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South Queensferry

Hawes Pier

The Forth Rail Bridge and ferry at South Queensferry

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South Queensferry  -  Hawes Pier

Here is a view of the Forth Rail Bridge and the ferry that used to take cars between South Queensferry and North Queensferry before the Forth Road Bridge was opened in 1964.

This photograph was probably taken around the 1950s.

I don't know which of the following ferry boats is in this photo.  It is one of these:

'Queen Margaret'

Built Dumbarton 1934
Broken up 1965

'Robert the Bruce'

Valentine's Postcard  - Zoom in to the ferry 'Robert the Bruce' -  1934

Built Dumbarton 1934
Broken up 1965

'Mary Queen of Scots''

A ferry  -  probably 'Mary Queen of Scots'  -   at South Queensferry

Built Dumbarton 1949
Broken up 1965

'Sir William Wallace''

Built Dumbarton 1956

 

 

South Queensferry

South Queensferry lies on the Firth of Forth about ten miles from the centre of Edinburgh.

When the first of the photos above was taken, South Queensferry was well outside Edinburgh.  It had a Rail Bridge and a ferry to North Queensferry in Fife.

Now, South Queensferry lies within the Edinburgh boundary.  It has a Rail Bridge and a Road Bridge to Fife.

 

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