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Portobello

Portobello  -  1961

A steam-hauled train on Lothian Line above Portobello - now site of the Sir Harry Lauder Road

  A J Mullay Collection

 

Portobello

Thank you to the photographer and Edinburgh author, A J Mullay, for providing the details below:

The Lothian Lines

"Much of the Lothians' coal output was exported through Leith.  The North British Railway built a network, known as the Lothian Lines, superimposed on their existing system just before World War I.

This picture, from 1961, shows a train in the Portobello area on one of these lines, now the site of the Sir Harry Lauder Road.  The spire on the right is St Phillip's in Joppa.  Joppa station was about 100 yards to the right of, and below, the photographer."

A. J. Mullay, Edinburgh:  May 2005

 

 

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