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1851  Vale of Neath Railway: Aberdare opened
1851  Vale of Neath Railway: Aberdylais opened
1851  Vale of Neath Railway: Opened from Neath to Aberdare for passengers.
1855  Great North of Scotland Railway: Kittybrewster to Aberdeen Waterloo opened to goods. Kittybrewster rebuilt on Waterloo line.
1927  Glasgow Bothwell Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway: Broomhouse station closed.
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Images from this day in history

The east end of Paisley Gilmour Street on Saturday 24 September 1949, with Glasgow bound trains at the platforms. Fowler 2-6-4T 42421 is ex-Gourock, while Fairburn 2-6-4T 2195 has arrived with a train from Ayr. The east end of Paisley Gilmour Street on Saturday 24 September 1949, with Glasgow bound trains at the platforms. Fowler 2-6-4T 42421 is ex-Gourock, while Fairburn 2-6-4T 2195 has arrived with a train from Ayr.

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

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Articles

Book: The Insider Rail Guide - Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
West London Line
The Talla Water Works (Poem)
Talla Railway
Summer of 1960 - Arrival of Diesel Power on the ECML
Sentinel Steam Railcars - A Recollection
Running in turns - Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley - 1934 to 1939
River Dulnain Bridged

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Key events

August 2017 Half of Waterloo station^s platforms closed for extension work.
June 2017 HS2/WCML franchise - shortlist of bidders announced.
March 2017 Settle & Carlisle Line reopens after more than a year following landslip
Feb 2017 Commencement of work on HS2 phase 1 formally approved
Complete overhaul of rail ticketing system announced

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Notes and Queries

Platform scene... where and when? [Added 14 September 2017]

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