East Pilton Station
"This picture was taken by an Evening News
photographer when Edinburgh's network of suburban rail lines was being
closed as part of the Beeching cuts.
It shows the halt on Pilton Drive, between:
the old Northern General hospital site (now
Morrisons supermarket and an NHS building) and
Park playing fields (now a swimming pool).
You can see Ainslie Park in the top-right
corner of the picture.
The railway line is now part of an extensive
network of cycle and walking paths, but I remember travelling the rail
line each day to go from Pilton to school in Trinity. What a way to
That's me coming up the steps! We called the
hump-back bridge over the line 'The Station Brae' - as though there was
only one in the world!"
John Blackwood: February 20, 2013