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maybe even both, Newcastle and Carlisle and the South. It is interesting to reflect upon whether a double-line railway with electrically hauled Anglo-Scottish express trains sweeping along the Tweed Valley would today have presented a happier prospect to Peebleans than the overgrown earthworks of those rustic branch lines which eventually joined hands so reluctantly at Ninian's Haugh. Many might have resented the scale of development that would almost inevitably have resulted. Many may now regret that the opportunity was missed.

Sources:
Robertson, C. J. A., The Origins of the Scottish Railway System 1722-1844 (John Donald, Edinburgh)

Thomas, John, A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, Vol 6

Thomas, John, Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Thomas, John, The North British Railway (two vols) (David & Charles)

Allen, C. J., Titled Trains of Great Britain (second edition) (Ian Allan,  London)

Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Locomotives of the LNER  (ten parts: 1963-89)

Stephenson Locomotive Society, The Locomotives of the North British Railway

Clinker, C. R., Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977 (an Avon Anglia Publication)

Bradshaw's Railway Manual, Shareholders' Guide and Directory (various years)

Deposited plans, books of reference, gazette notices of the various railways referred to in the text

Acts of Incorporation, amalgamation, etc, as referred to in the text

The Minute Books of the Peebles Railway Company and railway correspondence held in the Scottish Records Office, West Register House, Edinburgh

Chambers, W. and R., Peebles and Its Neighbourhood with a Run on Peebles Railway (second edition) (1863)

Scott, Sheila, John Bathgate: A Sketch of His Life and Times in Edinburgh, Peebles and Dunedin. (Sheila Scott, Peebles, 1977)

Pascal, Mrs Joan, article on Peebles railways in the Peeblesshire News,
October 1980

Peeblesshire Advertiser and Peeblesshire News 1853-1962

Official publications of the North British Railway, the Caledonian Railway, the LNE Railway, the LMS Railway and British Railways

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