Earlyvale Gate railway station

Earlyvale Gate railway station served the Dundas family residence in Earlyvale, Scottish Borders, Scotland for 8 months (June 1856 - February 1857) on the Peebles Railway.

Earlyvale Gate
LocationEarlyvale, Scottish Borders
Scotland
Coordinates55°44′38″N 3°12′30″W / 55.743775°N 3.208241°W / 55.743775; -3.208241Coordinates: 55°44′38″N 3°12′30″W / 55.743775°N 3.208241°W / 55.743775; -3.208241
Grid referenceNT242507
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyPeebles Railway
Key dates
June 1856 (1856-06)Opened
28 February 1857 (1857-02-28)Closed

HistoryEdit

The station opened in June 1856 by the Peebles Railway. The station was situated on the west side of an unnamed minor road. James Hay Mackenzie, son of the Peebles Railway director William Forbes Mackenzie, wrote to the PR board on behalf of a friend, George Dundas, who was planning to move his family into a house in Earlyvale Gate. He requested that trains should stop at the level crossing for the Dundas family to use them. He asked the PR to either build a station or provide morning and evening trains to stop at the crossing. In return, Dundas promised to bring goods traffic on the line with his family and friends bringing in the revenue from the line. The PR board refused to build a station for one family but they agreed to stop the trains at the level crossing in the morning and evening, but only if William bought a season ticket from Eddleston to Edinburgh. Arrangements were made to stop the trains on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (the market days). Any passengers had to inform the gatekeeper at Earlyvale so they could hoist the red stop signal and returning passengers had to notify the guard at Leadburn. The station was closed to passengers on 28 February 1857.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Disused Stations: Earlyvale Gate". Disused Stations. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  2. ^ "RAILSCOT - Peebles Railway". Railscot. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Leadburn
Line and station closed
  North British Railway
Peebles Railway
  Eddleston
Line and station closed