All aboard! Volunteer rail service makes Scottish railway history

All aboard! Volunteer rail service makes Scottish railway history

A closed road between two remote South Lanarkshire villages meant the weekends-only L&WR railway had to step in

It has no buffet car, the waiting room is a garden shed and only one of its three hand-built carriages is fully glazed. But for one week only, the train from Leadhills to Glengonnar Halt has become an essential addition to the UK’s rail network.

In a rare, perhaps unique, moment in British railway history, a replacement train service has been put on to make up for a closed road. It is normally the other way round. And this service is run by amateurs.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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