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The Railway Line from
Caledonian Station at Princes Street to

Leith North Station

The line to Trinity Primary School

 

Recollections

1.

Malcolm J B Finlayson

Arbroath, Angus, Scotland

Thank you to Malcolm J B Finlayson who wrote:

The line to Trinity Primary School

"I lived in Craigleith from 1957 to 1962, and occasionally travelled to and from Trinity Academy Primary School via the railway that ran from Caley, Dalry Road, Murrayfield, Craigleith, East Pilton, Granton Road and Newhaven to Leith North Station.

I fondly remember the steam trains which were replaced by diesel railcars in 1958, none of which had any problem with leaves on the line!

On the steam trains, my brother and I sought empty individual compartments where we could lie in the luggage racks without being detected.

I could vouch for the fact that the trains were busy, but Dr Beeching thought otherwise.  Sadly, despite protests, the service was discontinued at the end of  April 1962.

If only the planners had known of the forthcoming increase in road transport, the service would undoubtedly have continued as I'd speculate that at rush hour, passengers would virtually be hanging onto the side of carriages similar to railways in India."

Newhaven Station

"I wonder if anyone is aware of the background behind the recent renovation of Newhaven station?"

Malcolm J B Finlayson, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland:  October 28+30, 2013

Hi Malcolm:

Newhaven Station

I believe that Newhaven Station is being restored externally in the same colour scheme and style of the old station, and on the inside is being converted to private offices.

Newhaven Station was one of the buildings open for Doors Open Day on September 28-29, 2013.  The description of the building in the Cockburn Association's 'Doors Open Booklet' for 2013 says:

Newhaven Station

"In 1879, Newhaven Station was opened along with other stations built for passenger traffic between North Leith and the Caledonian Station, Princes Street. The railway line closed, with the final train leaving the station on the 28th April 1962.

Newhaven is the only survivor of the five Caledonian Railway Stations on the Leith branch line. The aim is to return the building’s appearance to that of its railway days."

 The Cockburn Association's 'Doors Open Booklet' :  September 2013

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  October 29, 2013

 

Recollections

2.

Malcolm J B Finlayson

Arbroath, Angus, Scotland

Thank you to Malcolm for writing again about the closure of the line from 'The Caley' station at Princes Street to Leith North station.

Malcolm wrote:

The line to Trinity Primary School

"The last passenger train on this line ran on 28 April 1962.  I was at Craigleith station that day to see the last train go through.

I asked at the ticket office for any materials, and the porter gave me a porter's cap badge as a souvenir. He was a really nice guy, and knew me as a regular passenger."

Malcolm J B Finlayson, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland:  October 30, 2013

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks