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On this day

1850  North London Railway
Bow Junction (Blackwall Railway) to Islington opened
1938  East Usk Branch
Extended to Uskmouth.
1938  Brechin and Edzell District Railway
{{Edzell}} to {{Brechin}} (excluded) re-closed to passengers.
1966  Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Greenock Princes Pier to Kilmacolm closed to freight
2001  West Highland Railway
Fort William Oil Depot re-opened.



This day in history

Water at Knowside.

Water at Knowside.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1949]


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Key events

Aug 2018 First of the ScotRail refurbished InterCity trains arrives in Scotland.
Jun 2018 LNER takes over operations on the East Coast Main Line from Virgin/Stagecoach.
Serious rail disruption caused by unusually high temperatures near end of month.
May 2018 First of the ScotRail leased class 365 units appears on the E&G line.
Mar 2018 Red weather warning of freezing temperatures and heavy snow is followed by transport chaos at beginning of month.

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Felix The Railway Cat

ASIN 1405929782
Publisher Penguin
Published 2017-08-24
Author(s) Kate Moore

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Railway Adventures, The Places, Trains, People And Stations

ASIN 1910463876
Publisher September Publishing
Published 2018-10-16
Author(s) Geoff Marshall Vicki Pipe

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The Trains Now Departed: Sixteen Excursions Into The Lost Delights Of Britain's Railways

ASIN 0099590581
Publisher Arrow
Published 2016-06-16
Author(s) Michael Williams

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A Dangerous Place: The Story Of The Railway Murders

ASIN B01IUGY9IO
Publisher The History Press
Published 2016-10-03
Author(s) Simon Farquhar

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