Scottish Railway Preservation Society Steam Train Excursion departs from

Edinburgh Waverley Station

May 18, 2008

   A Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursion around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line and Fife Circle line departs from Edinburgh Waverley Station  -  May18, 2008

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                     Photograph taken May 18, 2008

 

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   A Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursion around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line and Fife Circle line departs from Edinburgh Waverley Station  -  May18, 2008

 

Departing from Edinburgh Waverley Station

Steam-hauled Excursion

 A Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursion around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line and Fife Circle line departs from Edinburgh Waverley Station  -  May18, 2008

This photo was taken looking down from Regent Road onto the tracks leading to the east out of Waverley Station.

Here, the second of the day's two excursions from Edinburgh Waverley Station departs on time, at 4.12pm.

-   Edinburgh Old Town is in the background, upper left.

-   Edinburgh Castle is top centre, partly lost in the haze from the smoke of the engine.

-  The low building on the skyline towards the right of the photo is the Caledonian Hotel at Lothian Road, at the West End of Princes Street.

-  The new City of Edinburgh Council Offices on the corner of Market Street and New Street are on the left of the picture, with two cows from Edinburgh's Cow Parade, in 2006, grazing on the office's grass roof.

 

Scottish Railway Preservation Society Excursions

May 19, 2008

Two Excursions

There were two Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursions from Edinburgh Waverley station on Sunday May 18, 2008.

A Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursion around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line and Fife Circle line departs from Edinburgh Waverley Station  -  May18, 2008

Both trains were hauled by Loco No 61994 'The Great Marquess'.

The trains departed from Edinburgh Waverley station at 10.20 am and at 4.12pm.  Both followed the same route:

-  around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line

A Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursion around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line and Fife Circle line crosses the roundabout at Cameron Toll, Edinburgh  -  May18, 2008

-  across the Forth Rail Bridge

   A Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursion around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line and Fife Circle line crosses the roundabout at Cameron Toll, Edinburgh  -  May18, 2008

-  around the Fife Circle Line, via Aberdour, Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline

-  return across the Forth Rail Bridge

-  and back to Edinburgh Waverley station via the South Suburban Line.

 

Departing from Edinburgh Waverley Station

The Second Excursion

 A Scottish Railway Preservation Society steam train excursion around the Edinburgh South Suburban Line and Fife Circle line departs from Edinburgh Waverley Station  -  May18, 2008

This photo was taken looking down from Regent Road onto the tracks leading to the east out of Waverley Station.

Here, the second of the day's two excursions from Edinburgh Waverley Station departs on time, at 4.12pm.

-   Edinburgh Old Town is in the background, upper left.

-   Edinburgh Castle is top centre, partly lost in the haze from the smoke of the engine.

-  The low building on the skyline towards the right of the photo is the Caledonian Hotel at Lothian Road, at the West End of Princes Street.

-  The new City of Edinburgh Council Offices on the corner of Market Street and New Street are on the left of the picture, with two cows from Edinburgh's Cow Parade, in 2006, grazing on the office's grass roof.

 

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