What could have been on the railways [East Lothian Courier]

Date: 16/08/2020

Anticipating the future is hard, especially over centuries. So we shouldn^t be too harsh with the North British Railway (NBR) for building the East Coast Main Line (ECML) in the wrong place. It serves only two of our towns, requiring four branch lines to serve the rest, badly.

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ANTICIPATING the future is hard, especially over centuries. So we shouldnt be too harsh with the North British Railway (NBR) for building the

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Not all of the trackbed of the former line to Gullane has survived intact, with some long portions being ploughed out. One section which survives is this short section beside the former Aberlady station. The signal box once stood to the left.
Location: Aberlady
Company: Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway
26/12/2019 Ewan Crawford
Looking north across Station Road, Haddington towards the station site on Boxing Day 2019. The covered access stairway to the high level platform was located beyond the shrubbery on the left, while the former carriage entrance opposite gives access to what is now Haddington Station Gardens. Note the railway-themed ornamental metalwork incorporated within the fencing along the front of the gardens. Haddington station closed to passengers in December 1949, with complete closure of the branch from Longniddry taking place in 1968.
Location: Haddington
Company: North British Railway
26/12/2019 John Furnevel
The timber loading bank at Humbie still exists despite the closure of the line in 1960. The line east from here to the terminus at Gifford was closed from 1948 following collapse of the Gilchriston Bridge. The bridge was immediately east of Humbie station. The line to Smeaton and Edinburgh ran off to the right.
Location: Humbie
Company: Gifford and Garvald Light Railway
21/03/2009 Ewan Crawford

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