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On this day

1773  Boston tea Party
(America declares independence in 3 years)
1840  Great Western Railway
Faringdon Road to Hay Lane (just west of Swindon) opened. Stations on this section at: Uffington, Shrivenham, Stratton Park Halt, Swindon, Hay Lane (But was this a station?).
1950  Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Barrmill Junction to Giffen Junction re-opened.
1950  Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Lugton East Junction to Giffen Junction closed.
1979  Glasgow City and District Railway
Partickhill closed and replaced by Partick (Incorporates Merkland Street Subway station)



This day in history

Reserved compartment sticker on the 2155 Edinburgh Waverley - London St Pancras train on 17 December 1968 on behalf of the <I>Waverley Route Petition Party</I>. [See image 26687]

Reserved compartment sticker on the 2155 Edinburgh Waverley - London St Pancras train on 17 December 1968 on behalf of the Waverley Route Petition Party. [See image 26687]


Bruce McCartney [1968]


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Key events

December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.
Manchester's Ordsall Curve opens to traffic.
September 2017 Testing of ScotRail 'New Era' modified HST services.
August 2017 Half of Waterloo station's platforms closed for extension work.
June 2017 HS2/WCML franchise - shortlist of bidders announced.

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Bath and Bristol since 2008   79 photos
Cumbernauld   4 photos
Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   16 photos
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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

ASIN 024197898X
Publisher Viking
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Simon Jenkins

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Southern Way 41

ASIN 190932874X
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-01-01

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Abc Rail Guide 2018

ASIN 1910809519
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-04-23
Author(s) Colin Marsden

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Top 10 Of Everything 2018

ASIN 0600635147
Publisher Hamlyn
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Paul Terry

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