'I've been mulling over where the
location of this slimline Mackenzie being hoisted up might be, and have
drawn a blank. I've more or less ruled out the Liberton, Comiston,
Colinton, Slateford and Gorgi" corridors. Nowhere there could I place that
type of column opposite a high embankment.
The casting details on the neck of
this column are different from the norm. This makes me think it is a
very early one, possibly one of the first, hence the reason for having a
professional photographer on site. I think it would have been
I see that the Corstorphine
tram route extension from Drumbrae to North Gyle Farm was started in
November 1933 and eventually opening on 1st July 1934. That's the best
guess I can give. But it's the distinctive collar on that slimline column
to watch for.'
Graeme Paterson, Edinburgh: February 3, 2011