The redevelopment of urban brownfield sites continues to erase reminders of the railway presence from many areas of our towns and cities. One surviving example is the former Sinclairtown goods yard, occupying old railway land on both sides of the line just south of the site of the former station. The remains of the down yard are seen here from the old gate near the corner of Factory Road and Junction Road on a wet 22 August. The down yard handled mainly coal traffic, although sidings ran south to other industrial premises in the area. Imbedded track still exists in many parts of the yard, including a line into the building occupied by the lorry on the right. To the left of the van is part of a long loading bank and beyond that stands the single storey Railway Club. New housing development has now reached the west side of Junction Road, just behind the camera.
Location: Sinclairtown [1st]
Company: Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Photographer: John Furnevel
Make contact: John Furnevel
Image number: 20576