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Granton Road

Near Granton Road Station

 

Tram and Tram Stop in Granton Road  -  c.1946

Photo taken from above the railway at Granton Road Station

Tram and Tram Stop in Granton Road, Edinburgh  -  Photograph taken from above the railway at Granton Road Station.

  R W A Jones / R T A  - Reproduced with acknowledgement to Photobus, Cheltenham, UK

Granton Road

Above Granton Road Station

Thank you to Douglas Beath (Tasmania, formerly Edinburgh) for examining the detail in this photograph and helping me to date it as being immediately post-war;  around 1946   He tells me:

1.   It is not pre-war because overhead line troughs, and then pans (as here), were installed to avoid the trolley arcing during the blackout.

2.   It is post-war because the tram's headlamp mask has been removed. 

3.   Around 1946, the 'Q THIS SIDE'  signs (as on the right-hand side of this picture) were introduced.

4.   It is post-war, because poles are being repainted.  That is the reason for the temporary fences on the poles.  (Presumably during the war, there were higher priorities to be attended to than painting the poles.)

 

More Photos

Please click on the image below to see another photo of trams near Granton Road Station:

Granton Road  -  View from near Ferry Road, looking towards Granton Road Station

more photographs of Granton Road Station.

Zoom-in to a photograph of Granton Road Station  -  1934

 

 

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