Eyemouth Railway

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Eyemouth Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 18 August 1884 – 6 August 1900
Successor North British Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length 3 miles
Eye Water
East Coast Main Line
( Edinburgh – Newcastle )

The Eyemouth Railway was a three mile single track branch railway in the Borders, Scotland, running from Burnmouth on the East Coast Main Line to Eyemouth with no intermediate stations.[1]


The line was authorised on 18 August 1884, work started in July 1889, and it opened on 13 April 1891.[2] The line became part of the North British Railway in 1900. The line closed from 13 August 1948 to 29 June 1949 after being damaged by the flooding of the Eye Water. The line closed on 5 February 1962.[2][3]

Eyemouth Railway Company[edit]

Burnmouth Station site where the Eyemouth Railway left the main line.
(1970 photo)

Line Description[edit]

Connections to other lines[edit]