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Stenlake Publishing - The Haddington, Macmerry & Gifford Branch Lines


The Haddington, Macmerry & Gifford Branch Lines



Author : A. M. Hajducki
ISBN : 9780853614562
Cover : hardback
Price : £18.50

The three railway branch lines which served the landward areas of East Lothian were an unusual trio and were all worked by the North British Railway. Each line had its own distinctive and often eccentric character and the first to be built was the Haddington branch which carried agricultural produce and commuters to and from the county town, surviving into the diesel age and narrowly escaping preservation. The Macmerry line was a different affair whose raison d’etre was the product of many small pits on the periphery of the Lothains coalfield. The third line was the Gifford & Garvard Light Railway, a curious enterprise which barely reached the former village and was destined never to reach the latter. The traffic on this branch included potatoes, pit props, strawberries and that most Scottish of cargoes, malt whisky. All three lines have now passed into history but they deserve to be remembered for the way in which they efficiently served this most beautiful part of the country.

A5 format, 248 pages, over 160 illustrations.

The Haddington, Macmerry & Gifford Branch Lines
£18.50
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