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1781  Surrender of British army under Cornwallis to Americans at Yorktown
1861  Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
First sod cut.
1866  Aboyne and Braemar Railway
Opened from Aboyne to Ballater with stations at Aboyne, Dinnet and Ballater.
1876  City of Glasgow Union Railway
Dunlop Street closed
1876  City of Glasgow Union Railway
Glasgow St Enoch opened. Through service from London St Pancras via the Midland Railway starts.

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A Stranraer - Glasgow express about to run through Maybole Junction on 17 October 1959, hauled by an unidentified Black 5.

A Stranraer - Glasgow express about to run through Maybole Junction on 17 October 1959, hauled by an unidentified Black 5.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1959]


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Old railway platform... where is this? [Added 13 October 2017]

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Key events

September 2017 Launch of ScotRail 'New Era' modified HST services.
August 2017 Half of Waterloo station's platforms closed for extension work.
June 2017 HS2/WCML franchise - shortlist of bidders announced.
March 2017 Settle & Carlisle Line reopens after more than a year following landslip
Feb 2017 Commencement of work on HS2 phase 1 formally approved

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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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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

ASIN B072JB419R
Publisher Penguin
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Simon Jenkins

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British Steam Locomotives: The Steam Trains Of Great Britain Shown In 200 Photographs

ASIN 0754831337
Publisher Lorenz Books
Published 2015-10-12
Author(s) Mirco de Cet

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Felix The Railway Cat

ASIN 0718185439
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published 2017-02-23
Author(s) Kate Moore

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