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Haddington, Macmerry & Gifford Branch Lines .. [AJ 42.055 Book]
 
 
Haddington, Macmerry & Gifford Branch Lines
Haddington, Macmerry & Gifford Branch Lines
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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 Lothians coalfield. The third line was the Gifford & Garvald 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. 248 pages of text with over 160 superb photographs, supplemented by 21 maps, 5 drawings, 2 gradient profiles. Casebound with two-colour glossy laminated jacket, printed endpapers. A5 format.

?thoroughly researched, clearly written, precise in detail and beautifully illustrated'
Railway Correspondence & Travel Society

A.M. Hajducki

 

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