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Route to the east through

Calton

from North British Railway's station at Waverley

View from North Bridge  -  Around 1846-48

The Railway passes through Low Calton, beside Trinity College Church - mid 19th century

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Frank Hay, Queensferry, Edinburgh.

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    The Railway passes through Low Calton, beside Trinity College Church - mid 19th century

 

North British Railway Line through Calton

Stations

This view, looking to the east from North Bridge, shows the scene between about 1846 and 1848.

The North British railway line leaving Waverley to the east, then on to Berwick and Hawick, opened in June 1846.

Trinity College Church, beside the railway line in this view, was dismantled in 1848 to make more room for the railway.

There were three stations on the Waverley site in the late 1840s.  The other two stations were for lines to the west and north.  They were:

-  General station, the terminus for the Edinburgh & Glasgow railway's line to Glasgow.  This opened on August 1, 1846

-  Canal Street station, the terminus of the line to the north that passed under Princes Street and through Scotland Street tunnel, then (later) on to Granton Harbour for the ferry to Burntisland.  Canal Street station opened on May 17, 1847.

The View

This view is titled 'North British Railway from the North Bridge'.  I have only a small fairly feint copy of this image (about  4 ins x 3 ins).  The original may have been an engraving.  I'm not sure.

Included in this view are:

-  The Governor's House at Edinburgh Jail (top-left corner of picture

The Governor's House for the old Calton Jail  -   Photographed August 2002

-  Edinburgh Jail, Regent Road (upper-left)

Postcard of Calton Jail in the style of an oil painting

-  Royal High School (upper-centre)

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  The Royal High School

-  Burns Monument, Regent Road (upper centre)

The Burns Monument in Regent Road  -  Photo by Alex A Inglis

-  Trinity College Church, beside the railway (centre-left)

Engraving from 'Old &  New Edinburgh'  -  Trinity College Church

-  The Firth of Forth, coast of East Lothian (upper right)

-  North Berwick Law, East Lothian (to the left of the Burns Monument)

-  Canongate including gas works chimney (centre-right)

-  Slopes of Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park (top right corner)

-  A large gathering on North Bridge (bottom).  What was the occasion?  Might it have been the opening of the North British Railway line through Calton in June 1846?

 

 

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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.

 

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  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