Millerhill Yard Up Sorting Sidings

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Millerhill Yard Up Sorting Sidings (1961-)

Opened on the Millerhill Marshalling Yard (British Railways).

Description

The Up Yard, originally of 40 looped sidings, opened in 1962.

It closed to regular traffic in 1969 with the Waverley Route closure and was given over to departmental traffic. All traffic was transferred to the Millerhill Yard Down Sorting Sidings.

The Millerhill Yard Up Arrival Sidings and the north end of the sorting sidings (ie the hump, splitting and 6 retarders) were taken out of use 1973 and lifted over some time. One arrival siding appears to have remained in place until disconnected around 1983 (closure of Down Yard at same time).

The west part of the Up yard re-opened to freight in 1983 and the east part continued to be used for Permanent Way or Civil Engineer use.

The west side became the Millerhill EGIP Depot for new stock associated with the electrification of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and, after a period of closure with PW trains operating from Carlisle Marshalling Yard, the eastern part of the yard was brought back into use for permanent way trains.

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Yard


Books


British Marshalling Yards (A FOULIS-OPC railway book)

Galashiels to Edinburgh: Including the Lauder and Dalkeith Branches - the Waverley Route (Scml)