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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

 

Edinburgh Transport

Types of Transport

   Advert om the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory  -  1853  -  General Steam Navigation Co
Ships to London

Shipping      1800s

The newspapers of the 17th century advertised ships sailing to from Leith, the port of Edinburgh, to destinations around the world - often sailing in fleets, departure times depending on the weather.

By the mid 19th century, there were steamships with regular timetables, advertising 'reduced fares'.

Granton Harbour had been build as an alternative departure point for London.  The Chain Pier at Newhaven offered local trips within the Firth of Forth.

   Map of the Two Great Post Roads from Edinburgh to London
Coach Routes

Coaches       1700s    1800s     Maps    Inns 

The newspapers of the early 18th century carried a few adverts for individual stagecoach journeys from Edinburgh. 

By the mid-18th century, a monthly service to London had been established, taking 10 days in summer and 12 in winter.

By the late 18th century the London Diligence was running a daily service to London - the fare 4 17s 0d.

Local coach services in and around Edinburgh did not  become established until the 19th century.

Barge on the Union Canal  -  1990s
Union Canal

Barges

The Union Canal opened in the early 19th century, extending from Fountainbridge in the centre of Edinburgh to Falkirk.  Prospects for development of the canal system were good, until the railways arrived.

In the 1890s, Edinburgh Photographic Society held outings to Almond Dell, travelling by decorated barge on the canal.

   Caledonian Railway train at Davidson's Mains Station
Davidson's Mains Station

Railways

Railways were opened from Edinburgh to:

1831:  Dalkeith

1836:  Granton

1842:  Glasgow

1842:  Berwick

1874:  Balerno

1879:  Newhaven & Leith

1884:  Edinburgh Southern Circle

Maps of Edinburgh in the late 19th century and early 20th century show many railway lines for goods and passenger traffic.

Here are some adverts for the introduction of new diesel multiple unit services to Edinburgh in 1958.

Many of Edinburgh's railway lines from the early 1900s have now been abandoned.   However, there are now plans to open some new stations.

Trams at Joppa - where the Edinburgh Cable Cars met the Musselburgh Electric Trams   
Trams at Joppa

Trams

Edinburgh's tramway system began, in 1871, with horse-drawn trams. 

These were replaced by cable trams from 1899 onwards, then by electric trams from 1919.

This site includes several maps of tram and bus routes in the early 1900s.

Charabancs at the National Galleries at the Foot of the Mound  -  close-up
Charabancs at The Mound - 1921

Buses

Edinburgh had a good network of horse-drawn bus routes by 1869.  These were soon to face competition from the tram system, introduced two years later, but views of Princes Street in the 1890s still feature many of the horse-drawn buses.

The first motor-bus service, from the Post Office to Haymarket was introduced as early as 1898.

Charabanc tours of Edinburgh were popular in the 1920s and 1930s.  Open top buses returned to give tours around Edinburgh around 1990 and are now a common site in the streets throughout the year.

 

 

TRANSPORT

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Trams - Central Edinburgh

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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