Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

This line provided a service from Barnton to Craigleith with trains continuing to Edinburgh Princes Street.






Dates

25/07/1890Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Craigleith to Cramond Brig authorised.
29/10/1891Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
First Sod cut.
01/03/1894Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Craigleith to Cramond Brig opened. Barnton Gate and Cramond Brig stations opened.
  /  /1896Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Barnton, Gogar and Corstorphine Railway promoted to extend the branch. Not proceeded with.
01/04/1903Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Cramond Brig renamed Barnton (for Cramond Brig). Barnton Gate renamed Davidsons Mains.
01/02/1937Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
House O' Hill Halt opened.
07/05/1951Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Barnton to Craigleith closed to passengers.
07/05/1951Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Barnton to Davidson's Mains Goods (excluded) closed entirely.
01/06/1960Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Davidson's Mains Goods to Craigleith Junction (excluded) closed to freight.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This double track junction was just north of Craigleith station, separated from it by the Queensferry Road overbridge. The existing signal box, dating from 1879 when the station opened, was used when the junction was created with the opening of the Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway) in 1894. For this the box was renamed from Craigleith to Craigleith Junction.
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Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
The Barnton branch (left) parted company from the Caledonian's Leith North line just north of Craigleith station. As with Edinburgh's other railway ...
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This euphoniously alliterative halt was rather evanescent and has left not a wrack behind. There are no traces of the more substantial Davidson's ...
David Panton 15/07/2020
Looking east over the site of House O'Hill Halt on the Barnton branch in January 2019. It opened in 1937 and closed in 1951.
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Bill Roberton 15/01/2019
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This was a two platform station on an elevated site. The large main station building, with canopy, was on the eastbound (city bound) platform. There was a waiting room on the opposite platform.
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The fan shape of this Tesco car park betrays the fact that this was once Davidson's Mains goods yard, with the through line to the north (right) ...
David Panton 08/05/2019
Davidsons Mains. ...
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This was a spaciously laid out terminus in the western suburbs of Edinburgh. When built there was very little housing, the nearest landmarks being Cramond Bridge, to the west, and Barnton House, to the north. Since closure considerably more housing has been developed nearby. The line was served by trains from Edinburgh Princes Street.
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Part of a 1:1250 map of showing Barnton station (which was to close in 1951) and, off-photo, not much else. The station was called Cramond Brig when ...
David Panton 15/08/2016
Barnton station. C.R. 0.4.4T 15165. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 25/09/1948
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