Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway, <<not-applicable>>, Railroad Company, Leadhills

The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway, a narrow gauge railway in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, is laid on the trackbed of the former Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch of the Caledonian Railway which led off the main line between and Glasgow at Elvanfoot.OverviewThe "preserved" section runs from Leadhills for about 1km towards Wanlockhead and is the highest adhesion railway in the UK. The rack and pinion Snowdon Mountain Railway is higher. Trains are currently diesel worked with the locomotive propelling the train up hill away from Leadhills.The original railway closed in the late 1930s shortly after the mines in Wanlockhead had closed.The railway currently stops at the border of South Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway.OperationTrains operate on the push-pull principle as there are no run round loop facilities at the end of the run. Movements within the main station site at Leadhills are controlled from the reconstructed signal box which contains the original lever frame from Arrochar and Tarbet signal box.

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