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On this day

1878  Taff Vale Railway
Coal train, which was being turned using the triangle of lines north of Pontypridd, backs onto passenger train at Rhondda Cutting Junction killing thirteen passengers.
1987  Central Wales Extension Railway
4 killed when train falls into the River Towy after a bridge collapses due to floods.



This day in history

Ex-NB J36 0-6-0 65327 stands out of use in the shed yard at Thornton Junction on 19 October 1965, one month before its official withdrawal by BR.

Ex-NB J36 0-6-0 65327 stands out of use in the shed yard at Thornton Junction on 19 October 1965, one month before its official withdrawal by BR.


K A Gray [1965]


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Key events

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.
Jun 2018 LNER takes over operations on the East Coast Main Line from Virgin/Stagecoach.
Serious rail disruption caused by unusually high temperatures near end of month.

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Felix The Railway Cat

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

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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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The Trains Now Departed: Sixteen Excursions Into The Lost Delights Of Britain's Railways

ASIN 0099590581
Publisher Arrow
Published 2016-06-16
Author(s) Michael Williams

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A Dangerous Place: The Story Of The Railway Murders

ASIN B01IUGY9IO
Publisher The History Press
Published 2016-10-03
Author(s) Simon Farquhar

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