St Margarets Shed

Location type

Loco shed

Name and dates

St Margarets Shed

Opened on the North British Railway.


This shed was located east of Edinburgh Waverley just west of Piershill Junction. It was on both side of the East Coast Main Line. There was a roundhouse and single ended shed to the north and another single ended shed to the south. Approach was from the west, with reversal to the roundhouse. There was a signal box, ^St Margarets^, at the west end of the site which opened in 1868.

In early days the layout was a six road carriage shed south of the line and some loops, approached from the west, the roundhouse to the north, approached from the east. Alongside Clockmill Road to the north were (from west to east): truck building workshop, stores, offices, smith^s workshop, turner^s workshop, carriage building and tinsmith^s workshop, wheelwright^s workshop, joiners and painters workshop, timber yard.

With the carriage shed moved out to Craigentinny Carriage Sidings the southern part of the site also became a shed.

British Railways assigned the code 64A and sub sheds Dunbar Shed, Galashiels Shed, Hardengreen Shed, Leith Central Shed, Longniddry Shed, North Berwick Shed, Peebles Shed, Penicuik Shed, Polton Shed, Seafield Shed [CR] and South Leith Shed.

The shed closed in 1967 and the 64A code applied to Millerhill MPD. The box closed in 1970.

The sites have been cleared becoming Meadowbank House, and other units, to the south and part of the Meadowbank Stadium to the north.



External links

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


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Drem to Edinburgh: Including Gullane, Haddington, Tranent, Musselburgh and Fisherrow Branches (Scottish Main Lines)

Edinburgh St. Margaret's: The Story of the 'Other' Edinburgh Depot of the North British Railway 1845-1967

Exploring Disused Railways in East Scotland

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1
LNER Wagons: Volume 3: Scottish Area: Ex North British and Ex-Great North of Scotland Railway Wagons
North British Railway in Northumberland, The

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

Signalling and Signal Boxes along the North British Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway and the CLC Routes

South East Scotland (British Railways Past & Present)

The Castle and the Bear: A Brief History of the North British Railway

The North British Railway a History
The North British Railway, Volume 1, One,
The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Vanished Railways of West Lothian