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East Pilton Station

(East Pilton Halt)

DMU at Pilton Station  -  1962

Pilton Station  -  1962

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Neville Stead, A J Mullay and Ian Allan Publishers          G M Staddon / N E Stead collection


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East Pilton Station

In the final days before the railway closed it was operated by DMUs (Diesel Multiple Units). 

Here, one can be seen at East Pilton Station in April 1962.  This station served Bruce Peebles' engineering factory.  The factory recently closed after a major fire and the area is now [2005] being developed for housing.

Like many other former railways around Edinburgh, this has now been converted to a cycle track and walkway.


Houses in the Background

Thank you to Donald Grant who sent me a note about this photograph.

Donald wrote:

When I was looking through your site the other night
I spotted this picture of Pilton Station.

If you look under the bridge you can see a house in the distance. That was the house I lived in at Boswall Avenue!

I'm delighted to have found that photo.

Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland:  January 27, 2006




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