Michael Laing (rock_dinosaur) wrote,
Michael Laing
rock_dinosaur

Disused railways in Leith


A northward view towards the bridge which carried Hawkhill Road over the Leith Central branch, July 1999. The summit of Arthur's Seat can just be seen above the parapet of the bridge.


A view towards the bridge carrying Restalrig Road over the Caledonian Railway's circuitous Leith New Lines route from Newhaven via Leith Walk and Restalrig to Leith Eastern Docks in July 1999.


A close-up view, showing the builder's works-plate, of the bridge carrying Restalrig Road over the Caledonian Railway's circuitous Leith New Lines route from Newhaven via Leith Walk and Restalrig to Leith Eastern Docks in July 1999.


A south-eastward view towards the site of Seafield Junction from the bridge over the access road to Seafield Cemetery in July 1999.


A south-eastward view at the site of Seafield Junction in July 1999. The path to the left occupies the trackbed of a connection from North British Railway's Meadows Yard, while that on the right follows the Caledonian Railway's circuitous Leith New Lines route to Newhaven via Restalrig and Leith Walk. In the distance is the Eastern General Hospital, which has now been demolished.


A south-eastward view towards the site of Seafield Junction from the bridge which carried the Leith New Lines over Seafield Place, Leith, in July 1999.


A pub at the corner of Seafield Place and Seafield Road viewed from the bridge which carried the Leith New Lines over Seafield Place, Leith, July 1999.


Embedded track in Salamander Place, Leith, leading from the site of Leith East Goods Station, opposite, to industrial premises behind the camera, July 1999.


Embedded track in Salamander Place, Leith, leading from the site of Leith East Goods Station, opposite, to industrial premises behind the camera, July 1999.


Embedded track in Salamander Place, Leith, leading from the site of Leith East Goods Station, behind the camera, to industrial premises opposite. July 1999.


Railway tracks serving Prince of Wales Dock in Leith Docks, Edinburgh, which have not seen wagons for many years, July 1999.


North-eastward view from the Victoria Bridge in Leith Docks, Edinburgh, July 1999. The bridge formerly carried a double-track railway over the Water of Leith within the docks.


Railways to nowhere in Leith Western Harbour, near Lindsay Road, Leith, July 1999.


These disused railway tracks led from Leith Docks into Chancelot Mill, which now stands isolated in a part of the docks near the Western Harbour which is being redeveloped with housing. The buildings on the right have now been demolished and the site cleared. July 1999.


Rail-mounted cranes and disused quayside railway tracks at Albert Dock, Leith, July 1999.


This building at Albert Dock, Leith, (the premises of a commercial radio station, I think) has been built directly on top of the disused quayside tracks. July 1999.
Tags: leith central branch, leith docks, leith new lines
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 0 comments