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Ordsall Chord: A view of the new bridge on the Ordsall Chord on 22 February 2017, taken from a passing Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street service.
Network Rail
John McIntyre [22/02/2017]


Ordsall Chord: With the arches dropped into place recently, here is the view from the NE side of the new bridge over the River Irwell on 22 February 2017.
Network Rail
John McIntyre [22/02/2017]


Torryburn: DBC 67028 on a Mossend - Townhill - Mossend route learning trip on 21 February. Nearing Newmills with Torryburn in the background.
Kincardine Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [21/02/2017]


Culross: DBC 67028 on a Mossend - Townhill - Mossend route learning trip on 21 February. Passing Culross with the closed Longannet Power Station in the background.
Kincardine Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [21/02/2017]


Haymarket: Milepost 5 at Haymarket Station. This E&G milepost dating from 1842 has tonight (15th) been installed at Haymarket Station on the eve of the line^s 175th anniversary.

(Mileposts 2, 3, 4 and 9 are still in situ. Chambers Street has one and there was another in a museum at Kirkintilloch.)
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Yellowlees [15/02/2017]


Ferryhill MPD: Ferryhill turntable has been temporarily been removed for restoration by e-blast Ltd of Kintore.
Aberdeen Railway
John Yellowlees [20/02/2017]


Leith Walk: The welcome construction activity at the Shrubhill gapsite involves use of the former up platform for purposes for which it was never envisaged! Sadly the Powderhall refuse plant is to close next year and the branch with it. The council already has its eye on it for a cycleway. I understand though that NR will still have an option on the Abbeyhill loop trackbed so the junction at Piershill may not be dismantled.
Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
David Panton [20/02/2017]


Bargeddie Bridge: A 2014 winter morning view across what became the carriageway of the new section of the M8 as a class 156 DMU approaches Bargeddie.
Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [30/01/2014]


Shrubhill Tram Depot: Part of the former Edinburgh Corporation Shrubhill tram depot on 20 January 2017, showing the unique octagonal brick chimney which once served the site^s power station. The chimney is to be retained as an integral part of the redeveloped site.
Edinburgh Corporation
Andy Furnevel [20/01/2017]


Eskbank: A midmorning Tweedbank service pulls out of Eskbank on 16/02/2017.
Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
David Panton [16/02/2017]


Brock: Royal Scot class 4-6-0 no 46115 Scots Guardsman approaching the site of Brock station whilst working a railtour to Carlisle on 18 February 2017.
Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
John McIntyre [18/02/2017]


Closeburn: Black 5 45010 pauses at Closeburn in July 1961 with a Dumfries - Glasgow train. [Ref query 783]
Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [15/07/1961]


Kemble: AC Cars Railbus W79976 awaiting departure from Kemble in the summer of 1963 with a service to Tetbury. [Ref query 774]
Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway (Great Western Railway)
John Thorn [/08/1963]


Craigellachie: Approaching Craigellachie along the Speyside line from the Aberlour direction in November 2005, about to pass below the A95 road bridge and enter the site of the former station. [Ref query 779] [See image 22477].
Strathspey Railway
John Furnevel [02/11/2005]


Fountainhall: Emerging from the mist to the south of Fountainhall on 14 February 2017 is the ScotRail 1042 Tweedbank - Edinburgh Waverley, formed by unit 158727. The train is passing the site of the level crossing alongside the abandoned former station house. [See image 6220]
Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [14/02/2017]


Lasswade Viaduct: View north from Polton Road over Lasswade Viaduct on 12 February 2017, with a new housing development now occupying the valley floor. [See image 49028]
Esk Valley Railway
John Furnevel [12/02/2017]


Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal: Spotters welcome? This is the railway section of the information boards at the DIRFT viewing point off the A5. [See image 46262] for the view of the yard.
Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (Network Rail)
Ken Strachan [10/02/2017]


Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal: This line under the A5 looks quite normal during the day [see image 35455], but as darkness falls and reference points disappear into the gloom, it looks rather steep. 70.014 is pulling a Sainsburys train into the main yard on 10th February.
Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (Network Rail)
Ken Strachan [10/02/2017]


Shirebrook : Looking south along the former Warsop Main Colliery branch, where a number of Class 56 & 58 loco^s were once stabled at weekends, towards the still extant former Shirebrook diesel maintenance depot [see image 1241]. The entire yard is now almost filled with double stacked shipping containers.
Mansfield to Worksop Line (Midland Railway)
David Pesterfield [08/02/2017]


Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal: 70.014 is the first 70 I have seen at DIRFT. It is about to draw its train out of the Sainsburys sidings, in fading light and with flurries of snow. [see image 53055]
Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (Network Rail)
Ken Strachan [10/02/2017]


Wolverton: Stock is still stabled in the Newport Pagnell [see image 27539] bay platform at Wolverton - but only bicycles. View north in February 2017; notice the latest station building in the background. [Ref query 765]
Wolverton Loop (London and North Western Railway)
Ken Strachan [10/02/2017]


Galashiels [1st]: A1 Pacific 60152 Holyrood running light engine on the down line at Glenfield on the approach to Galashiels in the early 1960s. [Ref query 632]
Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [//]


Windermere: TPE 185120 leaves Windermere with a Northern service for Oxenholme on 12th February 2017. The train is crossing Thwaites Lane. Recent tree clearance has revealed the brick base of the old mechanical signal box [See image 24108], closed when the line was singled. [Ref query 759]
Kendal and Windermere Railway
Mark Bartlett [12/02/2017]


Port Carlisle: The remains of the former terminus at Port Carlisle in the spring of 2002. The area beyond the fence is now the car park for the local bowling club, while the sign on the left belongs to ^The Hope & Anchor^. [Ref query 697]
Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock
Mike Shannon [/03/2002]


Irwell Vale: Newly restored BR Standard 4MT 76084 is wintering on the ELR and taking its turn on services in between main line runs. The 2-6-0 is seen leaving Irwell Vale for Rawtenstall with the first train of the day on 11th February 2017.
East Lancashire Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/02/2017]


Bowness: View north at Bowness along the causeway towards the former Solway Viaduct in 2002.
Solway Junction Railway
Mike Shannon [/03/2002]


Rosyth Dockyard: Thomas Hill ^Vanguard^ thought to be for repair by Babcock Engineering. Taken on Navy Day 1990.
Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Bill Roberton [//1990]


Stonehouse Viaduct: A postcard view of Stonehouse Viaduct looking towards the town.
Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
H Miller [//]


Tradeston Refuse Destructor: Looking north towards Windmillcroft at the Tradeston Refuse Destructor in March 1956. To the left is the Tradeston Gasworks No 3 and off to the right is the Caledonian^s West Street Goods.
Polloc and Govan Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [29/03/1956]


Hunterston Ore Terminal: Iron ore carrier ^Enterprise^ at Hunterston Pier in 1989. This facility allowed import of iron ore and coal for the Ravenscraig Steelworks and replaced General Terminus in Glasgow. Since closure of the steelworks it has been used to import coal for power stations.
British Steel Corporation
Ewan Crawford [//1989]


Forteviot: 60009 ^Union of South Africa^ approaches Forteviot with the northbound ^Fair Maid^. 14th January 1984.
Scottish Central Railway
Graeme Blair [14/01/1984]


Motherwell: For passengers who have joined this train from Dalmuir via Whifflet it ostensibly terminates here at Motherwell, but in fact it carries on back to Dalmuir via the Hamilton circle. It^s perhaps not surprising it^s not announced as a through service as it would cause some confusion. Photographed 11/02/2017.
Clydesdale Junction Railway
David Panton [11/02/2017]


Rosyth Dockyard: Planet shunters 3082 and 3080 (3779 and 3777 of 1956) at Rosyth Dockyard.
Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Bill Roberton [16/06/1984]


Burgh-by-Sands: View west towards Burgh-by-Sands station from the former trackbed at Burgh Head in 2002.
Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway
Mike Shannon [/03/2002]


Torpantau: Two lines in one picture! This area is short of names so probably best to call it Torpantau - but Pent - y - Rhiw station would have been central to the picture. The view looking east from almost on top of the Torpantau tunnel. The line running across the middle of the picture is the ^seven mile bank^ of the Brecon and Merthyr Railway. The paler line that is close on the left but rises more to the right is the Bryn Oer Tramroad. The Talybont reservoir is just out of sight to the left.
Brecon and Merthyr Railway
John Thorn [/07/1964]


Aspatria: Aspatria, looking to Workington in 2001.
Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [24/06/2001]


Hest Bank: A Carlisle to Crewe infrastructure train, mainly comprising loaded ballast wagons, rumbles south through Hest Bank behind DRS 66434 on 10th February 2017.
Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [10/02/2017]


Newburgh [2nd]: 107 027 climbs past the former station at Newburgh with a Perth - Edinburgh service.
Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Bill Roberton [//1990]


St Enoch: Ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54440 leaving St Enoch on the last day of September 1948 with the 12.30pm local service to Barrhead.
City of Glasgow Union Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [30/09/1948]


Ebbw Vale Steelworks: A train of empty coil wagons on the reversing spur above the new yard at Ebbw Vale Steelworks (the yard can be seen above the train). The remaining part of the works was to the right. View looks south west.
Ebbw Vale Steelworks
Ewan Crawford [//2001]


Glasgow Central Low Level: A 320 with a Dalmuir service calls on 11/02/2017. For long enough 320s were forbidden to use the Argyle Line; I^m not sure why but it^s obviously not a problem now.
Glasgow Central Railway
David Panton [11/02/2017]


Haymarket: ^Faster, longer, greener^? Well, lets wait and see. I think the ambition to ^Arrive this year^ is at least achievable. In the background the development of the old goods yard, on the corner of Morrison Street and Dalry Road, is set to transform the area. Photographed 06/02/2017.
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
David Panton [06/02/2017]


Towsbank Colliery group: Abandoned coal tubs at the pit head of one of the mines of the Towsbank Coal Co. possibly Flow Edge? This mine was situated in the northernmost Pennines south of Alston in Northumberland.
Towsbank Coal Company
Charlie Niven [/06/1994]


Girvan: The driver of the 13.57 from Stranraer (for Kilmarnock) hands over the token to the signalman while the 13.59 to Stranraer waits for it to be handed over to its driver. A bit of the past with the bells sounding in the box.
Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway
Colin Miller [08/02/2017]


Newburgh [1st]: 107 029 passes the cramped site of Newburgh (First) with an Edinburgh - Perth service.
Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Bill Roberton [//1990]


Stanley Junction: 47045 passes Stanley Junction with a Glasgow - Inverness service. 11th February 1978.
Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Graeme Blair [11/02/1978]


Sandilands Viaduct: A postcard view of Sandilands Viaduct.
Douglas Branch (Caledonian Railway)
H Miller [//]


St Rollox Works: Caught a quick shot of one of the recently acquired ROG class 47^s through the fence at Tesco this morning. Looks rather forlorn but at least some company for the old 08 shunter named after the works! [See image 50126]
Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Martin MacGuire [11/02/2017]


Keith Town: Keith & Dufftown Railway DMU preparing to leave Keith Town station on the afternoon of 20 May 2012 for the return trip to Dufftown [see image 39580]. [Ref query 754]
Keith and Dufftown Railway
John Furnevel [20/05/2012]


Stranraer: SAYLSA (Stranraer to Ayr Line Support Association) company secretary Jim Wilson seen here at Stranraer on 14 December died suddenly on 4 February aged 65.
Portpatrick Railway
John Yellowlees [14/12/2017]


Baillieston: 73698 leads 66733 with the Aberdeen sleeper stock on its way to Polmadie to be serviced. Engineering work has led to a Dundee start with a connecting bus for the southbound sleeper on three Sundays in February 2017.
Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [11/02/2017]


Torwoodlee: A Crab 2-6-0 with a down freight alongside the Gala Water at Torwoodlee in the early 1960s. [Ref query 793]
Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [//]


Rawtenstall: For the first twenty five years after the ELR reopened the line to Rawtenstall the gates at Rawtenstall West were manually operated [See image 32794]. However, box controlled barriers and associated signalling have now been commissioned. Visiting BR Standard 2-6-0 76084 departs Rawtenstall with a Heywood train passing the new barriers on 11th February 2017.
East Lancashire Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/02/2017]


Ratho: A Glasgow Queen Street – Edinburgh Waverley service runs east through the remains of the E&G^s Ratho station (closed 1951) following a fall of snow in March 2006. Beyond the fence stood Ratho Low Level station, from which a line ran to Dalmeny South Junction via Kirkliston. This line lost its passenger service in 1930, although continued in use for freight traffic until 1966. The old station area and yard later became a works site for the Airdrie – Bathgate project, completed in 2010 [see image 21593].
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Furnevel [/03/2006]


Kilnknowe Junction: St Margarets V2 2-6-2 60969 approaching Kilnknowe Junction in June 1963 with an up freight.
Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [/06/1963]


Aintree: Merseyrail 507006 pulls away from Aintree heading for Ormskirk on 7th February 2017. The bright sunshine has made a large gold horseshoe in the middle of the footbridge almost invisible in this image.
Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway)
Mark Bartlett [07/02/2017]


Bowness: View north at Bowness along the causeway towards the former Solway Viaduct in 2002.
Solway Junction Railway
Mike Shannon [/03/2002]


Bridgnorth: A view from the footbridge at Bridgnorth over the station and shed area in May 1979.
Severn Valley Railway
John McIntyre [/05/1979]


Aintree: Definitely one of the better advertising vinyls. Merseyrail 508111 sports full length images promoting The Beatles Story attraction in Liverpool. Each of the three coaches is different leading to a very eye catching train. Seen here at Aintree on 7th February 2017 with the famous racecourse just behind the station.
Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway)
Mark Bartlett [07/02/2017]


Millerhill Yard: EWS 60029 Clitheroe Castle entering Millerhill Yard from the north in November 2004 with empty Cartics returning from STVA Bathgate [see image 18357]. The train is passing a class 66 heading in the opposite direction with coal empties. The line visible top left is the reversing siding used by trains terminating at nearby Newcraighall station.
Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [23/11/2004]


Dumfries: Royal Scot 46145 The Duke of Wellington^s Regt. (West Riding) with the down ^Thames Clyde Express^ at Dumfries on 16 July 1956.
Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [16/07/1956]


Longridge (Lancashire): Extract from a pre-WWI map of Longridge showing the Stone Bridge, the passenger station, the goods yard beyond the level crossing and the line continuing into Tootle Height quarries, all locations that feature in images of Longridge on Railscot from both operational times and the present day.
Preston and Longridge Railway
Mark Bartlett [//1913]


Corkerhill: Standard class 4 2-6-4T 80000 photographed at Corkerhill station on 30 June 1959 with a St Enoch - Largs train. ^Corkerhill railway village^ and signal box can be seen in the background. [See image 19972]
Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [30/06/1959]


Kings Cross: Westside platforms 10 and 11 at Kings Cross in the summer of 2005, with outer suburban services for Cambridge and Peterborough awaiting their departure times.
London to Peterborough (Great Northern Railway)
John Furnevel [/07/2005]


Rosyth Dockyard: 107 444 at Rosyth Dockyard Platform with the ^Forth Tay Venturer^ on 16 June 1984, happily coinciding with ^Navy Day^. On the right is one of the resident Planet shunters. The platform was a little to the west of today^s shed building.
Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Bill Roberton [16/06/1984]


Bowness: View south over the site of Bowness station in 2002.
Solway Junction Railway
Mike Shannon [/03/2002]