Edinburgh Transport - Railways
Railway Crossing West Harbour Road
Approaching Granton Square
This view looks to the west along West
Harbour Road, Granton, towards the lighthouse
'Railway Shed No.2', the larger building on the left, has now become a
storage building iat Waugh's scrap yard.
Granton Railways and Harbour
Thank you to WAC Smith for
allowing me to reproduce this photograph of the last open railway crossing
across a public road, with no gates, in Edinburgh.
This atmospheric photo shows a
train approaching Granton Harbour from the SW on the former Caledonian
railway lines, and crossing West Harbour Road.
The train has almost reached
the entrance to Granton Middle Pier at Granton Square.
The shed on the left of the
picture is still in place today, 2007, as part of Waugh's scrap yard.
It may not remain much longer, as there are plans for much of the land
around to be re-developed as part of Edinburgh's
The lighthouse in the
background, behind the engine is also still standing. Until recently
it was used by Northern Lighthouse Board for testing their equipment.
The map below shows Granton Harbour in earlier days.
Waugh's Scrap Yard
- Around 1979-80
A short train (Class 37 loco with a truck) passes
beside Waugh's Scrap Yard at West Harbour
Road, close to Granton Square. The building on the left in this photo is
the old Custom House.
Steven Wakefield, Wigan, Greater Manchester:: December 30, 2013
Photo taken 1979-80
Thank you to Steven Wakefield for sending me
the photo above of a train passing beside Waugh's scrap yard at
Granton. The photo was taken looking east from West Harbour
Road, beside Granton Square, around 1979-80.
Photo 2 above was amongst a small set of his
photos that Steven found on a recent return visit to Edinburgh.
The others in the set were of the railway about half a mile
at Trinity Bridge
and on the embankment between Granton and
as the railway lines were being lifted
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:
December 31, 2013