Powderhall station wasn't alone in closing as a First World War economy, but this one never reopened. The building remained pretty much intact until the 1960s when it was flattened, presumably to allow construction of the large refuse disposal works which (and is this irony?) is the only reason the line is still around today. A Binliner wagon can be made out through the vegetation. The bricked-up gates to the platforms from Broughton Road are also discernible in this photograph taken on 13 November 2010. The Scots Baronial-looking building in the background was the former Edinburgh Corporation Refuse Disposal Works see image 1899. Modest, but I suppose in the days of universal domestic fires there was far less refuse to dispose of.

Location: Powderhall

Company: Easter Road Deviation (North British Railway)

Photographer: David Panton

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Date: 13/11/2010

Image number: 31562

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