Edinburgh Leith & Granton Railway

Scotland Street Tunnel

View from Scotland Street Tunnel into Edinburgh Waverley Station

Scotland Street Tunnel  -  The southern end of the Tunnel  -  Photographed 2006

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to  Nick Catford.                                                                                 Photographed 2006

 

Scotland Street Tunnel

Location

From 1847 until 1868, trains travelling from Granton to Canal Street Station in Princes Street were hauled up the final part of their journey  through Scotland Street Tunnel by a stationery steam engine at Canal Street Station.

Here is a view of the other side of the iron gate, taken from Platform 19:In this view, we see the southern end of the tunnel, (at the top of the tunnel) where it emerges into Waverley Station opposite Platform 19.

Zoom in to the old terminus of Canal Street Station  -  closed for over 130 years  -  opposite platform 19 at Waverley Station

World War 2

During World War 2, the tunnel was used as an air raid shelter and as wartime emergency headquarters with brick and wooden buildings built by the London & North Eastern Railway.

Here are photos of brick buildings and a sign erected during WW2:

Scotland Street Tunnel  -  World War 2 brigk buildings  -  photographed 2006     Scotland Street Tunnel  -  World War 2 sign  -  photographed 2006

 

 

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