A courier from South Lanarkshire has gone the extra mile to ensure vital deliveries were kept on track after a village was cut adrift due to road closures. It was full steam ahead for Michael Houston as he jumped on-board the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway (L&WR) to deliver parcels for Hermes.
When the local council decided to resurface the B797 between Leadhills and Wanlockhead, meaning that the road would be shut for two weeks in July, residents wanting to travel between the two villages faced a 50-mile detour. This drove train enthusiasts from the area to produce a daily timetable for the L&WR, which traditionally runs as a tourist attraction at weekends. For the duration of the roadworks the narrow gauge railway operated a regular daily service, prompting Michael to take advantage.
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