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The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandAlternative Name(s)
THE WAVERLEY LINE; EDINBURGH TO HAWICK BRANCH RAILWAYCanmore ID
SCOTTISH BORDERS, THENGR
NT 45339 41262Latitude, Longitude
NT44SE 28.04 from 45276 41338 to 45381 41171
Railway Tunnel about 195m in length under 600m high promontory of land with Bowshank farmsteading on top.
The Tunnel has a stone-faced portal at the N end only and is mainly brick lined. The N portal is in random rubble whilst the S entrance is of imitation rustication in shuttered concrete. There is evidence of repairs to the stone and brickwork at the N end, on the W side the strone quoins have been replaced with brick and the S portal has a secondary entrance in concrete providing evidence of major repair work or strengthening. The tunnel is numbered No.75.
There are several linesman's alcoves near the S entrance.
Photographed in 2007 as part of a survey of Waverley Line remains in advance of proposed rebuilding of the railway and to enhance and augment the existing holdings of the National Monuments Record Scotland.
Information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2007