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1837  Paisley and Renfrew Railway
Opened. This 4ft6in line ran from Paisley Hamilton Street (near the later Paisley Abercorn) to Renfrew Wharf. Locomotives were used.
1876  Wigtownshire Railway
Opened from Wigtown to 1st_/'>Garlieston 1st .
1876  Wigtownshire Railway
Opened from Millisle to 2nd_/'>Garlieston 2nd . 1st_/'>Garlieston 1st renamed Millisle as new branch opens.
1933  Gifford and Garvald RailwayMacmerry Branch (North British Railway)
Gifford to Edinburgh (Monktonhall Junction) closed to passengers.
1944  Wick and Lybster Light Railway
Lybster to Wick closed to all traffic (temporary, but final closure)

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This day in history

A Glasgow Queen Street - Kirkintilloch local runs through Cowlairs West Junction on 3 April 1956. The train is hauled by Eastfield^s Gresley V3 2-6-2T no 67600.

A Glasgow Queen Street - Kirkintilloch local runs through Cowlairs West Junction on 3 April 1956. The train is hauled by Eastfield^s Gresley V3 2-6-2T no 67600.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1956]


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Key events

March 2020 Major changes to railway operations and timetables resulting from impact of Coronavirus pandemic.
December 2019 - opening of [[Robroyston]]'s new station and [[Dunbar]]'s second platform
- farewell to ScotRail Class 314s and LNER HSTs
- TPE introduce Class 397s with new Glasgow-Preston-Liverpool route and Class 802s on new Edinburgh-Leeds-Liverpool route.
October 2019 Almond Chord: £15 million approved to develop options for Waverley approaches.
August 2019 - Government announces reopening of Levenmouth line within 5 years.
- LNER Azumas Anglo-Scottish debut.
July 2019 Closure of [[St Rollox Works]].

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Great Britain's Railways: A New History

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Published 2020-11-15
Author(s) Maggs MBE, Colin

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