This line is closed. The line carried passengers and freight between Penicuik and Edinburgh. The line is now a cyclepath. The survival of this line for freight after closure to passengers and a local service to Rosewell kept the Peebles Railway open from Eskbank to Rosewell for a few months after closure of the Peebles route, but it was not a long reprieve.
The already open Peebles Railway took a course to the south of Penicuik on high ground. Its station, Penicuik [1st], served the town poorly and was very inconvenient for the mills along the River Esk.
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Act receives Royal assent.
Penicuik Railway opened from Hawthornden Junction ([Peebles Railway]) to Penicuik. Stations opened at: Rosslyn, Auchendinny and Penicuik.
Rosslyn re-named Rosslyn Castle.
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[North British Railway]
Penicuik Railway absorbed by North British Railway.
Penicuik to Rosewell and Hawthornden (Hawthornden Junction) closed to passengers.
Line closed to passengers; Rosslyn Castle and Penicuik closed.
Hawthornden Junction to Eskbank Paper Mill closed to freight.
These locations are along the line.
This was a single platform station on a single track line. The platform was located on the west side of the line and built in timber and ash (the southern part entirely in timber as it overhung the river). The station building was in timber.