Railway Tour - 1963
This railway tour has just
left the station at Granton Harbour on August 31, 1963. It is
travelling on the embankment between Granton Harbour and Lower Granton
Road, and approaching the end of Granton Harbour Eastern Breakwater
where there was an
accident 103 years earlier.
Note the small boatyard (left)
at the end of the breakwater (out of picture on the left). The
boatyard was destroyed in a fire some years later.
The embankment has now been
removed and is the land has been planted with grass. It forms part
of the route proposed for Edinburgh trams, possibly in 2011 or later.
Wardie Hotel, in the background, is still standing, but is now being
converted to apartments.