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1858  Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Opens from Elgin to Keith.
1865  Rosedale Branch (North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway)
Line extended from Blakey Junction to Rosedale (East).
1898  East Fife Central Railway
Line opened from East of Fife Central Junction to Lochty for goods only.
1915  Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway (North British Railway)
Methil Dock No. 3 closed for repairs.
1971  Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
Last freight runs between Greenside Junction and Kipps Junction, line closed.

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This day in history

J36 0-6-0 65303 leaving Fraserburgh on 18 August 1959 with a goods train.

J36 0-6-0 65303 leaving Fraserburgh on 18 August 1959 with a goods train.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1959]


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Key events

August 2019 Government announces reopening of Levenmouth line within 5 years.
June 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper suffers various problems and delays.
Apr 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper launched.
Feb 2019 Construction of two new platforms (5 & 6) completed at Edinburgh Waverley.
Dec 2018 New ScotRail timetable implemented.

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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures Of A Famous Station Cat And Her Kitten Apprentice

ASIN 0241364817
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published 2019-07-11
Author(s) Kate Moore Kate Moore

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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures Of A Famous Station Cat And Her Kitten Apprentice

ASIN 0241364817
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published 2019-07-11
Author(s) Kate Moore Kate Moore

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Seats Of London: A Field Guide To London Transport Moquette Patterns

ASIN 1916045316
Publisher Safe Haven Books
Published 2019-09-28
Author(s) Andrew Martin

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Amazing Train Journeys (lonely Planet)

ASIN 1787014304
Publisher Lonely Planet
Published 2018-10-12
Author(s) Lonely Planet

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