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Campaigners calling for a railway station to return to Haddington will outline their hopes at a community meeting.
(Permalink) Haddington North British Railway


Haddington: The eastern exit from Haddington Station Gardens, with more railway themed metal fencing. The gated road entrance to the former goods yard still stands beyond the wall. Photographed on Boxing Day 2019 ...
John Furnevel 26/12/2019


Haddington: Haddington's 1930s bypass (today the A199) crossed over the line via this large concrete and steel viaduct on a skew, today with extra bracing. The view is to the terminus.
Ewan Crawford 26/12/2019


Haddington: J36 no 65234 stands at Haddington with a branch line railtour on 29 August 1964.
K A Gray 29/08/1964

Prepatory work has begun on Reston Station, much to the delight of Barrie Forrest, chair of the Rail Action Group East of Scotland (RAGES).
(Permalink) East Coast Main Line New Station North British Railway Reston


Reston [1st]: A4 60019 Bittern heading north past Reston Junction signal box on 4 November 1967 with an RCTS (West Riding Branch) special from Leeds City to Edinburgh.
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 04/11/1967


Reston [1st]: The 0800 East Coast Kings Cross - Edinburgh service runs north through Reston, Berwickshire, on an overcast 8 March 2010. The train is passing the site of the island platform once shared by dow ...
John Furnevel 08/03/2010

The two-platform stop will be built in a Borders village which last saw passenger services in 1964.
(Permalink) East Coast Main Line New Station North British Railway Reston


Reston [1st]: A4 60019 Bittern heading north past Reston Junction signal box on 4 November 1967 with an RCTS (West Riding Branch) special from Leeds City to Edinburgh.
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 04/11/1967


Reston [1st]: The 0800 East Coast Kings Cross - Edinburgh service runs north through Reston, Berwickshire, on an overcast 8 March 2010. The train is passing the site of the island platform once shared by dow ...
John Furnevel 08/03/2010

A campaign calling for the return of a railway station to Haddington has won the backing of East Lothian's former MP.
(Permalink) Haddington North British Railway


Haddington: 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 th ...
John Furnevel 26/12/2019


Haddington: Haddington's 1930s bypass (today the A199) crossed over the line via this large concrete and steel viaduct on a skew, today with extra bracing. The view is to the terminus.
Ewan Crawford 26/12/2019


Haddington: Haddington, looking towards the buffers in 1968, having closed on 30 March.
Bill Roberton //1968

In 1850 the completion of the Royal Border Bridge, linking the two banks of the River Tweed at Berwick, was the final piece of the jigsaw that saw the East Coast Main Line link London with Edinburgh.
(Permalink) East Coast Main Line North British Railway Royal Border Bridge

Network Rail Scotlands proposal for a new train station at Reston in the Scottish Borders has taken a major step forward.
(Permalink) East Coast Main Line New station North British Railway Reston


Reston [1st]: Scene at Reston, Berwickshire, looking south on 14 August 2018. The Virgin East Coast 0800 Kings Cross - Edinburgh has just run through the site of the former station. This is one of the locations on ...
Andy Furnevel 14/08/2018


Reston [1st]: The 1000 Kings Cross - Edinburgh Waverley passing Reston on 29 July 1967 behind D9010 King's Own Scottish Borderer.
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 29/07/1967

Network Rail has submitted a planning application to East Lothian Council for a new railway station in East Linton.
(Permalink) East Coast Main Line East Linton New station North British Railway


East Linton [1st]: One of the former stations on the Edinburgh - Berwick route being considered for reopening is East Linton in rural East Lothian, some 20 miles out from Waverley. The station here opened in 1846 as pla ...
Andy Furnevel 14/08/2018

Exquisite architecture, world-famous views, lavish interiors and the very best in fine dining: The Balmoral Hotel truly ticks all the necessary boxes for a 5-star stay.

Considered among the most luxurious hotels in the British Isles, this elite Edwardian beauty with its majestic clock tower has kept watch over central Edinburgh since 1902.
(Permalink) Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh Waverley North British Railway North British Station Hotel


The Balmoral Hotel: It had been 6.25 on the Balmoral clock more or less since the start of lockdown when it stopped and couldn't be maintained. It is now moving again so punters no longer have an excuse for missing the t ...
David Panton 24/06/2020


The Balmoral Hotel: View north over the roof of Waverley station towards the Balmoral (formerly North British) Hotel on 27 September 2011. The narrow passageway to the left of the hotel links Princes Street and the stati ...
John Furnevel 27/09/2011

Anoraks among the readership may delight in this third column on railways in as many months. But, unlike the previous two, this one features future expansion, not the ghosts of railways past.
(Permalink) Dunbar North British Railway

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.
(Permalink) ECML North British Railway


Haddington: 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 th ...
John Furnevel 26/12/2019


Aberlady: 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 stati ...
Ewan Crawford 26/12/2019


Humbie: 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 Br ...
Ewan Crawford 21/03/2009

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