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
"Merchiston Station actually closed in 1965
on the same day as Princes Street Station closed."
Acknowledgement: to John Wilson, who also sent Reply 1
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
This line carried trains from Prince Street Station to:
- Glasgow via Shotts.
- Carlisle and the south.