|22/07/2017||First class could be cut on busy trains, says Grayling
|21/07/2017||Government ditches plans to electrify three major railway lines
|21/07/2017||Southern strike union RMT in 'full and frank' government talks
|18/07/2017||Rail firms to be judged by 'to the minute' train punctuality
|17/07/2017||HS2 reveals winners of building contracts
|17/07/2017||Class 319 Flex electro-diesel multiple-units for Wales
|14/07/2017||Rail passenger satisfaction 'little changed in a decade'
|12/07/2017||Electrical fire closes London Paddington station
|10/07/2017||Rail strikes to hit Northern, Southern and Merseyrail
|10/07/2017||XRL trainset arrives in Hong Kong by rail
|1848||Salisbury and Yeovil Railway: Act passed|
|1848||Hartlepool Dock and Railway
The Great North of England, Clarence and Hartlepool Junction Railway: Both companies leased by the York Newcastle and Berwick Railway at George Hudson's instruction.
|1861||Inverness and Perth Junction Railway: Act obtained for a line between Dunkeld and Forres, and Ballinluig to Aberfeldy. Engineer : Joseph Mitchell.|
|1861||~London, Chatham and Dover Railway: Adisham opened|
East of Fife Railway
Leven and East of Fife Railway: Leven Railway and East of Fife Railway merge to form the Leven and East of Fife Railway.
Trains at Hyndland station, July 1949. Ex-NB J37 0.6.0 64584.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 
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|June 2017||HS2/WCML franchise - shortlist of bidders announced.|
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This is a photo of what I am pretty certain are the remains of a
tramway, used to haul the granite blocks quarried on the Ross of Mull up
the hill to construct Glengorm Castle. The line would have continued
behind the photographer up to a headshunt and then up to the castle
site. Unfortunately the construction of the castle pre-dates the 1st series OS maps so only the line of the track is shown. I haven^t managed to find any reference to a tramway but there^s a lot of granite in that castle! Does anyone have any more information about this aspect of the castle^s construction?
[Added 19 July 2017]
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|Bath and Bristol since 2008|||
|Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi|||
|The Stainmore line|||