Latest photographs








On this day

1561  Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith from France
1745  Jacobite Rebellion under Charles Edward Stuart
The Princes standard raised at Glenfinnan
1745  Charles Edward Stewart
Standard raised at Glenfinnan
1844  Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway
South to West curve opened at Brockley Whins on wooden viaduct to avoid reversals.
1850  Alnwick Branch (York Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Line opened to passengers.

More


This day in history

The 6pm ex-Glasgow Queen Street climbs Cowlairs bank on its way to Edinburgh on 19 August 1952. The locomotive is Haymarket A3 Pacific no 60096 <I>Papyrus</I>.

The 6pm ex-Glasgow Queen Street climbs Cowlairs bank on its way to Edinburgh on 19 August 1952. The locomotive is Haymarket A3 Pacific no 60096 Papyrus.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1952]


More


Notes and Queries

View through a station... where? [Added 18 August 2018]

Suggest an answer



Key events

June 2018 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.
March 2018 Red weather warning of freezing temperatures and heavy snow is followed by transport chaos at beginning of month.
February 2018 Announcement that Stagecoach/Virgin ECML franchise to end early.
December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.

More


Slideshows

Bath and Bristol since 2008   87 photos
Cumbernauld   4 photos
Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   16 photos
Milton Keynes   50 photos

More


Books

Selected from Amazon's New Releases, Most Wanted, Top Selling and Most Gifted lists. More

Felix The Railway Cat

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

View on Amazon

Railway Adventures, The Places, Trains, People And Stations

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

View on Amazon

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

View on Amazon

A Dangerous Place: The Story Of The Railway Murders

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

View on Amazon


Articles

More


Book reviews

More