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By Edward Marston

The driving force and fireman of a items teach are rushing alongside close to the Scottish border. As they take a pointy bend, they could see that the music forward has been ripped up. with out time to damage, there’s no approach to stay away from catastrophe. ahead of they comprehend what’s taking place, the engine has veered off the rails and plunged into the lake under, taking the wagons and males with it. Summoned north by means of the Caledonian Railway corporation, Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming study that the sabotage should be the paintings of a rival corporation. yet as they continue, a bigger conspiracy looks afoot. The objectives: the Queen and Prince Consort en path to Balmoral. The legions of Railway Detective lovers should be handled to an visual appeal by means of Queen Victoria during this the 10th Railway Detective novel.

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Certainly one of them alighted at Beattock. He was once stolid guy of heart peak with curly darkish hair and a beard. Tossing his baggage onto the again of a cart, he climbed up beside the motive force who squeezed his arm in terms of a greeting. the motive force was once tall, square-shouldered, clean-shaven and with close-cropped hair. either males have been of their thirties. A snap of the reins set the pony off at a trot. virtually no one observed them go away the station and so they have been out of the little village inside of a few minutes. They talked with the simple familiarity of cousins. ‘It’s so guid to work out ye back, Callum,’ stated the driving force. ‘Aye, it’s nice to be again on Scottish soil. ’ ‘Did every thing move good in London? ’ ‘It went very well,’ stated Callum Matthews. ‘What aboot tha’ teach timetable? ’ ‘Oh, we ken all we have to ken aboot tha’. And we’ve ye to thank, Davey. It used to be ye who instructed us to thieve a glance at it.

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