• Shotts
    Progress at the site of the Station Road overbridge works at Shotts on 9th February 2017 [see image 57763]. The use of precast concrete sections has expedited the construction of new bridge.
  • Shawfair
    Another day, another acronym... The latest building project to get underway on the site of the former Millerhill Marshalling Yard is RERC, the Edinburgh and Midlothian Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre. Located to the south of the Biogen food waste recycling plant and opposite the under construction ScotRail EMU depot, the new facility is due to come on stream in early 2018 and will result in permanent closure of Powderhall depot. Running between Newcraighall South Junction and Shawfair on 5 February 2017 is the 0911 Edinburgh – Tweedbank, with construction work taking place in the background.
  • Glasgow Queen Street High Level
    A typical mid-afternoon scene at Queen Street in January 2017, with four 3-car class 170 DMUs under the near complete EGIP wiring.
  • Eden Brows
    The Settle and Carlisle Railway was closed in early 2016 due to a landslip at Eden Brows between Armathwaite and Cumwinton. Network Rail and their contractor Story have constructing an enormous concrete and steel structure that will sit beneath the railway. They are also carrying out significant ground stabilisation between the railway and the River Eden some 70 metres below the line. This view from an overbridge to the south of the site shows the track removed in the distance beyond the yellow container. The line is scheduled to reopen on 31 March 2017.
  • Woodacre
    The first main line steam of 2017. 45690 Leander takes the Cumbrian Mountain Express north through Woodacre on 21st January 2017. The train was a return excursion from Manchester Victoria to Carlisle via Shap and idling on the rear was a very shiny EE Type 3 37706.
  • Millerhill Marshalling Yard
    Sunday morning activity at Millerhill on 22 January 2017 as Freightliner 66551 runs north out of the yard. Works in connection with the new ScotRail EMU depot are underway in the background, with the former locomotive servicing facilities having recently been removed.
  • Ordsall Chord
    A photograph of a Network Rail billboard outside one of the Ordsall Chord worksites which shows what the bridge over the River Irwell will look like when completed. Compare with the earlier aerial view [see image 15343]


07/12/2016 Interactive Station usage statistics (2015-2016).
22/10/2016 Some interesting books.
03/10/2016 Interactive Station usage statistics (2014-2015).
12/08/2016 List of photograph locations (broken down alphabetically).
03/05/2016 List of photograph locations by railway (very long list).
06/09/2015 Try one of our new animated map pages - see the northern portion of the Waverley Route open, close and re-open as the Borders Railway.

On this day

1849  Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway: Millerhill station opened.
1852  Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway: Penshaw to Sunderland opened for freight.
1878  Penarth Extension (Taff Vale Railway): Line opened from Penarth harbour to Penarth.

Images from this day in history

View from the end of Platforms 3 & 4 at Aberdeen into Guild Street Yard at a time when the yard was open and railfreight was plentiful, 20 February 1977. The container yard can be seen below the signal on the right. View from the end of Platforms 3 & 4 at Aberdeen into Guild Street Yard at a time when the yard was open and railfreight was plentiful, 20 February 1977. The container yard can be seen below the signal on the right.

John McIntyre [1977]

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Book: Highland Survivor
Book: Waverley Route: the battle for the Borders Railway
Single to Stobs Please
Book: Memories of Lost Border Railways
An Indian Summer in the West Country - Part 2
West London Line
The Talla Water Works (Poem)
Talla Railway

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Key events

Feb 2017 Complete overhaul of rail ticketing system announced
Dec 2016 Government announces Network Rail to cease responsibility for UK rail network
Nov 2016 ScotRail publishes 249-point improvement plan
Croydon tram accident results in death of 7 passengers
Oct 2016 Major concerns arise regarding poor ScotRail performance.

The past year.

Notes and Queries

A view from a train... where is this? [Added 19 February 2017]

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