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NT0263 :: West Calder Burn entering Culvert beneath Path of Old Railway Line

Taken 11 months ago by Ian Dodds near Polbeth, West Lothian, Scotland

West Calder Burn entering Culvert beneath Path of Old Railway Line by Ian Dodds
West Calder Burn entering Culvert beneath Path of Old Railway Line

The old railway line is described as a loop line on old OS maps - I haven't studied enough maps to see where the loop went but it must have been a big loop! It branched off the current Edinburgh - Glasgow line about half a mile East of the road bridge over the main railway, and the cutting where it passed underneath the Edinburgh - West Calder A71 road is still clearly visible driving along the road just East of the road bridge over the still-operating railway. It would have been associated with all the shale mine workings in the area. The site of the vertical shaft of Polbeth no.8 pit is only a few feet away, roughly to the left of the camera location.
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Subject Grid Square NT0263
Subject Lat/Long 55.857396,-3.567161 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Polbeth, West Lothian, Scotland
Photographer Ian Dodds
Taken 20201108 202011 2020 (about 11 months ago)
Submitted 2020-11-08
Context Rivers, Streams, Drainage · Quarrying, Mining · Railways ·
Subject culvert ·
Group West Calder Burn · Old Railway Line · East ·

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