The lauder light railway was a railway line opened in 1901 to connect the remote agricultural settlement of lauder in berwickshire with the main line of the waverley route railway at fountainhall traffic was never heavy and bus competition led to closure to passengers in 1932. In the month of july 1901 the first train of the lauder light railway the first track of its kind to be constructed in scotland set out on its maiden journey it ran from the royal burgh of lauder through the lammermuirs to fountainhall where it joined the main line between edinburgh the mill towns. The meeting was then told about the light railways bill that was soon to be put before parliament and a committee was appointed to consider an application for a light railway to oxton and lauder this proposal was later put to berwickshire county council. Lauder light railway lauder to fountainhall junction closed to freight long siding at fountainhall retained from station to nearby level crossing 11 1958 lauder light railway excursion train runs over line locations along the line these locations are along the line. Lauder light railway nt4651 the railway opened in 1901 after the light railways act 1896 the act allowed an easier planning process to fill gaps in the rural railway network as long as the rolling stock was of restricted weight and number of axles
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