Camps Branch (North British Railway)

Introduction

This branch served Camps and the major oil works at Pumpherston. It crossed the River Almond on a substantial viaduct, Camps Viaduct, near East Calder.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.


This was a shale crude oil works and refinery opened by the Pumpherston Oil Company. It was provided with shale, by rail, from a number of mines. The railway was the Camps Branch (North British Railway) of 1869.
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This view shows the Camps Branch running south towards Camps Viaduct. The land to the right of the railway trackbed, now a footpath, had been the ...
Ewan Crawford 06/12/2003
A rather poor quality slide, taken with a Kodak box camera in 1970, of the Scottish Oils sidings at Pumpherston on the truncated NB Camps branch from ...
Douglas Blades 03/06/1970
Site of Pumpherston oilworks. View north back towards the junction with the main line in January 1978 [see image 36408]. ...
Bill Roberton /01/1978
The branch line from Drumshoreland Junction at the former Pumpherston Oilworks in January 1978. Looking south east towards Camps Viaduct [see image ...
Bill Roberton /01/1978

This is an impressive nine arch stone single track viaduct over the gorge of the River Almond. It is 118 yards long overall and 90 ft high.
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View along the River Almond in West Lothian, showing part of the elegant Camps Viaduct. The 9 span structure carried a single line branch ...
John Furnevel 10/10/2011
Looking up at Camps Viaduct on 10 October 2011. View is south east from the footpath on the west side of the River Almond. ...
John Furnevel 10/10/2011
Camps Viaduct is a large structure on the North British Railway's Camps Branch near the terminus of the line which served a quarry and limeworks. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/12/2003
Looking up at Camps Viaduct on 10 October 2011 from the footpath on the west side of the River Almond. View is north east. ...
John Furnevel 10/10/2011