Ayton Lake

Ayton Lake

Lake created after days of rain unable to drain past the railway embankment.

Ayton Lake

Ayton Lake

Lake created after days of rain unable to drain past the railway embankment.

Bridge 133 (Freekirk Bridge between Grantshouse & Reston)

Bridge 133 (Freekirk Bridge between Grantshouse & Reston)

15/8/1948

East Coast Main Line

East Coast Main Line

East Coast Main Line

East Coast Main Line

Between Cockburnspath & Grantshouse

Between Cockburnspath & Grantshouse

East Coast Main Line

East Coast Main Line

Grantshouse Station

Grantshouse Station

Showing reduced flooding and debris on the line through bridge. 15/8/1948

Pease Burn north of Penmanshiel Tunnel

Pease Burn north of Penmanshiel Tunnel

24/8/1948

East Coast Main Line

East Coast Main Line

East Coast Main Line

East Coast Main Line

Entrance to reinforced cutting through embankment at Ayton

Entrance to reinforced cutting through embankment at Ayton

Water flowed at 12.15pm on Sunday 29th August 1948

Exit from reinforced cutting through embankment at Ayton

Exit from reinforced cutting through embankment at Ayton

Water flowed at 12.15pm on Sunday 29th August 1948.

Collapsed culvert no 146 near Ayton

Collapsed culvert no 146 near Ayton

Approximately one and a half miles west of Ayton. 15/8/1948

Bridge 133 (Freekirk Bridge)

Bridge 133 (Freekirk Bridge)

13/10/1948

Bridge no 126 East Coast Main Line

Bridge no 126 East Coast Main Line

13/10/1948

Near Burnmouth

Near Burnmouth

Health & Safety hadn't been invented!

Inspection of bridge 125

Inspection of bridge 125

Names: Missenden, Train, Sandeman, Laurie, Brydow, McAlpine, Mount, Scott. 26/10/1948

Testing bridge 133 (Freekirk Bridge)

Testing bridge 133 (Freekirk Bridge)

Locomotives Forfarshire and Commonwealth of Australia. 24/10/1948

Testing bridge 126, Granthouse & Res

Testing bridge 126, Granthouse & Res

Locomotive is the Commonwealth of Australia 21/10/1948

Testing bridge 130

Testing bridge 130

Locomotives Forfarshire and Commonwealth of Australia. 24/10/1948

Bridge 133

Bridge 133

Taken from east or Up side of line. 16/2/1950

Irish goods train crossing bridge 233

Irish goods train crossing bridge 233

First goods train crossing the bridge. 25/10/1948

Testing bridge 90 with Forfarshire locomotive

Testing bridge 90 with Forfarshire locomotive

NW wing wall rebuilt by Ivan Tait (contractor) 21/10/1948

Eustace Missenden at Ayton Station

Eustace Missenden at Ayton Station

Other names: West, Moffatt, Tait, Sandeman, Dean, Harrington, Train, Mount, Robertson, Henderson, Scott, Layhe, Masterton, Laurie 26/10/1948

Eustace Missenden at Ayton Station

Eustace Missenden at Ayton Station

Sir Eustace Missenden OBE was Chairman of the Railway Executive when the flooding occurred. Other names: West, Sandeman, Dean, Harrington, Moffatt, Train, Mount, Henderson. 26/10/1948

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