Cairney

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Cairney (1834-1847)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway.

Description

Note the spelling Cairnie as per the nearby farm and cottages. This station was probably located either at Cairnie Cottage or near Adamsrow, a location now lost after the development of the Millerhill Marshalling Yard (British Railways).

The station did not survive the conversion of the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway into a properly railway with the opening of the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway) and various deviations and improvements to the original line.

This station may not have had any facilities at all and was most likely a stopping location, more akin to a halt than a station.

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
03/07/2020

Dates

14/07/1847Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Portobello East Junction to Niddrie South Junction, Cairney to Millerhill, re-alignment at Sheriffhall [2nd] and Dalhousie to Gorebridge opened.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Galashiels to Edinburgh: Including the Lauder and Dalkeith Branches - the Waverley Route (Scml)

Origins of the Scottish Railway System 1722-1844

Waverley: Portrait of a Famous Route