Edinburgh and Lothians

British Rail Scotland in the 1980s and early 1990s

Deltic Scotsman Farewell 55022 Royal Scots Grey 1982 - Edinburgh British Rail

Deltic Farewell - Edinburgh

End of an era! On a dull, damp, dreich day Deltic locomotive 55 022 Royal Scots Grey awaits its last turn of duty for British Rail at Edinburgh Waverly station on 2 January 1982. This locomotive would work the return leg of the 1F50 Deltic Scotsman Farewell rail trip to London Kings Cross. The initial London Kings Cross to Edinburgh leg was worked by 55 015 Tulyar. The rail trip was to be the last Deltic hauled train run by British Rail.

55 015 left London at 08.30 with an arrival time in Edinburgh of 14.03. 55 022 was due to leave for the return at 14.30 with an arrival in London at 20.02.

02 Jan 1982

HST Edinburgh Waverley 1983 British Rail

HST- Edinburgh

Two railway men stop for a chat prior to the departure of the 16.00 Edinburgh to London King’s Cross HST service from Edinburgh Waverley in 1983.

23 Apr 1983

47016 Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station 1988 British Rail

Class 47 - Edinburgh Waverley

On platform 10 at Edinburgh Waverley station class 47 no. 016 waits to depart with the 10.44 to Brighton service in the summer of 1988.

12 Aug 1988

HST Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh 1989 British Rail

HST - Edinburgh

HST power car 43039 leads the 07.55 The Flying Scotsman Aberdeen to London King's Cross service past Murrayfield rugby stadium in Edinburgh in 1989.

10 Aug 1989

Luggage Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station 1989 British Rail

Luggage - Edinburgh

Members of a youth organisation have the tricky task of figuring out how to fit all their rucksacks into the carriage. The train conductor who can just be seen in the doorway may also be wondering the exact same thing. The train is the 08.00 The Highland Chieftain Inverness to London King's Cross HST service.

10 Aug 1989

HST 43074 Musselburgh 1989 British Rail

HST - Musselburgh

HST power care 43074 heads an Edinburgh bound Inter-City service at Musselburgh in October 1989.

03 Oct 1989