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1879  Battle of Isandlwana
1329 British soldiers die during a rout by 20000 (or possibly 25000) Zulus.
1879  Battle of Rorkes Drift
4500 Zulus attack a British supply depot manned by 139 soldiers. The attack is repulsed.
1901  Queen Victoria Dies
1913  Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway (North British Railway)
Methil Dock No. 3 opened, contractor Robert McAlpine.
1914  Glasgow Bothwell Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Broomhouse signalbox replaced.

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This day in history

J39 0-6-0 no 64733 awaiting disposal at Eastfield depot on 22 January 1962. The locomotive had been withdrawn from Carlisle Canal shed in October 1961 and was eventually cut up at nearby Cowlairs in August 1962. [See image 25070]

J39 0-6-0 no 64733 awaiting disposal at Eastfield depot on 22 January 1962. The locomotive had been withdrawn from Carlisle Canal shed in October 1961 and was eventually cut up at nearby Cowlairs in August 1962. [See image 25070]


David Stewart [1962]


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Key events

Dec 2018 New ScotRail timetable implemented.
Oct 2018 New ScotRail 385s taken out of service due to braking fault.
Aug 2018 First of the ScotRail refurbished HSTs arrives in Scotland.
July 2018 New ScotRail class 385s introduced on Edinburgh - Glasgow services.
Jun 2018 LNER takes over operations on the East Coast Main Line from Virgin/Stagecoach.

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Around The World In 80 Trains: A 45,000-mile Adventure

ASIN 1408869756
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Published 2019-01-24
Author(s) Monisha Rajesh

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Appleton's Railway Guide To The Usa And Canada

ASIN 1471159949
Publisher Simon & Schuster UK
Published 2016-09-08
Author(s) D. Appleton

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British Railways Pre-nationalisation Coaching Stock Volume 2 Lms & Sr: 2

ASIN 0860936953
Publisher OPC Railprint
Published 2019-02-28
Author(s) Hugh Longworth

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Railway Adventures, The Places, Trains, People And Stations

ASIN 1910463876
Publisher September Publishing
Published 2018-10-16
Author(s) Geoff Marshall Vicki Pipe

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