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1841  Clarence Railway
Norton East to South curve Act passed. Line to be built at the expense of the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway. Speed restriction imposed on tight curve.
1943  West Highland Railway
Corpach Naval sidings opened.
1951  Strathpeffer Branch (Highland Railway)
Strathpeffer to Dingwall (Fodderty Junction) closed to freight (complete closure).
1966  Ballachulish Branch (Callander and Oban Railway)
Line closed completely between Connel Ferry and Ballachulish. (Alternative date 1/3/1966).
1973  Dingwall and Skye Railway
Ullapool to Stornaway ferry service starts

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The north end of Inverurie station on 26 March 1959 sees J36 0-6-0 no 65303 engaged in shunting operations in conjunction with D2414 prior to taking out a freight. The 0-4-0 diesel mechanical shunter, built by Andrew Barclay & Sons, Kilmarnock, has no coupling rods and looks to be in course of delivery. D2414 was originally allocated to 61C, Keith and ended its days at 62C Dunfermline in September 1981 as 06002. [See image 27175]

The north end of Inverurie station on 26 March 1959 sees J36 0-6-0 no 65303 engaged in shunting operations in conjunction with D2414 prior to taking out a freight. The 0-4-0 diesel mechanical shunter, built by Andrew Barclay & Sons, Kilmarnock, has no coupling rods and looks to be in course of delivery. D2414 was originally allocated to 61C, Keith and ended its days at 62C Dunfermline in September 1981 as 06002. [See image 27175]


Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [1959]


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Key events

Feb 2019 Construction of two new platforms (5 & 6) completed at Edinburgh Waverley.
Dec 2018 New ScotRail timetable implemented.
Oct 2018 New ScotRail 385s taken out of service due to braking fault.
Aug 2018 First of the ScotRail refurbished HSTs arrives in Scotland.
July 2018 New ScotRail class 385s introduced on Edinburgh - Glasgow services.

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

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Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2019-03-29
Author(s) Colin J. Marsden

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Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide, 1913 (old House)

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Published 2012-09-20
Author(s) George Bradshaw

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