Winton

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Winton (1872-1925)

Opened on the Macmerry Branch (North British Railway).

Description

This station had a passing loop and two slightly staggered platforms. The platform on the west side had the station building at the south end and the east side platform was slightly further north. The goods yard was on the east side, approached from the north. Winton House is a half mile south east of the former station.

A road was diverted to pass under the railway just to the south west of the station, the original road remained as an approach to the station from both sides and still crossed by level crossing.

The box was at the north end, east side of the line.

After closure in 1925 the line remained open until 1960.

The station site has been cleared but not built over. The girder was removed from the road bridge but the abutments remain.

Just to the north west was Pencaitland Colliery, served by a tramway from the North British Railway. Part of this tramway became the Macmerry branch.

Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
03/04/2020

Dates

01/05/1872Macmerry Branch (North British Railway)
Smeaton, Ormiston, Winton and Macmerry stations opened.

Books


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

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Haddington, Macmerry and Gifford Branch Lines (Oakwood Library of Railway History)