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1851  Dowlais Railway
Opened from Dowlais Works main gate and furnaces to the Taff Vale Railway. An inclined plane was worked by steam engine and the Dowlais end worked by locomotives.
1875  Sirhowy Tramroad, London and North Western Railway
Date of retrospective working agreement.



This day in history

A Euston - St Enoch sleeper passing through Crossmyloof on 21 August 1957, hauled by Stanier ^Coronation^ Pacific no 46230 <I>Duchess of Buccleuch</I>.

A Euston - St Enoch sleeper passing through Crossmyloof on 21 August 1957, hauled by Stanier ^Coronation^ Pacific no 46230 Duchess of Buccleuch.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1957]


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Steam hauled passenger train... where and when? [Added 21 August 2018]

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Key events

June 2018 Serious rail disruption caused by unusually high temperatures near end of month.
May 2018 First of the ScotRail leased class 365 units appears on the E&G line.
March 2018 Red weather warning of freezing temperatures and heavy snow is followed by transport chaos at beginning of month.
February 2018 Announcement that Stagecoach/Virgin ECML franchise to end early.
December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.

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Felix The Railway Cat

ASIN 1405929782
Publisher Penguin
Published 2017-08-24
Author(s) Kate Moore

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Railway Adventures, The Places, Trains, People And Stations

ASIN 1910463876
Publisher September Publishing
Published 2018-10-16
Author(s) Geoff Marshall Vicki Pipe

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The Trains Now Departed: Sixteen Excursions Into The Lost Delights Of Britain's Railways

ASIN 0099590581
Publisher Arrow
Published 2016-06-16
Author(s) Michael Williams

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A Dangerous Place: The Story Of The Railway Murders

ASIN B01IUGY9IO
Publisher The History Press
Published 2016-10-03
Author(s) Simon Farquhar

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