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1709  Birth of Doctor Samuel Johnson
1840  Clarence Railway
Norton East to South curve proposed for West Hartlepool to Stockton trains.
1860  Joseph Locke
Joseph Locke, railway engineer, died.
1865  Cowbridge Railway
Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Passenger service from Pontypridd to Cowbridge via Llantrisant begins.
1876  Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to minerals.

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This day in history

Dumgoyne Platform. Ex N.B.R. 0.6.0 64598 Aberfoyle Bound.

Dumgoyne Platform. Ex N.B.R. 0.6.0 64598 Aberfoyle Bound.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1951]


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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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Slideshows

Bath and Bristol since 2008   94 photos
Cumbernauld   4 photos
Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   16 photos
Milton Keynes   50 photos

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Books

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Felix The Railway Cat

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

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Complete Book Of The Tube

ASIN 0711240132
Publisher White Lion Publishing
Published 2019-09-17
Author(s) Oliver Green

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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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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

ASIN 024197898X
Publisher Viking
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Simon Jenkins

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