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June 18th, 2007
We took a couple of hours to do some trainspotting while at a conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Stopping first at Waverly station and then travelling east to Musselburgh station on a tip from trainspots.co.uk, we caught 24 trains ranging from two car Electric Multiple Units to 60-car unit coal trains in short order before returning to the venue.
(map) The Scottish capital hosts a relatively large passenger station called Waverly station which has a train in or out of out around every 4 minutes during peak hours. To the south of the downtown is the freight bypass.
Several passenger trains come and go from Edinburgh's Waverley station in the twenty or so minutes we watch from the west end.
(map) Just a few minutes to the east of Edinburgh, Musselburgh hosts the regional freight yard called Millerhill and is beyond the Edinburgh freight bypass. The passenger station is very accessible with the freight yard available to trainspot at just a few minute walk away down a bicycle path, under the A-1 highway, and up onto a road bridge.
An EWS ballast train pulls into Millerhill yard.
An EWS Class 66 brings a lengthly coal train into Millerhill yard in Musselburgh.
A Freightliner Class 66 pulls a train out of EWS Millerhill yard.
Passenger trains fly by Musselburgh station at high speed every few minutes.
A rare half-century-old Class 37 leads a trash train through Musselburgh station with Edinburgh's smelliest.
More passenger trains rush through Musselburgh station while the locals make their station stops.