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East Pilton Station

(East Pilton Halt)

East Pilton Halt

One of Edinburgh's smaller stations  -  It looks very rural to me

East Pilton Halt

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to the David Dickson Collection.
 Thank you also to Kenneth Williamson, Silverknowes, Edinburgh for sending a copy of this photo to me.

East Pilton Station

Platform Building

The building at the top of this page also appears to be on the platform in the photo below.   UPDATE:  No, it's not.  See 'Recollections 1' below.

East Pilton Station

Rifles

I remember being told that, during World War II Bruce Peebles' works were defended by men on the platform at East Pilton station with rifles - but they were just dummy rifles, made of wood.   (I forget who told me.)

I don't know whether the men with the guns were cadets, or were from some other group.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  August 4, 2015

 

Recollections

1.

Laurie Thompson

Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

Thank you to Laurie Thompson who wrote:

Ticket Office

"I think that the ticket office in this photo

Photo 1

East Pilton Halt

is not the same building as the  one on the platform in this photo

Photo 2

East Pilton Station

but is the building faintly seen on the left-hand-side of the overbridge in this photo:

Photo 2

East Pilton Station

Laurie Thompson:, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England:  August 9, 2015

 

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