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1815  Battle of Waterloo
1838  Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Greenhead to Haydon Bridge opened.
1842  Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway
Company incorporated.
1844  Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway
Train runs from London (Euston Square) to Gateshead in 9 hours and 21 minutes (with stops totalling 70 minutes).
1846  North British Railway
Opened from Edinburgh North Bridge to Berwick and the branch from Longniddry to Haddington.

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This day in history

42275 approaching Williamwood from the Muirend direction in June 1955 with a train for Uplawmoor. The embankment on the right carried the line from Muirend to Clarkston East Junction and was used from time to time for the storage of carriages and wagons awaiting repair or scrapping. [See image 9185]

42275 approaching Williamwood from the Muirend direction in June 1955 with a train for Uplawmoor. The embankment on the right carried the line from Muirend to Clarkston East Junction and was used from time to time for the storage of carriages and wagons awaiting repair or scrapping. [See image 9185]


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


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Key events

Apr 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper launched.
Feb 2019 Construction of two new platforms (5 & 6) completed at Edinburgh Waverley.
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.

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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures Of A Famous Station Cat And Her Kitten Apprentice

ASIN 0241364817
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published 2019-07-11
Author(s) Kate Moore Kate Moore

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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures Of A Famous Station Cat And Her Kitten Apprentice

ASIN 0241364817
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published 2019-07-11
Author(s) Kate Moore Kate Moore

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The Times Britain’s Hidden Railways

ASIN 0008249091
Publisher Times Books
Published 2018-10-04
Author(s) Julian Holland

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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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