Jellicoe Express plaque unveiling at Hawick

4 Dec, 2018

The 16th Jellicoe Express plaque was unveiled by Captain Chris Smith RN at Hawick, in the Scottish Borders on Friday 30 November. The unveiling took place at the Teviotdale Leisure Centre which now stands on the station site. The lower plaque was funded by the Borders Railway Community Partnership, and gives a very good account of the history of train and station.

Hawick ,on the old Waverley Line was a station where the Express called in one direction for coal and water, is the only location that no longer has trains, since closure of the Waverley Line in 1969.

The Express was the longest rail journey in Britain which ran during both world wars, transporting mail and navy personnel.

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