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1857  Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Dundee East opened and Dundee Trades Lane closed.
1894  Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway
Opened to freight in Swansea.
1894  Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway
Extended from Briton Ferry Dock over the Neath Swing Bridge to Swansea.
1896  Glasgow District Subway
Cable hauled double track circular line opened.
1916  Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
A major landslip at {{Ladhope Tunnel}}, just west of {{Galashiels}} station, blocks line.

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This day in history

A DMU for Cleethorpes heads south east away from New Holland Town in December 1974.

A DMU for Cleethorpes heads south east away from New Holland Town in December 1974.


Bill Jamieson [1974]


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Notes and Queries

Network Rail test train... where? [Added 12 December 2017]

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Key events

December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.
Manchester's Ordsall Curve opens to traffic.
September 2017 Testing of ScotRail 'New Era' modified HST services.
August 2017 Half of Waterloo station's platforms closed for extension work.
June 2017 HS2/WCML franchise - shortlist of bidders announced.

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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

ASIN 024197898X
Publisher Viking
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Simon Jenkins

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Tube Life: London’s Underground In Photographs

ASIN 0750985976
Publisher The History Press
Published 2018-10-01
Author(s) Mirrorpix

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East German Steam In The 1970s

ASIN 1445671336
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2017-12-15
Author(s) George Woods

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Felix The Railway Cat

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

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