Leith sidings freight traffic

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Harbornite

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I was having a look on google earth when I came a cross a railway that I wasn't aware of. Basically it's the single track branch line that leaves the east coast mainline near Craigentinny and terminates at the docks at Leith, where there are a number of disused looking sidings. Is there any booked freight traffic for this line? This seems unlikely because realtimetrains only shows a runs as required path to West Burton power station. The images on google earth show an EWS class 66 with a coal train but the images are rather out of date.


Thanks in advance.



I've just had another look at google earth, turns out I didn't have the most up to date images on. Between 2008 and 2012, an EWS HTA hopper was removed from the yard but a reduced number of flat wagons remained there, in storage.
 
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Nothing at the moment, but there were some coal movements (to Immingham)
back in the Spring and more recently deliveries of pipes from Hartlepool.

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Thanks, good to know it isn't dead.

Also do you know when the Rosyth branch is due to be reactivated?
 

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Based on a visit Fri 24/02/17, Leith dock metals looking pretty much unused:



 
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