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1840  Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Roodyards to Dundee Trades Lane opened. Roodyards closed.
1880  Culme Valley Light Railway
Great Western Railway
Line sold to the Great Western.
1883  Moffat Railway
Moffat branch opened
1883  Muirkirk and Lesmahagow Junction Railway
Poneil Junction (Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Alton Heights Junction (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) opened.
1885  South Wales Railway
Park Junction to Ebbw Junction made for through running towards Cardiff.

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This day in history

BR Light Pacific no 72003 <I>Clan Fraser</I> leaving Stonehaven on 2 April 1956 with a Perth - Aberdeen stopping train.<br>See <a target=query href=/queries/closed.html>query 2175</a>

BR Light Pacific no 72003 Clan Fraser leaving Stonehaven on 2 April 1956 with a Perth - Aberdeen stopping train.
See query 2175


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1956]


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Former locomotive shed... where?

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Key events

March 2020 Major changes to railway operations and timetables resulting from impact of Coronavirus pandemic.
December 2019 - opening of [[Robroyston]]'s new station and [[Dunbar]]'s second platform
- farewell to ScotRail Class 314s and LNER HSTs
- TPE introduce Class 397s with new Glasgow-Preston-Liverpool route and Class 802s on new Edinburgh-Leeds-Liverpool route.
October 2019 Almond Chord: £15 million approved to develop options for Waverley approaches.
August 2019 - Government announces reopening of Levenmouth line within 5 years.
- LNER Azumas Anglo-Scottish debut.
July 2019 Closure of [[St Rollox Works]].

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Great Britain's Railways: A New History

ASIN 1398103365
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2020-11-15
Author(s) Maggs MBE, Colin

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Southdown Ancillary Vehicles

ASIN 1445696053
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2020-11-15
Author(s) Simon Stanford

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The Network Southeast Years

ASIN 1398104523
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2020-10-15
Author(s) Mark Battle

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Lion: The Story Of The Real Titfield Thunderbolt

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Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2020-06-15
Author(s) Anthony Dawson

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