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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)
- Roger Darsley & Dennis Lovett
- Vic Mitchell
- Scottish Main Lines
- Middleton Press Ltd
- 24 June 2017
- 240 x 174 mm
- 96 Pages
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history
|Seton Mains Halt||50-51|
|Cockenzie Power Station||54-55|