Wanlockhead extension starts
Work to extend the Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway to its target village of Wanlockhead started in August. The quarter-mile extension will boost its status as Britain’s highest adhesion narrow gauge railway from 1,365ft above sea level to 1,531ft. Volunteers are digging test pits to ascertain drainage requirements before track laying starts. Built on the trackbed of a light railway operated by the Caledonian Railway until 1938, the Lowthers Railway Society anticipates opening the extension in 2020.