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View from SW showing WNW and SSW fronts of numbers 3-23 Leith Walk with part of main block of station in background

SC 733403

Description View from SW showing WNW and SSW fronts of numbers 3-23 Leith Walk with part of main block of station in background

Date 9/7/1970

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 733403

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Leith Central Station, Edinburgh This station was built by the North British Railway to serve the port of Leith, and opened in 1903. It provided a rapid service to Waverley Station, and was also used as a terminus for through services from the west, relieving pressure on the newly-rebuilt Waverley. This shows the station from the south-west. The train shed is to the right, with its steel-framed ridge and furrow roof. The platforms are at first-floor level, and the station offices were in the first floor of the street-frontage block to the left, with shops and a public house on the ground floor. The electrification of Edinburgh's street tramways in the early 1920s seriously affected the traffic at this station, which was under-used for many years, and closed in 1950. In 1955 it was converted into a maintenance depot for diesel locomotives and trains. It was demolished in the 1980s. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/70/26/19

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/733403

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 733403) View from SW showing WNW and SSW fronts of numbers 3-23 Leith Walk with part of main block of station in background

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