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Written by Bruce Kitchener - 05 Nov 2006
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Location notes
Slateford station is on the main line to Glasgow Central, it is in the city of Edinburgh and easily accessible from most areas of the city.
Railway type and traffic
As of October 2006
The normal traffic consists of East Coast class 91s:
(Westbound) at 08:19, 09:30, 11:48, 13:47, 15:30, 17:47, 19:22, 22:33
(Eastbound) at 07:52, 08:52, 10:52, 12:52, 14:52, 16:52, 18:52, 2052

Arriva Voyagers:
(Westbound) at 06:42, 07:28, 08:59, 10:59, 11:59, 12:59, 14:59, 16:59, 17:59, 18:59
(Eastbound) at 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:10, 16:05, 17:10, 18:00, 20:00, 21:12, 21:40, 22:05

Virgin Pendolino
(Eastbound) at 09:00
(Westbound) at 10:20

All these trains use the mainline

The following trains are freights and often use the freight only Edinburgh suburban line
06:30 (EB) drs Nuclear flasks (runs as required)
07:40 (EB) Class 66 hauled coal
07:45 (WB) Class 60 hauled steel
09:55 (WB) Class 66 hauled coal
11:00 (WB) Class 66 hauled coal
11:30 (EB) Class 66 hauled coal
12:45 (EB) Class 66 hauled coal
13:20 (WB) Class 66 hauled coal
13:50 (EB) Class 66 hauled coal
14:20 (EB) Class 60 hauled steel
15:40 (EB) Class 66/90 hauled engineers
16:00 (EB) FL Class 66 hauled cement
17:05 (WB) drs Nuclear flasks (runs as required)
It is an inner city location, and after dark it is not advisable to visit with expensive camera equipment. Football colours should be avoided because it is quite near to the Hearts stadium.
Road directions
From the city centre follow signs for Gorgie/Haymarket when you reach Haymarket junction take a left and follow this road all the way to the next junction near Gorgie, go straight across and up this road, at the top take a right and stay on this road until the next junction for ASDA and Slateford station will be on the left at this junction.

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Slateford Station map co-ordinates
It is okay but you will have to leave your car at the nearby ASDA or right next to the station.
Public transport
Lothian buses 4, 34, 35, 44/44A all serve Slateford station as well as services operated by First buses number 44 all lave from the city centre.

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All facilities can be found in the ASDA just across the road from the station.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Slateford Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
Slateford Station general view map
Slateford Station close up map

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Photographic notes
The light is good pretty much all day but after noon some photos/videos can be disrupted by light conditions.
Trains can be shot in both directions, however if it is a suburban line working then it is better to shoot/picture on the opposite platform, the one nearer to ASDA.
The best pictures can be taken at the ends of each platform but the middle near the footbridge is alright as well

General views - All photographs © Bruce Kitchener unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 1 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking north east

Fig 2 - Looking north east

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