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 was the southern terminus of the main line of the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway. It was specifically built to be close to the coalfield north of Gorebridge to bring coal to Edinburgh. An older spelling is 'South Eske'.
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Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Part of the alignment to the north of Dalhouse of the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway viewed from the trackbed of the Edinburgh and Hawick line in ...
Ewan Crawford //2002
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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. The engineer was John Williamson.
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This remarkable find is part of the original timber viaduct at Dalhousie. The timber section found by Brian Scott in the river on the 6th of November ...
John Yellowlees 26/09/2018
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
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The site of the level crossing at the top of main Street, Newtongrange, once used by the line into the Lothian Brick & Tile Works. The works seems to ...
John Furnevel 05/09/2019
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