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1829  Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Company formed. Surveyed by George Stephenson. Lord Carlisle supports the project if it will pass Milton and connect with his Earl of Carlisles Waggonway.
1848  Scottish Central Railway
Opened from Stirling to Perth.
1890  Cardiff Penarth and Barry Junction Railway (Taff Vale Railway)
Service extended to Biglis Junction on the Barry Dock and Railways and temporary Biglis station closed.
1915  Caledonian Railway
Quintinshill disaster, Britains worst train crash. 227 people killed when a troop train crashes into a local passenger train and an express trains collides with the wreckage.
1966  Newport Railway
{{Newport-on-Tay East}} to {{Tayport}} closed, replacement bus starts.

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A Dumfries - Glasgow stopping train passing Hurlford on 22 May 1951. The train is hauled by Black 5 44718 and observed by a pair of well balanced young enthusiasts on the boundary fence.

A Dumfries - Glasgow stopping train passing Hurlford on 22 May 1951. The train is hauled by Black 5 44718 and observed by a pair of well balanced young enthusiasts on the boundary fence.


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


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Key events

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.
Oct 2018 New ScotRail 385s taken out of service due to braking fault.
Aug 2018 First of the ScotRail refurbished HSTs arrives in Scotland.

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

ASIN 0241364817
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published 2019-07-11
Author(s) Kate Moore Kate Moore

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

ASIN 0241364817
Publisher Michael Joseph
Published 2019-07-11
Author(s) Kate Moore Kate Moore

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Railway Day Trips: 160 Classic Train Journeys Around Britain

ASIN 0008223572
Publisher Collins
Published 2017-04-06
Author(s) Julian Holland

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