Canal Street Station

1847 - 1868

Terminus of the old line into Canal Street Station

[The small dark 'hole' near the centre of this picture]

Terminus of Scotland Street Station  -  now unused for over 130 years  -  opposite platform 19 in Waverley Station

 Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk      Photograph taken 22 August 2003

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Canal Street Station

Despite having been closed for over 130 years, the terminus of the old Canal Street Station can still be found opposite Platform 19 in Waverley Station.

The old track from Canal Street station ran at right-angles to the Waverley Station lines in the photograph above, leaving through the small dark 'hole' near the centre of this picture, and travelling to the north, under Waverley Market, down the hill through Scotland Street tunnel.

Some of George Washington Wilson's early stereotype views of Waverley Bridge, looking towards the Old Town of Edinburgh show the buildings associated with Canal Street Station.

GW Wilson stereo card - Waverley Bridge and Old Town from Princes Street

Trains were hauled up the line through the tunnel to Canal Street Station.  The line was extended to Granton in 1847, but services through the tunnel were withdrawn and the line to Granton was routed via Piershill in 1868.  The last passenger services to Granton ran in 1925.

 

 

STATIONS mentioned on the EDINBURGH RAILWAYS pages

B

Balerno

Balgreen

Barnton

Berwick

Blackford Hill

Burntisland

C

Canal Street

Canonmills

Corstorphine

Craigleith

Craiglockhart Road

D

Dalkeith

Dalry Road

Davidson's Mains

Duddingston & Craigmillar

E

East Pilton

G

Glasgow

Gorgie

Granton Gas Works

Granton Road

H

Haymarket

L

Leith Central

Leith Citadel

Leith North

Lothian Road

M

Morningside Road

N

Newhaven (Cal)

Newhaven (NB)

Newington

Niddrie

North Bridge

P

Perth

Pinkhill

Portobello

Princes Street

S

Scotland Street

Sheriffhall

St Leonard's

T

Trinity

W

Waverley

Map

 Map of some of Edinburgh's Railways since 1831

 

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