Today's banner by Mark Bartlett: One of Merseyrail's elderly EMU sets, 508108, leaves Hall Road with a Southport to Hunts Cross service on 3rd November 2020.

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1855  Great Southern and Western Railway
Extended from Cork Victoria to Penrose Quay, initially using the goods depot.
1962  Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway
Aberavon Town closed
2003  Channel Tunnel Rail Link Phase 2
Tunnel Boring Machine completes tunnel by breaking through to the Barrington Road ventilation shaft.

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This day in history

B1 4-6-0 61278 at Carlisle on the afternoon of 3 December 1966 with the BR Scottish Region <I>Last B1 excursion</I>. The special is waiting to return to Edinburgh via the Waverley route.

B1 4-6-0 61278 at Carlisle on the afternoon of 3 December 1966 with the BR Scottish Region Last B1 excursion. The special is waiting to return to Edinburgh via the Waverley route.

K A Gray (1966)

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Notes and Queries

This rather dapper photographer is a possible candidate for 'Snapper' in a view looking over the east end of Waverley. Does anyone know who this photographer is?
[Added 15 October 2020.]

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Miscellany

Related to Princes Street [1st].

The Nor' Loch

By the 1780s the North Loch, between Edinburgh's Old and New Towns had been drained and partly retained as a canal. Canal Street was named for this water course.

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Key events

December 2020ScotRail timetable reduction.
November 2020ScotRail alcohol ban introduced.
October 2020Kerr^s Miniature Railway closed.
Kintore station opens.
September 2020LNER cease using Class 91s on Anglo-Scottish journeys.
August 2020Three dead when train derailed hitting landslip near Stonehaven. Union Canal burst its banks, flooding the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway near Polmont. Trial run of timber trains on the Far North line.

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Slideshows

The Great Britain Railtour 10 photos
Track renewals in the Arbroath and Montrose Area 14 photos
Tunisia 2 photos
The Great Siberian Railway 18 photos
New Street No More 10 photos
Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway 14 photos

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Books

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South East Asia Railways

ASIN 1445698889
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2022-05-15
Author(s) Green, Peter

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Industrial Railways (Britain's Heritage)

ASIN 1445698625
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2022-05-15
Author(s) Coulls, Anthony

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The Fifteen Guinea Special: The End of Steam and the Story of Preservation on the Mainline

ASIN 1445685035
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2019-10-15
Author(s) Ian Hardman

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North East Railways in the 1970s and 1980s

ASIN 1445687402
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2019-09-15
Author(s) John Carlson

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