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Granton Gas Works

Platform  -  Granton Gas Works Station  -  1903

Granton Gas Works  Station, Official Opening of the Gas Works,  1903

©   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Proscot PR company, Leith, Edinburgh

 

Granton Gas Works

Granton Gas Works  Station, Official Opening of the Gas Works,  1903 ©

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Granton Gas Works

This is one of a series of photos of Granton Gas Works taken at the time of the official opening of the gas works in 1903

What can anybody tell me about the locomotive in this photo?

Granton Now and Then

This photo was also included in an exhibition of photos in 2006.  The exhibition, titled Granton, Now & Then, was created by the Pilton Elderly Project and was held at Upper Strand, Waterfront Avenue.

The caption below this photo in the exhibition read:

Granton Gas Works  Station, Official Opening of the Gas Works,  1903 ©

"Workers used to be transported (free of charge) by train from Princes Street Station to the station at Granton Gas Works.

The service stopped in 1946, by which time there was local housing and public transport to the area."

 

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David King

Trinity, Edinburgh

Thank you to David King, webmaster of the Granton History Group and author of an article on Granton Gas Works, published on the Granton History group web site, for sending me his comments on this photograph.

Granton Gas Works  Station, Official Opening of the Gas Works,  1903 ©

David wrote:

Locomotive

"The locomotive is Caledonian Railway No 821, one of the ‘812’ class 0-6-0, designer J F McIntosh, quite new when the picture was taken as they were introduced in 1899. They were used both for goods and local passenger trains.    One of them (No 828) is preserved on the Strathspey Railway:

In front of the chimney is a Caledonian Railway ‘speciality’, a fitting with two pivoted arms which conveyed a code to signalmen and others as to the route of the train.  The locomotive livery was blue, lined out with black and white lines."

Coaches and Wagons

"The coaches were not new!  They look like elderly four-wheelers, by that time probably confined to the bottom level of passenger trains, such as special trains for workmen.

The railway wagons in this ‘through the hole’ view are lettered E&LCGC, Edinburgh & Leith Corporations Gas Commissioners.

Granton Gas Works and Gas Works Station, Official Opening,  1903 ©

The works was a joint undertaking by the two burghs and the opening ceremony was organised so that both Provosts, and their wives, had a role to play."

David King, Trinity, Edinburgh:  April 5, 2011

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David Bain

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England

Thank you to David Bin who reached the same conclusion as Davie King above.

Granton Gas Works  Station, Official Opening of the Gas Works,  1903 ©

David Bain wrote:

Locomotive

"A bit of Googling revealed that this is Loco No 821, a 'Class 812' 0-6-0 locomotive, the same class as Loco No 828 at Strathspey Railway."

David Bain, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England:  April 5, 2011

 

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