The Waverley Route: Britain's Scenic Railways
This book opens with a history of the line, illustrated with an outstanding selection of historic photographs, many of which have never before been seen in print. Also included are the Border Branch lines connecting to the Waverley Route.
This is followed by a detailed look at the rebuilding of the line from Newcraighall to Tweedbank culminating in the re-opening by Her Majesty the Queen in September 2015. Well illustrated are both the service trains and steam and diesel specials that followed the opening.
There is also an exploration of the remainder of the Waverley route from Tweedbank to Carlisle where it is hoped the line will once again return in the future.
In the evocative landscape of the route many of the viaducts, bridges, station buildings and smaller remains can still be seen. There is a heritage centre at Whitrope, and some of the route is accessible for walkers.