Whitrope Tunnel

Location type

Tunnel


Name and dates

Whitrope Tunnel (1862-1969)

Opened on the Border Union Railway (North British Railway).


Description

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.

02/01/2018

Tags

Tunnel

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map