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The Peebles Loop, By RR Darsley and DA Lovett Review
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:23:08 PM »
The Peebles Loop, By RR Darsley and DA Lovett

Book Review: Just published by Middleton press and full of interest if one wishes to know more about that fascinating tangle of railways south of Edinburgh and west of the 'Waverley Route'.

I had not bought a Middleton Press book for a while and this one is up to the usual standard.  In fact it is better than the usual standard as the paper is now semi-gloss which helps the photographic reproduction no end.

Lines covered include the Peebles Loop from Hardengreen Junction to Kilnknowe Junction and the Dolphinton (NBR), Penicuik and Polton branches.  There are also photographs of 'Gala', Dolphinton (CR) and Peebles (CR) which, although beyond the area included in the book's title, are particularly helpful.

Please note that the Glencorse branch, which was very close to the Penicuik and Polton lines is not included.

If one likes little single-platforn branch line stations, there is much of interest in this book, including Auchendinny, which recently featured in the 'Railway Modeller'.

Recommended if one likes railway byways or has an interest Scotland between the Forth and the Tweed.

ISBN: 978 1 910356 19 7

Score: 4
« Last Edit: August 03, 2018, 12:25:56 PM by Train Waiting, Reason: Minor correction. »
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