Edinburgh Princes Street (1870-1965)
Opened on the Caledonian Railway.
This was a major terminus in Edinburgh originally opened in 1870 and entirely rebuilt in 1893-94. In its final form, it had seven platforms, a 850 foot glass bayed roof and the "Caledonian Hotel", built 1899-1903. There was much in common with the architectural style of Glasgow Central station. On the concourse was a noted clock in a "wooden castle".
The first incarnation replaced the Caledonian Railway's Lothian Road terminus which was just to the south and became a goods station.
Princes Street station closed completely on 6 September 1965 and the trainshed and platforms were largely demolished by 1970. The hotel remains intact and open.
A box opened with the first incarnation of station in 1870, replaced in 1893 during the rebuilding. The large box was on the east side of the lines as they approached the platforms, with the Lothian Road Goods lines to the south. There was a resignalling in 1937 which led to a signal bridge being erected over the passenger lines, just west of the box. It closed with the station in 1965.
The former Caledonian Hotel was sold by British Transport Hotels in 1981 and is now independent of the railway.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Edinburgh Princes Street
Shandwick Place [Tram]
Princes Street [Tram]
Princes Street [1st]
St Andrew Square [Tram]
York Place [Tram]
Murrayfield Stadium [Tram]
Other railway and industry locations
Lothian Road Goods
Lothian Road Shed
Princes Street Gardens Cutting
Morrison Street Goods
Dalry Junction [Edinburgh]
Princes Street Gardens
Georgian House Charlotte Square
St Giles Cathedral
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|29/09/1897||Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway|
Tweedsmuir Express runs from Edinburgh Princes Street to Victoria Lodge.
|28/09/1905||Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway|
Talla Dam officially opened; two trains run from Edinburgh Princes Street.
An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways
Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)
Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)
Caledonian Railway Carriages
Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style
Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock
Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press
Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)
Callander & Oban Railway Through Time
Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)
Signalling the Caledonian Railway
The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s
The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History
The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)
Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway
Vanished Railways of West Lothian