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1839  Dundee and Arbroath Railway Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway
The Dundee and Arbroath Railway is extended west from Craigie to Roodyards by the Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway (Dundee Harbour Trustees). With the extension opened the temporary Craigie terminus closed.
1851  Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Opened a branch from Alloa to temporary terminus at Glenfoot, near Tillicoultry.
1862  Macmerry Branch (North British Railway)
1st_/'>Monktonhall Junction 1st to Hardengreen Junction authorised with branch to Macmerry.
1863  Alva Railway
Line opened from Cambus to Alva.
1867  Neath and Brecon Railway
Aberbran opened


This day in history

A3 Pacific no 60088 <I>Book Law</I> stands at Carlisle platform 4 with the up <I>Thames-Clyde Express</I> in the summer of 1960.

A3 Pacific no 60088 Book Law stands at Carlisle platform 4 with the up Thames-Clyde Express in the summer of 1960.

K A Gray [1960]


Notes and Queries

Key events

May 2020 Travelling by LNER becomes reservation-only.
March 2020 Major changes to railway operations and timetables resulting from impact of Coronavirus pandemic.
December 2019 - opening of [[Robroyston]]'s new station and [[Dunbar]]'s second platform
- farewell to ScotRail Class 314s and LNER HSTs
- TPE introduce Class 397s with new Glasgow-Preston-Liverpool route and Class 802s on new Edinburgh-Leeds-Liverpool route.
October 2019 Almond Chord: £15 million approved to develop options for Waverley approaches.
August 2019 - Government announces reopening of Levenmouth line within 5 years.
- LNER Azumas Anglo-Scottish debut.



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