Our April arrival, Mark 2f coach no. 1215, gave us an idea of the sort of rolling stock which would have formed “The Waverley” express had it survived into the 70s/ 80s. But so much for the Inter- City services. What would we have seen working the 6.13pm Carlisle to Hawick local?
Cue our latest arrival to Whitrope: experimental BRE/ Leyland railbus RB004. We’ll post some more information on this fascinating vehicle in due course, but suffice to say it arrived on site on a damp May 31st courtesy of Reid Freight after a long trip north from the Midland Railway Centre in Derbyshire. With the Fowler still under repair, the liklihood is that the operational RB004 will now do the honours on our Open Weekend on June 30th/ July 1st. In the meantime it’ll be getting pressed into service in order to train our volunteer drivers and guards of the future.
Some more blurb and photos to follow in due course……..