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On this day

1850  North London Railway: Bow Junction (Blackwall Railway) to Islington opened
1938  East Usk Branch: Extended to Uskmouth.
1938  Brechin and Edzell District Railway: {{Edzell}} to {{Brechin}} (excluded) re-closed to passengers.
1966  Greenock and Ayrshire Railway: Greenock Princes Pier to Kilmacolm closed to freight
2001  West Highland Railway: Fort William Oil Depot re-opened.

Images from this day in history

Water at Knowside. Water at Knowside.

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

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Book: The Insider Rail Guide - Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
West London Line
The Talla Water Works (Poem)
Talla Railway
Summer of 1960 - Arrival of Diesel Power on the ECML
Sentinel Steam Railcars - A Recollection
Running in turns - Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley - 1934 to 1939
River Dulnain Bridged

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Key events

August 2017 Half of Waterloo station^s platforms closed for extension work.
June 2017 HS2/WCML franchise - shortlist of bidders announced.
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

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Notes and Queries

Railway viaduct... where is this? [Added 26 September 2017]

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Milton Keynes   [49]
Paris   [18]
The Stainmore line   [17]

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