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1802  Monmouthshire Canal Tramway
Act passed for the Monmouthshire Canal to build a line from Newport to Nine Mile Point and from Risca to Crumlin to join the Beaufort Ironworks Tramway.
1846  Great North of Scotland Railway
Act receives Royal assent.
The route was to be Aberdeen to Inverness with Grange to Banff and Portsoy, Orton to Garmouth, Alves to Burghhead branches.
1846  North Western Railway
Act passed.
1856  Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway
Line opened.
1873  Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Opened throughout from Kilmarnock to Neilston.

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Standing alongside Eastfield shed awaiting disposal on 26 June 1950 is former NBR class D31 4-4-0 no 62282. The 1890 veteran had been withdrawn from Carlisle Canal during February of that year.

Standing alongside Eastfield shed awaiting disposal on 26 June 1950 is former NBR class D31 4-4-0 no 62282. The 1890 veteran had been withdrawn from Carlisle Canal during February of that year.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1950]


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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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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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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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