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Pinkhill

Opened: 1st February, 1902.
Closed: 1st January, 1968.


Ex-LNER Class B1 4-6-0 No. 61350 pulls away from Pinkhill Station on its way to Corstorphine with an early evening train from Edinburgh Waverley on 3rd March, 1966. Pinkhill was one of a number of stations in Edinburgh which were built onto a road bridge over the tracks, with access to the platforms down flights of steps. The loco was built at Darlington in July 1949, going straight to Kittybrewster Shed (61A) and moving to across Aberdeen to Ferryhill (61B) in June 1961. It then moved to St. Margaret's (64A) in May 1962, and finally to Dunfermline (62C) in April 1966, from where it was withdrawn seven months later. [Brian Flannigan]
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Balgreen Halt

Opened: 29th January, 1934.
Closed: 1st January, 1968.

Balgreen Halt was situated on the Corstorphine Branch, and served the area surrounding Balgreen Road in the western suburbs of Edinburgh. The station was opened by the London & North Eastern Railway on 29th January, 1934, and was closed, along with passenger services on the Corstorphine Branch, by British Rail on 1st January, 1968. Balgreen Tram Stop now occupies the site of the station.

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Ex-North British Railway Class D30 4-4-0 No. 2437 Adam Woodcock arrives at Balgreen Halt with a train for Corstorphine, 18th August, 1948. The train consists of corridor carriages, as was the normal practice for trains on the Corstorphine Branch. [Ben Brooksbank]

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Corstorphine

Opened: 1st February, 1902.
Closed to passengers: 1st January, 1968.
Closed to goods: 5th February, 1968.


Ex-LNER Class V1 2-6-2T heads the 6.17pm train to Edinburgh Waverley at Corstorphine Station on 7th September, 1954. The train consists of four ex-LNER teak-panelled corridor carriages in BR crimson & cream livery, behind which are a pair of non-corrider vehicles, the nearer of which may be of NBR origin. A shunter appears to be in the process of tying these on or off. [W.A.C. Smith]

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