NT2673 : British Rail "Ambassador" exhibition train, Edinburgh

taken 37 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

British Rail "Ambassador" exhibition train, Edinburgh
British Rail "Ambassador" exhibition train, Edinburgh
My notes record that this was a British Rail “Ambassador” exhibition train (see the sign at bottom right), operated for British Telecom, at Waverley station. The stock seems to be Mk1 converted and painted in a special livery.
Edinburgh Waverley Station :: NT2573

Waverley Station is Edinburgh's main train station. Covering an area 25 acres, it is the largest mainline station outside of London. Waverley forms the northern termini for the East Coast Main Line and the Edinburgh branch of the West Coast Main Line.

The station is situated in a steep, narrow valley between the medieval Old Town and the 18th century New Town. Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping street, runs along the northern side of the station and there are bridges at both ends. North Bridge, a three-span iron and steel bridge built in 1897, passes high above the station's eastern section, and Waverley Bridge, to the west, provides one of the three main entrances to the station. The other entrances are the northern entrance via Waverley Steps from Princes Street and Market Street to the South.

The station was originally developed in 1854 when the North British Railway Company joined three existing railway stations on adjacent sites together. It was expanded in the 1890s to handle increased traffic after the opening of the Forth Rail Bridge. Waverley is now operated by Network Rail and currently has 18 platforms in use.

LinkExternal link Edinburgh Guide
LinkExternal link Wikipedia
LinkExternal link plan of the station

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 June, 1984   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 January, 2013
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2614 7390 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1457N 3:11.0631W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2615 7390
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Edinburgh  Waverley Station  Train  British Rail  British Telecom  Mk 1 Railway Coaches  Train Livery 

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