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1840  Glasgow Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Glasgow to Ardrossan trains start running, with connections to Liverpool steamers. The Ardrossan Railway was re-built to standard gauge for its connection to the main line.
1840  Govan Waggonway
Polloc and Govan Railway
Govan Waggonway partly incorporated into the Polloc and Govan Railway. This opened between Rutherglen and Windmillcroft Quay.
1855  Taff Vale Extension
Opened from Pontypool Road to east of Crumlin Viaduct.
1858  Fife and Kinross Railway
Line opened from Milnathort to Hopefield (Kinross).
1860  Fife and Kinross Railway
Kinross-shire Railway
Joint station opened at Kinross.

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This day in history

Clyde tugs <I>Flying Meteor</I>, <I>Flying Typhoon</I>, <I>Brigadier</I> plus an unidentified example, photographed looking east alongside a busy Victoria Harbour, Greenock, on 2 August 1959.

Clyde tugs Flying Meteor, Flying Typhoon, Brigadier plus an unidentified example, photographed looking east alongside a busy Victoria Harbour, Greenock, on 2 August 1959.


A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [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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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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The Times Britain’s Hidden Railways

ASIN 0008249091
Publisher Times Books
Published 2018-10-04
Author(s) Julian Holland

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Electronics And Wiring For Model Railways

ASIN 1785006231
Publisher The Crowood Press Ltd
Published 2019-08-26
Author(s) Andrew Duckworth

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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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