Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway

Introduction

This original route of this line is closed. The line was later renamed the Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Railway upon its extension to Granton and Leith. A connecting line was later built from the Granton and Leith branches to Abbeyhill and Piershill (Easter Road Deviation (North British Railway)).






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This station was the Edinburgh terminus of the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway until its extension south to Edinburgh Canal Street in 1847. The station was built in an extremely cramped site. It was on the northern edge of the New Town and extending it on took it to mid way between the New Town and the Old Town.
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A December 2018 view of what would be my local station if it hadn't closed a mere 150 years previously. It stayed in use as a goods yard for a further ...
David Panton 12/12/2018
Scotland Street Tunnel and its distinctive backcloth seen on 23rd September 2012 - an interesting contrast with the photographer's shot from Spring ...
David Spaven 23/09/2012
View north from the site of Scotland street station on 14 April 2009 through the newly reopened Rodney Street tunnel. ...
Andy Furnevel 14/04/2009
The western entrance to the former Scotland Street station and goods yard (now a childrens play area) seen on 25 April 2007, with the south portal of ...
John Furnevel 25/04/2007

Entrance to Rodney Street Tunnel from the north in January 2013. At the far end is the site of Scotland Street station, followed by the longer tunnel ...
John Furnevel /01/2013
The south portal of Rodney Street Tunnel on 8 January 2013 complete with walkers, bikers and shoppers. Photograph taken from the site of Scotland ...
John Furnevel 08/01/2013
About to leave the north portal of Rodney Street Tunnel, Edinburgh, on 8 January 2013. Opened by the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway in 1847, ...
John Furnevel 08/01/2013
Clearance work on Rodney Street tunnel on 25 June 2007. View south under Broughton Road/Rodney Street towards Scotland Street (now visible through the ...
John Furnevel 25/06/2007

This goods yard was between Warriston Viaduct and Warriston Junction, to the north, and Rodney Street Tunnel, to the south. The yard was on the west side of the line and approached from the north. Across the railway from the yard was the Logie Green Works. Heriothill House was just to the south.
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Part of the former workshops of the Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway at Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, in 1977. The site is now occupied by a Tesco ...
Bill Roberton //1977

Looking north across Warriston Viaduct along the route of the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway where it crossed the Water of Leith. Up ahead is ...
Andy Furnevel 01/12/2016
The original EL&N viaduct over the Water of Leith at Warriston, looking west along Warriston Road on 6 December 2016. The photograph shows a small ...
Andy Furnevel 06/12/2016
Looking north across the bridge carrying the former Granton branch across the Water of Leith on the approach to Warriston Junction in March 2003. ...
John Furnevel /03/2003
Viaduct on the original Canal Street - Granton Harbour line crossing the Water of Leith. View west along Warriston Road in 2010, with Warriston ...
John Furnevel 10/03/2003

The site of Warriston Junction, where the Leith line left the Edinburgh, Leith and Granton 'main' line to Granton (ahead) at the end of Warriston ...
David Panton 12/12/2018
Looking north east along the curving course of the NBR line from Warriston Junction to North Leith on 15th January 2019. The ornate stonework is part ...
Bill Roberton 15/01/2019
Leith North's original connection with Waverley (or Canal Street) was via the line through Scotland Street tunnel. The 'main' line continued to ...
David Panton //2010
The site of Warriston Junction on a very wet 25 November, looking south [see image 23914]. Ahead is Scotland Street goods, and, originally, Canal ...
David Panton 25/11/2009

This junction was to the south of Trinity [2nd] station. The signal box was located on the west side.
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This is the very telegraph pole seen sticking out of the top of the Clayton in Bill Jamieson's photo of 1970 ([see image 28095]) when it had already ...
David Panton 18/01/2019
Hard to believe that this leafy location once had railways left, right and above. For a view looking then other way in 1967, see:
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David Panton 12/07/2018
The site of Trinity Junction looking south on 25 November 2009. The removal of old embankments and bridge remains together with subsequent landscaping ...
David Panton 25/11/2009
A pair of Claytons passing Trinity Junction northbound on 16 March 1970 with a trip working to Granton. Locomotives are thought to be D8616+D8610. ...
Bill Jamieson 16/03/1970

Trinity was temporarily the terminus of the line before it was extended to Granton. The first station was replaced by Trinity [2nd]. ...

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Looking south from Trinity Station through Lennox Row bridge, Trinity Tunnel and in the far distance the former Caledonian Leith North branch, in ...
Bill Roberton //1978