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1868  Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway
Passenger trains diverted from the Canal Street route to via Abbeyhill. A passenger station is opened at Leith Walk.
1868  Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway
Scotland Street to Canal Street closed to passengers. Canal Street closed. The tunnel between Canal Street and Scotland Street is used to store wagons until 1887.
1886  Llynvi Valley Extension (Great Western Railway)
Abergwynfi opened
1915  ~Great Western Railway
Aberderfyn Halt closed
1965  ~Midland Railway
Addingham closed.

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Immediately after the steam push pull trains had taken over from the electric trains on the branch L&YR 2-4-2T 50829 pulls in to Brandlesholme Road Halt, serving a suburb of Bury, on the 4.16pm from Bury Bolton Street to Holcombe Brook. Electric operation officially finished three days later so this would have been one of the first steam operated services. Brandlesholme Road passed over the bridge and is still the main road from Bury out to Holcombe Brook.

Immediately after the steam push pull trains had taken over from the electric trains on the branch L&YR 2-4-2T 50829 pulls in to Brandlesholme Road Halt, serving a suburb of Bury, on the 4.16pm from Bury Bolton Street to Holcombe Brook. Electric operation officially finished three days later so this would have been one of the first steam operated services. Brandlesholme Road passed over the bridge and is still the main road from Bury out to Holcombe Brook.


W A Camwell Collection (Courtesy Mark Bartlett) [1951]


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Key events

Feb 2019 Construction of two new platforms (5 & 6) completed at Edinburgh Waverley.
Dec 2018 New ScotRail timetable implemented.
Oct 2018 New ScotRail 385s taken out of service due to braking fault.
Aug 2018 First of the ScotRail refurbished HSTs arrives in Scotland.
July 2018 New ScotRail class 385s introduced on Edinburgh - Glasgow services.

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Around The World In 80 Trains: A 45,000-mile Adventure

ASIN 1408869756
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Published 2019-01-24
Author(s) Monisha Rajesh

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Rail Guide 2019: Main Line Systems

ASIN 1910809551
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2019-03-29
Author(s) Colin J. Marsden

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Amazing Train Journeys (lonely Planet)

ASIN 1787014304
Publisher Lonely Planet
Published 2018-10-12
Author(s) Lonely Planet

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Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide, 1913 (old House)

ASIN 1908402474
Publisher Old House Books
Published 2012-09-20
Author(s) George Bradshaw

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