Scene on the Border Counties line following closure between Riccarton Junction and Bellingham. View towards the closed Plashetts station with the link from Slater's Incline coming in from the right. The incline was used to bring coal down from the workings in the hills above Plashetts to sidings alongside the station. Beyond the trees to the right were the coal screens and a brickworks, with much of the output from both being supplied to customers in either Carlisle or Hawick. The landscape has changed completely since the photograph was taken, with much of the area now submerged beneath Kielder reservoir. Part of Slater's Incline is now used by the Kielder Ferry as a landing stage on the east side of the reservoir. See image 17579

Location: Plashetts

Company: Border Counties Railway

Photographer: Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)

Make contact: Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)

Image number: 26241

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