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On this day

1857  Portpatrick Railway
Act receives Royal assent.
1890  North British Railway
Six of the Forth Ferry Steamers now redundant and scrapped.
1894  Barry Pier Branch (Barry Dock and Railways)
Act passed.
1903  Princes Dock Joint Railway
Joint line owned by the Caledonian Railway, Glasgow and South Western Railway and North British Railway opened.



This day in history

A Whitecraigs - Glasgow train leaving Williamwood on 17 August 1951. The locomotive is McIntosh ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T 55235.

A Whitecraigs - Glasgow train leaving Williamwood on 17 August 1951. The locomotive is McIntosh ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T 55235.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1951]


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Key events

August 2019 Government announces reopening of Levenmouth line within 5 years.
June 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper suffers various problems and delays.
Apr 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper launched.
Feb 2019 Construction of two new platforms (5 & 6) completed at Edinburgh Waverley.
Dec 2018 New ScotRail timetable implemented.

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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures Of A Famous Station Cat And Her Kitten Apprentice

ASIN 0241364817
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published 2019-07-11
Author(s) Kate Moore Kate Moore

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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures Of A Famous Station Cat And Her Kitten Apprentice

ASIN 0241364817
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published 2019-07-11
Author(s) Kate Moore Kate Moore

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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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Colour Light Signalling For Model Railways

ASIN 1785006258
Publisher The Crowood Press Ltd
Published 2019-09-23
Author(s) Simon Paley

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