Covid restrictions coupled with the current ScotRail strike served only to emphasise the Sunday morning stillness at Newtongrange on 2 May 2021. The walk from the deserted station car park along the path to the closed National Mining Museum (hoping to reopen soon) leads past the old yard on the north side of the former colliery. The abandoned railway vehicle is one of the narrow gauge surface cars used on the Easthouses Tramway (see image 72286). Beyond the metal fence the Borders Line passes the site some 30 feet below (67783).
Location: Lady Victoria Colliery
Photographer: John Furnevel
Contact photographer: John Furnevel
Image number: 76584