Portobello Yard (North British Railway)

Introduction

This considerable yard was laid out on either side of the original course of the North British Railway at Portobello between Portobello West Junction and Portobello East Junction. It gradually increased in size. The passenger lines were realigned to the south, curving round the yard with Portobello [3rd] station at the west end of the deviation.

The Portobello Freightliner Terminal was built on the site of the yard. This terminal is no longer open but remains in place, disused.



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was the junction between the North British Railway main line and its short connecting curve which ran north to meet the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway's South Leith branch. The curve allowed trains from the east to join the branch and vice versa. It was opened to the west of Portobello [2nd] station.
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See also
North British Railway
New Portobello Station (North British Railway)
Lothian Lines (North British Railway)
A complete load of rubbish. A full complement of compacted refuse containers from Powderhall eastbound through Portobello in August 2011 en route to ...
John Furnevel 01/08/2011
The Monday morning 'Binliner' crossing Baileyfield Road on the ECML through Portobello on 1 August 2011. DBS 67027 is hauling a full complement ...
John Furnevel 01/08/2011
A class 322 runs west past Portobello Junction on 1 August 2011 with the 10.36 North Berwick - Edinburgh Waverley service. The train has just passed ...
John Furnevel 01/08/2011
On the south side of the ECML between Portobello Station and Craigentinny Sidings, in an elevated position above Baileyfield Road, stood Portobello ...
Bill Jamieson 22/11/1970
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This yard was laid out on either side of the original course of the railway at Portobello between Portobello West Junction and Portobello East Junction. The passenger lines were realigned to the south, curving round the yard with Portobello [3rd] station at the west end of the deviation.
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This junction is open. The double track East Coast Main Line from Berwick-Upon-Tweed meets the single track line from Tweedbank and passenger trains run west to Edinburgh Waverley.
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North British Railway
Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
New Portobello Station (North British Railway)
View from a train passing Portobello Junction on 18 April 2007. The AMEC tamper is stabled in the sidings running alongside the Network Rail MDU and ...
John Furnevel 18/04/2019
A 158 for Tweedbank slows right down (as required) to leave the ECML at Portobello on 26/10/2017. Behind it on the wheel lathe line are some Royal ...
David Panton 26/10/2017
Caledonian Sleeper liveried 73970 stabled at the Portobello wheel lathe on 1/4/17. ...
Jeffray Wotherspoon 01/04/2017
DVT 82132 leads a Waverley - North Berwick service through Portobello in the summer of 2004 during the period when Virgin locomotive hauled stock was ...
John Furnevel 26/07/2004
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