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On this day

1883  Cathcart District Railway
First sod cut.
1941  Cairnryan Military Railway
Construction begins.
1969  Wilsontown Morningside and Coltness Railway
Whitrigg Colliery to Polkemmet Junction closed to freight.
1986  Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway
The Granton Gasworks branch closes to freight. The line from Granton to London Road Junction and Lochend South Junction becomes disused but remains in place for a while.



This day in history

Signalbox at Ravenstonedale.

Signalbox at Ravenstonedale.


Roy Lambeth [1962]


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Notes and Queries

1.Locomotive? 2.Location? 3.Date? [Added 19 January 2018]

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Key events

Dec 2018 New ScotRail timetable implemented.
Oct 2018 New ScotRail 385s taken out of service due to braking fault.
Aug 2018 First of the ScotRail refurbished HSTs arrives in Scotland.
July 2018 New ScotRail class 385s introduced on Edinburgh - Glasgow services.
Jun 2018 LNER takes over operations on the East Coast Main Line from Virgin/Stagecoach.

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Around The World In 80 Trains: A 45,000-mile Adventure

ASIN 1408869756
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Published 2019-01-24
Author(s) Monisha Rajesh

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Around The World In 80 Trains: A 45,000-mile Adventure

ASIN B07HXSRWST
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Published 2019-01-24
Author(s) Monisha Rajesh

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British Rail Architecture

ASIN 0860936856
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-09-28
Author(s) David Lawrence

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Appleton's Railway Guide To The Usa And Canada

ASIN 1471159949
Publisher Simon & Schuster UK
Published 2016-09-08
Author(s) D. Appleton

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