By Alastair Dalton in iNews.
A remote narrow-gauge railway which became a lifeline when a road was closed last year is being finally extended to Scotland’s highest village. Work has started on a new quarter-mile section of the line from Leadhills into Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway, where it is hoped trains will run from 2020. The move comes 20 years after original plans to extend the half-mile-long track across the border from South Lanarkshire to Dumfries and Galloway.
The volunteers involved hope it will be boost tourism in 1,531 ft-high Wanlockhead, which boasts a lead mining museum and Europe’s second oldest subscription library – after Leadhills – which were founded for miners.
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