Tranent Branch (North British Railway)

Introduction

This branch from just east of Prestonpans ran east and then south to Tranent Tranent Goods station and Windygoul Colliery. There was a link to Meadowhill on the Tranent Waggonway after it had been converted to railway standard. The Tranent Branch opened in 1849 and closed in 1958.




Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This is a two platform station on the East Coast Main Line served by local trains. The main station building is on the eastbound platform. The goods yard and shed were on the north side at the east end, the site is now the car park. The signal box (1881) was on the south side of the line at the east end of the westbound platform.
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See also
North British Railway
Prestonlinks Colliery Branch (North British Railway)
An Arriva CrossCountry Super Voyager passes Prestonpans with the 08.20 from Aberdeen to Penzance on 17th December 2019.
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Bill Roberton 17/12/2019
66147, and Maritime-liveried 66005, running about an hour late with the Mossend - Tees Dock intermodal service on 17th December 2019.
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Bill Roberton 17/12/2019
A London Kings Cross service races through Prestonpans on 10 August 2019. Note the red plastic barriers without which no Scottish station is complete ...
David Panton 10/08/2019
An afternoon Virgin Trains East Coast service runs south through Prestonpans station on 7 September 2016. ...
John Furnevel 07/09/2016
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The Tranent end of the Tranent and Cockenzie Waggonway, later a railway. ...
John Yellowlees 20/09/2019
The solid looking structure carrying the A199 over the trackbed of the Tranent Goods branch, seen here shortly after entering the town heading north ...
John Furnevel 18/09/2016
Ramp from Birsley Road, Tranent, giving access to the 'Tranent Bridleway' in September 2016. The route utilises the southern section of the trackbed ...
John Furnevel 18/09/2016
In 1849 the NB opened a short freight-only branch from the ECML east of Prestonpans running south to Tranent, serving various coal workings in the ...
John Furnevel 18/09/2016
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