Leith Walk West Goods

Location type

Sidings


Name and dates

Leith Walk West Goods (1903-1968)

Opened on the Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway).


Description

This goods station was west of the unopened Leith Walk [CR] station. It was served from the west and fanned out at a lower level than the line on the west side of Leith Walk itself. There was a large goods shed to the south and series of sidings with the embankment of the through route to the north.

The Caledonian Railway owned yard competed with the existing North British Railway goods yard at Leith Walk East Goods, not far north.

The main line was singled and a loop retained west of the goods yard connection. This extended as far west as Bonnington (Rosebank) Goods. The eastbound line was lifted.

In the 1930s a row of flat roofed shops and flats built in sandstone were built on the east side of the yard, bordering the west side of Leith Walk by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

In 1966 the line to the west was severed, leaving the goods yard accessible from a headshunt. In 1968 the line and goods yard closed completely. Access was latterly from Leith South Yard.

Local

As of 2018 the row of shops and flats west of Leith Walk may be redeveloped. Save Leith Walk


Tags

Sidings

External links

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



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Shrubhill Tram Depot
Tannery
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Trinity House
Rosebank Cemetery
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Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.