The collective name “Waverley”, after the Waverley Novels by Sir Walter was used for the three stations from around 1854 when the through ‘Waverley’ route to Carlisle opened. In 1868 the North British Railway acquired the stations of its rivals, demolished all three. Canal Street station was also known as Edinburgh Princes Street not to be confused with the Caledonian Railway station later built at the West End which was named Princes Street station from 1870.The illustration shows the original plan drawn up for the Waverley Station.

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