The Lothian Lines
"Much of the Lothians' coal output was
exported through Leith. The North British Railway built a network,
known as the Lothian Lines, superimposed on their existing system just
before World War I.
This picture, from 1961, shows a train in the
Portobello area on one of these lines, now the site of the Sir Harry
Lauder Road. The spire on the right is St Phillip's in Joppa. Joppa
station was about 100 yards to the right of, and below, the photographer."
A. J. Mullay, Edinburgh: May 2005