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Merchiston Station

Passenger Train

Railways  -  Freight Train at Merchiston Station, Edinburgh  -  1953

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to George M Staddon

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    Railways  -  Passenger Train at Merchiston Station, Edinburgh

 

Merchiston Station

Updates in Green

Passenger Train

This view shows a passenger train at Merchiston Station. 

I don't know the date of the photograph (See 'Reply 1':  It was 1953.)

I believe that passenger services ended on September 1, 1962.  (No.  The passenger services here did not end until 1965.  See 'Correction' below.)

The date of Sep 10 1962 that I referred to when I added this photo to the web site was, in fact, the date that passenger services ended on the 'Edinburgh Sub', the  circle circle line around South Edinburgh.

Correction

"Merchiston Station actually closed in 1965 on the same day as Princes Street Station closed."

Acknowledgement: to John Wilson, who also sent Reply 1 below.

Merchiston was the only station on the line between the Caledonian Railway's Princes Street Station (at the West End of Princes Street) and Slateford about two miles to the SW.

This line carried trains from Prince Street Station to:

-  Glasgow via Shotts.

-  Lanark.

-  Carlisle and the south.

Freight Train.

Here is another photo by GM Staddon, this one of a freight train passing through Merchiston Station in 1953

   Railways  -  Freight Train at Merchiston Station, Edinburgh  -  1953

Footpath and Cycle Track - 2006

Part of the former railway line has now been converted to a footpath and cycle track.  Here is what it looked like when I visited Merchiston in 2006.

   View of the former Caledonian Railway Route, approaching Merchiston Station from the east

 

Reply

1.

John Wilson

Slateford, Edinburgh

Commenting on the photo of the passenger train at the top of this page, John wrote:

Passenger Train  -  1953

    Railways  -  Passenger Train at Merchiston Station, Edinburgh

"This photo also appears on page 35 of the Railway Correspondence and Travel Society Scottish Branch booklet, 'Yesterday's Railway: Edinburgh' , published 1983.

The photo is described there as being ex-LMS 2-6-4T No. 42269 on a short train for Lanark.  It is attributed  to George Staddon, and the date is given as 1953.

George may well have taken this photo on the same day in 1953 as he took this photo of a freight train at Merchiston Station."

   Railways  -  Freight Train at Merchiston Station, Edinburgh  -  1953

John Wilson, Slateford, Edinburgh:  August 4, 2014

 

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2.

John Wilson

Slateford, Edinburgh

John Wilson added:

G M Staddon

"I've been wondering recently about the location of the railway photos which George Staddon took around Edinburgh in the 1950s and 1960s.  I don't know if they have all been published.

Do you have any advice as to how I can discover anything more about George Staddon's photos?"

John Wilson, Slateford, Edinburgh:  August 4, 2014

Reply to John Wilson

I believe that most or all of George M Staddon's photos are now held by Neville E Stead.  It's now about six years since I last contacted Neville E Stead.  I'll send the latest contact details that I Have for Neville to you tomorrow, and hope that you will be able to get in touch with him if you wish to.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  August 4, 2014.

 

 

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