Whitrope Summit

Location type


Names and dates

Whitrope Summit (1862-1969)
Whitrope Summit (2003-)

Where: Scottish Borders, Scotland
Opened on the Border Union Railway (North British Railway).


This was a summit of the Border Union Railway (North British Railway) at 970 ft.

It was just south of Whitrope Tunnel and just north of Whitrope Siding.

Whitrope Summit was the summit of a climb which, from the north, started at Hawick [2nd] (11 miles north) and, from the south, began at Newcastleton (10 miles south).

The Waverley Route Heritage Association have reinstated a portion of the line here. Waverley Route Heritage Association




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)

An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Border Country Branch Line Album

Border Railway Portfolio

Borders Railway Rambles

Carlisle to Hawick: The Waverley Route (Scml)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Hawick 1897: Roxburghshire Sheet 25.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Roxburghshire)

Last Years of the Waverley Route

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

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

Railways Of Scotland 2: The Waverley Route DVD - Cinerail

The North British Railway a History

The Waverley Route Through Time

The Waverley Route: The District Controller's View 'Edinburgh (Waverley) - Carlisle Via Hawick'

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