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Cable Car Guy web site gives details of cable car systems in
Britain, including a couple of articles about the cable car systems
introduced in 1888 linking Princes Street to the northern suburbs of
web site includes many photos of aircraft that he took at Edinburgh
Airport and at some of the other airports around Scotland in the 1960s.
Consultation on providing a rail link to
Edinburgh Airport begins in November 2004. See the
Edinburgh Airport Rail Link web
site for further details
This is an 8-minute film
from the Scottish Film Archive, now held by the National Library of
Scotland. The film includes views of aircraft taking off from the
airport in 1971.
I was told about this film by one of the contributors to an EdinPhoto
discussion about whether or not the old runway used to cross the
Steve Wakefield grew up in Edinburgh and now lives in Wigan,
Greater Manchester, has brought together this collection of about
3,000 photos of Edinburgh Railways on his pages on the
Most of the photos are of diesel locomotives and diesel hauled
trains, but the collection includes some photos of steam locos
including some at St Margaret's and Dalry Road loco sheds.
Steve also recently sent me some photos of the railway lines to the
west of Granton Square. I've added these, together with his
memories of these lines to the
EdinPhoto web site.
Capital Rail Action Group web site gives details of a
petition submitted by that group on April 2, 2007 to the Scottish
Parliament, calling for the re-introduction of passenger services on the
Edinburgh South Suburban Railway
This site by Transport Initiatives Edinburgh (TIE) gives details and
timescales for Edinburgh's two proposed tram routes, due to be
This is a 12-minute film from the Scottish Film Archive. The
film can be seen in a small window on this page of the National
Library of Scotland's
web site. The film includes many familiar Edinburgh street
scenes, but with less traffic than we see today.
There are views of Edinburgh's last tram, in November 1956 and of
the trams being taken to Coatbridge for scrapping and being broken up
in James N Connell's scrap yard at Coatbridge.
This site has information about tram rosettes, the fittings that
attached the su0pports for tram wires to buildings beside the tram
route. One of the contributors to the EdinPhoto web site is
further information about these.
This site by Dewi Williams, now living in Ontario, Canada, shows his
photos of transport around
Britain. These include a few photos of Edinburgh trams,
trains and buses, all photographed during a brief visit to
This site lists proposals for transport improvements in and around
Edinburgh, and how tit is proposed to fund these improvements,
- funds from the Scottish
- funds from congestion charging, 2006-2026
This page from the NASA web sites gives the times when the
International Space Station will be
visible from Edinburgh.
Bus Tracker web site predicts the times that Lothian Buses will arrive
at each of the bus stops on their routes in and around Edinburgh.
For the last couple of years, this information has been displayed on
illuminated signs at many of the bus stops, but it is now also available,
real time, on the internet.
Satellite navigation equipment, now installed on most Lothian Buses, is
used to predict the bus times.
This Disused Stations Team, Roy Lambeth, Nick Catford and Alan
Young extended their
Disused Stations web
site on October 29, 2011 to include comprehensive details for:
- the Waverley Route, linking Edinburgh Waverley
Station to the Scottish Borders AND
- the related branch lines: to Selkirk, Lauder,
Penicuik, Polton and Glencorse
A total of 2,177 photos, 224 maps, 237 tickets, 27 timetables
were added to the Disused Stations web site to cover these lines.
This Disused Station web site covers a selection of closed railway
stations in the UK. One of the sections on the site covers the
Edinburgh & Dalkeith Railway line that opened in 1831.
This Signalbox web site
includes many signal box track diagrams, showing the railway track
layouts throughout Britain. The site is continuing to
expand to include more track layouts
Here is the
Leith North station lay-out, and a list of other lay-out diagrams
on the former
North British Railway lines.
Here is the
Scotland Street lay-out, and a list of other lay-out diagrams on
Caledonian Railway lines.
This clip from a Road Safety film entitled 'A Letter from
Edinburgh' lasts for only 75 seconds, but has some interesting street
scenes of Edinburgh in 1950.
This film comes from the Scottish Film Archive. The
film clip can be seen in a small window on this page of the National
Library of Scotland's web site.
There are now two companies sailing from Newhaven Harbour to the
island of Inchcolm in the Firth of Forth. Further details can be
found on their web sites:
Seafari Adventure Forth and
Maid of the Forth
This is one of four web
sites provided by the DotOneGroup. There are sites for England,
Wales, Scotland and Ireland, each providing photography and
site, at June 2006, has links to over 150 web sites. They are
grouped under four
headings: General, Aircraft, Buses and Railways.
Iain McGeachy of Edinburgh has produced this web site
showing almost 250
most photographed in the Firth of Forth.
The ships include cruise liners, merchant ships, tugs, warships and
Iain also collects model ships 1/1200 scale (1"=100').
His ship photographs site (above) has a link to his model ships web
is a web site created by Kenneth Williamson, Silverknowes, Edinburgh, a
regular contributor to the EdinPhoto web site.
site is divided into 20 sections, each covering railways or trams in a
different part of the world. Four of these sections include
photos of Edinburgh. They are:
Edinburgh & District Trams
Edinburgh, Granton & Leith Railways
Postcards of Places, etc.
Postcards of Railways, Trams, etc.
The Forth Bridge
Thank you to David King for providing two very useful interactive
tram maps on the Granton History Group web site. Here are links
1920 Route Map (Edinburgh & Leith)
1950 Route Map (Edinburgh)
web site provides impartial advice on planning a journey by bus, coach
or train, whether it be to Edinburgh or elsewhere in Britain.
The site includes a Journey Planner into which you key in
'from', 'to' and when you wish to travel.
This web site
gives news of the Waverley Route Heritage Association's plans in
connection with the proposed re-opening the a Heritage line on the
Waverley Route. The Association hopes to open a line from
Whitrope Summit to Kielder Forest with further extensions.
The web site that you are currently reading (EdinPhoto) includes a summary of press reports on the
proposed re-opening of the
Waverley Route between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.