• Bargeddie Bridge
    A Whifflet – Dalmuir service crossing the Bargeddie Bridge which was constructed in 2015 as part of the M8 upgrade works. The spoil has long since been dug out from under the bridge deck [see image 52188] and the carriageways are currently (March 2017) being completed and joined up with the M8 at Baillieston.
  • Liverpool Lime Street
    Trains at the buffers at Liverpool Lime Street on 12 March 2015. Following the wall collapse in the cutting to the east of the station on 28 February 2017 [see news item], the station had been closed while Network Rail staff worked to clear the debris, carry out stabilisation work and repair OHLE and signalling. Services are now scheduled to restart 24 hrs earlier than expected on 8 March 2017.
  • Ordsall Chord
    With the arches dropped into place recently. here is the view from the NE side of the new bridge over the River Irwell on 22 February 2017.
  • Shotts
    Progress at the site of the Station Road overbridge works at Shotts on 9th February 2017 [see image 57763]. The use of precast concrete sections has expedited the construction of new bridge.
  • Shawfair
    Another day, another acronym... The latest building project to get underway on the site of the former Millerhill Marshalling Yard is RERC, the Edinburgh and Midlothian Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre. Located to the south of the Biogen food waste recycling plant and opposite the under construction ScotRail EMU depot, the new facility is due to come on stream in early 2018 and will result in permanent closure of Powderhall depot. Running between Newcraighall South Junction and Shawfair on 5 February 2017 is the 0911 Edinburgh – Tweedbank, with construction work taking place in the background.
  • Glasgow Queen Street High Level
    A typical mid-afternoon scene at Queen Street in January 2017, with four 3-car class 170 DMUs under the near complete EGIP wiring.
  • Eden Brows
    The Settle and Carlisle Railway was closed in early 2016 due to a landslip at Eden Brows between Armathwaite and Cumwinton. Network Rail and their contractor Story have constructing an enormous concrete and steel structure that will sit beneath the railway. They are also carrying out significant ground stabilisation between the railway and the River Eden some 70 metres below the line. This view from an overbridge to the south of the site shows the track removed in the distance beyond the yellow container. The line is scheduled to reopen on 31 March 2017.
  • Woodacre
    The first main line steam of 2017. 45690 Leander takes the Cumbrian Mountain Express north through Woodacre on 21st January 2017. The train was a return excursion from Manchester Victoria to Carlisle via Shap and idling on the rear was a very shiny EE Type 3 37706.


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).
03/05/2016 List of photograph locations by railway (very long list).
06/09/2015 Try one of our new animated map pages - see the northern portion of the Waverley Route open, close and re-open as the Borders Railway.

On this day

1841  Bristol and Exeter Railway: New Bridgwater docks opened.
1858  Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway: Dalvey closes, replaced by extension to Elgin.
1863  Inverness and Ross-shire Railway: Dingwall to Invergordon opened.

Images from this day in history

D20 4-4-0 2344 of Tweedmouth shed with a Berwick - Kelso train approaching the meeting point of NE and NB metals at Mellendean, Kelso, on the afternoon of 25 March 1947. D20 4-4-0 2344 of Tweedmouth shed with a Berwick - Kelso train approaching the meeting point of NE and NB metals at Mellendean, Kelso, on the afternoon of 25 March 1947.

D Welsh Collection [Courtesy Bruce McCartney] [1947]

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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
The Talla Water Works (Poem)

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Key events

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
Croydon tram accident results in death of 7 passengers

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Notes and Queries

Black 5 at speed... where and when? [Added 20 March 2017]

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Bath and Bristol since 2008   [77]
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Milton Keynes   [49]
Paris   [18]
The Stainmore line   [16]

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