Musselburgh [2nd] (1847-1964)
Opened on the Musselburgh Branch (North British Railway).
Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.
This terminus was in Musselburgh itself, on the east bank of the River Esk next to the 'Roman Bridge' (actually medieval). The site was fairly cramped being constrained by the river on the north side and works to the south. The station replaced Musselburgh [1st], about a mile to the south, which became Inveresk.
The passenger station had a trainshed with one long passenger platform and one short. The goods yard was laid out on either side of the passenger station, the goods shed to the north. Approach was from the west over the River Esk. There were further sidings on the north side of the line on the west bank.
The Musselburgh and District Electric Light and Traction passed just east of the station
A siding accessed by reversing from the goods yard ran south to serve the Esk Net Mills (west side of siding) and Inveresk Mills (Paper).
The bridge over the River Esk survives in modified form now carrying Olive Bank Road. The station site is now a car park on the east bank of the river. A number of mill buildings survive, but these are not part of the former station.
Niddrie Junction [2nd]
Other railway and industry locations
Esk Net Mills
Inveresk Mills (Paper)
Niddrie East Junction
Wanton Walls Junction
Inveresk Lodge Garden
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
Drem to Edinburgh: Including Gullane, Haddington, Tranent, Musselburgh and Fisherrow Branches (Scottish Main Lines)