Riccarton Junction

The Waverley Route experienced one of the biggest challenges of its existence when the country suffered sub-zero temperatures from late December 1962 through to early March 1963. By 23rd February 1963, an 18-day snow blockage had been cleared, but only for single-track operation. Here, seen from a morning train from Edinburgh to Carlisle working 'wrong line' through Riccarton Junction, unidentified Standard Class 2 and Class 4 2-6-0s - coupled tender to tender on the Up line - take a break from snowploughing duties.

Location: Riccarton Junction (former)

Original line: 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: 47146

Tags: Snow
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