Edinburgh Railways

Near Newcraighall

Freight Train near Newcraighall

Freight Train near Newcraighall

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Douglas Yuill                                                                                     Photographer not known


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   Freight Train near Newcraighall


Near Newcraighall

Thank you to Sandy Mullay for providing details about this photo.

Sandy Mullay wrote:

The Line

"The picture of a goods train shows the single-track spur line between Niddrie North and Wanton Walls, near Newcraighall.  This line connected the Lothian Lines from Leith and Portobello to another line, itself a connecting spur, from the Suburban Circle to Monktonhall.

It could be used as an emergency diversion for traffic on the East Coast Main Line (ECML), but was only rarely used for this."

The Locomotive

"The locomotive is an unusually clean K3, designed by Edinburgh's own Sir Nigel Gresley, designer of such Pacifics as 'Flying Scotsman' and 'Mallard'."

Sandy Mullay:  December 11, 2007


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