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On this day

1826  Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Act receives Royal assent, engineer Mr {Charles Landale} (Elgin Railway engineer).
1826  Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Act receives Royal assent
1856  Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Opened throughout, operated by the North British Railway.



This day in history

<I>Crab</I> 2-6-0 42833 arriving at Lugton on Saturday 26 May 1956 with a St Enoch - Kilmarnock semi-fast. [Ref query 19 November 2017]

Crab 2-6-0 42833 arriving at Lugton on Saturday 26 May 1956 with a St Enoch - Kilmarnock semi-fast. [Ref query 19 November 2017]


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1956]


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Notes and Queries

Steam hauled freight... where and when? [Added 26 May 2018]

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Key events

May 2018 First of the ScotRail leased class 365 units appears on the E&G line.
March 2018 Red weather warning of freezing temperatures and heavy snow is followed by transport chaos at beginning of month.
February 2018 Announcement that Stagecoach/Virgin ECML franchise to end early.
December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.
Manchester's Ordsall Curve opens to traffic.

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Atlas Of Railway Station Closures

ASIN 0860936775
Publisher OPC Railprint
Published 2018-05-31
Author(s) Alan

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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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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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Night Trains: The Rise And Fall Of The Sleeper

ASIN B01K7Z7L68
Publisher Profile Books
Published 2017-02-09
Author(s) Andrew Martin

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