NT2373 : Caledonian pub (deceased) and Haymarket station

taken 10 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Caledonian pub (deceased) and Haymarket station
Caledonian pub (deceased) and Haymarket station
Taken from Haymarket station car park, the building left of centre was the very recently dead and since totally demolished Caledonian Ale House; it had in fact closed only about twelve hours earlier since its site was required for a ramp taking Edinburgh's new tram line down from street level in Haymarket Terrace, near the top of the steps, to run alongside the railway west of Haymarket station, the rear of the main building of which is on the right. When this station opened in 1842 it was terminus of the main line from Glasgow and if the photographer had been around at the time he would have been standing on the original platforms; note the blocked doorway second from the left on the street-level floor, from which a flight of stairs would have descended. When the line was extended to Waverley station in 1847, the new platforms were to the right of the building and were reached by a footbridge, which debouched from the large blocked rectangle above the white pipe on the extreme right.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Monday, 13 October, 2008
Public house (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 239 731 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.7424N 3:13.1644W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 239 731
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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