Railways

East Edinburgh

East Coast Main Line

South Suburban Line

Lines to Seafield and Leith Docks

Lines to Granton and Leith

Other lines in Eastern Edinburgh

St Margaret's Railway Depot

 

East Coast Main Line

Edinburgh Waverley to London Kings Cross

LNER Locomotive No 9449 passing Craigentinny, Edinburgh, around 1929

Craigentinny

  Freight Train near Newcraighall

Near Newcraighall

Portobello - Loco no. 69168  -  June 20, 1956

1956

Portobello

  Edinburgh Railways  -  Portobello Station  -  1960

Portobello Station

A steam-hauled train on Lothian Line above Portobello - now site of the Sir Harry Lauder Road

Portobello

  Railway photos - Portobello Yardmaster's Office  -  April 14, 1956

1956

Portobello Yardmaster's Office

Edinburgh Railways  -  Joppa Station  -  1957

Joppa Station

   Loco 60027, 'Merlin'  -  Photographed at at St Margaret's Depot, Summer 1964

1964

Loco 60027 'Merlin'

St Margaret's Depot

    St Margaret's Depot  -  Notice to SDhed Staff  -  Avoid Excessive Smoke

Notice to Shed Staff

St Margaret's Depot

 

South Suburban Line

The South Suburban line ran in a circle from Waverley Station through some of the eastern, southern and western suburbs of Edinburgh.  Passenger services were withdrawn in 1962.   Freight trains still run over parts of the line.

Travelling clockwise around the circle, the stations on the line were:

Waverley > Abbeyhill > Piershill > Duddingston & Craigmillar > Newington > Blackford Hill > Morningside Road > Craiglockhart  >  Gorgie East  >  Haymarket  >  Waverley.

A map of the route can be found on this 'Edinburgh Suburban & Southside Junction Railway' wikipedia web page.

Abbeyhill Station

Abbeyhill Station

Edinburgh Railways  -  Abbeyhill Station

Abbeyhill Station

Abbeyhill Station, Edinburgh, early-1964

1964

Abbeyhill Station

Tunnel at Abbeyhill Station, Edinburgh  -  early-1964

1964

Abbeyhill Tunnel

Gradient Post at Abbeyhill Station, Edinburgh  -  early-1964

1964

Abbeyhill Gradient Post

Piershill Station, Edinburgh, looking west  -  early-1964

1964

Piershill Station- looking west

Piershill Station, Edinburgh, looking east  -  early-1964

1964

Piershill Station - looking east

Edinburgh Railways  -  Duddingston Station  -  1962

Duddingston Station

Edinburgh Railways  -  Duddingston and Craigmillar Station

Duddingston & Craigmillar
Station

Edinburgh Railways  - Niddrie  -  Between where ASDA is now and Niddrie Bing

Niddrie

Edinburgh Railways  -  Edinburgh Suburban Line at Niddrie Bing

Near Niddrie

Railway photos  - Niddrie West signal box, Edinburgh

Niddrie West signal box

For more stations on this line, see:  South Edinburgh  and  West Edinburgh 

History and possible Future of the South Suburban Line

 

Line to Seafield and Leith Docks

  Marine Parade, Seafield Road - loco no. 56035

Marine Parade
Seafield

  Railways in East Edinburgh - Seafield Level Crossing

Seafield Level Crossing

Railways in Eastern Edinburgh  -  View to the west towards Leith from the bridge over the railway at Seafield

Seafield Road and Rail

  Fishwives' Causeway, Portobello -   loco no 4517

Fishwives' Causeway - Portobello

Edinburgh Railways  -  90773 at Seafield

Approaching the Level Crossing

A freight train crosses the level crossing at Seafield, at the junction of Seafield Road and Marine Esplanade, after leaving Leith Docks

From the Footbridge
Seafield

A coal train crosses the level crossing at Seafield, at the junction of Seafield Road and Marine Esplanade, after leaving Leith Docks

From the Footbridge
Seafield

A coal train from Leith Docks passing throught the level crossing at Seafield, at the junction of Seafield Road and Marine Esplanade

From the Footbridge
Seafield

A coal train from Leith Docks has just passed throught the level crossing at Seafield, at the junction of Seafield Road and Marine Esplanade

Seafield Level
Crossing

A coal train from Leith Docks has just passed throught the level crossing at Seafield, at the junction of Seafield Road and Marine Esplanade

Seafield Level
Crossing

A coal train from Leith Docks has just passed throught the level crossing at Seafield, at the junction of Seafield Road and Marine Esplanade

Seafield Level
Crossing

  Looking to the east at Seafield Level Crossing  -  Photograph taken from the foodbridge over the railway  -  when?

Seafield Level
Crossing

For more stations on this lines, see:  Leith

 

Lines to Granton and Leith

Abbeyhill Station

Abbeyhill Station

Edinburgh Railways  -  Abbeyhill Station

Abbeyhill Station

Abbeyhill Station, Edinburgh, early-1964

1964

Abbeyhill Station

Tunnel at Abbeyhill Station, Edinburgh  -  early-1964

1964

Abbeyhill Tunnel

Gradient Post at Abbeyhill Station, Edinburgh  -  early-1964

1964

Abbeyhill Gradient Post

Easter Road Station

Easter Road Station

Easter Road Station  -  1963

Easter Road Station

Easter Road Signal Box

Easter Road Signal Box

 

Railway photos - Meadowbank stadium  -  July 24, 1986

1986

Meadowbank Stadium

 

Abbeyhill Station  -  One of the special shuttle trains from Edinburgh Waverley Station to the Commonwealth Games at Meadowbank Stadium

1986

Meadowbank Station

Meadowbank Station  -  Arrival of one of the special shuttle trains from Edinburgh Waverley Station to the Commonwealth Games at Meadowbank Stadium

1986

Meadowbank Station

Railway Photo, 1969  -  Is it Powderhall Station, Edinburgh?

1969

Is this Powderhall

on the Piershill, Lochend Jcn, Easter Road, Leith Walk, Powderhall, Trinity, Granton line?

For more stations on these lines, see:  North Edinburgh  and  Leith

 

Other Lines in Eastern Edinburgh

Edinburgh Railways  -  Portobello United Glass Bottle Works  -  1959

Glass Bottle Works

Portobello

Sunnybank, Lower London Road  

Sunnybank

Lower London Road

Niddrie Station, closed to passengers in 1860             1895 map showing the location of Niddrie Station  

Waverley Route

Niddrie Junction

 

St Margaret's Railway Depot

   

Locomotive Cleaners at Work

St Margaret's Railway Depot  -  Cleaners and Carriage

Cleaners and Carriage

 

 

Edinburgh Railway Lines and Stations

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