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Lower Granton Road

Granton

Photo

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Looking to the East along Lower Granton Road  -  1950s?

The tram is travelling to the east along Lower Granton Road, towards Newhaven.

The long freight train is travelling, in reverse, to the west towards the Coal Yard beside Middle Pier, Granton Harbour

Edinburgh Tram and Train, Lower Granton Road, around 1950s

the Late JL Stevenson, with acknowledgement to his son, Hamish Stevenson for allowing me to reproduce this photo
and to Kenneth Williamson for providing me with a copy of the photo.

Photo

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Looking to the West along Lower Granton Road  -  1950s?

The tram is travelling to the west along Lower Granton Road, towards Granton Square.  The freight train is
travelling, in reverse, to the east past the Coal at Granton Harbour, or is possibly standing at the coal yard.

Lower Granton Road - 1950s?    Tram, Train and half a Lorry

the Late JL Stevenson, with acknowledgement to his son, Hamish Stevenson for allowing me to reproduce this photo
and to Kenneth Williamson for providing me with a copy of the photo.

 

Enlarge these two photos

  Lower Granton Road - 1950s?    Tram  and Train

  Lower Granton Road - 1950s?    Tram, Train and half a Lorry

 

Reply

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Kenneth Williamson

Silverknowes, Edinburgh

Thank you to Kenneth Williamson (who supplied the two photos above) for adding:

Photo

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Lower Granton Road - 1950s?    Tram, Train and half a Lorry

Shunting Coal Wagons at Granton

"In this photo, the LNER loco is shunting coal wagons. They are either to go up to or have returned from Granton Gas Works. Latterly a diesel shunter performed this job.

Wagons and Turntable Preserved

"The wagon marked 'Leith General Warehousing (LGW)' came from Leith. The LGW premises were beside South Leith Station in Constitution Street.

One of these wagons is preserved at the Scottish Railway Preservation Society's railway at Bo'ness, West Lothian, as is a small turntable used for moving the wagons in and out of the LGW warehouse."

Kenneth Williamson, Silverknowes, Edinburgh:  November 15, 2014

 

 

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