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
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
The Meccano Magazine was
published from 1916 until 1981, monthly for most of this period.
Meccano Magazine Online
Online Internet page shows thumbnail images of all the Meccano
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
Magazine, January 1955 page.