Newbattle Collieries Railway

Introduction

Additions and adaptations to the Marquis of Lothian's Waggonway.






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Shaws Coal Depot to Lingerwood







This pit was located to the north of the older Easthouses Pit. Confusingly, it is often referred to as Easthouses Pit. The pit was developed by the Lothian Coal Company and was part of the Newbattle collieries unit.
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Lothian Coal Company
The underpass below the B6482 at Easthouses seen from the north in September 2019. This is the route of the Easthouses Tramway, a 3ft 6in gauge 'tub ...
John Furnevel 11/09/2019
Looking south from Mayfield Road along Broadhust Road in 2019, with the site of Easthouses Extension Pit (now an industrial estate) behind the camera. ...
John Furnevel 08/09/2019
Lookng north towards the remains of Easthouses drift mine in October 1971, just over two years after closure. View is along the route of the lifted ...
Douglas Blades 30/10/1971
View north at Easthouses in 2019. The car is heading towards Dalkeith on the B6482 over a bridge that once spanned the Easthouses tramway. The ...
John Furnevel 11/09/2019
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Looking south from Lingerwood Junction on the Easthouses Tramway on 16 September 1969. Part of Lingerwood Pit, closed two years earlier, can be seen ...
Philip Hindley 16/09/1969
Hunslet narrow gauge 0-6-0 diesel mechanical No.4074 of 1955, photographed propelling a rake of loaded wagons along the Easthouses Tramway towards the ...
Philip Hindley 16/09/1969
Looking north along the Easthouses Tramway in October 1971 as it passed below Lingerwood Road in the direction of Easthouses. The junction of the ...
Douglas Blades 30/10/1971
The trackbed of the Easthouses Tramway looking west towards the bridge over the A7 in October 1971. Lingerwood Junction and sidings are behind the ...
Douglas Blades 30/10/1971
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One of the few surviving relics of the Easthouses Tramway, looking south at the point where it passed below Lingerwood Road, just 50 yards beyond the ...
John Furnevel 03/02/2020
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Looking north over Lingerwood Road, Newtongrange, in September 2019, with the houses of Lothian Terrace on the right. A level crossing existed here ...
John Furnevel 05/09/2019
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Looking west towards Lady Victoria in September 2019, with the houses of Colliery View immediately behind the camera. The roundabout provided a ...
John Furnevel 01/09/2019
The main entrance to the National Mining Museum on 5 September 2019. When the Lady Victoria commenced production in 1895, wagon loads of coal bound ...
John Furnevel 05/09/2019
The original level crossing at Lady Victoria see image 70784 was replaced early in the twentieth century by a bridge spanning the A7 to the north ...
John Furnevel 20/10/2019
No 7 photographed looking south from the road bridge at Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, in 1971. ...
John Furnevel 22/04/1971
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Connection to Waverley Route

This signal box was at the south end of the Newbattle Viaduct it controlled entry to West Bryans Siding and the mineral lines to Bryans Pit etc. (See the West Bryans Siding entry.)
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Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
With a puff of 'cushion' steam, 44871 brings up the rear of the first of the August 'The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders' trips operated by the SRPS. ...
Bill Roberton 04/08/2019
ScotRail 170407, sporting British Transport Police livery, forming the 0911 (Sunday) Edinburgh Waverley - Tweedbank approaching the Newtongrange stop ...
John Furnevel 10/11/2019
A mid-morning train on the Borders Railway about to run south through the site of the first Newtongrange station in February 2016. The pedestrian ...
John Furnevel 29/02/2016
14.11 from Edinburgh to Tweedbank on the northern outskirts of Newtongrange. The hill in the background is an old 'bing'. [Railscot note: one of the ...
Bill Roberton 27/09/2015
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This siding was at the south east end of the Newbattle Viaduct. It connected the new Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway) to the former Marquis of Lothian's Waggonway at the south east end of the original Newbattle Viaduct [1st]. The bridge was removed but its approach was now used as a reversal to access the line east to Bryans Pit and other mines.
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Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
The 0911 (Sunday) Edinburgh - Tweedbank has just cleared Newbattle Viaduct on a cold, grey November morning. The train is formed by ScotRail 170407 in ...
John Furnevel 10/11/2019
The site of the former exchange sidings at the east end of Newbattle Viaduct seen from the gated entrance off the B6482 Dalhousie Road in 2019. The ...
John Furnevel 08/09/2019
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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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