• Shotts
    View from the top of the platform 2 ramp at Shotts a few days after demolition of Station Road overbridge, with work in progress on preparations for the replacement structure to cater for electrification. [See image 57713] for a similar a view 7 days earlier.
  • Gourock
    New ScotRail Class 385 electric multiple units can be regularly seen at Gourock where they are currently being tested overnight. Photograph taken on 9 January 2017. [Pictures are also in Inverclydenow.com]
  • Ordsall Chord
    A photograph of a Network Rail billboard outside one of the Ordsall Chord worksites which shows what the bridge over the River Irwell will look like when completed. Compare with the earlier aerial view [see image 15343]
  • Beasdale
    Suitably decorated Black 5 No.45407 hauling The Jacobite Christmas Express up the gradient at Polnish on 30 December 2016 heading for Mallaig.
  • Gotthard Base Tunnel
    Southern portal of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel, as seen from a northbound train that has started the climb on the original Gotthard route with its world famous spirals. This view taken in June 2016 when the tunnel had been completed but wasn't yet open for scheduled trains. (See news item)
  • Edinburgh Gateway
    A (very) few enthusiasts welcome this Edinburgh-bound arrival at Edinburgh Gateway on opening day, Sunday 11 December 2016. Nobody got on. I think someone got off though.

Updates

07/12/2016 Interactive Station usage statistics (2015-2016).
22/10/2016 Some interesting books.
03/10/2016 Interactive Station usage statistics (2014-2015).
12/08/2016 List of photograph locations (broken down alphabetically).
03/05/2016 List of photograph locations by railway (very long list).
06/09/2015 Try one of our new animated map pages - see the northern portion of the Waverley Route open, close and re-open as the Borders Railway.

On this day

1911  Aerw Branch (Taff Vale Railway): Southbound passenger train runs into the rear of a full coal train at Coke Ovens (couple of miles northwest of Pontypridd). Eleven people killed.
1989  Callander and Oban Railway: Sprinters introduced on line.


Images from this day in history

The north end of a cold and wet Carlisle platform 4 on 23 January 1965 sees Crewe North^s Britannia Pacific no 70051 <I>Firth of Forth</I> waiting patiently for the road to Upperby shed, having recently arrived on the other side of the station with a terminating parcels train from the south. The north end of a cold and wet Carlisle platform 4 on 23 January 1965 sees Crewe North^s Britannia Pacific no 70051 Firth of Forth waiting patiently for the road to Upperby shed, having recently arrived on the other side of the station with a terminating parcels train from the south.

K A Gray [1965]

More images from this day in history.

Magazine

Book: Highland Survivor
Book: Waverley Route: the battle for the Borders Railway
Single to Stobs Please
Book: Memories of Lost Border Railways
An Indian Summer in the West Country - Part 2
West London Line
The Talla Water Works (Poem)
Talla Railway

More articles.

Latest photographs


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Key events

Dec 2016 Government announces Network Rail to lose control of UK rail network
Nov 2016 ScotRail publishes 249-point improvement plan
Croydon tram accident results in death of 7 passengers
Oct 2016 Major concerns arise regarding poor ScotRail performance.
Aug 2016 Queen Street HL reopens after completion of major tunnel and station works.

The past year.

Notes and Queries

View from a level crossing... where and when? [Added 21 January 2017]

Responses so far

Slideshows

Bath and Bristol since 2008   [74]
Cumbernauld   [4]
Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   [16]
Milton Keynes   [46]
Paris   [18]
The Stainmore line   [16]

More slideshows.