Newcastleton

In late January and early February 1963, the Waverley Route was blocked by snow between Stobs and Steele Road stations for 18 days. This scene, featuring the 4.33 pm Carlisle-Edinburgh train, is further south at Newcastleton on Saturday 23rd February, during the subsequent 25 days of single-line operation before the line was fully re-opened between Steele Road and Stobs. One month later, the publication of the Beeching Report would effectively seal the Waverley Route's fate.

Location: Newcastleton

Company: Border Union Railway (North British Railway)

Photographer: Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven)

Contact photographer: Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven)

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Date: 23/02/1963

Image number: 40158


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