The signal box at Borthwick Bank had closed on 7th July 1968 following closure of the coup and all sidings and associated trackwork had been removed. However, during demolition of the Waverley Route I was told that a temporary yard had been laid in at Borthwick Bank where recovered track panels could be dismantled so on Saturday 28th August 1971 I made my way there to find out. Sure enough, the main line had been singled and a number of sidings put down. The view shows plant and equipment together with wagons loaded with recovered material. I also got a shock when without warning an 08 shunter appeared from the south and trundled through without stopping. There were also quite a few folk crammed into the cab! I presumed it was heading for Millerhill to be changed over or serviced.
Location: Borthwick Bank Signal Box
Photographer: Douglas Blades
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Image number: 68235