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1864  Kirkcudbright Railway
Opened from Castle Douglas (Portpatrick Railway and Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway) to Kirkcudbright.
1864  Portpatrick Railway
Caledonian Railway takes over running of the Portpatrick Railway. The smaller company had eight engines and the larger company added some of its own engines.



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J36 65288 with the ^Ferry Goods^ from South Queensferry and Kirkliston passing Haymarket in 1962.

J36 65288 with the ^Ferry Goods^ from South Queensferry and Kirkliston passing Haymarket in 1962.


Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [1962]


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Old photograph... can anyone name location / date? [Added 13 June 2017] MOVED TO LONG TERM MYSTERIES 7 JULY 2017. RESTORED 15 FEBRUARY 2019 - SEE NEW RESPONSES

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Around The World In 80 Trains: A 45,000-mile Adventure

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Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Published 2019-01-24
Author(s) Monisha Rajesh

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Around The World In 80 Trains: A 45,000-mile Adventure

ASIN B07HXSRWST
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Published 2019-01-24
Author(s) Monisha Rajesh

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Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2019-03-29
Author(s) Colin J. Marsden

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Publisher Times Books
Published 2018-10-04
Author(s) Julian Holland

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