Railway beside Brown Brothers' engineering works


Railway at Bonnington  -  view to the SE

Railway beside Brown Brothers' engineering works at Bonnington

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Scott, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, England


Railway at Bonnington

The View

This view looks down the tracks to the SE, from Broughton Road in the direction of Leith Walk.

Brown Brothers engineering works, recently closed.  The old factory has been demolished and the site is now occupied by a development named 'Broughton Court'  'Pilrig Heights' ***

The chimneys in the background are:

LEFT:     Shrubhill Transport Workshops (now closed, to be developed as housing)

AHEAD:  Post Office sorting depot, Brunswick Road (a fairly recent building)

RIGHT:  Works in McDonald Road (now closed, to be developed as housing)


Correction  +  Web Site Link

 ***  = Corrected with acknowledgement to Ryan Lowry. 

Thank you, also, to Ryan for also providing this link to a possibly unfinished web site that includes a brief history of Brown Brothers, together with many images of the company through the years. (Please click on the link above, then click on a subject from the list at the top of the page that appears.

Acknowledgement:  Ryan Lowry:  6 March 2017


The Railway

This line used to be part of the railway from Edinburgh Waverley station via Abbeyhill to Granton Harbour.  The line now extends only as far north as Powderhall refuse depot, close to the point where this photo was taken from.


Thank you to Donald Grant for providing some of the details above.

Acknowledgement:  Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland:  September 12, 2011


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