Riccarton Junction

Britannia Pacific no 70018 Flying Dutchman on the 12 noon Edinburgh-Carlisle at Riccarton Junction on 6th November 1961. This class was a daily sight on the Waverley Route during the brief sojourn of 70018 and classmate 70016 Ariel at Carlisle Canal Shed from September 1961 until May 1962, and then on a less regular basis while operating from Kingmoor between 1963 and November 1967, when the last known Britannia working over the line took place just a few weeks before the closure of 12A on 1st January 1968. [The young admirer is David Spaven.]

Location: Riccarton Junction

Company: Border Union Railway (North British Railway)

Photographer: Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven)

Make contact: Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven)

Date: 06/11/1961

Image number: 34126


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