Newbattle Viaduct (1847-1972)
Newbattle Viaduct (2015-)
Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).
This is a double track twenty three arch viaduct over the River Esk. The southernmost arch is skew and crosses the A7. A minor road crossed under the second arch from the north end and the River Esk passes under the third and forth arches.
This was a new bridge built with the opening of the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway). To the east was the Newbattle Viaduct [1st] on the Arniston Branch, which it effectively replaced although that branch served various coal mines further east. West Bryans Siding on the new line gave access to the private coal railway.
The viaduct remained un-used after closure of the Waverley Route and Lady Victoria Pit for forty three years and required repairs before being brought back into use.
It now carries a single track.
In 1909 two temporary signal boxes opened - Dalhousie North and Dalhousie South - presumably during single line operations for viaduct repairs.
Eskbank and Dalkeith
Other railway and industry locations
Newbattle Viaduct [1st]
West Bryans Siding
Newbattle Signal Box
Dean Oil Works
Esk Valley Junction
Newbattle Coal Stocking Site
Lady Victoria Pit
Eskbank Carpet Factory
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
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