Theme to the film, "The Story Of The Borders Railway," this is George Inglis' latest single, "I Am The Train" which celebrates the return of part of the Waverley Line back to the Scottish Borders. After almost 50 years without a train service in this part of the world, trains finally returned in September 2015 under the name, The Borders Railway.
As well as Class 158s, and the occasional Class 170 trains, there is also a steam train service, with the Union Of South Africa locomotive (featured in this video to accompany the song) playing a big part in proceedings by taking Her Majesty The Queen along the line from Edinburgh to Tweedbank to perform the official opening ceremony, as well as hauling vintage carriages throughout September and October.
George is one of the most popular singers and writers in Scotland. In the song he namechecks the new stations on the route. The video, produced by Stuart Cameron, was filmed on location along the length of the Borders Railway and also at Whitrope Heritage Centre near Hawick. Our thanks to them for their help and co-operation.