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1861  Formartine and Buchan Railway
Opened from Dyce (Great North of Scotland Railway) to Mintlaw.
1861  Great North of Scotland Railway
Double track from Kittybrewster to Dyce brought into use on opened of Formartine and Buchan Railway.
1872  Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction (Ferniegair) authorised.
1872  Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction (Ferniegair) authorised.
1889  Barry Dock and Railways
Opens first dock of 73 acres.

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This day in history

Barrhead station. Compound 4.4.0 1110 on Kilmarnock local.

Barrhead station. Compound 4.4.0 1110 on Kilmarnock local.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1949]


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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.

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Bath and Bristol since 2008   86 photos
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Felix The Railway Cat

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

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Devon Railways: The Area Manager's Diary 1987 To 1988 Volume 2

ASIN B07DZLJ7VR
Published 2018-06-23
Author(s) John Heaton

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Devon Railways: The Area Manager's Diary 1987-1988 Volume 2: A Personal Account Of How The Nationalised Railway Was Operated

ASIN 1983213454
Publisher Independently published
Published 2018-06-23
Author(s) John Heaton

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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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