Trains from Portobello

The Waverley Route through a schoolboy’s eyes

CC scotland  Roger Kelly


Waverley Station 1961

Gorebridge Station, July 1961

-Stationmaster’s house with Edinburgh up platform.

Heriot Station, July 1961

-the curious ticket office & waiting room on the Edinburgh down side

-the platform is beyond a level crossing to the right of the signal box.

Heriot Station, July 1961

-Edinburgh up platform

-it continues beyond the level crossing to the left of the picture.

Fountainhall Station, July 1961

Edinburgh down platform & former exchange for the Lauder Light Railway

Stow Station, July 1961

A typical country station of the North British Railway

Edinburgh down platform

Stow Station, July 1961

The ticket office on the Edinburgh down platform

Ilford films photo folder 1961

Galashiels Station in July 1961

the central island platform looking north

Melrose Station from the east: July 1961

Melrose Station -Edinburgh down platform looking west

July 1961

Melrose station exterior July 1961

(with increasingly uneven tension in the film spool)

Trains from Portobello – the Waverley Route (above)

Trains from Portobello – the East Coast Route

1847 signal box, Robert Skeldan & the railway emigrants



Thomas Bouch railway engineer

LIVES & fragments




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