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On this day

1872  Dingwall and Skye Railway
Lochluichart private platform becomes public and is re-built
1954  York Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Ainderby closed.



This day in history

View over the north end of Buchanan Street station in the spring of 1949. Nearest the camera is Black 5 44704 preparing to leave with a train for Inverness, while over in platform 1 is 0-4-4T 55146.

View over the north end of Buchanan Street station in the spring of 1949. Nearest the camera is Black 5 44704 preparing to leave with a train for Inverness, while over in platform 1 is 0-4-4T 55146.


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


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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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Abc Rail Guide 2018

ASIN 1910809519
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-04-23
Author(s) Colin Marsden

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The British Transport Commission Group: Former Thomas Tilling Companies In The 1960s

ASIN 1473857228
Publisher Pen & Sword Transport
Published 2018-05-30
Author(s) Jim Blake

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British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2018: The Rolling Stock Of Britain's Mainline Railway Operators

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Publisher Platform 5 Publishing Ltd
Published 2018-02-14
Author(s) Robert Pritchard

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