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1849  Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Line opened from Bowland to Hawick.
1898  Gwendraeth Valleys Railway
Abbeydore closed
1964  Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Dalserf Junction to Ferniegair Junction closed to freight
1964  Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Lossie Junction to Buckie closed to freight.
1964  Devon Valley Railway
Kinross Junction to Dollar closed to freight

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B1 4-6-0 61197 approaching Queen Street Tunnel with a train from Edinburgh on 20 April 1954.

B1 4-6-0 61197 approaching Queen Street Tunnel with a train from Edinburgh on 20 April 1954.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1954]


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Key events

Feb 2019 Construction of two new platforms (5 & 6) completed at Edinburgh Waverley.
Dec 2018 New ScotRail timetable implemented.
Oct 2018 New ScotRail 385s taken out of service due to braking fault.
Aug 2018 First of the ScotRail refurbished HSTs arrives in Scotland.
July 2018 New ScotRail class 385s introduced on Edinburgh - Glasgow services.

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Around The World In 80 Trains: A 45,000-mile Adventure

ASIN 1408869756
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Published 2019-01-24
Author(s) Monisha Rajesh

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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

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Publisher Viking
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Simon Jenkins

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Rail Guide 2019: Main Line Systems

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Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2019-03-29
Author(s) Colin J. Marsden

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The Times Britain’s Hidden Railways

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Publisher Times Books
Published 2018-10-04
Author(s) Julian Holland

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