Today's banner by David Panton: The driver of the Down 'Devon Scot' has what would now be seen as a socially distanced chat (or bellow) with someone on the platform, just prior to shutting the door on him. In 1997 HSTs were already 20 years old; who would have thought that a generation after that they would still be pulling out of Platform 19?

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1860  Cork and Youghal Railway
Extended from Midleton to Killeagh.
1903  Middlesbrough and Guisborough Railway
Guisborough Shed burns down.


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One of Ardrossan shed^s 2P 4-4-0s, no 40608, at Largs on 27 February 1954 with a train for St Enoch.

One of Ardrossan shed^s 2P 4-4-0s, no 40608, at Largs on 27 February 1954 with a train for St Enoch.

G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow (1954)


Notes and Queries

Blackpool Pleasure Beach station - opened in 1987, but with an old traditional style canopy. Does anyone know this came from?

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Related to Garnock Viaduct.

Great War

In the Great War a military guard hut was erected here, along with a footbridge over the River Garnock.


Key events

February 2021Further reduction to 65% of pre-pandemic ScotRail timetable, with many late evening trains withdrawn.
January 2021Freightliner withdraws (temporarily?) Class 86 fleet (dating from 1966) to be replaced by ex-Anglia Class 90s.
Bridge Parapet collapse between Stonehaven and Carmont closes line until February.
December 2020ScotRail timetable reduction.
November 2020ScotRail alcohol ban introduced.
October 2020Kerr^s Miniature Railway closed.
Kintore station opens.



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