Gorgie Tram Depot

Westfield Street, Gorgie

Now The BMC Club, Westfield Street, Gorgie

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Gorgie Tram Depot

Gorgie Tram Depot  -  Now the BMC Club, Westfield Street, Gorgie

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses

and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

Photo

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Under Construction

Gorgie Tram Depot  -  Now the BMC Club, Westfield Street, Gorgie

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses

and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh:  Feb 27, 2012

 

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  Gorgie Tram Depot  -  Now the BMC Club, Westfield Street, Gorgie             Gorgie Tram Depot  -  Now the BMC Club, Westfield Street, Gorgie

 

Gorgie Tram Depot

Photo 1

    Gorgie Tram Depot  -  Now the BMC Club, Westfield Street, Gorgie

The tram shed can be seen in the background on the left of this photo.  It was a long, narrow shed, running from NW to SE. parallel with and to the east of Westfield Road, as can be seen near the top-left corner of  this extract from a 1940 map.

Edinburgh and Leith map, 1940  -  Sourth-west Edinburgh section

Photo 2

Here is another photo of the the main building in photo one, now 'The BMC Club'.  In this photo is is still under construction.  This photo looks to the NE towards the building.

The entrance to the tram depot can be seen towards the lower-left corner of this photo.

Gorgie Tram Depot  -  Now the BMC Club, Westfield Street, Gorgie

In the background, beyond the railway line on the embankment in this photo, is North British Distillery with its two chimneys.

Also nearby, but behind the photographer, are Cox's Glue Works,  Gorgie Mills.  The distillery and the mills, as well as the tram depot are also shown on this map.

Edinburgh and Leith map, 1940  -  Sourth-west Edinburgh section

 

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