Gifford and Garvald Railway
|Macmerry and Gifford Lines|
The Gifford and Garvald Railway was a 9.25 mile long, single track branch railway line in East Lothian, Scotland, that ran from a junction west of Ormiston on the Macmerry Branch to Gifford via three intermediate stations, Pencaitland, Saltoun, and Humbie.
The line was proposed in November 1890 and the company was authorised on 3 July 1891 to construct a line of 12 miles and 200 yards. Only 9.25 miles of line was completed and opened on 14 October 1901. Run by the North British Railway from opening the line remained independent until 1923 when it became part of London and North Eastern Railway. At Pencaitland, the line served the Glenkinchie distillery. The extension of the line to Garvald was never completed.
The line closed to passengers on 3 April 1933 when the Macmerry Branch withdrew its services. After a bridge collapse in August 1948 the section from Gifford to Humbie closed but the remaining line stayed open. On 2 May 1960 the line past Humbie closed to freight and the remaining line on 25 April 1965.
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- "Map of route".
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- "Gifford and Garvald Railway on a 1945 OS Map". Retrieved 28 January 2012.