• Grantown-on-Spey East
    The first carriage to arrive at Grantown on Spey in nearly 48 years awaits refurbishment. Once complete this, along with its companion will be positioned at the new bay platform at Grantown East.
  • Apperley Bridge
    333002 calls at the new station at Apperley Bridge heading for Bradford Forster Square while 333004 speeds through on a Skipton to Leeds service. The station opened in 2015 and has staggered platforms. Its predecessor, on a different site, closed in 1965. [See image 41874] taken at this location in 1979.
  • Millerhill
    The 0845 ex-Tweedbank approaching Newcraighall on Sunday 16 October 2016. In the background work is ongoing in connection with the provision of EGIP maintenance and stabling facilities for EMUs scheduled to become operational next year. Note the demolition and clearance of the former locomotive servicing facilities is almost complete. [See image 6349]
  • Ordsall Chord
    A Northern Electrics service to Liverpool Lime Street heads towards Ordsall Jct on 8 October 2016. It is passing the site of the new junction that will cross the dual carriageway and join the line to Piccadilly. In the foreground are a number of bridge supports being welded together which will carry the new route. [See image 15343]
  • Banbury
    Not long left. Scene inside Banbury North signal box on 1 October 2016, with 2 days before it will be dismantled with parts going to locations around the UK for spares, museum displays, or putting back into use in other signal boxes. [See image 46737]
  • Kings Gate Points
    Ex-LMS 4-6-0 46100 Royal Scot emerging from below the Edinburgh City Bypass on 25 September 2016 with the 0946 Edinburgh Waverley - Tweedbank 'Borders Line Steam Special'. The train is approaching the end of the double track section at Kings Gate points immediately below the camera. This was the last day of Sunday steam specials for the 2016 season.
  • Edinburgh Waverley
    170407 at Edinburgh Waverley on 24 September 2016, in its new livery advertising the British Transport Police text service.


22/10/2016 Some interesting books.
03/10/2016 Interactive Station usage statistics.
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

1864  Cockermouth Keswick and Penrith Railway: Opened to goods
1871  Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway: Whifflet to College passenger service starts.
1871  Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway: Coatbridge station opened.
1871  Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway: Whifflet station opened.

Images from this day in history

Platform scene at Cardross on a fine October day in 1957 as Gresley V1 2-6-2T 67623 arrives with a Glasgow bound stopping train. Platform scene at Cardross on a fine October day in 1957 as Gresley V1 2-6-2T 67623 arrives with a Glasgow bound stopping train.

G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1957]

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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

Oct 2016 Major concerns arise regarding poor ScotRail performance.
Aug 2016 Queen Street HL reopens after completion of major tunnel and station works.
Jun 2016 ScotRail and Southern train services badly affected by industrial action.
May 2016 Restored 60103 Flying Scotsman runs on Borders Railway.
Mar 2016 Glasgow Queen Street HL station closed for tunnel works.

The past year.

Notes and Queries

Awaiting the call... where is this? [Added 19 October 2016]

Responses so far


Bath and Bristol since 2008   [72]
Cumbernauld   [4]
Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   [16]
Milton Keynes   [45]
Paris   [18]
The Stainmore line   [16]

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