Edinburgh Railways in the 1950s

A Shunter

standing beside loco 61407


Loco 61407 and a shunter

Loco 61407 and a shunter

  Reproduced by courtesy of Archie Foley


A Shunter

This photograph was taken in September 1956.  The location is not recorded, but it is presumably somewhere in the Edinburgh area, like all the other photographs from the same source that have been identified.




Mick Sullivan

Thank you to Mick Sullivan who wrote:

Loco and Shunter

    Loco 61407 and  a shunter

"I don't know if anybody has noticed, but the worker in this photo is the same man as is standing beside the line on the photo below."

    A railway worker stands beside the track as a train passes heading towards a signal box.  Where is it?

Mick Sullivan:  July 25, 2010




Roger McDermaid

Thank you to Roger McDermaid who wrote:

Loco and Shunter

    Loco 61407 and  a shunter

Dunfermline Area

"This engine is a B1.  According to my shedbook of 1958, the engine is allocated to Dunfermline.  It would have had shed code 62C  on its  smokebox.

So I'd say that the photo would have been taken somewhere in the Dunfermline area  -  certainly somewhere in Fife."

Roger McDermaid. February 14 (2 emails) + 22 (2 emails), 2012


The Photographer

This appears to be the photographer and railway worker who took many railway photographs in the 1950s.  Who is he?               The Railway Snapper who took Railway Photos in and around Edinburgh in the 1950s and 1960s.  Who was he?

The Photographer

Here are two photos of the man who is thought to have taken the photo at the top of this page and other railway photos in and around Edinburgh in the 1950s and 1960s.

 Archie Foley, Joppa, believes that he was a railway worker when he took these photos.  If you recognise him, please email me to let me know.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh



Where and When?      More photos



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