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Talla Railway

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The Talla Railway was a privately constructed railway line in southern Scotland. It was built in 1895 - 1897 to aid the construction of the Talla Reservoir

The main contractor for the construction of the reservoir, and the line, was James Young and Sons of Edinburgh; the contract for the railway construction was in the sum of £49,113, and work on it started on 28 September 1895. Engineering design was by J. and A. Leslie and Reid of Edinburgh.

James Young and Sons went into liquidation and a bankruptcy hearing on 26 October 1899 resulted in the contract being re-allocated to John Best of Leith, who had been one of the main sub-contractors on the project, the other being Robert McAlpine and Sons.

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