• Hoghton
    No.9 back on the line. Following overhaul, and prior to being used on the Great Briton X tour, A4 60009 took a test train round the Carnforth to Carnforth loop. The LNER Pacific is seen here passing through Hoghton on 26th April 2017.
  • Uddingston
    WCRC 37518 leads Black 5s 45212 and 45407 north through Uddingston on 10 April 2017 with the Jacobite on an empty carriage movement from Carnforth to Fort William.
  • Little Kimble
    Chiltern railcar 121034 waits alongside the single platform at Little Kimble in 2016 with a Princes Risborough - Aylesbury shuttle service. [Chiltern's railcars are to be withdrawn on 19th May - see news item]
  • Glasgow Queen Street
    5 days in, these items spied lying in the yard area in Dundas Street are the only signs of progress on the rebuilding work at Queen Street Station.
  • Woodacre
    After a week of light engine runs DRS 88002 Prometheus undertook a loaded test from Carlisle to Crewe on 3rd April 2017. The brand new electro diesel is seen at Woodacre with the heavy stone train, and 68025 Superb dead-in-train for insurance purposes.
  • Hellifield
    60103 'Flying Scotsman' hauling the S&C re-opening special from the K&WVR to Carlisle on 31 March 2017. The train is approaching Hellifield on the outward run.
  • Seaforth Container Terminal
    Brand new Colas Rail 70813 being slowly lifted by two cranes at Liverpool's Seaforth container terminal on 30 March 2017.
  • York Place [Tram]
    An Edinburgh tram stands at the current city terminus in York Place on 24 March 2017 ready to form the next service to Edinburgh Airport. View from the top deck of a bus, with Leith Walk straight ahead. The case for extension of the network south, in line with the original plans, is currently under debate. [See image 16868]
  • Stormy Loops
    5X20 North Pole Iep Depot to Swansea Mailphant Csd passing Stormy Loops for another week of Staff training.

Updates

12/04/2017 New article: St Kitts Railway.
20/03/2017 New article: Charlesfield Munitions Factory.
07/12/2016 Interactive Station usage statistics (2015-2016).
22/10/2016 Some interesting books.
03/10/2016 Interactive Station usage statistics (2014-2015).
12/08/2016 List of photograph locations (broken down alphabetically).

On this day

1967  Nottingham and Melton Line (Midland Railway): Line closed to passenger expresses. It was latterly used by express trains until the WCML was upgraded.
1972  Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway: Leith Central Branch to London Road Junction and Lochend South Junction is closed
1975  Saigon falls to North Vietnamese Troops:


Images from this day in history

Fairburn tank 42207 at Parkhead (NB) on 29 April 1950 with the SLS (Scottish Area) Glasgow rail tour. This local Saturday afternoon tour, which started at Central and finished at St Enoch, included shed visits to Balornock and Parkhead. [Editors note: The station was renamed Parkhead North in 1952 and closed in 1958]  Fairburn tank 42207 at Parkhead (NB) on 29 April 1950 with the SLS (Scottish Area) Glasgow rail tour. This local Saturday afternoon tour, which started at Central and finished at St Enoch, included shed visits to Balornock and Parkhead. [Editors note: The station was renamed Parkhead North in 1952 and closed in 1958]

G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1950]

More images from this day in history.

Magazine

The St. Kitts Railway
Charlesfield Munitions Factory
Book: Highland Survivor
Book: Waverley Route: the battle for the Borders Railway
Single to Stobs Please
Book: Memories of Lost Border Railways
An Indian Summer in the West Country - Part 2
West London Line

More articles.

Latest photographs


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KML version
Image Statistics and Trends.

Key events

March 2017 Settle & Carlisle Line reopens after more than a year following landslip
Feb 2017 Commencement of work on HS2 phase 1 formally approved
Complete overhaul of rail ticketing system announced
Dec 2016 Government announces Network Rail to cease responsibility for UK rail network
Nov 2016 ScotRail publishes 249-point improvement plan

The past year.

Notes and Queries

A former signal box, now part of a private residence... where? [Added 28 April 2017]

Responses so far

Slideshows

Bath and Bristol since 2008   [77]
Cumbernauld   [4]
Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   [16]
Milton Keynes   [49]
Paris   [18]
The Stainmore line   [16]

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