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On this day

1849  Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Millerhill station opened.
1852  Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway
Penshaw to Sunderland opened for freight.
1878  Penarth Extension (Taff Vale Railway)
Line opened from Penarth harbour to Penarth.



This day in history

Shunting at Guild Street yard, Aberdeen, on 20 February 1977, 08515 has a rest between tasks.

Shunting at Guild Street yard, Aberdeen, on 20 February 1977, 08515 has a rest between tasks.


John McIntyre [1977]


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HST held at a signal... where and when? [Added 17 February 2018]

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September 2017 Testing of ScotRail 'New Era' modified HST services.
August 2017 Half of Waterloo station's platforms closed for extension work.

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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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Appleton's Railway Guide To The Usa And Canada

ASIN 1471159949
Publisher Simon & Schuster UK
Published 2016-09-08
Author(s) D. Appleton

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Rail Atlas Of Great Britain And Ireland: 15

ASIN 0860936813
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-04-09
Author(s) Stuart Baker

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Bradshaw's Handbook - A Facsimile Of The Famous Guide (old House)

ASIN 1908402024
Publisher Old House Books
Published 2011-12-20
Author(s) George Bradshaw

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