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Tynehead (1848-1969)

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


This was a two platform station located in a deep cutting. The street level building remains here, in use as a house.

Platforms were linked with a footbridge, located on the south side of the road overbridge. This was replaced with long ramps from the road bridge.

The goods yard was approached by what appeared to be a steep incline - it was in fact level, it was the railway which was climbing from north to south. The yard was on the east side of the railway. The signal box was on the east side of the line where the goods yard line met the main line. It was replaced in 1930 and closed in 1965.

To the south, at the bridge over the Cakemuir Burn, was a trailing siding on the southbound line, probably for derailing runaways from the summit to the south.

The nearest stations were Fushiebridge (north) and Heriot (south).

Today this, Tynehead Junction, is the southern end of the double track section from Fushiebridge Junction, just south of Gorebridge which is the nearest station.



Chronology Dates

06/01/1969Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway 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.
  /04/2010Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Original over bridge at Cowbraehill (south of Tynehead) removed for re-opening.


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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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

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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

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