The sister of a Scottish soldier killed during service more than 60 years ago has collected an honour in his memory.
Freight Trains Collide In Ayrshire
A rail line has been temporarily closed after a freight train collision damaged the track.
Two trains collided between Cumnock and Kilmarnock yesterday as engineering works were being carried out.
Network Rail said no one was injured in the incident at around 11.20am.
A spokeswoman said: ``Two ballast-carrying trains collided, resulting in the derailment of some wagons of each train. No one was hurt but it has resulted in some track damage.
''Once the derailed wagons have been recovered the repair work will take approximately three days to complete.
''Therefore it is expected that the line will remain closed for a number of days. During this time passenger services will start and terminate at Dumfries and Kilmarnock and freight traffic will be diverted via the West Coast Main Line and Paisley.''
PICTURE COURTESY OF NETWORK RAIL
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