Station Name: GALASHIELS

[Source: Nick Catford]

At 1600 on the 14th of December 1916 there was an enormous landslip here when 70 yards of cutting at the south portal of the Landhope tunnel in Galashiels collapsed blocking the main line for many days. Before the fall the original retaining wall was buttressed, then reinforced with rails, before the gaps between buttresses were bricked up. But cracks kept reappearing and repairs were in hand when the landslip took place, the workmen barely having time to escape.
Photo from Bill Lynn collection

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