Waverley Station

from East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

June 15, 1961

Photograph taken by Charles W Cushman in 1961 - Looking down on Waverley Station, Edinburgh

  Indiana University, Charles W Cushman Collection                                                                                               Archive ID:  P12314

 

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    Photograph taken by Charles W Cushman in 1961 - Looking down on Waverley Station, Edinburgh

 

Waverley Railway Station

1961

This photo was taken on Kodachrome film by amateur photographer, Charles W Cushman (1896-1972) from the USA during his visit to Edinburgh in 1961.

The photo was taken on June 15, 1961, looking down on Waverley Station from the path that leads beneath the National Galleries of Scotland in Princes Street Gardens.

In 1961, steam trains were coming to an end on British Railways.  There is only one steam locomotive to be seen amongst a variety of diesels in the station in  this photo.

In the Background

In the background of this 1961 photo is Waverley Bridge, with North Bridge behind it.  At the upper left-hand corner is the North British Hotel, now the Balmoral Hotel, at the corner of North Bridge and Princes Street.

Postcard published by S Hildesheimer  -  Princes Street Showing the North British Hotel and Edinburgh Coat of Arms

2005

Here is a view taken from a similar position in 2005.

Edinburgh, Christmas 2005  -  Waverley Station -  view from East Princes Street Gardens in beside the National Gallery of Scotland

 

Waverley Station

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