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Edinburgh 1978: Trinity Station

In 1978 when I took this picture, the railway still ran to Granton harbour. Here its metals can be seen on the curve passing Trinity Station, long since disused and at this time a dwelling house. The washing hangs under the shelter of the roof, perhaps in the hope of getting a blast of air from a passing train.


This line was part of the Edinburgh Leith & Newhaven Railway, and indeed Trinity marked its northern terminus when it was first opened in 1842, though 2 years later the line reached Granton. The line, closed to passengers as early as 1925, continued as a goods line supplying Granton Harbour until 1986. Part of the trackbed has now been converted into a cycleway, as seen here in 2002.


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Taken sometime in 1978