Recollections

Travel to Work by Train

Musselburgh to Edinburgh

1950s

 

Alan Grieve

Minehead, Somerset, England

Thank you to Alan Grieve who wrote:

National Bank of Scotland

"I started work in the National Bank of Scotland, South Side Branch on 21st January 1957.

Travel

"I used to travel in by train, steam for the first year until the DMUís took over, with a weekly season ticket which covered Inveresk or Musselburgh to Edinburgh Waverley. With three nights a week at Heriot Watt College in Chambers Street studying for the banking exams and often returning to Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon and sometimes again in the evening I used to do up to 11 return journeys a week.  I seem to remember the ticket was 3/4d (17p).

I used to go to the Central library in George IV Bridge on Saturday afternoons and there was a rain from Inveresk about 1420 which was first stop Waverley so leaving the house in Inveresk at 1415.  I could be up the steps from the Waverley and in the Library by 1445. Coincidentally, this was often the same train as I had taken back from work earlier which had been out to Dunbar and back"

Alan Grieve, Minehead, Somerset, England:  January 12, 2008

 

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