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1815  Battle of Waterloo
1838  Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Greenhead to Haydon Bridge opened.
1842  Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway
Company incorporated.
1844  Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway
Train runs from London (Euston Square) to Gateshead in 9 hours and 21 minutes (with stops totalling 70 minutes).
1846  North British Railway
Opened from Edinburgh North Bridge to Berwick and the branch from Longniddry to Haddington.

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This day in history

42275 approaching Williamwood from the Muirend direction in June 1955 with a train for Uplawmoor. The embankment on the right carried the line from Muirend to Clarkston East Junction and was used from time to time for the storage of carriages and wagons awaiting repair or scrapping. [See image 9185]

42275 approaching Williamwood from the Muirend direction in June 1955 with a train for Uplawmoor. The embankment on the right carried the line from Muirend to Clarkston East Junction and was used from time to time for the storage of carriages and wagons awaiting repair or scrapping. [See image 9185]


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1955]


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Notes and Queries

Former goods shed in use as a storage facility... where? [Added 17 June 2018]

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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

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

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Rail Atlas Of Great Britain And Ireland: 15

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Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-04-09
Author(s) Stuart Baker

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125 - The Enduring Icon

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Published 2018-06-15
Author(s) The 125 Group

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Author(s) Antony M. Ford

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