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1858  South Wales Railway
Branch to Bute docks opened.
1859  Formartine and Buchan Railway
Ellon deviation authorised.
1886  Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie branch (Caledonian Railway) opened for goods
1886  Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Wooden shed with two roads, 42ft turntable and coal stage opened by Airdrie station. A sub-shed of Dawsholm.
1962  North British Locomotive Company
Liquidated. Goodwill bought by Barclays of Kilmarnock.



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A train about to leave Maud for Aberdeen on 19 April 1954 behind BR Standard class 4 80028.

A train about to leave Maud for Aberdeen on 19 April 1954 behind BR Standard class 4 80028.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1954]


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