On 14th September 2019, due to engineering works at Calton Tunnel at the east end of Edinburgh Waverley Station, ECML Services had to be diverted via Carstairs, Carlisle and the Tyne Valley. Here, LNER Class 43/2 HST No. 43290 'mtu fascination of power', with No. 43367 'DELTIC 50 1955-2005' at the rear, passes under the 1896 Grade II gantry cabin signal box on its approach to Hexham station (which opened in 1835 and is one of the oldest railway stations in the world, built to link the lead mines of the North Pennines to the Tyne Docks at Blaydon), heading the 11:28 London King's Cross to Aberdeen Service.
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