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1854  Great North of Scotland Railway
Huntly to Kittybrewster opened to passengers. Stations at: Kittybrewster, Buxsburn, Dyce, Kintore, Inverurie, Pitcaple, Oyne, Insch, Kennethmont, Gartly, Huntly
1854  Great North of Scotland Railway
Aberdeen Kittybrewster opened.
1865  Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Rutherglen to Coatbridge opened to goods
1896  Great North of Scotland Railway
Doubled Kennethmont to Gartly opened.
1903  Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Lugton East Junction to Lugton Junction opened. This was an interchange spur but also allowed trains to run from Glasgow to Kilmarnock as far as Lugton on an Caledonian Railway only owned route.

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This day in history

Leaving Tunnel - north end. N.B. 4.4.0 2427 <i>Dumbie Dykes</i>.

Leaving Tunnel - north end. N.B. 4.4.0 2427 Dumbie Dykes.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1948]


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Key events

August 2019 Government announces reopening of Levenmouth line within 5 years.
June 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper suffers various problems and delays.
Apr 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper launched.
Feb 2019 Construction of two new platforms (5 & 6) completed at Edinburgh Waverley.
Dec 2018 New ScotRail timetable implemented.

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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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Seats Of London: A Field Guide To London Transport Moquette Patterns

ASIN 1916045316
Publisher Safe Haven Books
Published 2019-09-28
Author(s) Andrew Martin

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Felix The Railway Cat

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

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Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures Of A Famous Station Cat And Her Kitten Apprentice

ASIN 1405942304
Publisher Penguin
Published 2019-11-28
Author(s) Kate Moore

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