South Suburban Line
Gilmerton lies about 4 miles
to the SE of the centre of Edinburgh. Gilmerton station was one of
the stations on Edinburgh's South Suburban Line. This line opened in
1884 but closed in 1962. In recent years, there has been a campaign
to re-open the line.
In this view, Gilmerton, with
its coal mine, looks like a remote outpost. Now, much of the land is
covered in housing.