Whitrope Tunnel (1862-1969)
Opened on the Border Union Railway (North British Railway).
This is a disused twin track tunnel, 1208 yards long.
The tunnel passes below Sandy Edge. It has suffered rockfalls since closure, something it suffered from in its operation history, partly due to the burn above the tunnel. As a result, the tunnel is now gated at both ends.
Above the tunnel, particularly at the northern end, can be found former tram lines and spoil heaps from the construction of the tunnel.
Other railway and industry locations
Riccarton Railway Village
Riccarton Shed [1st]
Riccarton Shed [2nd]
Thorlieshope Lime Quarry
Thorlieshope Lime Works
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