This was a two platform station on the west side of Newcastleton. The main station building, of a single storey, was on the southbound platform.
At the south end of the station was a level crossing with Langholm Street, with a signal box on the north side of the road, west side of the railway. Alongside this a footbridge crossed between the platforms. South of the level crossing, on the west side, was a large railway cottage and long siding which was approached from the north.
At there north end of the station, on the east side, were several looped goods sidings with a shed. This was not connected to the line at the north end of the sidings. There was a short dock siding at the north end of the northbound platform.
The level crossing is the site of the famous protest where villagers blocked the line and the Reverend Brydon Maben was saved by David Steel MPs intervention.
On closure the southbound line was lifted first. The site of the station is cleared. Much of it is vacant and the northern portion is now a caravan park. The railway cottage remains standing and in use as a private house.
To the north of the station was the Hermitage Viaduct (or Sandholm Viaduct), now demolished.
The line was briefly single track, doubled in the first year of operation.
| Hermitage Viaduct|
Mains Ballast Quarry
Peter^s Crook Siding
Riccarton Shed [2nd]
Riccarton Shed [1st]
Riccarton Railway Village
Glen Tarras Distillery
Canonbie Colliery Signal Box
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|01/03/1862||Border Union Railway (North British Railway)|
The line is extended from Scotch Dyke to Newcastleton. (Goods only?)
|01/07/1862||Border Union Railway (North British Railway)|
The line from Edinburgh Waverley to Carlisle Citadel via Galashiels and Hawick [2nd] is completed. The line opened from Hawick [2nd] to Scotch Dyke. Stations opened at Hawick [2nd], Barnes, Shankend, Riccarton, Steele Road, Newcastleton, Kershope Foot, Penton, Riddings Junction (and Canonbie on the incomplete Langholm branch). (Alternative date 01/08/1862.)
|06/01/1969||Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Marquis of Lothians Waggonway
Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock|
Edinburgh (Portobello East Junction) to Hawick [2nd] to Carlisle (Port Carlisle Junction) closed to passengers. Newtongrange [1st], Gorebridge, Tynehead, Heriot, Fountainhall, Stow, Galashiels [1st], Melrose, St Boswells, Hassendean, Hawick [2nd], Stobs, Shankend, Riccarton Junction, Steele Road, Newcastleton stations closed.
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An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways
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Border Railway Portfolio
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Carlisle to Hawick: The Waverley Route (Scml)
Forgotten Railways: Scotland
Hawick 1897: Roxburghshire Sheet 25.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Roxburghshire)
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North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)
North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)
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