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Slateford Road

Roadworks  2


Slateford Road

Roadworks - Laying or Removing Tramway Tracks  -  Where?  When?

©  Reproduced by courtesy Lothian Buses plc


Slateford Road

This photograph shows tramway tracks on Slateford Road, at Shandon Place, with St Michael's Parish Church at Angle Park in the background.

The hump, ahead, in the road is the bridge over the railway beside the Caledonian Brewery.

Judging by the bus in the background, this photograph would have been taken in the early-mid 1950s as the tram tracks were being lifted.

This site also has two other photos of the lifting of this track. They are  Roadworks 3 and Roadworks 4


Thank you!

The photograph above was originally added to this web site, with the title:

'Where and When? - No 2'

Within ten days I had received an email identifying the location.

Thank you: Douglas Beath, Tasmania, Australia

-  Peter Stubbs



Lois Pack (née Cessford)


Thank you to Lois Pack who wrote:


"I have an older sister, Moira and  a brother, Stephen.  We lived in No 53, Slateford Road which is visible in the photo of the tramlines being laid."

Roadworks  -  Laying or removing tramway  -  Where?  When? ©

The District

" I remember North Merchiston Church.  It was opposite the  Lyceum Cinema at the corner of Slateford Road and Robertson Avenue.  The cinema showed Expresso Bongo with Cliff Richard.  It burnt down eventually and was made into a car showroom.

Lois Pack, England: November 4, 2010




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