Marionville Park

Meadowbank, Edinburgh

Early 1940s

Archibald Veitch with friends at Marrionvale Park  -  early 1940s

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Derek Caiden, Meadowbank, Edinburgh

Marionville Park

Thank you to Derek Caiden for allowing me to reproduce this photograph of his great grandfather, Archibald Veitch and friends, taken in Marionville Park.

Derek adds:

"Archibald Veitch is second from the left in this photograph.  He was born in Peebles in 1860.  He joined the North British Railway at an early age and worked his way up to driver after a 7 year apprenticeship.

He lived all of his life at Marionville Road.  A lot of drivers lived in that area due its close proximity to Smokey Brae at Jockís Lodge where the engines were fired and made ready each morning.

He drove the first train ever from Thurso to London Kingís Cross.  (I donít have a date for that).

He died in 1945."

Derek Caiden, Blackhall, Edinburgh; October 24, 2007

Here is  a photograph of Derek Caiden's great grandfather, Archibald Veitch on the footplate of a North British Railway Co engine.

 Archibald Veitch on the footplate of a North British Railway engine - around 1895 ©

Archibald Veitch