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By Roy Perkins

The Border Counties Railway ran from the outdated railway village of Riccarton Junction at the Waverley direction around the Border and during Northumberland to Hexham. in part meant to supply entry to coal deposits at Plashetts, close to Kielder Water, the railway was once additionally associated with a scheme by way of the Duke of Northumberland to relieve neighborhood trouble. companies started in 1862, a few 8 years after the Act for the railway got Royal Assent, at the comparable day because the Waverley direction opened. Closed to passengers within the overdue Fifties and to freight within the early Nineteen Sixties, the road has principally disappeared. in spite of the fact that, it has no longer thoroughly vanished as a part of the road at Saughtree has been restored and there were plans to open a slender gauge line alongside Kielder Water. during this ebook, Roy Perkins and Iain MacIntosh use a variety of interval and modern pictures to carry the heritage of the road and its panorama to life.

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