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1883  Cathcart District Railway
First sod cut.
1941  Cairnryan Military Railway
Construction begins.
1969  Wilsontown Morningside and Coltness Railway
Whitrigg Colliery to Polkemmet Junction closed to freight.
1986  Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway
The Granton Gasworks branch closes to freight. The line from Granton to London Road Junction and Lochend South Junction becomes disused but remains in place for a while.



This day in history

To mark the end of operations over Stainmore summit, the RCTS organised a 9-coach special on 20 January 1962 (weather permitting!). The special is seen at Appleby West  behind 77003+76049. The return trip to Darlington made this the last train to traverse the route. [See image 24103]

To mark the end of operations over Stainmore summit, the RCTS organised a 9-coach special on 20 January 1962 (weather permitting!). The special is seen at Appleby West behind 77003+76049. The return trip to Darlington made this the last train to traverse the route. [See image 24103]


K A Gray [1962]


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