Posted by: wrha | January 22, 2011

Waverley Route: the Life, Death & Re-Birth of the Borders Railway

Waverley Route: the life, death & rebirth of the Borders Railway, by David Spaven, is published by Argyll Publishing on 29th August.

This new book aims to be the definitive account of the last years of the Waverley Route and the subsequent reinstatement campaigns, culminating in the planned 2014/15 re-opening to Tweedbank.

There are both paperback and Collector’s Hardback editions, the latter including:

·        an additional chapter on The First Century of the railway

·        the transcript of an internal BR memo of late 1968 setting out the details of economy measures implemented along the route since 1963

·        the transcript of the BR Area Manager’s report on the incidents at Hawick and Newcastleton on the night of 5th / 6th January 1969

·        a transcript of the last freight working timetable

·        two poems on the Waverley Route written by serving railwaymen.

More details can be found under ‘Featured Titles’ on