Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

This line provided a service from the docks at Granton harbour to Haymarket in Edinburgh it joined a line running to the main line of the Caledonian Railway. The line was developed jointly by the Caledonian and the Duke of Buccleuch (across whose estate the line ran). The Dukes portion was later bought by the Caledonian.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Freshly painted in fine Caledonian blue, this bridge carries the Carstairs line over Murieston Crescent, Edinburgh, south west of Haymarket station. ...
David Panton 07/02/2015

This view, from the site of Coltbridge Junction Signalbox, looks south west towards Haymarket depot, where the tram line will skirt the perimeter of ...
Bill Roberton 27/09/2010
View from the site of Coltbridge Junction Signalbox looking south east with new plant being delivered to the Edinburgh tram works. ...
Bill Roberton 27/09/2010
View south along the former alignment of the demolished Caledonian viaduct. It is planned that there will be a triangular junction with the ...
Bill Roberton 27/09/2010

This was a two platform station on the lines between Edinburgh Princes Street and Leith North and Barnton. Both platforms had buildings, that on the northbound being slightly larger.
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Detail of central section of the former Caledonian Railway bridge over Roseburn Terrace, Edinburgh, on the approach to Murrayfield station in February ...
John Furnevel 19/02/2006
Looking east at the Caledonian Railway bridge across Roseburn Terrace on the Granton branch with Murrayfield station to the left, 2002. ...
John Furnevel //2002
Intriguing works at the site of Murrayfield Station have exposed the approach to the goods yard to better view. The van is parked on the vehicle ...
David Panton 11/05/2016
Part of an abutment of the former Caledonian Railway bridge over Roseburn Terrace, just south of Murrayfield station, in February 2006. The CR ...
John Furnevel 19/02/2006

This was a two platform station with offices on Queensferry Road. There were waiting rooms on the platforms. The station was south of the road bridge and to the north was Craigleith Junction, the junction between the lines to Leith North and Barnton from Edinburgh Princes Street. There were goods sidings on the east side of the junction, approached from the south, with one in ...

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Craigleith's former platform is now on the Roseburn Path ...
John Yellowlees 24/04/2016
The platforms of Craigleith station on the CR Leith branch, looking north on 20 February.  As at Granton Road and Newhaven the ticket office was ...
David Panton 20/02/2010


The photographer's youngest son beams from the steps of Crew Junction box in 1966, less than a year after the closure of the Crew Junction-Granton ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1966
The last lever was pulled at Crew Junction nine months before this spring 1966 view south towards Craigleith. [See image 32084]. ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1966
The now redundant Crew Junction box awaits its fate in July 1966. Fortunately the nameboard was (legitimately!) salvaged. Despite being located by ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) /07/1966
A 1997 view south from the 'new' girder bridge at Crew Junction with the former line to Granton on the left and to Leith North on the right, both long ...
Ewan Crawford //1997

Signalbox here called Pilton West Junction which controlled entry to the Granton Gasworks.
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Passengers from the BLS Lothians & Fife Wanderer on 23 August 1980 inspect the end of the Granton branch. The view is south towards Crew Junction. ...
Bill Roberton 23/08/1980

This once rather neglected part of Granton, Edinburgh [see image 33048 for map] has been transformed during my years away from the city and in January ...
David Panton 17/01/2015

The CR Granton goods, with the old shed on the left, photographed in June 1995. View is roughly south west towards Breakwater Junction, where the line ...
David Panton /06/1995
The Caledonian route to Granton in June 1978. The line is seen here running down the gradient from Breakwater Junction towards Granton Square and ...
Bill Roberton /06/1978
The climb from Granton Harbour up to Breakwater Junction in April 2002 with the former Caledonian goods depot on the left and Granton Square behind ...
John Furnevel 27/04/2002