Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
This line provided a service from Barnton
This line is in suburbs to the west of Edinburgh.
Description of route
This line provided a service from Barnton and
This was the terminus of the line. The terminus
was originally called Cramond Brig.
This was an intermediary station. It was originally
named Barnton Gate. There were two platforms here. Its goods facilities remained
open after the closure of the terminus at Barnton.
Kevin J Collins e-mailled me a photograph
and this description. This "... is the main drive of the Royal High
School at Davidsons Mains, looking up the main drive in the direction of Barnton.
As far as I can make out, following the route of the railway, the school driveway
is built on the line, albeit elevated to the level of the road now. I
couldn't get a shot of the reverse angle, looking towards Davidsons Mains, because
this part of the line is now peoples' gardens."
House O' Hill Halt
This halt was opened in 1937. Nothing remains
This junction was just to the North of Craigleith
station. The junction faced South towards Murrayfield. The main
line to Granton ran North from this junction and the 1894 branch line to
Barnton headed off to the West from here. The location of the junction can be
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Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford