Railways in North Edinburgh

Granton to Trinity

Railway Tour  -  August 31, 1963

Railway photos  -  A tour train from Granton passes the boatyard at the end of Granton Eastern Breakwater  -  August 31, 1963

  J L Stevenson:  Reproduced with acknowledgement to his son, Hamish Stevenson

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   Railway photos  -  A tour train from Granton passes the boatyard at the end of Granton Eastern Breakwater  -  August 31, 1963

 

Between Granton Harbour and Trinity stations

Railway Tour - 1963

This railway tour has just left the station at Granton Harbour  on August 31, 1963.  It is travelling on the embankment between Granton Harbour and Lower Granton Road, and approaching the end of Granton Harbour  Eastern Breakwater where there was an accident 103 years earlier.

A railway accident between Trintiy and Granton in 1860

Today

Note the small boatyard (left) at the end of the breakwater (out of picture on the left).  The boatyard was destroyed in a fire some years later.

The embankment has now been removed and is the land has been planted with grass.  It forms part of the route proposed for Edinburgh trams, possibly in 2011 or later.

Wardie Hotel, in the background, is still standing, but is now being converted to apartments.

 

 

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