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1895  Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway
Powderhall passenger station opened.
1969  Maiden Voyage of the Cunard vessel Queen Elizabeth II



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Gresley V2 2-6-2 60894 brings a train into Glasgow Queen Street on 22 April 1949.

Gresley V2 2-6-2 60894 brings a train into Glasgow Queen Street on 22 April 1949.


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


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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.
Manchester's Ordsall Curve opens to traffic.
September 2017 Testing of ScotRail 'New Era' modified HST services.

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Abc Rail Guide 2018

ASIN 1910809519
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-04-23
Author(s) Colin Marsden

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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

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Publisher Viking
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Simon Jenkins

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Rail Atlas Of Great Britain And Ireland: 15

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

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Transit Maps Of The World: Every Urban Train Map On Earth

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Publisher Particular Books
Published 2015-11-05
Author(s) Mark Ovenden

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