Tynecastle Bridge Signal Box

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Tynecastle Bridge Signal Box


Description

This was a temporary signal box in 1909 close to the bridge over Gorgie Road. This was during the replacement of the bridge.

The 1909 girder bridge over Gorgie Road is 'B' listed. Twenty six garlands feature on the sides of the girder - thirteen on either side. The abutments are topped with carved stonework displaying 'CR' and the Caledonian's symbol, the Lion Rampant of Scotland. The engineer was Donald Matheson.

To the south was Tynecastle Depot, a coal depot on the east side of the line, making a trailing connection. The Caledonian Brewery siding was a little further south.

Local

Heart of Midlothian Football Club's Tynecastle Park is to the west.

04/10/2019

Tags

Signal box temporary