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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 737295

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT27NE 68 2705 7580

For predecessor South Leith station (NT 2737 7656), see NT27NE 67

This impressive (and consistently under-used) station was built by the North British Rly opening in July 1903. It suffered a major fire in October 1937 and closed to regular passenger traffic on 7 April 1952, continuing in use as a diesel maintenance depot until 1972.

G Daniels and L Dench 1980; A J Mullay 1991

Leith Central Station, Leith Walk. 1898-1903.

J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker 1984.

This station was the terminal station of the Leith branch of the North British Rly. It was opened on 1 July 1903 and closed to regular passenger traffic on 7 April 1952.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 February 1999.

R V J Butt 1995.

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