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1861  Swansea Vale Railway
Extended from Ynisygeinon to Ystalyfera.
1967  Caerphilly Branch (Brecon and Merthyr Railway)
'Down' section closed, traffic diverted via Penrhos, Walnut Tree, Radyr and Cardiff.



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Trans-Pennine DMU passing the west end of the out-of-use Manchester Exchange in late 1970. The station^s platform 3 became part of Britain^s longest railway platform at 2,238 feet when it was extended east in 1929 to join up with the west end of Manchester Victoria^s platform 11.

Trans-Pennine DMU passing the west end of the out-of-use Manchester Exchange in late 1970. The station^s platform 3 became part of Britain^s longest railway platform at 2,238 feet when it was extended east in 1929 to join up with the west end of Manchester Victoria^s platform 11.


John Furnevel [1970]


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The train now arriving... where and when? [Added 19 November 2017]

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September 2017 Launch of ScotRail 'New Era' modified HST services.
August 2017 Half of Waterloo station's platforms closed for extension work.
June 2017 HS2/WCML franchise - shortlist of bidders announced.
March 2017 Settle & Carlisle Line reopens after more than a year following landslip
Feb 2017 Commencement of work on HS2 phase 1 formally approved

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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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Great Western Large Wheeled Outside Framed 4-4-0 Tender Locomotives: Atbara, Badminton, City And Flower Classes (locomotive Portfolio Series)

ASIN 1526700956
Publisher Pen & Sword Transport
Published 2017-11-30
Author(s) David Maidment

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Felix The Railway Cat

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

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Top 10 Of Everything 2018

ASIN 0600635147
Publisher Hamlyn
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Paul Terry

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