Cairntows Level Crossing

Location type


Name and dates

Cairntows Level Crossing (1831-1968)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway.


Description

This level crossing was named for a farm formerly to the south of the level crossing.

This was a double track level crossing, the line becoming single immediately to the west.

Cairntows Signal Box (a small timber and brick box) was to the east, and protected the crossing. It also protected access to the Pentland Brewery to the west. A large lattice footbridge crossed the lines, on the east side of the crossing.

The line closed between St Leonards and Duddingston Junction in 1968 and the box closed.

Although the crossing is now gone the gate keeper's cottage remains on the north side of the line, west side of Duddingston Road.


Tags

Level Crossing

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
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