30mph trains face a strain to lure commuters [Scotsman]





Date: 15/03/2005

JOURNEY times of more than an hour on the proposed Borders to Edinburgh rail link may prove too long to entice motorists out of their cars, rail campaigners warned today.


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A (late running) southbound train at Stow.
Location: Stow
Company: Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
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Location: Stow
Company: Edinburgh and Hawick Railway
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A quarter of an hour earlier on Sunday 21st September 2016, the sun had been shining just south of Stow, but predictably had disappeared by the time 46100 Royal Scot came drifting downhill on the afternoon trip to Tweedbank. At least there was a decent trail of steam issuing from the safety valves on this occasion - I was out at the same spot the following Sunday for the last working of the 2016 season but it was even duller and there was no steam to boot!
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Company: Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
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