Riccarton Junction

A V2 hauled train of Presflo cement wagons from Oxwellmains rests on the former Border Counties Railway at Riccarton in 1963. In its latter years the Waverley Route saw a rich variety of the modern generation of freight wagons on through freight trains from the east and north east of Scotland to a wide variety of English destinations - the notable exception being Freightliner trains, which were not cleared for the route due to the square profile of containers which would have fouled the W6 loading gauge.

Location: Riccarton Junction

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: 1963

Image number: 36030

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