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1836  Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Carlisle London Road to Greenhead opened.
1860  Yeovil to Exeter Line (London and South Western Railway)
Line opened.
1887  Cathcart District Railway
Extension of line Act receives Royal assent.
1887  Banff Portsoy and Strathisla Railway
Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Grange curve authorised retrospectively.
1888  Glasgow Bothwell Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Burnbank signalbox opened.

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Pollokshields station (east). Pickersgill 4.4.0 54465 on inner train.

Pollokshields station (east). Pickersgill 4.4.0 54465 on inner train.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1949]


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Key events

June 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper suffers various problems and delays.
Apr 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper launched.
Feb 2019 Construction of two new platforms (5 & 6) completed at Edinburgh Waverley.
Dec 2018 New ScotRail timetable implemented.
Oct 2018 New ScotRail 385s taken out of service due to braking fault.

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Bath and Bristol since 2008   94 photos
Cumbernauld   4 photos
Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   16 photos
Milton Keynes   50 photos

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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures Of A Famous Station Cat And Her Kitten Apprentice

ASIN 0241364817
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published 2019-07-11
Author(s) Kate Moore Kate Moore

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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures Of A Famous Station Cat And Her Kitten Apprentice

ASIN 0241364817
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published 2019-07-11
Author(s) Kate Moore Kate Moore

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Around The World In 80 Trains: A 45,000-mile Adventure

ASIN 1408869756
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Published 2019-01-24
Author(s) Monisha Rajesh

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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures Of A Famous Station Cat And Her Kitten Apprentice

ASIN B07L8M666W
Publisher Penguin
Published 2019-07-11
Author(s) Kate Moore

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