From Steam to Diesel

An exhibition of photos from the 1950s and 1960s

at

Portobello Library
Rosefield Avenue, Portobello

Monday 20 October
to
Friday 7 November

Mon, Tue, Wed: 10am-8pm.    -   Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am-5pm.   -    Sun 1 - 5pm

Admission:  Free

Poster

   

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

 

'From Steam to Diesel'

This exhibition features photos from negatives found by Archie Foley in an old biscuit tin at  the 'Portobello Golden Days' Festival in 2003.

Archie bought the negatives, had some printed and has been trying to discover who took the original photos.  It appears to have been a railwayman, during the 1950s and 1960s.

This may well be the photographer:

The Railwaysnapper at Leith North Station
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The Railway Snapper who took Railway Photos in and around Edinburgh in the 1950s and 1960s.  Who was he?

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Questions

I added several of these photos to the EdinPhoto web site soon after Archie had printed them.  I asked:

Q1:  Where might these photos have been taken?

Q2:  Are the names of any of the railway workers in the photos known?

Q1: Who might the photographer have been?

I got an answer to Q1 for most of the photos, and to Q2 for some of the photos.  I did not get any answer to Q3.

Answers

Here are the photos that I asked about.  Please click on the thumbnail images below to enlarge them and read the answers received:

A railway worker stands beside the track as a train passes heading towards a signal box.  Where is it?

Beside the Railway

Loco No 47163 at Colinton Station on 19 June 1958

Colinton Station

A railway worker stands beside the railway in front of Woodmuir Junction signal box in West Lothian

Woodmuir Junction

Six railway workers on a trolley  -  Photograph probably taken in the 1950s

6 workers

The end of the line at Corstorphine Station in the 1950s

Corstorphine Station

National Coal Board loco No 13 and three railway workers

NCB No 13

Ten railway cleaners  -  Photograph probably taken in the 1950s

10 cleaners

A group of fourteen railway workers at Craigentinny, with Arthur's Seat in the background

Craigentinny

A group of six railway cleaners at Craigentinny

Craigentinny

Loco 61407 and  a shunter

Loco 61407 + shunter

Loco No 47163 at Colinton Station on 19 June 1958

Colinton Station

Six railway workers on the steps of Woodmuir Junction Signal Box in West Lothian

Woodmuir Junction

 

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  October 9, 2014

  

Where and When?      More photos

 

 

Edinburgh Railway Lines and Stations

Edinburgh

Central

North

West

East

South

SW

Leith

  

 

  

 

 

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