Torwoodlee South Viaduct

Location type


Names and dates

Torwoodlee South Viaduct (1849-1969)
Torwoodlee South Viaduct (2015-)

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


This is a two span single track viaduct, a substantial 2015 reconstruction of the original double track viaduct over the River Gala.

During the long period of abandonment from 1969 to 2015 the girders of the bridge were entirely removed.

To the north is the Torwoodlee Tunnel and to the south east is the site of the former Kilnknowe Junction.

The viaduct is on the long single track section from Bowland Junction to the terminus at Tweedbank.


Viaduct 08/02/2020


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)

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

Last Years of the Waverley Route

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

On the Waverley Route

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The Waverley Route: Its Heritage and Revival

The Waverley Route: The Postwar Years

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Waverley Route: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Borders Railway

Waverley: Portrait of a Famous Route