Niddrie [1st] (Unlikely 1)

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Niddrie [1st] (Unlikely 1) (1834-1847)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway.

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


Description

This is a location identified as a possible location for the E&DR's Niddrie station. It is unlikely as this was not at the point of divergence of the South Esk and Fisherrow lines, not shown on the NBR prospectus map and west of the point of divergence of the Leith line, opened one year after the station (thus not served by the Leith branch which would have been wasteful).

However the location cannot be entirely ruled out as it was the closest point to Niddry House where the line crossed a road. If initially built to serve the Niddry estate, this is the likely location. But the line was largely built to serve coalmasters, so this still remains an unlikely location.

For the most likely location see Niddrie [1st].


Tags

Station