The adverts for shipping, stage
coaches, railways and other forms of transport are
all taken from the Caledonian Mercury in 1842 make
railway from London had not yet reached Edinburgh, so there were regular
sailings from Edinburgh to London and to Newcastle.
1842 was the year the Edinburgh-Glasgow railway opened, so
providing a quick alternative to the canal and the stagecoach.
of the transport adverts from the Caledonian Mercury, 1842 are
Leith, Edinburgh and Glasgow Shipping Company
William - Wed 5th January at
3pm from GRANTON PIER
The Royal Adelaide - Sat 8th January
at 3pm from GRANTON PIER
The Royal William - Sat 15th January
at 3pm from LEITH HARBOUR
The Royal Adelaide - Wed 19th January at 3pm
from GRANTON PIER
Company sails a SCHOONER for LONDON
every Thursday from LOWER DRAWER BRIDGE
General Steam Navigation Company's
appointed to sail for LONDON as follows from
- Saturday 8th January at 3pm
- Wednesday 12th January at 3pm
MONARCH - Saturday 8th January at
start from 4 Prince's Street, and from Duty House, foot of North Bridge,
and from 47 Bernard Street one hour before the sailing of the Vessel
Splendid, Fast, Four-inside, Four-horse Coach
- 28 hrs -
connection with The Great North of England Railway at Darlington -
LEITH for LONDON
London and Edinburgh Shipping Company
on Wednesday 19 January at 6 o'clock evening.
LEITH direct for PORT PHILIP and SYDNEY
First Class British Built BARQUE
Tons Register - Charles Wemyss Commander
Vessel will positively close hatches on Thursday 17th inst.
and be despatched the Saturday following. Has room for fine goods only.
LEITH for PORT PHILIP and SYDNEY
First Class British Built BARQUE
Splendid New Ship
fitting out in the Firth of Fort
will be on Birth at Leith on Thursday first and will sail in
large vessel has a large full Poop, which will be fitted up with every
comfort and convenience for the accommodation of Cabin Passengers.
will be an intermediate Cabin if sufficient number of passengers offer; and
excellent accommodation for a few in Steerage.
passengers are recommended to make early application for State-rooms in the
There will be an experienced Surgeon on board.
of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway on 21 Feb.
class 8s, 2nd class 6s, 3rd
class 4s, Carriages 35s,
fares were advertised one week later:
wheeled carriages 30s, Small Chaise or Drosky
Two wheeled carriages 15s, Horses
12s, Horse box for 3 horses 33s.
LEITH direct to MONTREAL
First Class British Built Coppered Brig
Fast-Sailing Favourite Vessel and Regular Trader is under Charter to
sail from LEITH direct for MONTREAL with the first Spring Ships on or
before 1st April.
travelling to Glasgow
15s. Outside 10s 6d.
& Glasgow Canal Conveyance
Fly-Boats for the conveyance of PASSENGERS and GOODS leave PORT
HOPETOUN, EDINBURGH at six o'clock and PORT DUNDAS at seven o'clock
Every Lawful Evening
Cabins, three shillings. Steerage, two
Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
Directors of the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway announced that
"with a view to meeting the demand for conveyance to the Sea Coast
on the day of Her Majesty's arrival and during the stay of the Royal
Fleet in the Firth, they have resolved to anticipate the opening of the
line with LOCOMOTIVES by operating, for this occasion, [a
half-hourly service with CARRIAGES worked by HORSES."