Today's banner by Brian Haslehust: Deltic 9021 ‘Argyll and Sutherland Highlander’ on display at the Eastfield open day in 1972.

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1966  Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Partick West Junction to Balornock Junction closed to freight and completely. Crow Road, Bellshaugh Junction, Maryhill Central Junction, Possil North (named Possil), Springburn Park Goods (named Springburn Park), Balornock Junction signal boxes closed on line closure. Access to the remains of the L&DR is made via the Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway) with a reversal at Rothesay Dock Yard.

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This day in history

Gresley K2 2-6-0 61763 on shed at Eastfield in May 1955.

Gresley K2 2-6-0 61763 on shed at Eastfield in May 1955.

G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow (1955)

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Notes and Queries

A Class 47 loco stabled near a junction in summer 1989 but where and what are those gantries for?
[Added 01 March 2023.]

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Miscellany

Related to South Esk Viaduct [Bridge of Dun].

Several bridges crossed the River South Esk in Strathmore. Going downstream these were/are:

South Esk Viaduct [Tannadice]
South Esk Viaduct [Bridge of Dun]
South Esk Viaduct which continues to cross the South Esk at Montrose

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Key events

January 2024'The Hatch' café opens at Singer
'Reboot your Commute' advertising campaign
Four loops taken out of use during snow on HML
Storms Isha and Jocelyn led to network closures from 1900 on 21 and 23 January
Storm Ingunn on 31 January closed West and North Highland routes
December 2023Further strikes and other action by ASLEF at DfT train operators in first week of December
Glasgow-Barrhead electric services begin
Cathcart Circle and Shotts expresses restored all day
East Linton station opens
'Polar Express' trains on the Edinburgh South Suburban
First Boxing Day trains to Edinburgh since 1981
Storms Pia and Gerritt affect services
November 2023RMT members vote to accept pay offer, but ASLEF announce a rolling programme of strikes in December at DfT operators. Waverley brought to a standstill for rest of day after power-surge fried signals on 2 November. Calls suspended at Altnabreac. New Sleeper lounge at Euston. New coffee-shop at Shettleston.
October 2023Strikes at Anglo-Scottish operators by RMT on 1 October, ALEF on 4 October with ASLEF overtime ban on 2-6 October.
Three weekends of train services suspended to north-east Scotland as a result of heavy rain, with Storm Babet bringing the heaviest to Scotland since 1891.
HS2's Birmingham-Manchester leg cancelled.
Start of six-month trial abolition of ScotRail peak fares.
September 2023RMT strikes at DfT operators on 2 September, ASLEF on 1 and 30 September – ScotRail not involved.

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Books

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The Railways of Stirling

ASIN 1915069297
Publisher Lightmoor Press
Published 2023-09-20
Author(s) Peddie, Donald

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Class 08 Locomotives in Scotland (Class Locomotives)

ASIN 1398105600
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2023-10-15
Author(s) Howat, Colin J.

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The Dundee & Arbroath Railway

ASIN 1915069173
Publisher Lightmoor Press
Published 2023-02-24
Author(s) Ferguson, Niall

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Edinburgh, Granton and Leith Railways

ASIN 1398108561
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2023-04-15
Author(s) Williamson, Kenneth G.

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