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1864  Aberystwyth and Welch Coast Railway
Aberystwyth opened.
1864  Denburn Valley Line
Denburn Valley line to connect the Great North of Scotland Railway at Kittbrewster to the Scottish North Eastern Railway at Guild Street authorised.
1869  Brecon and Merthyr Railway
Pant to Dowlais Lloyd Street opened. Connected to the Ivor Ironworks. (Named for John Guests heir).
1940  Dingwall and Skye Railway
Fodderty Junction box re-opens
1959  Devon Colliery
Men stay in the pit to protest against the planned pit closure

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This day in history

East Kilbride train stopping at Giffnock. CR 0.4.4T 55225.

East Kilbride train stopping at Giffnock. CR 0.4.4T 55225.


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


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Notes and Queries

Steam hauled freight... where and when? [Added 23 June 2018]

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Key events

May 2018 First of the ScotRail leased class 365 units appears on the E&G line.
March 2018 Red weather warning of freezing temperatures and heavy snow is followed by transport chaos at beginning of month.
February 2018 Announcement that Stagecoach/Virgin ECML franchise to end early.
December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.
Manchester's Ordsall Curve opens to traffic.

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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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Bradshaw's Handbook - A Facsimile Of The Famous Guide (old House)

ASIN 1908402024
Publisher Old House Books
Published 2011-12-20
Author(s) George Bradshaw

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Great Western, County Classes: The Churchward 4-4-0 Tender, 4-4-2 Tanks And Hawksworth And 4-6-0 Tender Class (locomotive Portfolio)

ASIN 1526706377
Publisher Pen & Sword Transport
Published 2018-06-30
Author(s) David Maidment

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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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