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1825  Nantlle Railway
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GNSR D40 4-4-0 62261 enters Strichen from the south on 20 May 1949.

GNSR D40 4-4-0 62261 enters Strichen from the south on 20 May 1949.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1949]


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Apr 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper launched.
Feb 2019 Construction of two new platforms (5 & 6) completed at Edinburgh Waverley.
Dec 2018 New ScotRail timetable implemented.
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