Easter Road Junction

The curve between London Road Junction on the Abbeyhill loop and Easter Road Junction (behind me) allowed trains from Waverley to reach Granton without being hauled up Scotland Street tunnel. I believe it fell out of use in the late 1980s and was lifted some time afterwards. The area is being developed over a period of years, and London Road Junction site (in distance) is currently inaccessible, as is the trackbed here. It was thoroughly overgrown until quite recently; it looks like a temporary road has been created for plant. 3rd December 2017. [Granton Shell sidings closed in 1980 and, following a period of being mothballed for possible gasworks traffic, Granton-Powderhall was lifted 1986. So why did this curve survive, for turning engines?]

Location: Easter Road Junction

Company: Easter Road Deviation (North British Railway)

Photographer: David Panton

Contact photographer: David Panton

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Date: 03/12/2017

Image number: 62103

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