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1877  Glasgow Central Station
Approval for locomotive shed at Eglinton Street.
1954  London and North Western Railway South Wales
Freight services transferred to Great Western Railway routes.
1954  Merthyr Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway
Closed to through freights.
1981  Caledonian Railway
Midcalder Junction box closed



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A busy shed yard at Seafield on 22 November 1959, with Reid J35 0-6-0 no 64489 centre stage.

A busy shed yard at Seafield on 22 November 1959, with Reid J35 0-6-0 no 64489 centre stage.


Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [1959]


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Approaching a level crossing... where? [Added 21 November 2017]

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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

ASIN 024197898X
Publisher Viking
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Simon Jenkins

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Great Western Large Wheeled Outside Framed 4-4-0 Tender Locomotives: Atbara, Badminton, City And Flower Classes (locomotive Portfolio Series)

ASIN 1526700956
Publisher Pen & Sword Transport
Published 2017-11-30
Author(s) David Maidment

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Building Vehicles For Model Railroads

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Publisher Kalmbach Books
Published 2018-01-02
Author(s) Associate Professor of Religious Studies and East

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Felix The Railway Cat

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