Leith Central Diesel Depot

Location type

Loco shed

Name and dates

Leith Central Diesel Depot (1959-1970)

Opened on the Leith Central Branch (North British Railway).


Leith Central closed in 1952 and it was redeveloped, in 1959, as Leith Central Diesel Depot. British Railways assigned the code 64H.

The signal box closed in 1966. The depot closed in 1972 and after several years of dereliction the station, except the frontage, was demolished in the late 1980s. The site of the station is now a supermarket and its car park. It is extremely unfortunate that the building was not re-developed for this use.

The station frontage on Leith Walk remains intact.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67