Location type


Names and dates

Musselburgh [1st] (1846-1847)
Inveresk (1847-1876)
Inveresk Junction (1876-1890)
Inveresk (1890-1964)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the North British Railway.


This was a two platform station with the platforms passing under Carberry Road. The main station building was on the eastbound platform with a waiting room on the westbound. The signal box was at the west end of the westbound platform (it closed in 1924).

The station was about a mile south of Musselburgh itself. A more suitably sited station, Musselburgh [2nd], opened in 1847.

The goods yard was on the north side, approached by a long reversing spur leading off the eastbound platform. A long siding also existed on the south side, approached from Monktonhall Junction.

The line remains open but no trace of the station remains, except in the alignment of Carberry Grove, formerly the goods yard.



External links

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


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

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

Edinburgh St. Margaret's: The Story of the 'Other' Edinburgh Depot of the North British Railway 1845-1967

Exploring Disused Railways in East Scotland

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1
LNER Wagons: Volume 3: Scottish Area: Ex North British and Ex-Great North of Scotland Railway Wagons
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)

The Castle and the Bear: A Brief History of the North British Railway

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