"As a pre-teenager, I lived in Craigleith
Road, near to Blackhall, from 1957 to 1962.
Quite often, I awoke in the early hours,
probably around 3 to 5am, to hear a goods train to the south travelling
into central Edinburgh. My mother advised me that it was the milk train,
but I have no further information.
I remember that there were two dairies serving
the city, namely St Cuthbert's, and Edinburgh and Dumfriesshire.
I took comfort on dark nights from hearing the
train, knowing that there was someone up and about at these hours.
I'm wondering if anyone has similar
recollections, or has any information on this train."
Malcolm Finlayson, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland:
January 23, 2014
Reply to Malcolm
If you know
or remember anything about the milk train that Malcolm refers to above,
and would like to send a message to him, please email me, then I'll pass
on his email address to you.
Peter Stubs, Edinburgh: January