• Shotts
    View from platform 1 on 17th November 2016. The access ramp has been partially removed and work continues to relocate sevices on to the temporary pedestrian bridge. The more recent concrete extension part of the bridge is due to be demolished in a few days – the original masonary structure will remain for a bit longer. A programme of late evening and Sunday replacement buses is currently in effect on the line.
  • Edinburgh Gateway
    The 0941 Dundee - Edinburgh runs south through Edinburgh Gateway on 14 November 2016. In the background the 1049 Edinburgh - Glenrothes with Thornton is heading for the Forth Bridge.
  • Pleasure Beach
    Stern view of F736 HMS Blackpool on the turning circle at Pleasure Beach in between illuminations tours to Little Bispham on 2nd November 2016. Apparently the helicopter has experienced difficulties while taking off due to the overhead catenary wire but a solution is being worked on.
  • Glenfinnan
    A foggy autumn morning at Glenfinnan on 20 October 2016. K1 62005 has the sanders operating and steam heating on as it hammers up the gradient towards Glenfinnan Station with The Jacobite.
  • Cowlairs Incline
    Shiny new cantilever at Keppochhill Road on 5 November. Must be nearly a whole Meccano No. 10 outfit in there.
  • Grantown-on-Spey East
    The first carriage to arrive at Grantown on Spey in nearly 48 years awaits refurbishment. Once complete this, along with its companion will be positioned at the new bay platform at Grantown East.
  • Apperley Bridge
    333002 calls at the new station at Apperley Bridge heading for Bradford Forster Square while 333004 speeds through on a Skipton to Leeds service. The station opened in 2015 and has staggered platforms. Its predecessor, on a different site, closed in 1965. [See image 41874] taken at this location in 1979.
  • Millerhill
    The 0845 ex-Tweedbank approaching Newcraighall on Sunday 16 October 2016. In the background work is ongoing in connection with the provision of EGIP maintenance and stabling facilities for EMUs scheduled to become operational next year. Note the demolition and clearance of the former locomotive servicing facilities is almost complete. [See image 6349]


07/12/2016 Interactive Station usage statistics (2015-2016).
22/10/2016 Some interesting books.
03/10/2016 Interactive Station usage statistics (2014-2015).
12/08/2016 List of photograph locations (broken down alphabetically).
03/05/2016 List of photograph locations by railway (very long list).
06/09/2015 Try one of our new animated map pages - see the northern portion of the Waverley Route open, close and re-open as the Borders Railway.

On this day

1872  Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway: Two road shed at Baillieston opened in connection with Bredisholm and Baillieston pits. Sub-shed of Polmadie.
1931  Glasgow Bothwell Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway: Bellshill South signalbox closed.
1937  Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway: Train crash at Castlecary when signal passed at danger (SPAD).
1945  Cathcart District Railway: Murder at Pollockshields East.
1961  Cathcart District Railway: Electrification complete.
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<b>The End</b>. BR maintenance ends sign located on CR Garnkirk extension at Germiston High Jn just before it passes under Garngad/Royston Rd.- was this a premonition? NB NBR also had a branch into Provan Gas Wks which the CR served. The End. BR maintenance ends sign located on CR Garnkirk extension at Germiston High Jn just before it passes under Garngad/Royston Rd.- was this a premonition? NB NBR also had a branch into Provan Gas Wks which the CR served.

Alistair MacKenzie [1979]

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Book: Highland Survivor
Book: Waverley Route: the battle for the Borders Railway
Single to Stobs Please
Book: Memories of Lost Border Railways
An Indian Summer in the West Country - Part 2
West London Line
The Talla Water Works (Poem)
Talla Railway

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Dec 2016 Government announces Network Rail to lose control of UK rail network
Nov 2016 ScotRail publishes 249-point improvement plan
Croydon tram accident results in death of 7 passengers
Oct 2016 Major concerns arise regarding poor ScotRail performance.
Aug 2016 Queen Street HL reopens after completion of major tunnel and station works.

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Steam hauled passenger train... where and when? [Added 9 December 2016]

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Paris   [18]
The Stainmore line   [16]

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