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1848  Salisbury and Yeovil Railway
Act passed
1848  Hartlepool Dock and Railway
The Great North of England, Clarence and Hartlepool Junction Railway
Both companies leased by the York Newcastle and Berwick Railway at George Hudson's instruction.
1861  Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Act obtained for a line between Dunkeld and Forres, and Ballinluig to Aberfeldy. Engineer: Joseph Mitchell.
1861  ~London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Adisham opened
1861  Leven Railway
East of Fife Railway
Leven and East of Fife Railway
Leven Railway and East of Fife Railway merge to form the Leven and East of Fife Railway.

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This day in history

Trains at Hyndland station, July 1949. Ex-NB J37 0.6.0 64584.

Trains at Hyndland station, July 1949. Ex-NB J37 0.6.0 64584.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1949]


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Notes and Queries

Steam hauled passenger train... where and when? [Added 22 July 2018]

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Key events

June 2018 Serious rail disruption caused by unusually high temperatures near end of month.
May 2018 First of the ScotRail leased class 365 units appears on the E&G line.
March 2018 Red weather warning of freezing temperatures and heavy snow is followed by transport chaos at beginning of month.
February 2018 Announcement that Stagecoach/Virgin ECML franchise to end early.
December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.

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A Dangerous Place: The Story Of The Railway Murders

ASIN B01IUGY9IO
Publisher The History Press
Published 2016-10-03
Author(s) Simon Farquhar

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Railway Adventures, The Places, Trains, People And Stations

ASIN 1910463876
Publisher September Publishing
Published 2018-10-16
Author(s) Geoff Marshall Vicki Pipe

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Atlas Of Railway Station Closures

ASIN 0860936775
Publisher OPC Railprint
Published 2018-05-31
Author(s) Alan

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Devon Railways: The Area Manager's Diary 1987 To 1988 Volume 2

ASIN B07DZLJ7VR
Published 2018-06-23
Author(s) John Heaton

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