plus the Dolphinton, Penicuik and Polton Branch Lines
ISBN: 978 1 910356 19 7 First Published: 28 July 2018 Last Reprinted: 20 March 2020 Authors: Darsley & Lovett Dimensions: 240 x 174 mm Format: Hardback Book Info: 96 Pages, 120 Photographs, Large Scale Maps, Other details of local history.
Peebles joined the railway network
with the opening of the independent Peebles Railway in 1855. The
Caledonian Railway arrived in the town in 1864, but prior to this the
North British Railway had set out to protect its territory by building
the line to Galashiels, which finally opened in 1866.
This resulted in a loop line off of the Waverley route at Galashiels, re-joining the mainline again at Eskbank. The three branch lines off of the Peebles loop are Dolphinton, Peniculk & Polton, all are covered in this volume.