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1879  Battle of Isandlwana
1329 British soldiers die during a rout by 20000 (or possibly 25000) Zulus.
1879  Battle of Rorkes Drift
4500 Zulus attack a British supply depot manned by 139 soldiers. The attack is repulsed.
1901  Queen Victoria Dies
1913  Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway (North British Railway)
Methil Dock No. 3 opened, contractor Robert McAlpine.
1914  Glasgow Bothwell Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Broomhouse signalbox replaced.

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This day in history

J39 0-6-0 no 64733 awaiting disposal at Eastfield depot on 22 January 1962. The locomotive had been withdrawn from Carlisle Canal shed in October 1961 and was eventually cut up at nearby Cowlairs in August 1962. [See image 25070]

J39 0-6-0 no 64733 awaiting disposal at Eastfield depot on 22 January 1962. The locomotive had been withdrawn from Carlisle Canal shed in October 1961 and was eventually cut up at nearby Cowlairs in August 1962. [See image 25070]


David Stewart [1962]


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Key events

December 2019 - opening of Robroyston new station and Dunbar 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.
July 2019 Closure of Springburn Works
June 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper suffers various problems and delays.

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Slideshows

Bath and Bristol since 2008   107 photos
Cumbernauld   5 photos
Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   16 photos
Milton Keynes   50 photos

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Books

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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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Amazing Train Journeys (lonely Planet)

ASIN 1787014304
Publisher Lonely Planet
Published 2018-10-12
Author(s) Lonely Planet

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The Train Book: The Definitive Visual History (dk)

ASIN 1409347966
Publisher DK
Published 2014-10-01
Author(s) DK

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The Tube Mapper Project: Capturing Moments On The London Underground

ASIN 0750994371
Publisher The History Press
Published 2020-08-03
Author(s) Luke Agbaimoni

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