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1844  Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway
Directors train runs over route.
1847  Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Dundee to Barnhill opened.
1860  Maybole and Girvan Railway
Opened from Maybole Junction (Ayr and Maybole Railway) to Girvan (Old). Maybole (Old) is replaced by Maybole (New) and becomes a goods station.
1876  Bristol and Exeter Railway
Leading coach of train de-rails at Silverton
1880  Morpeth Branch (Blyth and Tyne Railway)
The Blyth and Tyne Railway's terminus station at Morpeth is closed to passengers. Station becomes goods yard.

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This day in history

V1 67614 passing Partick Junction on 24 May 1957 with a Clydebank East to Bridgeton train.

V1 67614 passing Partick Junction on 24 May 1957 with a Clydebank East to Bridgeton train.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1957]


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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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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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The Times Britain’s Hidden Railways

ASIN 0008249091
Publisher Times Books
Published 2018-10-04
Author(s) Julian Holland

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

ASIN 1408869756
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Published 2019-01-24
Author(s) Monisha Rajesh

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