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Leith Walk

 

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Douglas Robertson wrote:

"My Great Uncle, John Robertson, was killed on January 9, 1945 when he was run over by a train at a Railway Goods Station in Leith Walk.

I've found his death certificate on 'Scotland's People' and this has filled in some gaps, but there still persists the fact that my own family recollections tell me that he may have been involved in an incident.  He was a Railway Constable at the time.

His younger brother, Alexander was also also killed in the same way, albeit at a different time, within a few years of John's accident."

Question

Can anybody point me to any archive that I could possibly research?"

Douglas Robertson:  October 17, 2010

Advice for Douglas

If you can suggest where Douglas might be able to do any further research into these accidents, please email me, than I'll pass on your message to him.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs, October 17, 2010

 

Reply

1.

David King

Trinity, Edinburgh

Thank you to David King who replied

Railway Archive

"There is an excellent site called ‘The Railways Archive’.  It contains many accident reports and other information.

I had a quick look.  I couldn’t find the Leith Walk accident, but a more careful search or an enquiry to the webmaster might find it.

Leith Walk Stations

There were two Leith Walk goods stations at the time:

-  London & North Eastern (LNER) near Brunswick Road.

- London Midland and Scottish (LMS) nearer the foot of Leith Walk, beside Stead’s Place.

David King, Trinity, Edinburgh, October 17, 2010

 

Reply

2.

James McEwan

Duddingston Mills, Edinburgh

Thank you to James McEwan who replied, also recommending the Railway Archive web site.

In fact the page on the Railway Archive site is not the same page as David King suggested above.

James wrote:

Railway Archive

" ‘The Railways Archive’ web site is not an official or exhaustive record, but it might be a place to make a start."

James McEwan, Duddingston Mills:  October 18, 2010

 

 

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