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1879  Battle of Isandlwana
1329 British soldiers die during a rout by 20000 (or possibly 25000) Zulus.
1879  Battle of Rorkes Drift
4500 Zulus attack a British supply depot manned by 139 soldiers. The attack is repulsed.
1901  Queen Victoria Dies
1913  Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway (North British Railway)
Methil Dock No. 3 opened, contractor Robert McAlpine.
1914  Glasgow Bothwell Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Broomhouse signalbox replaced.

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This day in history

J39 0-6-0 no 64733 awaiting disposal at Eastfield depot on 22 January 1962. The locomotive had been withdrawn from Carlisle Canal shed in October 1961 and was eventually cut up at nearby Cowlairs in August 1962. [See image 25070]

J39 0-6-0 no 64733 awaiting disposal at Eastfield depot on 22 January 1962. The locomotive had been withdrawn from Carlisle Canal shed in October 1961 and was eventually cut up at nearby Cowlairs in August 1962. [See image 25070]


David Stewart [1962]


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Remote trackbed leading to a station beyond the trees... where is this? [Added 22 January 2018]

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Key events

December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.
Manchester's Ordsall Curve opens to traffic.
September 2017 Testing 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.

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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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Lonely Planet Trans-siberian Railway (travel Guide)

ASIN 1786574594
Publisher Lonely Planet
Published 2018-04-01
Author(s) Lonely Planet

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Felix The Railway Cat

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

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Southern Way 42

ASIN 1909328766
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-04-02

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