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1804  Penydarren Tramway
Richard Trevithicks locomotive tested on the line, having been tested at Penydarren Ironworks. The locomotive drew a train of 5 wagons from Penydarren to Abercynon.
1842  Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Service starts between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Haymarket
1860  Swansea Vale Railway
Extended from Glais to Pontardawe and opened to passengers. The station in Swansea was Swansea St Thomas.
1862  Keith and Dufftown Railway
Keith to Dufftown opened. Stations at Earlsmill, Botriphine and Drummuir.



This day in history

A Stirling-Edinburgh Princes Street train arrives at Larbert on 21 February 1953. The locomotive is Pickersgill ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54503.

A Stirling-Edinburgh Princes Street train arrives at Larbert on 21 February 1953. The locomotive is Pickersgill ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54503.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1953]


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Approach to a closed station in 2007... where is this? [Added 18 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67698

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Dec 2018 New ScotRail timetable implemented.
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.

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

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

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London Rail Atlas 5th Edition: 5 (london Railway Atlas)

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Published 2018-11-23
Author(s) Joe Brown

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Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2019-03-29
Author(s) Colin J. Marsden

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The Times Britain’s Hidden Railways

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Publisher Times Books
Published 2018-10-04
Author(s) Julian Holland

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