Working on the line

Galashiels photographer Alwyn Johnston has given himself the task of documenting the rebuilding of part of the Waverley railway in photographs.

Throughout the construction, until the new line opens, we will run regular updates, and watch the changes taking place through Alwyn’s pictures. The above photographs were taken during a walk of the planned route. Clockwise, from top left, the viaduct at Newtongrange, a sign of earlier times, former platform at Heriot, cutting trees along the route, Stow, and work under way along the Black Path, Galashiels