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1838  Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal and Railway
Agecroft Bridge opened
1854  Great Western Railway
Paddington New station, arrival side, opened.
1868  Festiniog and Blaenau Railway
Line opened.
1876  Culme Valley Light Railway
Opened. Operated by the Bristol and Exeter Junction Railway.
1876  Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to freight.

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This day in history

A2 Pacific 60535 <I>Hornets Beauty</I>, sporting a 64B Haymarket shedplate, with the 4pm  Waverley - Perth train at platform 2 of its home station in May 1959. The locomotive was eventually withdrawn in 1965 after some notable performances on the Edinburgh - Dundee - Aberdeen route.

A2 Pacific 60535 Hornets Beauty, sporting a 64B Haymarket shedplate, with the 4pm Waverley - Perth train at platform 2 of its home station in May 1959. The locomotive was eventually withdrawn in 1965 after some notable performances on the Edinburgh - Dundee - Aberdeen route.


Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [1959]


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Key events

May 2020 Travelling by LNER becomes reservation-only.
March 2020 Major changes to railway operations and timetables resulting from impact of Coronavirus pandemic.
December 2019 - opening of [[Robroyston]]'s new station and [[Dunbar]]'s second platform
- farewell to ScotRail Class 314s and LNER HSTs
- TPE introduce Class 397s with new Glasgow-Preston-Liverpool route and Class 802s on new Edinburgh-Leeds-Liverpool route.
October 2019 Almond Chord: £15 million approved to develop options for Waverley approaches.
August 2019 - Government announces reopening of Levenmouth line within 5 years.
- LNER Azumas Anglo-Scottish debut.

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Montana Rails: Mountains To Prairies (images Of Modern America)

ASIN B086K45WGW
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Published 2021-01-25
Author(s) Jones, Dale W.

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Locomotives Of The National Collection: Legend Of The Track

ASIN 1911658573
Publisher Mortons Media Group
Published 2021-06-28
Author(s) Jones, Robin

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History Of The Great Central Railway: The World's Only Double Track Steam Line

ASIN 1911658611
Publisher Mortons Media Group
Published 2021-07-28
Author(s) Jones, Robin

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A Quite Impossible Proposal: How Not To Build A Railway

ASIN B0855ZBMR6
Publisher Birlinn
Published 2021-05-06
Author(s) Drummond, Andrew

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