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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