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By Roy Perkins

The Border Counties Railway ran from the outdated railway village of Riccarton Junction at the Waverley course around the Border and during Northumberland to Hexham. partially 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 worry. providers started in 1862, a few 8 years after the Act for the railway acquired Royal Assent, at the similar day because the Waverley course opened. Closed to passengers within the overdue Fifties and to freight within the early Sixties, the road has principally disappeared. even though, it has no longer thoroughly vanished as a part of the road at Saughtree has been restored and there were plans to open a slim gauge line alongside Kielder Water. during this booklet, Roy Perkins and Iain MacIntosh use a range of interval and modern photos to deliver the historical past of the road and its panorama to life.

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