Thank you to Alex Dow, Fife, Scotland, who
"I've just come across the 1937 Plan for Granton
"I note that the Coal Conveyor that I described,
is just being built. The railway track was extended on to the "new"
ground, turning slightly rightwards, to get better runs down in to the dip
and up to the buffers on the stub end.
I don't remember the Coaling Crane on the right
side of the tracks, probably scrapped after the introduction of the new
"The Ice Factory is exactly where I remember it,
at the "Ice Berth".
Harbour Railway Station
"The Harbour Railway station is the upper long
black rectangle on the right of the track from the triangle of track at the
land entrance, where the cross-over from the Ice Factory comes in.
The station track is the nearer section on the
right of the platform, the other track above was separated by a wall from
"The Ferry Slip was for the first train ferry
ever, over to Burntisland; but disused from shortly after the opening of the
Forth Bridge in 1890.
The London coastal steamers and the Northern
Lighthouse Board boats generally tied up alongside slightly seawards of
Caledonian and NB Railways
"The horizontal part of the railway triangle was
the only straight-through connection between the Caledonian Railway serving
the west and Glasgow; and the North British Railway serving the east and