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1865  Formartine and Buchan Railway
Maud to Fraserburgh opened.
1877  Dingwall and Skye Railway
Highland Railway takes over steamer operations.
1900  Glasgow and Milngavie Junction Railway
The line was doubled from {{Milngavie Junction}} to {{Milngavie}}.
1961  Coleford Monmouth Usk and Pontypool Railway
Workers trains cease to serve Gascoed Royal Ordnance Factory.
1963  Wilsontown Morningside and Coltness Railway
Addiewell to Whitburn closed.

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73061 photographed near Muirend on 29 April 1960 with a Neilston High - Glasgow Central train.

73061 photographed near Muirend on 29 April 1960 with a Neilston High - Glasgow Central train.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1960]


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Notes and Queries

A ^Railfreight^ class 47 on a level crossing in the early 1990s... where? [Added 22 April 2018]

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February 2018 Announcement that Stagecoach/Virgin ECML franchise to end early.
December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.
Manchester's Ordsall Curve opens to traffic.
September 2017 Testing of ScotRail 'New Era' modified HST services.

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Abc Rail Guide 2018

ASIN 1910809519
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-04-23
Author(s) Colin Marsden

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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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Railway Journeys In Art: Rails Across America: 9 (poster To Poster)

ASIN 0857161695
Publisher McNidder & Grace
Published 2017-10-31
Author(s) Richard Furness

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Felix The Railway Cat

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

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