Hawick [2nd]

The changing face of Hawick. When Bruce McCartney told me the location of the Robin Barbour image showing a southbound train shortly after leaving Hawick station in 1959, he added that '..today's viewpoint would probably be looking west from the front door of Morrison's Supermarket...' On 10 July 2009 the opportunity arose to take a photograph from that very spot. Much has changed in the elapsed forty plus years between the photographs, with Oliver's Auction Mart long gone, the railway embankment removed, the cattle pens replaced by the shoppers' car park and many of the taller structures on the horizon now a thing of the past. One reference point that remains is the tall building on Union Street in the centre of the 2009 photograph, the chimneys of which can be seen in the earlier picture protruding above the first coach of the train.

Location: Hawick [2nd] (former)

Original line: Border Union Railway (North British Railway)

Photographer: John Furnevel

Contact photographer: John Furnevel

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Date: 10/07/2009

Image number: 24768

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