route Through Time

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

Waverley: Portrait of a Famous Route