NY5397 : Brake van at Riccarton Junction

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Saughtree, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Brake van at Riccarton Junction
Brake van at Riccarton Junction
This BR Shark ballast brake van sits on a short section of track at the former Riccarton Junction Station. Riccarton Junction was a railway village and station on the former North British Railway Edinburgh to Carlisle Line known as the Waverley Route. The Border Counties Railway, originating in Hexham, Northumberland, joined the Waverley Route to the south of the station in this remote and isolated area in the county of Roxburghshire. The Border Counties Line was closed to passenger traffic in 1956 and to freight in 1958, and by the time the Waverley Route was closed in 1969, most of the buildings on the site had been demolished. A voluntary organisation, Friends of Riccarton Junction, was formed in 1997 with the aim of restoring as much of the station as possible. For more information on Friends of Riccarton Junction see: LinkExternal link
(Source: Border Railway Rambles by Alasdair Wham).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 7 August, 2007
Category
Railways > Railway vehicle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5398 9764 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:16.2449N 2:43.5499W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5399 9763
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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