This was a two platform station just to the south of Barns Viaduct. It had a cattle dock on the west side at the north end of the station, approached from the north.
The station house and ticket office buildings were to the west, signal box (1888) on the northbound platform and shelters on each platform.
The Stobs Military Camp was to open to the west in 1903 and saw use as a training ground and Prisoner of War Camp. It was served by Stobs Camp station to the north and also by Stobs station which was closer to the camp buildings.
The box closed in 1962. The station closed with the Waverley Route in 1969.
It is now one of the most remarkable surviving sites on the former Waverley Route. The station house remains in use as a private house. The ticket office, platforms and footbridge (no longer in usable condition) remain within the garden of the house.
The station was initially named, very briefly, for Barnes (or Barns) a farm and burn to the west. It was renamed for Stobs Castle and Stobs Wood to the south.
| Barnes Viaduct|
Loch Park Siding
Hawick South Signal Box
Stobs Military Camp
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|01/07/1862||Border Union Railway (North British Railway)|
The line from Edinburgh Waverley to Carlisle Citadel via Galashiels and Hawick [2nd] is completed. The line opened from Hawick [2nd] to Scotch Dyke. Stations opened at Hawick [2nd], Barnes, Shankend, Riccarton, Steele Road, Newcastleton, Kershope Foot, Penton, Riddings Junction (and Canonbie on the incomplete Langholm branch).
|06/01/1969||Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Marquis of Lothians Waggonway
Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock|
Edinburgh (Portobello East Junction) to Hawick [2nd] to Carlisle (Port Carlisle Junction) closed to passengers. Newtongrange [1st], Gorebridge, Tynehead, Heriot, Fountainhall, Stow, Galashiels [1st], Melrose, St Boswells, Hassendean, Hawick [2nd], Stobs, Shankend, Riccarton Junction, Steele Road, Newcastleton stations closed.
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