Edinburgh-Bathgate Railway

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Bathgate and Edinburgh Railway, a railway in Edinburgh and Linlithgow shires, from a junction with the Edinburgh and Glasgow section of the North British system at a point a little W of Ratho station, 11 miles west-by-southward to Bathgate. It was authorised in 1846, together with about 12 miles of branches, which are in abeyance; it was leased to the Edinburgh and Glasgow for 999 years, at 4 per cent. at one-half surplus profits; it passed, with the Edinburgh and Glasgow line, into connection with the North British system; it came under an agreement with the North British directors to receive 5 per cent. in perpetuity, in lieu of the terms of lease to the Edinburgh and Glasgow; and in 1870, its total annual value was £6660.

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