Border Countries Railway Through Time by Roy Perkins

By Roy Perkins

The Border Counties Railway ran from the outdated railway village of Riccarton Junction at the Waverley direction around the Border and during Northumberland to Hexham. partially meant to supply entry to coal deposits at Plashetts, close to Kielder Water, the railway was once additionally associated with a scheme by means of the Duke of Northumberland to relieve neighborhood difficulty. providers started in 1862, a few 8 years after the Act for the railway got Royal Assent, at the similar day because the Waverley path opened. Closed to passengers within the past due Fifties and to freight within the early Nineteen Sixties, the road has mostly disappeared. in spite of the fact that, it has now not thoroughly vanished as a part of the road at Saughtree has been restored and there were plans to open a slim gauge line alongside Kielder Water. during this ebook, Roy Perkins and Iain MacIntosh use a range of interval and modern pictures to convey the background of the road and its panorama to life.

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