13 Images released on Monday 11/02/2019

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Aviemore Shed: Ruston Hornsby 48DS 4wDM 265618 of 1948 'Queen Anne' at Aviemore shed in 1983. Hornby have announced a 00 gauge model of this locomotive for release in June 2019. It previously worked at Longmorn Distillery where this early promotional livery was applied.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Bill Roberton [//1983]


Crew Junction: I am standing at the site of the box at Crew Junction at Crewe Toll, Edinburgh looking north. Another RailScot contributor asserts that this junction was spelt 'Crew' to distinguish it from the much bigger Crewe 240 miles away. In fact Crew was the confirmed spelling of this location ('2 cottages in middling repair') at the time the railway arrived. The Caledonian could equally have chosen the name [Easter] Drylaw after the farm where it was set.

Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [23/01/2019]


Alexandra Palace: 313122, with 313042, heading for Moorgate departing from the new (2013) platform at Alexandra Palace station on 2nd February 2019. This is not to be confused with the original Alexandra Palace station which was a much more conveniently sited terminus, alongside the palace walls, that closed in 1954 after almost becoming part of the LUL Northern Line. The present station was opened as Wood Green on the GNR main line on 1st May 1859. On 1st April 1871 it became the junction for the branch to Enfield, which was later extended back to the main line at Stevenage in the second decade of the 20th Century to form the Hertford North Loop. The station was renamed Wood Green (Alexandra Park) in 1864 but reverted to plain Wood Green again in 1971 before eventually being renamed Alexandra Palace on 17th May 1982, the renaming ceremony being performed by the film actress and t.v. personality Diana Dors who sadly passed away just two years later, aged only 52.

Great Northern Railway
David Bosher [02/02/2019]


Buckshaw Parkway: 319365 calls at Buckshaw Parkway late on the afternoon of 11 February 2019, the first day of electric traction on some services between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. It has been a long journey to electrify this route with many challenges along the way but full credit to Northern for introducing electric units on the route some months earlier than had been expected.

Bolton and Preston Railway
John McIntyre [11/02/2019]


Balloch Pier: Image taken inside the 1902 winch engine house at Balloch Pier during a 2016 Open Day when the slipway winch engine was in steam and operating.

Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Colin Miller [11/06/2016]


Stirling: 158707 nears Stirling with the 11.42 from Alloa to Glasgow Queen Street on 22nd October 2018. Stirling North signalbox can be glimpsed through the electrification metalwork.

Scottish Central Railway
Bill Roberton [22/10/2018]


Eastfield Shed: A pair of Reid ex-North British class J88 0-6-0 tanks, nos 68330 and 68349, standing on shed at Eastfield on 18 May 1954.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [18/05/1954]


Leicester North: GWR 4-6-0 7802 'Bradley Manor' running around its train at Leicester North during the GCR Gala on 26th January 2019.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd [26/01/2019]


Blackpool North: 57307 'Lady Penelope' arrives at Blackpool North in fading light at the head of the 'Blue Boys' railtour from Newport on 9th February 2019. The Thunderbird had hauled the train from Blackburn with electro-diesel 88003 on the rear. This was the first Class 88 to visit Blackpool but presumably 57307/47225/D1901 has been here before.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett [09/02/2019]


Hurlford: View south at Hurlford on 2 June 1956 with 2P 4-4-0 40665 about to join the main line with a train off the Darvel branch.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [02/06/1956]


Coppull [2nd]: A BLS positioning move from Lancaster to Bristol on 02 February 2019 is seen heading south at Coppull with WCRC 47772. On the left is the remains of the up platform (on the slow line) can be seen and contained the stairs down to the access tunnel.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [02/02/2019]


Eskbridge: View south west along the trackbed of the Penicuik branch in February 2016, approximately half a mile short of the former terminus, with Eskbridge station a short distance behind the camera. The bridge now carries a walkway across the North Esk, with the housing development on the right built of the site of the Esk paper mill, rail served from a junction on the far side of the bridge. Esk Mill, one of several once located along the river, was officially closed in 1968.

Penicuik Railway
John Furnevel [17/02/2016]


Grangetown: Merthyr Tydfil / Barry Island services cross paths at Grangetown on 24th October 2018.

Penarth Harbour and Dock Railway
Alastair McLellan [24/10/2018]