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Edinburgh Railways in the 1950s

Woodmuir Junction Signal Box

 

Woodmuir Junction Signal Box

Six workers on the steps of Woodmuir Junction Signal Box in West Lothian

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Archie Foley

 

Woodmuir Junction Signal Box

Here are six railway workers on the steps of Woodmuir Junction Signal Box in West Lothian.  Please click here to see another photograph of Woodmuir Junction

 

Question

Do you recognise any of the men on the signal box steps?

 

Answer 1

Two men identified

    Six railway workers on the steps of Woodmuir Junction Signal Box in West Lothian ©

Thank you to Alec Dingwall, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who wrote:

"My dad knows two of the men in this picture. The  grey-haired man sitting on the banister is Pat McGourty (signalman), from Fauldhouse. And the chap in front of the doorway (no hat) is Alec Dingwall (my grandfather) who lived in Breich.

Some of the others are familiar, but my dad (John) will make further enquiries."

"My Grandad is also seen holding a shunting pole in front of NCB-13."

National Coal Board loco No 13 and three railway workers ©

Alec Dingwall, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  January 21, 2007

Alec added:

"My grandad joined the railway as a boy of 16 and retired at 70.  He was Station Master during the war. The Germans even tried to bomb the station, after a raid on the Forth Estuary.  His last post was signalman at West Calder.

My dad was born in the station house at Breich. He started as a booking clerk at West Calder and went on to bigger and better things. He retired from Scotrail after 40 years' service, just in time to escape privatisation."

Alec Dingwall, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  February 1, 2007

 

Answer 2

Third man identified

  Six railway workers on the steps of Woodmuir Junction Signal Box in West Lothian ©

Thank you to Linda Kiddell (née Kearney) now living in Norwich who has identified a third man in this photo.

Linda left this message in the EdinPhoto guest book.

"Hi.  The man in the middle of the picture, with his hat on the back of his head, is my dad, Bobby Kearney.  He was a fireman.

We lived at Longstone near Slateford.  Sadly, my dad died 24yrs ago.  it was a nice surprise to come across his photo on your site."

Linda, Kiddell (née Kearney), Norwich, Norfolk, England:  February 1, 2007

 

Answer 3

Fourth man identified

  Six railway workers on the steps of Woodmuir Junction Signal Box in West Lothian ©

Thank you to Bill Ramsay, Elkhart, Indiana, USA  for identifying a fourth man in  this photo.

Bill wrote:

"I believe that Johnny McGlinchey is at the extreme left of the photo.  He was an avid golfer and taught me the game at Greenburn in the 1950`s."

Bill Ramsay, Erkhart, Indiana:  January 2, 2008

 

The Photographer

This appears to be the photographer and railway worker who took many railway photographs in the 1950s.  Who is he? ©              The Railway Snapper who took Railway Photos in and around Edinburgh in the 1950s and 1960s.  Who was he? ©

The Photographer

Here are two photos of the man who is thought to have taken the photo at the top of this page and other railway photos in and around Edinburgh in the 1950s and 1960s.

 Archie Foley, Joppa, believes that he was a railway worker when he took these photos.  If you recognise him, please email me to let me know.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh

 

    

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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