Marquis of Lothian^s Waggonway

Introduction

This waggonway extended the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway east over the South Esk river on a timber viaduct to the mines in the area to the north of Newtongrange mining village, being, with the mines, directly responsible for the development of the village.

A branch was taken to Newbyres Colliery to the south, west of Gorebridge.

No part of this waggonway survived to become the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway) although it ran very close by.




Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This 1001 ft long viaduct crossed the River Esk carrying the privately owned Arniston Branch. The viaduct had stone piers and cast iron arches with the deck in timber.
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More details
Looking north towards Newbattle Viaduct on 27 May. In the woods to the right is the embankment that carried the original Edinburgh and Dalkeith ...
Bill Roberton 27/05/2014