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1851  Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway: Gloucester to Grange Court Junction with the South Wales Railway opened.
1851  Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway: Opened.
1854  Great North of Scotland Railway: Huntly to Kittybrewster official opening.
1860  Inverness and Ross-shire Railway: First sod cut.
1902  Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway): Leadhills to Wanlockhead opened to goods.
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Images from this day in history

J36 0-6-0 65295 of Parkhead shed, photographed at Bothwell (NB) on 19 September 1959, more than four years after the station had closed to passengers. [Ref query 994] J36 0-6-0 65295 of Parkhead shed, photographed at Bothwell (NB) on 19 September 1959, more than four years after the station had closed to passengers. [Ref query 994]

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

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Articles

Book: The Insider Rail Guide - Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
West London Line
The Talla Water Works (Poem)
Talla Railway
Summer of 1960 - Arrival of Diesel Power on the ECML
Sentinel Steam Railcars - A Recollection
Running in turns - Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley - 1934 to 1939
River Dulnain Bridged

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Key events

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
Complete overhaul of rail ticketing system announced

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Notes and Queries

Twin tunnels... where and when? [Added 16 September 2017]

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Slideshows

Bath and Bristol since 2008   [78]
Cumbernauld   [4]
Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   [16]
Milton Keynes   [49]
Paris   [18]
The Stainmore line   [17]

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