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Leith Central Station

Tank Engine no. 67608 at Leith Central station

Loco 67608 at Leith Central Station

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Transport Treasury, Insch (copyright holder),
Douglas Yuill (owner of the photograph reproduced) and John Robertson (photographer - see 2 below).

 

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Leith Central Station

Tank Engine 67608 makes an impressive display of steam and smoke as it moves out of Leith Central station.

Leith Central was a large station at the foot of Leith Walk.  It opened to passengers on July 1, 1903.  But the North British Railway faced competition from trams, buses and their rival, the Caledonian Railway, all operating between Leith and Edinburgh.

Passenger services were withdrawn from the station 49 years later, on April 7, 1952.

 

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Leith Central Station

I originally did not know who took this photo, but Sandy Mullay gave me more details.

Sandy wrote:

The Photographer

"This photograph of the train headed by 67608 was almost certainly taken by the late John Robertson, a celebrated Edinburgh transport photographer."

The Occasion

"I believe it was taken on the last day, when the station closed without ceremony."

Sandy Mullay:  December 11, 2007

 

 

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