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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.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Transport

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1.  Cable Cars  NEW

This e Cable Car Guy web site gives details of cable car systems in Britain, including a couple of articles about the cable car systems introduced in 1888 linking Princes Street to the northern suburbs of Edinburgh

2.  Edinburgh Airport Rail Link

Consultation on providing a rail link to Edinburgh Airport begins in November 2004.  See the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link web site for further details

3.  Edinburgh South Suburban Railway

The Capital Rail Action Group web site gives details of a petition submitted by that group on April 2, 2007 to the Scottish Parliament, calling for the re-introduction of passenger services on the Edinburgh South Suburban Railway

4.  Edinburgh Airport - 1960s    

Colin Lourie's web site includes many photos of aircraft that he took at Edinburgh Airport and at some of the other airports around Scotland in the 1960s.

5.  Edinburgh Airport - Turnhouse     NEW

This is an 8-minute film from the Scottish Film Archive, now held by the National Library of Scotland.  The film includes views of aircraft taking off from the airport in 1971.

I was told about this film by one of the contributors to an EdinPhoto discussion about whether or not  the old runway used to cross the A9 road.

6.  Edinburgh Railways

Steve Wakefield grew up in Edinburgh and now lives in Wigan, Greater Manchester, has brought together this collection of about 3,000 photos of Edinburgh Railways on his pages on the flickr web site.

Most of the photos are of diesel locomotives and diesel hauled trains, but the collection includes some photos of steam locos including some at  St Margaret's and Dalry Road loco sheds.

Steve also recently sent me some photos of the railway lines to the east and west of Granton Square.  I've added these, together with his memories of these lines to the EdinPhoto web site.

7.  Edinburgh Trams

This site by Transport Initiatives Edinburgh (TIE) gives details and timescales for Edinburgh's two proposed tram routes, due to be built for 2009.

8.  Edinburgh Trams  -  1956 Film

This is a 12-minute film from the Scottish Film Archive.  The film can be seen in a small window on this page of the National Library of Scotland's web site.  The film includes many familiar Edinburgh street scenes, but with less traffic than we see today.

There are views of Edinburgh's last tram, in November 1956 and of the trams being taken to Coatbridge for scrapping and being broken up in James N Connell's scrapyard at Coatbridge.

9.  Edinburgh Transport  -  1950

This site by Dewi Williams, now living in Ontario, Canada, shows his  photos of transport around Britain.  These include a few photos of Edinburgh trams, trains and buses, all photographed during a brief  visit to Edinburgh in October 1950.

10.  Edinburgh Transport Improvements

This site lists proposals for transport improvements in and around Edinburgh, and how tit is proposed to fund these improvements, including:

-  funds from the Scottish Executive
-  funds from congestion charging, 2006-2026

11.  International Space Station

This page from the NASA web sites gives the times when the International Space Station will be visible from Edinburgh.

12.  Lothian Buses

This My Bus Tracker web site predicts the times that Lothian Buses will arrive at each of the bus stops on their routes in and around Edinburgh.

For the last couple of years, this information has been displayed on illuminated signs at many of the bus stops, but it is now also available, real time, on the internet.

Satellite navigation equipment, now installed on most Lothian Buses, is used to predict the bus times.

13.  Railways - Disused Stations

This Disused Stations Team, Roy Lambeth, Nick Catford and Alan Young  extended their Disused Stations web site on October 29,  2011 to include comprehensive details for:

-   the Waverley Route, linking Edinburgh Waverley Station to the Scottish Borders AND

-   the related branch lines:  to Selkirk, Lauder, Penicuik, Polton and Glencorse

A total of 2,177 photos, 224 maps, 237 tickets, 27 timetables were added to the Disused Stations web site to cover these lines.

This Disused Station web site covers a selection of closed railway stations in the UK.  One of the sections on the site covers the Edinburgh & Dalkeith Railway line that opened in 1831.

14.  Railway Track Layouts

This Signalbox web site includes many signal box track diagrams, showing the railway track layouts throughout Britain.   The site is continuing to expand to include more track layouts

Here is the Leith North station lay-out, and a list of other lay-out diagrams on the former North British Railway lines.

Here is the Scotland Street lay-out, and a list of other lay-out diagrams on the former Caledonian Railway lines.

15.  Road Safety Film Clip

This clip from a Road Safety film entitled 'A Letter from Edinburgh' lasts for only 75 seconds, but has some interesting street scenes of Edinburgh in 1950.

This film comes from the Scottish Film Archive.  The film clip can be seen in a small window on this page of the National Library of Scotland's web site.

16.  Sailings to Inchcolm

There are now two companies sailing from Newhaven Harbour to the island of Inchcolm in the Firth of Forth.  Further details can be found on their web sites:

Seafari Adventure Forth and Maid of the Forth

17.  Scotland One

This is one of four web sites provided by the DotOneGroup.  There are sites for England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, each providing photography and information.

The Scottish site, at June 2006, has links to over 150 web sites. They are grouped under four headings:  General, Aircraft, Buses and Railways.

18.  Ship Photographs

Iain McGeachy of Edinburgh has produced this web site showing almost 250 ships, most photographed in the Firth of Forth. The ships include cruise liners, merchant ships, tugs, warships and others.

Iain also collects model ships 1/1200 scale (1"=100').  His  ship photographs site (above) has a link to his model ships web site.

19. Tram Maps

Thank you to David King for providing two very useful interactive tram maps on the Granton History Group web site.  Here are links to them:

1920 Route Map (Edinburgh & Leith)

1950 Route Map (Edinburgh)

20.  Travel Information  -  Public Transport

The Traveline web site provides impartial advice on planning a journey by bus, coach or train, whether it be to Edinburgh or elsewhere in Britain.  The site includes a Journey Planner into which you key in  'from', 'to' and when you wish to travel.

21.  Waverley Route Heritage Association

This web site gives news of the Waverley Route Heritage Association's plans in connection with the proposed re-opening the a Heritage line on the Waverley Route.  The Association hopes to open a line from Whitrope Summit to Keilder Forest with further extensions.

The web site that you are currently reading (EdinPhoto)  includes a summary of press reports on the proposed re-opening of the Waverley Route between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

 

 

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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 photogrpahers  -  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.  Details of who owns the copyright of photographs and other mateiral on this 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.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

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