Calton Tunnels

Location type

Tunnel

Name and dates

Calton Tunnels (1846-)

Opened on the North British Railway.

Description

This pair of double track tunnels are to the east of Edinburgh Waverley and a little west of Abbeyhill Junction. Since electrification the tunnels carry single lines as the overhead equipment needed extra clearance.

Although often referred to in the singular, there are two separate tunnels.

The original is the southern tunnel (397 yards), opening with the North British Railway. The newer tunnel is slightly longer (476 yards).

The tunnels pass under the southern flank of the Calton Hill.

Local

Calton Jail

Tags

Tunnel tunnels 07/11/2019




Books


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Drem to Edinburgh: Including Gullane, Haddington, Tranent, Musselburgh and Fisherrow Branches (Scottish Main Lines)

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Exploring Disused Railways in East Scotland

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North British Railway in Northumberland, The

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

Signalling and Signal Boxes along the North British Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway and the CLC Routes

South East Scotland (British Railways Past & Present)

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The North British Railway a History
The North British Railway, Volume 1, One,
The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Vanished Railways of West Lothian