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Blackford Hill

Opened: 1st December, 1884.
Closed: 1st January, 1917.
Reopened: 1st February, 1919.
Closed: 10th September, 1962.

Blackford Hill Station was situated on the Edinburgh Suburban and South Side Junction Railway. It opened on 1st December, 1884, and was located below Blackford Hill in the southern suburbs of Edinburgh. The station was closed on 10th September, 1962, when passenger services were withdrawn from the Edinburgh Suburban line; however, the line was retained for goods traffic, and remains in use.

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Preserved ex-LNER Class A4 4-6-2 No. 60009 Union of South Africa heads west along the Edinburgh Suburban Line between Newington and Blackford Hill with the empty stock of the Edinburgh Suburban Centenary Special train on 27th April, 1984. [David Eatwell]
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Cameron Toll S.B.

Cameron Toll Signal Box was situated between Duddingston and Blackford Hill and served as a block post to increase line-capacity by dividing the section between these stations. The signal box opened in 1900 and closed in 1921.


Preserved ex-NBR Class C (LNER Class J36) 0-6-0 No. 673 Maude approaches Cameron Toll with the fourth and last SRPS Santa Special of the day on 15th December, 1985. Full details of this special working can be found here. [David Eatwell]
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Duddingston & Craigmillar

Opened: 1st December, 1884.
Closed: 10th September, 1962.

Duddingston & Craigmillar Station was situated on the Edinburgh Suburban and South Side Junction Railway, and served the Duddingston and Craigmillar districts of Edinburgh. It opened on 1st December, 1884. The station was closed on 10th September, 1962, when passenger services were withdrawn from the Edinburgh Suburban line; however, the line was retained for goods traffic and remains in use.

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Preserved ex-NBR Class C (LNER Class J36) 0-6-0 No. 673 Maude heads westwards beneath Peffermill Road, a short distance beyond the site of Duddingston & Craigmillar Station, with an SRPS Santa Special on 15th December, 1985. Full details of this special working can be found here. [Brian Dobbs]

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Morningside Road

Opened as Morningside: 1st December, 1884.
Renamed Morningside Road: October 1886.
Closed: 10th September, 1962.

Morningside Road Station was situated in the Morningside district of Edinburgh, and was located adjacent to Morningside Road where it crosses the railway. It was accessed via a gate on the west side of the road, opposite the Morningside Clock. The station was opened by the Edinburgh Suburban & South Side Junction Railway on 1st December, 1884, and was originally named Morningside. Following the ES&SSJR's incorporation into the North British Railway on 1st March, 1885, the station was renamed Morningside Road in October 1886. The station closed on 10th September, 1962, when passenger services were withdrawn from the Edinburgh Suburban line; however, the line was retained for goods traffic, and remains in use. The station is now derelict, and the former entrance is now occupied by a branch of the Bank of Scotland. The outer circle platform has been removed to allow Mk 3 coaching stock to operate on the line. First ScotRail retains an advertising hoarding on the bridge next to the clock, where posters advertising passenger services are displayed. The former station's lattice footbridge remains in use, forming a pedestrian route between Maxwell Street and Balcarres Street.

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Ex-LNER Class V2 2-6-2 No. 60913 heads eastwards near Morningside Road Station on 8th July, 1961. [Walter Burt]
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Haymarket Central Junction


Ex-North British Railway Class A (LNER Class N15/1) 0-6-2T No. 69220 comes off the Edinburgh Suburban line and joins the Edinburgh & Glasgow line at Haymarket Central Junction with an eastbound goods train during the early 1950s. The coaling plant and overhead water tank of Haymarket Shed can be seen on the right of the photo, on the opposite side of the main line. [J.L. Stevenson Collection]
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Niddrie West Junction


Ex-LNER Class A1 4-6-2 No. 60147 North Eastern heads a train of empty carriages past Niddrie West Junction towards Niddrie North Junction and Portobello on 16th July, 1962. Arthur's Seat dominates the skyline and the houses of Bingham Park stretch away beyond Duddingston Park Road in the middle distance. The low embankment in front of them identified the original E&D route to South Leith which was abandoned in 1849. This embankment has now been obliterated and built-upon; however, a small section remains further north, adjacent to Baileyfield Road. To the left of the train are the lines to Niddrie South Junction on the Waverley Route and Newhailes Junction on the North British Main Line, while to the right is a connection to the Lothian Lines at Niddrie North (High Level) Junction. [W.A.C. Smith]

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Newington

Opened: 1st December, 1884.
Closed: 10th September, 1962.

Newington Station was situated on the Edinburgh Suburban and South Side Junction Railway, and served the Newington district of Edinburgh. The station was closed on 10th September, 1962, when passenger services were withdrawn from the Edinburgh Suburban line; however, the line was retained for goods traffic, and remains in use.

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Ex-LNER Class V3 2-6-2T No. 67606 arrives at Newington Station with the 1.11pm Edinburgh Waverley Outer Circle train on 19th November, 1955. [W.A.C. Smith]

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Craiglockhart

Opened: 1st June, 1887.
Closed: 1st May, 1890.
Reopened: 1st January, 1891.
Closed: 1st January, 1917.
Reopened: 1st February, 1919.
Closed: 10th September, 1962.

Craiglockhart Station was situated on the Edinburgh Suburban and South Side Junction Railway, and opened on 1st December, 1884. It was adjacent to Colinton Road, next to the Myreside Aqueduct of the Union Canal, and served the Craiglockhart district in the southern suburbs of Edinburgh. The station was closed on 10th September, 1962, when passenger services were withdrawn from the Edinburgh Suburban line; however, the line was retained for goods traffic and remains in use.

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Ex-LNER Class V3 2-6-2T No. 67624 approaches Craiglockhart Station with an afternoon inner circle suburban train during August 1955. [David Anderson]

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