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On this day

1851  Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway
Gloucester to Grange Court Junction with the South Wales Railway opened.
1851  Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway
Opened.
1854  Great North of Scotland Railway
Huntly to Kittybrewster official opening.
1860  Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
First sod cut.
1902  Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Leadhills to Wanlockhead opened to goods.

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This day in history

J36 0-6-0 65295 of Parkhead shed, photographed at Bothwell (NB) on 19 September 1959, more than four years after the station had closed to passengers. [Ref query 994]

J36 0-6-0 65295 of Parkhead shed, photographed at Bothwell (NB) on 19 September 1959, more than four years after the station had closed to passengers. [Ref query 994]


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1955]


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Notes and Queries

Passing Pendolino... where is this? [Added 18 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65669

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Key events

Aug 2018 First of the ScotRail refurbished InterCity trains arrives in Scotland.
Jun 2018 LNER takes over operations on the East Coast Main Line from Virgin/Stagecoach.
Serious rail disruption caused by unusually high temperatures near end of month.
May 2018 First of the ScotRail leased class 365 units appears on the E&G line.
Mar 2018 Red weather warning of freezing temperatures and heavy snow is followed by transport chaos at beginning of month.

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Slideshows

Bath and Bristol since 2008   88 photos
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Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   16 photos
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Books

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Felix The Railway Cat

ASIN 1405929782
Publisher Penguin
Published 2017-08-24
Author(s) Kate Moore

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Railway Adventures, The Places, Trains, People And Stations

ASIN 1910463876
Publisher September Publishing
Published 2018-10-16
Author(s) Geoff Marshall Vicki Pipe

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The Trains Now Departed: Sixteen Excursions Into The Lost Delights Of Britain's Railways

ASIN 0099590581
Publisher Arrow
Published 2016-06-16
Author(s) Michael Williams

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A Dangerous Place: The Story Of The Railway Murders

ASIN B01IUGY9IO
Publisher The History Press
Published 2016-10-03
Author(s) Simon Farquhar

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