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.
Eskbank and Dalkeith
| Tynehead Junction|
Birky Side Dump
Borthwick Bank Signal Box
St Margarets Loco Ash dump
Middleton Lime Works
Middleton Limestone Quarry
Middleton Limestone Quarry [South]
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|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.
|/04/2010||Edinburgh 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
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