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Abbeyhill Junction is where the bidirectional lines from the east of
Waverley Station through Calton tunnels (just one track per tunnel)
resolve into the Up and Down ECML. In the middle distance the Abbeyhill Loop and line to Leith once also veered off to the left, but the connection was broken in the early 1990s. View east from Regent Road park on 12 February with the floodlights of Meadowbank Stadium on the horizon.
David Panton [12/02/2011]


The Abbeyhill Loop and direct connection between Waverley and Leith
left the ECML (to the right in this picture) at Abbeyhill Junction and crossed the street called just Abbeyhill before entering Abbeyhill station. Although the line has been lifted for years the bridge over Abbeyhill survives, and is seen here on 12 February looking east. The ECML itself crosses Abbeyhill a bit further on, reducing the advantage in removing this overbridge which is perhaps why it^s still there. The Junction was overlooked by the top storeys of Brand Place, a single tenement with an address of it^s own, which it retains.
David Panton [12/02/2011]


The lines from Abbeyhill Junction turn north off the ECML with the surviving platforms of Abbeyhill station just round the curve. Grab shot from a passing train in March 2007.
John Furnevel [03/03/2007]
All photographs of Abbeyhill Junction
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