12 amazing photos of Edinburgh Princes Street Station, including visits by Laurel & Hardy and Queen Elizabeth

Originally built in the 1870s, Edinburgh’s Princes Street Station was one of Scotland’s largest and most impressive railway terminals.

In the age of steam, it was the gateway to Scotland’s capital from the west, occupying a vast stretch of the city centre and welcoming countless numbers of rail travellers.

The curtain call arrived on 9 September 1965 and the grand station was demolished within five years.

Take a look through our picture gallery to see Edinburgh Princes Street Station in its heyday.

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