Return to Fountainhall

Today, trains have been running on the reconstructed part of the Waverley route, between Edinburgh and Tweedbank, a couple of miles south of Galashiels. Part of the celebration of the reopening, they were for Golden Ticket holders – local people including numerous school children. No such tickets for Geoff’s Pages. Having travelled on the last day (see “Last Day of the Waverley Route” on Geoff’s Rail Diaries), we’ll be doing our best to travel on the first public train from Edinburgh Waverley tomorrow morning; today we’ll have a photographic day out.

FountainhallA Rail Diaries page will follow before too long. In the meantime, here’s a photo which provides a link between the last day and the first day. Our special train, in January ’69, called at Fountainhall for a photo stop. The station there has not been reopened – there will be no more returns (or singles) to Fountainhall. The platforms have gone, as have the level crossing and signalbox – but that house, immediately beyond the crossing, is still there…

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