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June 18th, 2007
We took a couple of hours to do some trainspotting while at a conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Stopping first at Waverly station and then travelling east to Musselburgh station on a tip from trainspots.co.uk, we caught 24 trains ranging from two car Electric Multiple Units to 60-car unit coal trains in short order before returning to the venue.
(map) The Scottish capital hosts a relatively large passenger station called Waverly station which has a train in or out of out around every 4 minutes during peak hours. To the south of the downtown is the freight bypass.
Several passenger trains come and go from Edinburgh's Waverley station in the twenty or so minutes we watch from the west end.
June 20th, 2007
One day each DebConf the conference organisers come up with a day trip. This year 154 of us went to the Isle of Bute by train, leading to a series of entertainingly overcrowded trains on the journey. I shot out the window of the train and at the stations where we stopped and have rather liberally described the locations where those photos were taken as Edinburgh to half way to Glasgow, Glasgow covering up to Port Glasgow, and Wemyss Bay, the ferry transfer point to the island, for everything west of Port Glasgow.
June 21st, 2007
While out museum browsing, Laura took a few photos of trains at Edinburgh Waverly station.
June 22nd, 2007
Once again proving that the best trains come when you aren't there, Laura went downtown and shot a rare Class 67 running light power through Edinburgh Waverly station followed shortly by a parked Class 90 electric freight locomotive also in the passenger-only Waverly corridor.