Caledonian Hotel

and

Princes Street Station

 Postcard

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Reproduced with acknowledgement to Heather Jack, Edinburgh

 

Caledonian Hotel and Princes Street Station

Caledonian Hotel

The Caledonian Hotel is situated at the West End of Princes Street, at its junction with Lothian Road.  In this view:

-  the road on the left is Lothian Road, leading to the south towards Tollcross.

-  the road on the right is Rutland Street, leading to the south-west to Rutland Square.

Date of the Postcard?

I have not seen the back of this postcard, so do not know the publisher or when it might have been published.

It appears to me to be possibly around the 1920s, but perhaps somebody with a better knowledge of motor cars and Edinburgh trams of that period may have a different view.

Earlier Postcard

Here is another postcard, a similar view but taken in the early 1900s:

    The Caledonian Railway Hotel and Princes Street Station  -  early 1900s

Princes Street Station

Princes Street Station lay behind the hotel frontage.  Passengers reached the station through one of the three large entrances

The station was opened by Caledonia Railway in 1870, providing services to Balerno from 1874 and Leith via Newhaven in 1879.

Princes Street Station closed in 1965.

 

Caledonian Hotel + Caley Station

Around Edinburgh

 

 

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