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Unearthing Scotland’s First Railway Track at Tranent

An extensive archaeological excavation of Scotland’s first railway track is planned for next year. Wooden rails from the 297-year-old Tranent-Cockenzie Waggonway were uncovered in a dig in June this year.

Part of a cobbled horse track for the ponies which pulled the wagons up to coal pits at Tranent in East Lothian was also discovered. A community project hopes next year excavation might unearth some of the timbers used to lay the railway.

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