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A new bus in

Princes Street

Article in Meccano Magazine

January 1955

Meccano Magazine

Cover

A Leyland Titan in Princes Street, Edinburgh

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon Davie, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh
ad to the Internet Meccano Magazine Scanning Group

Meccano Magazine

Page 2

A Leyland Titan in Princes Street, Edinburgh

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon Davie, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh
ad to the Internet Meccano Magazine Scanning Group

Meccano Magazine

Page 3

A Leyland Titan in Princes Street, Edinburgh

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon Davie, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh
ad to the Internet Meccano Magazine Scanning Group

 

Enlarge these pages

Meccano Magazine - January 1955 Cover  -  Leyland Titan pases the Scott Monument in Princes Street            

 

Comments

1.

with acknowledgement to

Gordon Davie

Abbeyhill, Edinburgh

and

The Internet Meccano Magazine
Scanning Group

Princes Street

Thank you to Gordon Davie, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh for telling me about this Meccano Magazine cover from January 1955, featuring a Leyland Titan PD 2/12 bus passing the Scott Monument in Princes Street.

Buses to replace the Trams

This was one of a large batch of buses acquired by Edinburgh Corporation Transport Dept to replace the trams.  Trams last ran in Edinburgh in November 1956,

I thought it appropriate to add this picture to the web site today, the day after the new Edinburgh Tram Service started to operate, carrying passengers between York Place and Edinburgh Airport.

   

Meccano Magazine

When I looked into the question of Meccano Magazine copyright (to see whether or not I would be able to add the pages above to the EdinPhoto web site, I was pleasantly surprised all the information that has been made available copyright-free on the Internet.

The Meccano Magazine was published from 1916 until 1981, monthly for most of this period.

Meccano Magazine - January 1955 Cover  -  Leyland Titan pases the Scott Monument in Princes Street

Meccano Magazine Online

This Meccano Magazine Online Internet page shows thumbnail images of all the Meccano Magazine covers for this period.

-  Click on any of these images any you'll be taken to thumbnail images of the cover and all individual pages in that issue of the magazine.

-  That's how I found pages 2 and 3 of January 1955 edition, which included the article on Edinburgh buses acquired for tram replacement.  In fact, this article continues on page 6*.

* The text on page 6 is smaller and more technical, so I've not included it on the EdinPhoto web site.  However, if you wish to find this text and so read the whole article, please click on the 10th thumbnail image on row 2 of this Meccano Magazine, January 1955 page.

Further Acknowledgements

This Meccano Magazine Online page acknowledges the people involved in setting up this valuable archive of Meccano Magazine covers and pages.

 

Comments

2.

Gordon Davie

Abbeyhill, Edinburgh

Thank you to Gordon Davie for writing again.

Gordon added

Meccano Magazine

1.

Buses in Princes Street

Jigsaw

"I have fond memories of the Leyland Titans as they were the buses which took me to school.  (All right, maybe the memories aren't 'that' fond!)

I was surprised when I first read the article and found the photograph of Princes Street at the top of page 3 of the magazine, as I have a jigsaw puzzle of that exact scene.

The jigsaw is a painting which I'd assumed was completely imaginary, but it's almost an exact copy of the photo - the only difference being that for some unknown reason the car overtaking the bus has been replaced by a different model.

The puzzle itself is relatively recent - it's one of those which has oddly-shaped pieces and straight edges in the middle - though of course the painting itself could be much older.

2.

Tunnel at Scotland Street

"Over the years, the Meccano Magazine published several articles with an Edinburgh basis.

Your readers may be interested in one which appeared in the September 1957 issue (on page 440 continued on page 474) concerning the old Scotland Street railway tunnel."

Gordon Davie, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh:  June 2, 2014

 

Princes Street - Looking East

Around Edinburgh

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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