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1911  Aerw Branch (Taff Vale Railway)
Southbound passenger train runs into the rear of a full coal train at Coke Ovens (couple of miles northwest of Pontypridd). Eleven people killed.
1989  Callander and Oban Railway
Sprinters introduced on line.



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The north end of a cold and wet Carlisle platform 4 on 23 January 1965 sees Crewe North^s Britannia Pacific no 70051 <I>Firth of Forth</I> waiting patiently for the road to Upperby shed, having recently arrived on the other side of the station with a terminating parcels train from the south.

The north end of a cold and wet Carlisle platform 4 on 23 January 1965 sees Crewe North^s Britannia Pacific no 70051 Firth of Forth waiting patiently for the road to Upperby shed, having recently arrived on the other side of the station with a terminating parcels train from the south.


K A Gray [1965]


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December 2019 - opening of Robroyston new station and Dunbar second platform
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- 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 Springburn Works
June 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper suffers various problems and delays.

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Around The World In 80 Trains: A 45,000-mile Adventure

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Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Published 2020-01-23
Author(s) Monisha Rajesh

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Europe By Rail: The Definitive Guide

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Publisher Hidden Europe Publications
Published 2020-01-01
Author(s) Nicky Gardner Susanne Kries

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The Times Britain’s Hidden Railways

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Publisher Times Books
Published 2018-10-04
Author(s) Julian Holland

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The Times Golden Years Of Rail Travel

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Published 2019-10-03
Author(s) Julian Holland

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