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Tranent Waggonway 

The line ran from Tranent pit to Cockenzie port. The modern line to Cockenzie Powerstation follows a similar but slightly further west alignment.

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Local area 

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Port Seton is a port on the south bank of the Firth of Forth. Tranent is a small East Lothian town which used to have coal mines.

Chronology 

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1722, Opened from Tranent pit to Cockenzie port. (Wooden rails)

During the battle of Prestonpans (during Bonnie Prince Charlie's advance in 1745) this waggonway was involved.

Description of route

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From Tranent pit to Cockenzie port.


Page created on 19/01/1998
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford