London Midland: Steam North of the Border
A vast wealth of interesting railway lines lay in the great triangle of ex-L M S lines in south-west Scotland bounded by Carlisle, Glasgow and Stranraer: from the complex of junctions round Carlisle to the grime of Glasgow; from the remote upland wastes of the Chirmorie, to the strangely named High Chain between Gatehouse and New Galloway. The main routes here were the old Caledonian line over Beattock and the former G&SWR line via Dumfries and the scenic Nith Valley. There were also the hilly and hard lines, west from Carlisle and south through Ayr to Stranraer. In between lay numerous lesser mineral branches, the whole area being worked by as diverse a collection of locomotives as could be found in any part of Britain of comparable size right to the end of steam.
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