Eskbridge

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Eskbridge (1874-1930)

Opened on the Penicuik Railway.

Description

This was a single platform station on a single track line. The platform was located on the west side of the line and built in timber and ash (the southern part entirely in timber as it overhung the river). The station building was in timber. The station was reached by a very short approach running south from the east end of the Esk Bridge.

To the north was a siding, accessed from the south, on the east side of the line. The loading bank here still partly exists.

Just to the north Harper's Brae crosses the trackbed by a large masonry bridge.

To the south, on the other side of the river, was the large Esk Mills paper mill.

Tags

Station footpath

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
05/04/2020




Dates

01/07/1874Penicuik Railway
Eskbridge opened.
01/01/1917Penicuik Railway
Eskbridge closed.
02/06/1919Penicuik Railway
Eskbridge re-opened.
22/09/1930Penicuik Railway
Eskbridge closed.

Books


An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Old Penicuik