brick toilet block in Colinton Road was always a Public Toilet during my time
with LRT (1975-1997). 'Gents' to the left and 'Ladies' to the right with metal
gate in place of the black metal doors.
I do recall the area in the centre
(behind the brown door in the photograph) was used by the Council Cleansing
Department to store street cleaning equipment. I don't know if it was built for
use only by Bus or Tram crews.
Toilets for Drivers and Clippies
"There were a few 'Crew Only' toilets dotted around
the large bus shelter at Clermiston terminus
foot of Orchard Brae
Sighthill (opposite Burton's Biscuits)
the Public Toilets at Fairmilehead Crossroads.
Drivers and Conductors were issued with keys to
The toilet at Fairmilehead still had the gas ring
for use by Tram crews to 'brew-up' when the 'Tea Break' was taken at the
terminus. The timetable would allow the crew a certain amount of time at the
terminus for a break before the days of taking your break in the garage
Alexander, Prestonfield, Edinburgh: August 13, 2010