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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
1861  Leven Railway
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.

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This day in history

Trains at Hyndland station, July 1949. Ex-NB J37 0.6.0 64584.

Trains at Hyndland station, July 1949. Ex-NB J37 0.6.0 64584.


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


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Platform entrance... where? [Added 21 July 2018]

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Key events

June 2018 Serious rail disruption caused by unusually high temperatures near end of month.
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.

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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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Rail Atlas Of Great Britain And Ireland: 15

ASIN 0860936813
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-04-09
Author(s) Stuart Baker

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Gwr Goods Cartage: 4

ASIN 1909328790
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-07-31
Author(s) Tony Atkins

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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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