|01/03/2021||Llangollen heritage railway operator goes into receivership |
|ScotRail confiscate 10,000 tickets with 17k in fines to lockdown fare-dodgers |
The Scottish Sun
|Rail fares to rise by 2.6% in England and Wales |
|28/02/2021||Largs line will be closed 'well into March' after landslide |
Largs and Millport Weekly News
|Online public meeting on future of Clacks rail services |
|Selby rail crash: Disaster remembered 20 years on |
|The rugged wilds of Corrour: Trainspotting, movie monologues and Munro bagging |
|ScotRail could woo passengers back with tickets that cost less the more you travel |
|27/02/2021||Lost lines: Mold to Denbigh by rail pre-1962 |
|Comhairle say no to limited timetables |
|Scotrail bid to encourage more female train drivers |
|Gender equality author Sara Sheridan asks: Should Dundee rail station be renamed Slessor Station? |
|26/02/2021||Man paints 'welcome to hell' on house after station next door 'ruined his life' |
The Scottish Sun
|Heritage railway get a boost from Metros 70m depot project |
Tyne and Wear Metro
|Russian diplomats and families leave North Korea by hand-pushed rail trolley due to Covid-19 restrictions |
|1841||Manchester and Leeds Railway
Line opened throughout; Walsden to Littleborough through the summit tunnel opened.
|1848||Scottish Central Railway
Opened from Scottish Central Junction (Greenhill) to Stirling. Stations at Scottish Central Junction, Larbert, Bannockburn and Stirling.
|1849||Dundee and Perth Railway
Line extended from Barnhill [D&PR] over the River Tay via the Tay Viaduct [Perth] to Perth Princes Street.
|1851||Glasgow and South Western Railway
Agrees to access to Carlisle Citadel for £1000 per annum.
Worcester Junction renamed Abbots Wood Junction.
|1856||Torbanehill and Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways)
Bathgate Lower opened without Board of Trade approval.
|1862||Findhorn RailwayInverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Findhorn Railway operation taken over by the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway.
|1862||West Midland Railway
Addlestrop and Stow Road renamed Addlestrop.
|1862||Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
The line is extended from Scotch Dyke to Newcastleton. (Goods only?)
|1864||London and North Western Railway, South Wales
Extension from Brynmawr to Nantybwch.
An extract from the LNWR timetable for 1916 showing services on the Longridge branch during WWI. The line closed to passengers in 1930 but since that time Longridge has continued to expand and the road to Preston is very congested. 100 years later, what wouldn^t the town^s residents give for a 22 minute journey time into the centre of Preston?Mark Bartlett (1915)
Portrait of Caley single 123. No details known but headboard reads 'Royal Train Pilot'. Can anyone provide any info re date, location or occasion? See similar image 59856.Responses so far
|February 2021||Further reduction to 65% of pre-pandemic ScotRail timetable, with many late evening trains withdrawn.|
|January 2021||Freightliner withdraws (temporarily?) Class 86 fleet (dating from 1966) to be replaced by ex-Anglia Class 90s.|
Bridge Parapet collapse between Stonehaven and Carmont closes line until February.
|December 2020||ScotRail timetable reduction.|
|November 2020||ScotRail alcohol ban introduced.|
|October 2020||Kerr^s Miniature Railway closed.|
Kintore station opens.
|Glasgow Central Railway||16 photos|
|Royal Deeside branch - after closure||19 photos|
|Jamestown Viaduct||14 photos|
|DIRFT expansion||37 photos|
|Way down south (South West!)||51 photos|
|The Petite Ceinture Line, Paris.||4 photos|
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