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Chronology for Arbroath and Forfar Railway

//1836Arbroath and Forfar RailwayAct receives Royal assent.
24/11/1838Arbroath and Forfar RailwayOpened partly with horse haulage. Stations opened at: Arbroath (Catherine Street), Colliston, Leysmill.
4/12/1838Arbroath and Forfar RailwayLeysmill to Forfar officially opened. Stations opened at: Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Auldbar Road, Clocksbriggs, Forfar (Playfield).
3/1/1839Arbroath and Forfar RailwayCompletely opened. James Gow was the locomotive superintendent. Three locomotives were supplied by James Stirling of Dundee Foundry.
//1846Arbroath and Forfar RailwayConverted to standard gauge from 5ft6in.
30/7/1846Arbroath and Forfar RailwayArbroath (Catherine Street) to Friockheim doubling contract let, contractor Robert Moffat Junior.
7/8/1846Arbroath and Forfar RailwayFriockheim to Forfar (Playfield) doubling contract let, contractor David Murray.
//1848Arbroath and Forfar RailwayAberdeen RailwayMerged with Aberdeen Railway.
1/2/1848Arbroath and Forfar RailwayArbroath (Catherine Street) closed to passengers, replaced by the nearby Arbroath Junction station on the new link line.
2/8/1848Arbroath and Forfar RailwayForfar (Playfield) closed to passengers replaced by Forfar 2nd on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.
//1900Arbroath and Forfar RailwaySingled. Southbound track lifted.
1/1/1917Arbroath and Forfar RailwayClocksbriggs closed.
1/6/1919Arbroath and Forfar RailwayClocksbriggs re-opened.
1/1/1923Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Caledonian Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway
Callander and Oban Railway
Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Highland Railway
Cathcart District Railway
Killin Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Committee
Brechin and Edzell District Railway
Dornoch Light Railway
Wick and Lybster Light Railway
Grouped into London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
5/12/1955Arbroath and Forfar RailwayArbroath (St Vigeans Junction) to Forfar (Guthrie Junction) closed to passengers. Colliston, Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Clocksbriggs closed.
5/12/1955Arbroath and Forfar RailwaySt Vigeans Junction to Letham Mill Level Crossing closed to goods.
11/6/1956Arbroath and Forfar RailwayAuldbar Road closed.
//1962Denburn Valley Line Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)A4 Pacifics introduced on the Aberdeen Joint to Glasgow Buchanan Street 3 hour Grampian run.
25/1/1965Arbroath and Forfar RailwayColliston to Guthrie Junction (excluded) closed to goods.
3/9/1966Denburn Valley Line Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)A4 Pacifics from Aberdeen Joint to Glasgow Buchanan Street withdrawn.
04/09/1967Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway
Newtyle, Eassie and Glammiss Railway
Aberdeen Railway
Stanley Junction to Kinnaber Junction closed to passengers. Coupar Angus, Alyth Junction, Forfar and Bridge of Dun stations closed.
4/9/1967Aberdeen RailwayArbroath and Forfar RailwayForfar North Junction (excluded) to Bridge of Dun (excluded) closed to all traffic.
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