Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

This line connected Edinburgh Princes Street station to the lines to Granton, Leith, Barnton, Falkirk and Stirling.



The line is now closed. The section between Haymarket West Junction and Dalry Road station is now a roadway. A short portion of the platform at Dalry Road still exists.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This junction opened was between lines westwards to Stirling, Granton, North Leith and Barnton, and Glasgow Central, Carstairs and Carlisle. To the east lines to Morrison Street Goods, Edinburgh Princes Street and Lothian Road Goods divided.
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The course of the CR main line out of Edinburgh, Looking north east on 12 November 2018. We are about a mile from Princes Street, a little beyond the ...
David Panton 12/11/2018
The trackbed of the Caledonian's approach to Princes Street station has been the West (not Western - common mistake) Approach Road since 1974. This ...
David Panton 24/06/2018
The recently repainted footbridge linking Edinburgh's Dundee Terrace and Dundee Street over the trackbed of the former Caledonian main line a mile out ...
John Furnevel 03/06/2010
Photograph taken on June 2010 looking south west along the trackbed of the Caledonian a mile out of Princes Street, shortly after passing the site of ...
John Furnevel 03/06/2010

Dalry Road Shed was located in the 'V' of the junction between the Caledonian Railway's Edinburgh branch and what was originally the Granton Branch, later the approach to Haymarket West Junction.
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Dalry Road Shed in 1959 with ex-CR 57654. ...
David Murray-Smith 30/09/1959
Looking towards Princes Street Station from Coffin Lane in 1971. On the left is the island platform of Dalry Road Station; on the right is the ...
Bill Roberton //1971
CR 123 seen taking a break at Dalry Road shed on 19 April 1965 after bringing the BLS Scottish Rambler no 4 special into Princes Street ...
K A Gray 19/04/1965
Standing alongside the shed at Dalry Road on 28 March 1964 is BR Standard tank no 80022. In the background is Fairburn 42273, a regular on station ...
K A Gray 28/03/1964

The gap on the bricks reveals the blocked-up eastern entrance with steps up to Dalry Road station. We are in the Telfer Subway (between Fountainbridge ...
David Panton 27/04/2018
Though a stretch of one face of the island platform survives at the eastern end of Dalry Road, there's not much to see at the western end and you'll ...
David Panton 27/04/2018
Nobody has caught a train here since 1962. However not many caught one before then either, as this face was for Edinburgh Princes Street only a few ...
David Panton 27/04/2018
Large scale OS map of Dalry Road station and shed in their last years. Edinburgensians can get misty-eyed spotting other bygones. Map from ...
David Panton 27/06/2016

This was a double track junction formed when the 1864 Coltbridge Junction to Dalry Junction curve was met with a new connection of 1876 westwards to Haymarket West Junction to give the Caledonian Railway access to locations west via the former Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
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This junction was just to the west of Dalry Road station and was where the link to Haymarket West Junction parted from the Caledonian's Leith North ...
David Panton 19/01/2018
The rebuilt rail bridge over Dalry Road near the former Dalry Middle Junction. View west on 16 November 2013 with a no 22 bus crossing. [See image ...
Bill Roberton 16/11/2013
Looking north towards Corstorphine Hill circa 1972 with the site of Dalry Middle Junction on the other side of the gap left by the former railway ...
John Furnevel //1972
View west showing the replacement deck of the former railway bridge that once carried the Caledonian lines over Dalry Road, seen here in March 2006. ...
John Furnevel 09/03/2006

This junction opened in 1864 when the a curve from the new Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway) connected the 1848 Caledonian Railway to the 1859 Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway).
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This view, from the site of Coltbridge Junction Signalbox, looks south west towards Haymarket depot, where the tram line will skirt the perimeter of ...
Bill Roberton 27/09/2010
View from the site of Coltbridge Junction Signalbox looking south east with new plant being delivered to the Edinburgh tram works. ...
Bill Roberton 27/09/2010
View south along the former alignment of the demolished Caledonian viaduct. It is planned that there will be a triangular junction with the ...
Bill Roberton 27/09/2010

Balgreen tram stop occupies the exact location of Balgreen Halt, hard by the main line near Haymarket West Junction. The morning LNER Aberdeen to ...
David Panton 16/07/2018
A train for Glasgow via Cumbernauld passes Haymarket West Junction (and Balgreen tramstop) on 13 April 2019. ...
David Panton 13/04/2019
First class decadence - all before 10am on a Sunday! 'The Cathedrals Express' passes Haymarket West Junction on a trip from Edinburgh to Fife.
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Martin MacGuire 20/05/2018
Grab shot of a Fife Circle loco-hauled stock on the Sub at Gorgie. The train is standing at a signal awaiting access to the main line at Haymarket ...
John Yellowlees 05/10/2016