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1835  Paisley and Renfrew Railway
First 3 miles opened.
1840  Glasgow Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Howwood to Paisley opened.
1845  Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
North British Railway
Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway merged with the North British Railway.
1845  Leeds and Thirsk Railway
Company incorporated, line receives act; Leeds to Thirsk with two branches to the Leeds and Bradford Railway one at Bramley and one at Holbeck, one curve to the Great North of England Railway at Thirsk, and two short branches to Harrogate and Knaresborough.
1845  York and North Midland Railway
Act for a branch from Church Fenton to Harrogate via Wetherby.

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This day in history

Weekend locomotive lineup at Eastfield shed on Saturday 21 July 1951. Nearest the camera is ^Crab^ 2-6-0 42749, then J36 0-6-0 65221, then K2 2-6-0 61794 <I>Loch Oich</I>.

Weekend locomotive lineup at Eastfield shed on Saturday 21 July 1951. Nearest the camera is ^Crab^ 2-6-0 42749, then J36 0-6-0 65221, then K2 2-6-0 61794 Loch Oich.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1951]


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