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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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Edinburgh

Horse-drawn Tramcars

Edinburgh's Last Horse-drawn Tram  -  24 August 1907

1907

Last horse-drawn tramcar

Edinburgh's Last Horse-drawn tram  -  at Tollcross  -  24 August 1907

1907

Last horse-drawn tramcar
at Tollcross

Photograph by T P Lugton in the Poulton series  -  Horse-drawn tram at Portobello High Street

1875-1902

Portobello High Street

1890

Newington and
Craigmillar Park

 

1956

The end of an era in Edinburgh

Trams are replaced by buses

The Last Edinburgh Tram  -  16 November 1956

The Last Tram

Edinburgh's Last Tram  -  1956  -  zoom-in

The Last Tram

Edinburgh's Last Tram  -  1956

The Last Tram

Edinburgh's Last Tram,  1956:     Conductor +Drivers       Recollections

 

Edinburgh Street Tramways Co

Horse Tramcar

No 23

  Restored and Photographed

2012

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Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012

Front View + Horse

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012

Lower Deck

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012

On a Flat Truck + horse

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012

Rear view + Horse

 

Edinburgh Street Tramways Co

Horse Tramcar

No 23

Open Weekend ar Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum

 2013

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Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

Discovery and Restoration
 of the Horse Tram

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

Crest

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

Lower Deck Advert

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

Front + Offside View

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

Front View

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

Front + Nearside Viewe

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

Lower Deck, from the Platform

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

Lower Deck, from the Doorway

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

Upper Deck
and surrounding Exhibits

Edinburgh Street Tramway Copany  -  Horse-drawn Tram  -  Restored 2012  -Seen here at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2013

Side View
showing the painted coachwork

 

Edinburgh Trams

First and Last dates

 

Nov
1871

Jan
1888

1907

Jun
1922

23Jun
1923

16 Nov
1956

2014

Horse

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Cable

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Electric

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

New Electric

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes?

One route ran electric trams earlier - the Craiglockhart route from 1910.

Cable cars ran at 11.75mph on the Portobello route and 7.75mph on other routes.

Edinburgh Street Tramway Co operated horse-trams in Edinburgh and Leith.
These were acquired by Edinburgh Corporation in 1893 and Leith Corporation in 1904

Edinburgh Corporation handed over the running of horse-trams in 1893 and cable-trams in 1898 to Dick Kerr & Co.  Edinburgh Corporation took over again from1919.

Portobello was absorbed into Edinburgh in 1898.

Musselburgh Electric Tramways operated electric trams to Joppa in 1904 + Port Seton 1909

Leith Trams

First and Last dates

 

 

1871

1905

1909

1920

Leith amalgamated with Edinburgh in 1920

Horse

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Electric

Yes

Yes

Yes

Source: The Last Trams, Edinburgh (J L Stevenson):  Publ. Moorfoot Publishing, Edin, 1986.  ISBN 0 906606 11X

 

 

First and Last Trams

in and around Edinburgh

These are the dates that some of the tram companies in and around Edinburgh operated:

Edinburgh Street Tramways Co

Horse 1871-1904
Edinburgh Corporation (worked  by Edin & Dist) Horse 1893-1907
Edinburgh Northern Tramways Co Cable 1888-1897
Edinburgh Corporation ( by Edin & Dist, 1893-1919) Cable 1898-1923
Edinburgh Corporation Electric 1922-1956

 

Leith Corporation Horse 1904-1905
Leith Corporation Electric 1905-1920

 

Musselburgh & District E L & T Co Ltd Electric 1904-1931

 

Falkirk & District Tramways Co Electric 1905-1936

 

Stirling & Bridge of Alan Tramways Co Ltd Horse 1874-1920

 

Dunfermline & District Tramways Co Electric 1909-1937

 

Kirkcaldy Corporation Electric 1903-1931

 

Wemyss & District Tramways Co Ltd Electric 1906-1932

 

Perth & District Tramways Co Ltd Horse 1895-1905
Perth Corporation Electric 1905-1929

 

Dundee & District Tramways Co Ltd Horse + Steam 1877-1902
Dundee Corporation Trams Electric 1900-1956
Dundee Corporation Electricity Works Electric 1908-1961
Dundee Broughty Ferry & District Tramways Co Ltd Electric 1905-1931

 

Source:  The Tramways of Eastern Scotland (JC Gillham + RJS Wiseman).  Publ. Light Rail Transit Association
The table on page 61 of this book gives far more details than are included above.

 

 

  

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks