A History of Britain's Railways
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The island of Great Britain includes England, Scotland and Wales.

There are 3 pages of railways in this region (but see also the 3 sub-regions above).
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Nameplate carried by GBRf 66723 Chinook. June 2011. [Ken Browne]

Highways Agency

An early call at Tebay services on 10 October finds a very short FGW train in the up loop off the M6. Westmorland Ltd. [Colin McDonald]
Johnston and Bacon Maps


In need of a little restoration perhaps, goods van in a field north of Pirnmill on the Isle of Arran in July 2011. [John Steven]

London and North Eastern Railway

An exhibit at the Hartlepool Maritime Museum that is both rail and marine related. A former LNER flat wagon is loaded with a buoy and sits on an isolated section of track. Behind the wagon the masts of the museum's main exhibit, historic warship HMS Trincomalee can be seen. and ... [Mark Bartlett]

London, Midland and Scottish Railway

Stanier 8F 2-8-0 48551 was withdrawn and cut up in 1968, but parts of it still survive today on the York University campus. The parts were purchased from Thos. W. Ward of Sheffield and welded to form the sculpture by the University Department of Physics in 1968. [Vic Smith]

National Coal Board

View over the fence; the disconnected link to the main line for Rothes Colliery looking west. 1992. [Bill Roberton]

List of locations in this area

Ardlui Argyll Colliery 

Backworth Colliery Ballachulish Bedlay Colliery Bothwell Castle Bridge of Orchy 

Cairnhill Cardowan Colliery Castlecary Roman Fort Charnock Richard Clifton 

Drovers Inn Dundyvan Ironworks? 

Grangemouth Greenock Customs House Quay 

Hadrians Wall Haig Colliery, Whitehaven Hartlepool Maritime Museum Highhouse Colliery 

Innellan Inverarnan 

Killoch Colliery 

Ladysmith Colliery Whitehaven Langloan Ironworks Leith Docks Loch Katrine Longannet Mine 

M8 Junction 2 Moffat Monkton Coke Works Monkton Coking Plant Monktonhall Monktonhall Colliery Mountain Ash Colliery 

Newport Pagnell Niddrie North Queensferry Northumberland 

Pirnmill, Arran Plates, signs and notices Plates, signs, notices etc Polmaise Colliery 

Rosebank Cemetery Rothes Pit 

Shotts Ironworks South Gosforth Spotswood Steelworks Stanrigg Strathfillan Church 

Tan Hill Tebay Services Tickets and labels 

University of York 

Victoria Embankment 

Weetslade Weldon [non railway site] Westwood Oil Works