NT3265 : Class 67 'Diamond Jubilee'

taken 4 years ago, near to Newtongrange, Midlothian, Great Britain

Class 67 'Diamond Jubilee'
Class 67 'Diamond Jubilee'
The back-up locomotive [67026] for the Royal Train taking HM The Queen to Tweedbank from Edinburgh for the official opening of the Borders Railway.
1. The Borders Railway
The old Waverley Line, which closed in 1969, is being resurrected as the Borders Railway, going 30 miles from Edinburgh to Tweedbank [between Galashiels and Melrose], with 7 new stations, and using 90% of the former route. Full details and progress can be found at LinkExternal link ‎. Construction is scheduled to be completed by summer 2015, and the estimated cost, at 2012 prices, is 294 million. The project does not extend the route to the original destination at Carlisle.
The website says that test trains will run from June 2015, and it has been announced that the first passenger trains will run on 6 September 2015, with a grand opening. There are also plans for a 'steam train experience' and the possibility of the permanent exhibition of the Great Tapestry of Scotland at Tweedbank Station to boost tourism and use of the line.
The line opened for passenger traffic on 6 September 2015, with an half-hourly service on weekdays and Saturdays, and an hourly service on Sundays, with a journey time of about 1 hour. It was officially opened by HM The Queen on 9 September 2015, on the day that she became the longest serving UK Monarch; she travelled from Edinburgh to Tweedbank on a train steam-hauled by the 'Union of South Africa', with a stop st Newtongrange to unveil a plaque.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright M J Richardson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NT3265, 66 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 9 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Railways  People, Events 
Place (from Tags)
Midlothian 
Railway (from Tags)
Borders Railway 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3235 6531 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.5707N 3:4.9683W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3245 6519
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Royal Train  Locomotive  Train  Bridge 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 37 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register