South Leith Junction

A consignment of Russian coal on its way from Leith Docks to Cockenzie PS in April 2007. EWS 66059 is climbing from the site of Leith South Junction to join the ECML at Portobello. The road vehicles in the background are on land once occupied by Portobello Yard. In days gone by, coal trains on the Lothian Lines from Leith Docks would have turned off at Leith South Jct to skirt the yard just beyond the tree line in the background, before passing over the ECML on a bridge on their way to Niddrie North. For a map see image 1404.

Location: South Leith Junction

Company: North British Railway

Photographer: John Furnevel

Contact photographer: John Furnevel

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Date: 13/04/2007

Image number: 65789

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