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Balerno Loop / Princes Street Station
« Last post by codfather on January 25, 2019, 02:41:12 PM »
Princes Street Station was the largest station in Scotland when built. Part of the Caledonian Railway, it had 7 platforms and was the 3rd one built, which was opened in 1893.
The other 2 stations built were in 1848 a wooden structure and called Lothian Road Station. The second was built in 1870 but this was destroyed by fire.

This is a drawing of the station.



The station had upper levels added in 1903 and became "Princes Street Station Hotel".  When the station closed as a railway station in 1965 it was Called "The Caledonian Hotel later to become the "Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian".


Balerno Loop / Dalry Road
« Last post by codfather on January 25, 2019, 02:40:31 PM »
Balerno Loop / Merchiston
« Last post by codfather on January 25, 2019, 02:39:44 PM »
Balerno Loop / Slateford Station
« Last post by codfather on January 25, 2019, 02:37:00 PM »
This station is still in use for main and suburban lines. It was demolished and rebuilt 19**
Balerno Loop / Hailes Halt
« Last post by codfather on January 25, 2019, 02:35:20 PM »
The Halt has been demolished and I can't find and images anywhere of it.
I have since read somewhere that the Halt was built for the golfers to use to get to Kingsknowe Golf Course.
I always thought it was for the mills that are around that area.
Balerno Loop / Colinton Station
« Last post by codfather on January 25, 2019, 02:32:51 PM »
Balerno Loop / Juniper Green Station
« Last post by codfather on January 23, 2019, 04:35:19 PM »
This station has now been demolished and a new building been erected on the site. See second image.

(c) junipergreen300

This building replaced the station
Balerno Loop / Currie Station
« Last post by codfather on January 08, 2019, 08:04:32 PM »
About 1.5 miles along the track we would have reached Currie Station. The Station has now gone, but the goods shed still stands.

It was being used by the Council, but it now looks like it has been sold and is being converted into a family house.
From what I have seen the outside brickwork has been saved in its original state.
When the weather gets better in the year I will go and take some more photos.
Balerno Loop / Balerno Station
« Last post by codfather on January 06, 2019, 12:40:01 PM »
Balerno had two stations, one goods and the other passenger. As yet I haven’t found the site of the passenger station, but the goods station has been built on. It became Balerno High School.
   The station opened on the 1st August 1874 and the last rain ran on the 1st November 1943 (LMS). The station finally closed 1st June 1949.

Date of photograph not known.

Balerno Passenger Station 1962.

Will take a wonder up to Balerno and try and take a more up to date photo some time later in the year. I’m pretty sure that this has now been built on, so might not be lucky. There is a road named “Station Loan”.
As I said earlier, the goods station has now been built on by Balerno High School.
R Recipes / Rhubarb Crumble
« Last post by codfather on October 19, 2018, 11:25:37 AM »
Rhubarb Crumble

500g rhubarb, chopped into chunks the length of your thumb
100g golden caster sugar
3 tbsp port (optional)

For the crumble topping
140g self-raising flour
85g butter, chilled
50g light brown muscovado sugar
50g chopped walnuts(optional)

1/ Tip 500g thumb-length chunks of rhubarb into a saucepan with 100g golden caster sugar and 3 tbsp port, if using.
2/ Cover and simmer on a very low heat for 15 mins, adding more sugar if you want. When soft (but still holding its shape) and sweet enough, pour the rhubarb into a medium baking dish.
3/ Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
4/ To make the topping, rub 140g self-raising flour and 85g chilled butter together with your fingers until you have a soft, crumbly topping.
5/ Now add 50g light brown muscovado sugar and 50g chopped walnuts, if using. Mix together with your hands.
6/ Scatter the topping over the rhubarb and bake for 30 mins or until golden brown on top.

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