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1881  Eyemouth Fishing Fleet lost
Terrible storms sink many fishing vessels from east coast ports, 189 fishermen lost, 129 from Eyemouth. Harmony, Radiant, Press Home, Janet, Lily of the Valley, James and Robert, Sweet Home, Brothers, and other vessels lost. Relief was provided from the Tay Bridge and associated lines disaster fund.
1956  Border Counties Railway
Riccarton Junction to Hexham (Border Counties Junction) closed to passengers
1962  Neath and Brecon Railway
Aberbran closed
1962  Neath and Brecon Railway
Abercamlais Halt closed
1962  Neath and Brecon Railway
Local service withdrawn.

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Approaching the Dumfries stop in October 1972 is the morning Leeds - Glasgow Central train, with the usual ^Peak^ type 4 locomotive in charge.

Approaching the Dumfries stop in October 1972 is the morning Leeds - Glasgow Central train, with the usual ^Peak^ type 4 locomotive in charge.


John Furnevel [1972]


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Passing a closed station... where? [Added 14 October 2018]

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Key events

Oct 2018 New ScotRail 385s taken out of service due to braking fault.
Aug 2018 First of the ScotRail refurbished HSTs arrives in Scotland.
July 2018 New ScotRail class 385s introduced on Edinburgh - Glasgow services.
Jun 2018 LNER takes over operations on the East Coast Main Line from Virgin/Stagecoach.
Serious rail disruption caused by unusually high temperatures near end of month.

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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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