Monday, 22 May 2017

Old Photograph Railway Line Leadhills Scotland

Old photograph of the railway line at Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway was a short branch railway built in Scotland to serve mining settlements, high in the Lowther Hills, connecting them to the Carlisle and Carstairs main line. The line was opened in 1901, and was the highest standard gauge railway line in the British Isles. Hoped for developments did not emerge, and when the world lead price slumped in the 1920s, the line sustained heavy losses. It was closed on 2 January 1939.

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