Stereo  Views

GW Wilson

Scott Monument

Waverley Bridge runs across the centre of the picture, with Canal Street Station railway line beneath it.

Stereo view by G W Wilson  -  An instantaneous view of 'Royal Albert' in the Firth of Forth

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jenny and Ray Norman  -   Web site: World of Stereoviews

Scott Monument

enlargement

Enlargement of a stereo view by G W Wilson  -  An instantaneous view of 'Royal Albert' in the Firth of Forth

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jenny and Ray Norman  -   Web site: World of Stereoviews

Scott Monument and Waverley Station

Of the many early views of the Scott Monument, stereo and other, this is the only one that I have seen from this direction, taken possibly from the old North Bridge, looking from the east over Waverley Station.

The railway of the old Canal Street station can be seen below Waverley Bridge.  Waverley Bridge runs across the centre of this view, joining Princes Street, centre-right.

The tunnel mouth of Canal Street railway station is immediately below the Waverley Bridge junction with Princes Street.  The railway passed beneath Princes Street then beneath Scotland Street on its way to  Granton Harbour.

The low arches are for a pedestrian bridge from Princes Street.

The railway lines, carriages, etc, can be seen underneath this bridge. The squat chimney almost certainly is for the winding engine that was used to hoist the wagons up the hill through the tunnels to the station.

In front of the gable end on the right-hand side of this picture  is the junction of Princes Street and South St David Street.  Buildings on Princes Street can be seen on either side of this building.  It is from about the centre of the buildings on the right of this junction that G W Wilson took this view looking back towards Waverley Bridge and Canal Street Station ...

Waverley Bridge and Old Town of Edinburgh

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

and this early instantaneous view of Princes Street:

Instantaneous view of Princes Street - 1859

   GW Wilson stereo card - Princes Street  -  An instantaneous view taken in 1859

 

With acknowledgement to Patrick Hutton, Edinburgh, for helping to identify the components of Canal Street railway station that can be seen in the lower part of this view.

 

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Firth of Forth

 

 

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Photo: Burns Monument

Photo: Princes Street

Photo:  Dean Bridge

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