Lauder resident Karen Craig, pictured, will be an honoured guest when campaign veterans from the Borders who fought to reinstate the Waverley rail line to Tweedbank are feted by Midlothian residents delighted with their new transport link.
Her father, the Reverend Brydon Maben, headed the protest which temporarily halted the last St Pancras-bound sleeper train at Newcastleton on January 6, 1969.
Dalkeith Rotarians will stage The Rail Thing at the National Mining Museum, adjacent to Newtongrange station, on September 5 and 6. On view will be a scale section of the old Waverley Line as it wound its way through a Borders valley before the Beeching Axe fell in 1969.
The event will also be an opportunity to thank the Borders Railway construction team, said Rotary chief Roy Nimmo.
He added: “Because Midlothian enjoyed relatively good bus services to the capital, the campaign was less focused in Midlothian. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to those from south of Falahill who never gave up on the dream.”
Others due to attend the event include elected representatives, voluntary workers and business leaders.