Thank you to \Graham
Strachan who wrote:
"It was suggested that this picture was
likely to be Inveresk station around 1895:
I don't think so. I was raised in
Musselburgh in the 1950s and 1960s and spent a fair bit of time at
both stations. I would fairly confidently suggest that the photo
was taken at the old Musselburgh station in the centre of town.
The platform curved like that there, but
not at Inveresk. The shadowy building in the right background is in
exactly the correct position as the block of tenements that is still
there, at the bottom of Inveresk Road, opposite the Roman Bridge.
To the left of the smokebox handrail you
can just see the corner of the roof of the goods shed, again in
exactly the correct location. Finally, the shadowy outline to the
left of the crane would be the tenements on Eskside on the other
side of the river.
Everything has the correct orientation
and as soon as I saw it I was sure. The early station at
Musselburgh was at the end of the short branch line. It was
rebuilt in the 1920s /1930s.
Graham Strachan: March 11, 2010