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On this day

1960  Formartine and Buchan Railway
Train stuck in snow North of Newmachar.
1965  Vale of Llangollen Railway
Llangollen and Corwen Railway
Corwen and Bala Railway
Bala and Dolgelly Railway
Aberystwyth and Welch Coast Railway
Closed to passengers from Ruabon (excluded) to Morfa Mawddach (excluded).



This day in history

Clayton D8583 standing in the yard at Eastfield on a cold and misty January morning in 1970.

Clayton D8583 standing in the yard at Eastfield on a cold and misty January morning in 1970.


John Furnevel [1970]


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Notes and Queries

A class 37 with an engineers train... where and when? [Added 17 January 2018]

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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   80 photos
Cumbernauld   4 photos
Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   16 photos
Milton Keynes   50 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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For The Love Of Trains: A Celebration Of The Railways

ASIN 1786852691
Publisher Summersdale
Published 2018-05-10
Author(s) Ray Hamilton

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Lego Trains Book, The

ASIN 1593278195
Publisher No Starch Press
Published 2017-10-12
Author(s) Holgar Matthes

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Night Trains: The Rise And Fall Of The Sleeper

ASIN 1781255601
Publisher Profile Books
Published 2018-02-01
Author(s) Andrew Martin

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