News for steam engine fans

ScotRail has announced that the first steam trains will travel along the new Borders Railway line in September.  On 10 September, just four days after the new railway opens, the 60009 Union of South Africa will haul the service between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank. The engine is  one of six remaining LNER Class A4 steam locomotives in the UK, which were built in Doncaster in 1937.

The steam train will run through the Borders three days a week, for six weeks.