Haymarket East Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Haymarket East Junction (1964-)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
Opened on the Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway).

Description

This junction is directly west of Haymarket station. It opened in 1964, finally completing the line from Slateford Junction [1st] laid down in 1859. The connection was known as the Duff Street Spur. This joined together the former Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and the Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway).

Haymarket East on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway had a signal box prior to the connection being put in. This controlled the west end of Haymarket station and the siding into the Caledonian Distillery. This distilelry was also served by a siding at the very end of the Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway).

The E&G box was replaced in 1895 when the line was quadrupled with the opening of a second Haymarket Tunnel to the south of the existing tunnel and the addition of two further platforms.

The box closed in 1936, taken over by Waverley West Signal Box.

With the laying in of the Duff Street Spur in 1964 it became a true junction. This allowed Edinburgh Princes Street to close.

The sidings into the Caledonian Distillery and the distillery itself have closed.

Tags

Junction




Books


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

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Central Glasgow 1893: Lanarkshire Sheet 6.10a (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lanarkshire)

Edinburgh ( Western New Town) 1877: Edinburgh Large Scale Sheet 34 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Yard to the Mile)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Guidebook (Auld Kirk Museum Publications)
Edinburgh To Inverkeithing.: including The Port Edgar, North Queensferry And Rosyth Dockyard Branches. (Scottish Main Lines.)

Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh Waverley Station Through Time
Edinburgh's Transport: The Early Years v. 1
Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Haymarket Motive Power Depot Edinburgh: A History of the Depot, Its Work and Locomotives, 1842-2010

Landranger (66) Edinburgh, Penicuik & North Berwick (OS Landranger Map)

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

On Either Side, 1939: The Train between London King's Cross & Edinburgh Waverley, Fort William, Inverness & Aberdeen (Old House)

Rails Around Glasgow

The Next Stop: Inverness to Edinburgh, station by station

This Magnificent Line (the story of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian