Station Demolition in Leith
Jimmy Gordon lived in South Leith up until his death in 1987.
He retired as Yard Foreman at
Leith Central Station in 1965.
His next door neighbours were Mr & Mrs
Dudgeon who moved out not long after he died.
The various rooms on the platform were
still intact when the property was occupied. In fact, the
Ladies Waiting Room was used to store the vast quantities of coal
Jimmy Gordon received from the Earl Haig Fund.
Sadly, when he died his next door
neighbours moved out (the property was owned by a scrap dealer) and
the station was demolished to make way for a lorry park, despite
attempts to preserve it.
Leith General Warehousing was beside the
station and a few of their wagons are now at
Railway Preservation Society) as is the turntable which was used to
push wagons by hand in and out of the warehouse.
is now buried in Caddonfoot Cemetery, just outside Clovenfords.
I'm fortunate to have acquired a lot of
his railway 'stuff'.