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1844  Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway
Directors train runs over route.
1847  Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Dundee to Barnhill opened.
1860  Maybole and Girvan Railway
Opened from Maybole Junction (Ayr and Maybole Railway) to Girvan (Old). Maybole (Old) is replaced by Maybole (New) and becomes a goods station.
1876  Bristol and Exeter Railway
Leading coach of train de-rails at Silverton
1880  Morpeth Branch (Blyth and Tyne Railway)
The Blyth and Tyne Railway's terminus station at Morpeth is closed to passengers. Station becomes goods yard.

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This day in history

V1 67614 passing Partick Junction on 24 May 1957 with a Clydebank East to Bridgeton train.

V1 67614 passing Partick Junction on 24 May 1957 with a Clydebank East to Bridgeton train.


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


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Key events

May 2018 First of the ScotRail leased class 365 units appears on the E&G line.
March 2018 Red weather warning of freezing temperatures and heavy snow is followed by transport chaos at beginning of month.
February 2018 Announcement that Stagecoach/Virgin ECML franchise to end early.
December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.
Manchester's Ordsall Curve opens to traffic.

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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

ASIN 024197898X
Publisher Viking
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Simon Jenkins

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Bradshaw's Handbook - A Facsimile Of The Famous Guide (old House)

ASIN 1908402024
Publisher Old House Books
Published 2011-12-20
Author(s) George Bradshaw

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Night Trains: The Rise And Fall Of The Sleeper

ASIN B01K7Z7L68
Publisher Profile Books
Published 2017-02-09
Author(s) Andrew Martin

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Railway Adventures, The Places, Trains, People And Stations

ASIN 1910463876
Publisher September Publishing
Published 2018-10-16
Author(s) Geoff Marshall Vicki Pipe

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