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Slateford Junction (Old)
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Haymarket East Junction

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Edinburgh Station and Branches
(Caledonian Railway)

This line provided a connection between the Caledonian Railway and the  Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway in Edinburgh. The line is also known as the Duff Street connection or spur.

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Slateford and Haymarket are located to the West of central Edinburgh on high ground. Both are areas of Victorian housing, with a number of official establishments around Haymarket.

Chronology 

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Description of route 

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This line provided a link between the Caledonian Railway and the  Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway in Edinburgh. The intention was for the Caledonian Railway to run trains into Haymarket but a disagreement with the  Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway led to this being abandoned. Today this link carries the traffic from the former Caledonian Railway into Haymarket and Waverley as Princes Street has closed.

The Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway) left this line at Granton Junction. The line has closed.

Slateford Junction (Old)

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This is the junction with the Caledonian Railway main line. The junction faced West.

Granton Junction

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This was a junction with the Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway). The formation of the junction is still visible, although the former route to Granton is partly landscaped and somewhat overgrown. The junction faced South-West towards Slateford.

Haymarket East Junction

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This is the junction with the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway route. The junction faces East towards Central Edinburgh. This was formerly Duff Street Junction.


Page created on 29/04/1999
Page last edited on: 11/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford