NY5397 : Riccarton Junction southbound platform

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Saughtree, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Riccarton Junction southbound platform
Riccarton Junction southbound platform
Riccarton Junction was a railway village and station on the former North British Railway Edinburgh to Carlisle Line known as the Waverley Route. The Border Counties Railway, originating in Hexam, Northumberland, joined the Waverley Route to the south of the station in this remote and isolated area in Roxburghshire. The Border Counties Line was closed to passenger traffic in 1956 and to freight in 1958, and by the time the Waverley Route was closed in 1969 many of the buildings on the site had been demolished. A voluntary organisation, Friends of Riccarton Junction, was constituted in 1997 with the aim of restoring as much as possible of the station. In 2004 major restoration of the southbound platform was undertaken including laying a track alongside the platform and replacing the former red telephone kiosk that once stood on the platform. For more information of Friends of Riccarton Junction see: LinkExternal link
(Source: Border Railway Rambles by Alasdair Wham).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 5 August, 2007
Railway station (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5391 9774 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:16.2984N 2:43.6170W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5389 9776
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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