Scotland’s new-old Borders Railway is a cause for jubilation

Scotland’s new-old Borders Railway is a cause for jubilation

There is a business case for more trains and shipbuilding – but they also answer an emotional longing

When mothers grow old and widowed and perhaps infirm, their children often take them out for a tour in the car. Twenty years ago I took mine to look at a few of her favourite places in the Scottish borders, and on the way home we somehow, though it was obviously my doing, drove into the site of what had once been a small railway junction called Leadburn. Track and trains had gone long ago; only what you might call the stationary fundamentals remained. Two high banks faced with brick and stone marked the platforms. The rest was trees and grass.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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