Leith East Goods

Location type

Sidings


Names and dates

South Leith [CR] (1903-1952)
Leith East Goods (1952-1973)

Opened on the Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway).

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This terminus was a goods and mineral station in South Leith. It was opened close to the competing North British Railway's South Leith Goods, just to the north over Salamander Street.

There was a goods shed, two faced loading bank and sidings. It was approached from the east from Seafield Junction [CR] from which trains ran west to Newhaven.

A passenger station never opened here, nor was one built.

In the late 1930s the line was extended west, with a level crossing over Salamander Place, to the Crawford's Biscuit Factory on Elbe Street.

In 1966, with the closure of Seafield Yard [CR] and the line west of Leith Walk West Goods, a new connection (Leith East Link (British Railways)) from Meadows Yard was laid in so that a train from the yard could run straight into Leith East. By reversal a train could run as far west as Leith Walk West Goods, now the end of the line.

The Leith Walk West Goods branch closed in 1968.

The depot closed altogether in 1973. The site has been obliterated by subsequent developments. The level crossing track over Salamander Place remains in place.


Tags

Sidings terminus

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
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