Humbie

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Humbie (1901-1933)

Opened on the Gifford and Garvald Light Railway.

Description

This was a single platform station with a goods yard approached from the west on the south side of line. The station building was a small timber building typical of the line.

The line closed to passengers in 1933.

Gilchriston Viaduct was to the east. This single arch bridge was washed out in 1948 making Humbie the end of the line. The line closed in 1960, cut back to Ormiston.

To the west was Highlea Siding. Humbie Viaduct was a mile and a half north west of the station, closer to Saltoun station.

A railway cottage, the loading bank and the mound of the platform remain. The trackbed is walkable to the west. To the east, beyond the Gilchriston Viaduct, it has been ploughed out.

The name Humbie applies to more of a parish area than a village. There is a Humbie House to the south west, a Humbie Mill, Humbie Wood and water courses Humbie Water and Humbie Dean.

Note that Humbie Signal Box was not here, this was located on the western approach to the Forth Bridge on the line between Winchburgh Junction and Dalmeny North Junction.

Tags

Station terminus

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map


Nearby stations
Saltoun
Pencaitland
Gifford
Winton
Ormiston
Macmerry
Haddington
Tynehead
Seton Mains Halt
Oxton
Seton
Longniddry
Crossgatehall Halt
Prestonpans
Heriot
Gilchriston Viaduct
Highlea Siding
Humbie Viaduct
Lempock Wells Siding
Pencaitland Maltings
Brander's Workshop Siding
Pencaitland Pit
Pencaitland Colliery
Tourist/other
Humbie House
Saltoun Hall
Glenkinchie Distillery
Tyneholm House
Winton House
Yester House
Soutra Aisle
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Dates

  /08/1948Gifford and Garvald Railway
Gifford to Humbie closed to all traffic (flood damage causes Gilchriston Viaduct collapse). Bridge not repaired and traffic carried by road from Gifford to Haddington.
02/05/1960Gifford and Garvald Railway
Humbie to Saltoun (excluded) closed to freight.

Books


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

Haddington, Macmerry and Gifford Branch Lines (Oakwood Library of Railway History)