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1840  Great Western Railway
Steventon to Faringdon Road (now Challow) opened. Stations on this section at: Wantage Road, Challow.
1890  West Highland Railway
Banavie Branch authorised.
1920  Panama Canal Opened
1931  Cardiff Railway
Service cut back from Rhydyfelin Halt to Coryton.
1963  Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Ruchill Goods and Hospital Branch closed.

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Passing Kirriemuir Junction. C.R. 4.4.0 54454 on Forfar to Kirriemuir goods train.

Passing Kirriemuir Junction. C.R. 4.4.0 54454 on Forfar to Kirriemuir goods train.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1953]


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Key events

June 2018 Serious rail disruption caused by unusually high temperatures near end of month.
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.

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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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Felix The Railway Cat

ASIN 1405929782
Publisher Penguin
Published 2017-08-24
Author(s) Kate Moore

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The Moment We Meet: Stories Of Love, Hope And Chance Encounters By The No. 1 Bestselling Author

ASIN B07FM9SP2N
Publisher Review
Published 2018-10-18
Author(s) Sheila O^Flanagan

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A Dangerous Place: The Story Of The Railway Murders

ASIN B01IUGY9IO
Publisher The History Press
Published 2016-10-03
Author(s) Simon Farquhar

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