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Electrification did not arrive on the short Carstairs Junction - Edinburgh Waverley branch until 1989, since this was at the time considered part of the ECML.

Grandfather tells me the story of an incident in the 30s when a tank engine somehow ended up in the turntable pit on its side.

In 1947, following nationalisation, it came under control of British Railways London Midland and Scottish Regions.

This is when the term "West Coast Main Line" officially came into use, although the term is something of a misnomer given that the line only runs along the coast on a brief section overlooking Morecambe Bay just north of Lancaster.

Following privatisation, the principal operator on the line has been Virgin Trains who operate all long-distance express services, but many regional operators along the route also run local commuter services.