Leith Docks

A coal train beside

Edinburgh Dock

October 2005

A freight train of empty coal wagons reverses into Leith Docks to piick up imported coal for delivery to power stations

 Copyright:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                   Photo taken 31 October  2005  1.55pm

 

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  A freight train of empty coal wagons reverses into Leith Docks to piick up imported coal for delivery to power stations

 

Coal train beside Edinburgh Dock

In recent weeks, to November 2005, coal trains have begun to operate again in Leith Docks.  They are arriving at the rate of about two or four per day.  The numbers vary, depending on who I speak to!

The trains of empty wagons reach the docks though the level crossing at Seafield.  The engine then moves to the rear of the train and pushes the train into the docks beside Edinburgh Dock.  The train picks up imported coal and takes it to power stations in England and Scotland by rail.

Update

January 2006

The freight trains are now operating into Leith Docks are transporting coal to other parts of Scotland.  The coal has been imported from Russia.

Residents living near the line have complained of the noise and vibration caused by these trains.

Edinburgh Evening News:  January 12, 2006,  p.25

 

 

 

 

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