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1832  Marquis of Lothians Waggonway
Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway line extended from Dalhousie. Initially the line ran eastwards after crossing the South Esk to Bryans Pit. A branch to the south to Lingerwood Mine was later opened and the system was to eventually reach as far south as Arniston Engine. In later years a colliery line was to be established between the Newbattle pits which was independent of the Waverley route.
1861  Swansea Vale Railway
Extended from Pontardawe to Ynisygeinon.
1897  West Highland Railway
First sod of Mallaig Extension Railway cut at Corpach by Lady Margaret Cameron of Lochiel.
1998  Hopeman Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)
Alves Junction to Roseisle re-opened to freight



This day in history

The scrap road at Eastfield shed in January 1962, featuring withdrawn class 2P 4-4-0 no 40566 standing at the end of the line. The locomotive was awaiting transfer to Cowlairs Works for disposal, which took place in October of that year.

The scrap road at Eastfield shed in January 1962, featuring withdrawn class 2P 4-4-0 no 40566 standing at the end of the line. The locomotive was awaiting transfer to Cowlairs Works for disposal, which took place in October of that year.


David Stewart [1962]


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Steam on shed... where and when? [Added 18 January 2018]

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Abc Rail Guide 2018

ASIN 1910809519
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-04-23
Author(s) Colin Marsden

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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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Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide, 1913 (old House)

ASIN 1908402474
Publisher Old House Books
Published 2012-09-20
Author(s) George Bradshaw

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Bradshaw's Handbook - A Facsimile Of The Famous Guide (old House)

ASIN 1908402024
Publisher Old House Books
Published 2011-12-20
Author(s) George Bradshaw

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