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Saughton Junction


At Saughton Junction in the western outskirts of Edinburgh, a ScotRail class 170 3-car DMU passes beneath the photographer heading towards Edinburgh on the Fife lines, whilst No. 170 458 heads west from the city along the E&G lines on 29th May, 2009. This view will shortly be radically transformed by the electrification of the soon-to-be-reopened route from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie, some of the catenary-masts for which can be seen in the photo, while on each side of the line foundations can be seen in the course of construction for a bridge which will carry Edinburgh's new tramway across the railway at a point directly above the westbound train.


A 5-car formation composed of a ScotRail class 158 and class 170 DMU No. 170 460 passes Saughton Junction in the western outskirts of Edinburgh, heading towards the city along the E&G lines on 29th May, 2009. This view will shortly be radically transformed by the electrification of the soon-to-be-reopened route from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie, some of the catenary-masts for which can be seen in the photo, while on each side of the line foundations can be seen in the course of construction for a bridge which will carry Edinburgh's new tramway across the railway at a point directly above the nearest two cars of the train.


ScotRail class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 478 in Strathclyde PTE livery approaches Saughton Junction on the western outskirts of Edinburgh on a service for Fife, 29th May, 2009.


With Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat on the horizon, ScotRail class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 415 approaches Saughton Junction in the western outskirts of Edinburgh with a westbound service on 29th May, 2009.


With Edinburgh Castle prominent on the horizon, ScotRail class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 426 heads westbound along the E&G lines towards Saughton Junction in the western outskirts of Edinburgh on 29th May, 2009.


Edinburgh Castle prominent on the horizon, a 5-car set with ScotRail class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 461 leading heads along the Fife lines towards Saughton Junction in the western outskirts of Edinburgh on 29th May, 2009.


An unidentified ScotRail class 170 3-car DMU heads towards Edinburgh from Fife as a 6-car class 170 formation headed by No. 170 410 approaches Saughton Junction on the E&G lines with a westbound service on 29th May, 2009.


ScotRail class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 460 approaches Saughton Junction in the western outskirts of Edinburgh, heading westbound from the city along the E&G lines on 29th May, 2009.


A National Express East Coast class 254 HST with power-car No. 43251 leading approaches Saughton Junction in the western outskirts of Edinburgh, heading towards the Forth Bridge and Fife with an Aberdeen service on 29th May, 2009. This view will shortly be radically transformed by the electrification of the soon-to-be-reopened route from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie, some of the catenary-masts for which can be seen in the photo, while on each side of the line foundations can be seen in the course of construction for a bridge which will carry Edinburgh's new tramway across the railway at a point directly above the leading cars of the train.


A 6-car train formed of a pair of ScotRail class 170 3-car DMUs with No. 170 431 leading approaches Saughton Junction in the western outskirts of Edinburgh, heading westbound along the E&G lines on 29th May, 2009. This view will shortly be radically transformed by the electrification of the soon-to-be-reopened route from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie, some of the catenary-masts for which can be seen in the photo, while on each side of the line foundations can be seen in the course of construction for a bridge which will carry Edinburgh's new tramway across the railway at a point directly above the leading car of the train.


A 4-car train composed of two ScotRail class 158 2-car DMUs with No. 158 789 leading approaches Saughton Junction on the western outskirts of Edinburgh on a service for Fife, 29th May, 2009.


ScotRail class 158 2-car DMU No. 158 710 heads away from Edinburgh on the E&G lines and approaches Saughton Junction on the western outskirts of the city on a westbound service, 29th May, 2009.


ScotRail Class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 470 in Strathclyde PTE livery approaches Saughton Junction on the western outskirts of Edinburgh on a service for Fife, 29th May, 2009.


ScotRail class 170 3-car DMU No. 170 413 approaches Saughton Junction on the western outskirts of Edinburgh on a service for Fife, 29th May, 2009. In the distance, at Haymarket West Junction, the Northern Belle railtour set can be seen heading towards Edinburgh.


A 6-car train formed of a pair of ScotRail class 170 3-car DMUs with No. 170 412 leading approaches Saughton Junction in the western outskirts of Edinburgh, heading westbound from the city along the E&G lines on 29th May, 2009.


With Edinburgh Castle prominent on the skyline, a 4-car train formed of a pair of ScotRail class 158 2-car DMUs with No. 158 709 leading approaches Saughton Junction in the western outskirts of Edinburgh, heading westbound along the E&G lines on 29th May, 2009.


Mis-spelled notice seen near Stenhouse Drive, Edinburgh, 29th May, 2009.
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