Published by Argyll in 2012, 288 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N4566)
Brand New Book
From the front inside fly leaf: The night of 5th / 6th January 1969 saw community protests at Newcastleton station deep in the Scottish Borders which blocked the passage of the very last train along the Waverley Route prior to its closure.
What was so important about this railway that drove hundreds of citizens to break the law, led by a Church of Scotland minister? Why was the railway allowed to close? Who or what should we 'blame' for its loss? And more positively, how has it come about that, after an absence of 45 years, trains will once again run in the Scottish Borders in 2014?
These are questions that have never before been researched and answered in detail. This book sets out to tell a story that says much about Britain's railways in the late 1960s, and about the opportunities created by devolution of power in the last years of the twentieth century to right one of the great wrongs of the old model of London-based transport policy. Illustrated with numerous period and current photos never before published.