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Gilmerton

Opened: 23rd July, 1874.
Closed (except for workmen’s trains): 1st January, 1917.
Reopened: 2nd June, 1919.
Closed: 1st May, 1933.

The Monday-to-Friday service in July 1922 was as follows:
8.18am to Edinburgh Waverley, arr. 8.38am.
10.8am to Glencorse, arr. 10.25am.
12.22pm to Edinburgh Waverley, arr. 12.47pm.
1.49pm to Glencorse, arr. 2.6pm.
4.21pm to Edinburgh Waverley, arr. 4.43pm.
5.32pm to Glencorse, arr. 5.49pm.
6.29pm to Edinburgh Waverley, arr. 6.51pm.
6.53pm to Glencorse, arr. 7.10pm.
8.52pm to Edinburgh Waverley, arr. 9.11pm.
9.41pm to Glencorse, arr. 9.59pm.

The Saturday service in July 1922 was as follows:
8.18am to Edinburgh Waverley, arr. 8.38am.
10.8am to Glencorse, arr. 10.25am.
12.9pm to Edinburgh Waverley, arr. 12.28pm.
2.2pm to Glencorse, arr. 2.19pm.
2.58pm to Edinburgh Waverley, arr. 3.20pm.
5.32pm to Glencorse, arr. 5.49pm.
6.29pm to Edinburgh Waverley, arr. 6.51pm.
6.53pm to Glencorse, arr. 7.10pm.
8.52pm to Edinburgh Waverley, arr. 9.11pm.
9.41pm to Glencorse, arr. 9.59pm.


Preserved North British Railway Class K (LNER Class D34) 4-4-0 No. 256 Glen Douglas heads the Stephenson Locomotive Society Festival Special railtour near Gilmerton on 29th August, 1959. This was the last train to traverse the Glencorse Branch in its entirety. Full details of the railtour can be found here. [David Anderson]

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