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A Brush type 4 with a Freightliner is held at signals approaching Portobello East Junction off the sub in 1972. The train is standing below the bridge that carried the Lothian Lines on their way to Leith Docks. The Freightliner is waiting to cross the ECML and enter Portobello FLT, but the manoeuvre has been temporarily blocked due to the passing of an EE Type 3 with a train of tanks from Granton.
John Furnevel [30/10/1972]


An eastbound DMU passes Portobello East Junction in 1988.
Ewan Crawford [12/06/1988]


The overhead wires at this location are a bit of a hindrance to
photography, but I suppose we mustn^t be selfish. 170459 comes off the Newcraighall line (rump of the Waverley Route) on 16 March with a crossrail service for Glenrothes. Meanwhile a 322 heading for North Berwick retreats slowly, in the wake of the daily ^Binliner^ from Powderhall Refuse depot. Typically I failed to photograph either of those two thanks to lateness and camera-faffing respectively. It^s not just you.

David Panton [16/03/2011]
All photographs of Portobello East Junction
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