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View from NW showing WNW and NNE fronts of cast-iron urinal with goods shed and part of footbridge in background

SC 698629

Description View from NW showing WNW and NNE fronts of cast-iron urinal with goods shed and part of footbridge in background

Date 4/1/1969

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 698629

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Melrose Railway Station, Scottish Borders This station was opened in 1849 by the Edinburgh & Hawick Railway. Owing to the popularity of the novels of Sir Walter Scott, Melrose was already a popular tourist town, and the station built to serve it was correspondingly grand and fashionably designed, with matching buildings facing each other. This shows the building on the Edinburgh-bound platform, with an integral goods shed to the right, and a large cast iron gentlemen's urinal to the right. The design of the awning does not look very effective, but it was fashionable in the late 1840s. In 1862 the Hawick branch was extended by the Border Union Railway to Carlisle, and a connection with the Midland Railway, giving the North British Railway a through route to England. This line closed in 1969. The south-bound platform building of Melrose station has been restored for multiple occupation. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/69/2/33

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/698629

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 698629) View from NW showing WNW and NNE fronts of cast-iron urinal with goods shed and part of footbridge in background

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