On the afternoon of 5 February 1970, BRCW Type 2 No. 5303 approaches Monktonhall Junction off the chord from Millerhill Yard with a loaded MGR coal train from Monktonhall Colliery (booked departure time 16:05) to Cockenzie Power Station. The tracks on the extreme right were the direct connection from Niddrie West Junction via Wanton Walls.
Bill Jamieson [05/02/1970]

A trip working from Dalkeith Colliery comes off the Smeaton branch at Monktonhall Junction on 21 April 1970 behind Clayton D8614.
Bill Jamieson [21/04/1970]

Deltic No. 9011 The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers approaches Monktonhall Junction not long after leaving Waverley station in February 1970 with the 16.00 hrs service to London Kings Cross. This once rural scene on the outskirts of Edinburgh has changed out of all recognition - the field on the right has long succumbed to housing while Queen Margaret University now stands on the left.

Bill Jamieson [05/02/1970]
All photographs of Monktonhall Junction