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On this day

1856  Perth and Dunkeld Railway
Perth and Dunkeld Railway opened. Operated by the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.
1952  Leith Central Branch (North British Railway)
Leith Central to Abbeyhill and Piershill closed to passengers.
1952  Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway
Leith Central Branch (North British Railway) closed to passengers. The route is retained for carriage sidings and later used as a DMU depot.



This day in history

NB 4.4.0 62490 <I>Glen Fintaig</I> running round at Selkirk in April 1950.

NB 4.4.0 62490 Glen Fintaig running round at Selkirk in April 1950.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1950]


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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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