Scottish Main Lines

Drem to Edinburgh

including the Gullane, Haddington, Tranent, Musselburgh and Fisherrow branches

by Roger Darsley & Dennis Lovett

The North British route from Edinburgh to Berwick-upon-Tweed opened in 1846 and today is part of the electrified East Coast Main Line.

A number of branch lines radiated from it and served the golfing resort of Gullane, also Haddington the former county town of Haddingtonshire, plus the coal mining area of Tranent which was once linked to Cockenzie by Scotland’s oldest wagonway.

Its involvement in the Jacobite Rebellion saw it become the first railway to be used for military purposes.



'Overall a most interesting book.... A good selection of quality photographs, all well captioned and a book enjoyed by the reviewer.'
(The Journal of the Stephenson Locomotive Society, Nov/Dec 2017, No.908, Vol.93)

'Track plans and diagrams plus the usual plethora of key monochromatic pictures expand the why and wherefores of this network in a way no other series can do.'
(Heritage Railway, Issue 232, 25 August-21 September 2017)

'Details of the Gullane, Haddington, Tranent, Musselburgh and Fisherow branches, all of which closed years ago, are very welcome.'
(NRM Review, Autumn 2017)

Book Details

Roger Darsley & Dennis Lovett
Vic Mitchell
Scottish Main Lines
Middleton Press Ltd
24 June 2017
240 x 174 mm
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Drem 1-12
Fidra Island 13
Gullane 14-20
Luffness Platform 21
Aberlady 22-28
Haddington 29-36
Longniddry 37-49, 52-53
Seton Mains Halt 50-51
Cockenzie Power Station 54-55
Tranent 56-58
Prestonpans 59-68
Wallyford 69-71
Inveresk 72-76
Musselburgh 77-80
Musselburgh (Terminus) 81-86
Fisherrow 87-88
New Hailes 89-90
Joppa 91-96
Portobello 97-101
Edinburgh 102-107
St.Margarets 108-114
Edinburgh Waverley 115-120