14 Images released on Thursday 14/03/2019

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Grange-over-Sands: Bailey Lane level crossing was a popular route for pedestrians to access the promenade at Grange but after a near miss in the summer of 2017 it was closed by Network Rail and Cumbria County Council. There is a subway fairly close to this point and it remains to be seen if the closure, presently effective until 2020, will become permanent.

Ulverston and Lancaster Railway
Mark Bartlett [09/03/2019]


Arbroath: A1 Pacific 60163 'Tornado' passing Arbroath with the 'Aberdonian' on 14 March 2019.

Junction Line (Dundee and Arbroath Railway)
Sandy Steele [14/03/2019]


Coppull Hall Sidings: The density of silver birch means that this view is really only possible over winter. Taken from where Coppull Hall Sidings and Chisnall Hall Colliery line approached the main line, to the south of Coppull Hall Sidings SB. An interesting 'modern' find in the undergrowth is a 1970s 'Danger Overhead Wires' sign. The Class 319 is heading to Preston and Blackpool as it approaches the minor summit between Wigan and Coppull.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [06/03/2019]


Largs: The original 4-platform layout at Largs was reduced to 2 platforms following a planned rationalisation in the mid 1980s. Further unplanned changes became necessary 10 years later, after an arriving train ran through the buffer stops on platform 1 before coming to rest on Main Street. The wall on the right runs along the edge of the old platform 4, with the former railway land beyond now occupied by shops and car parking. Photograph taken looking back towards the concourse in May 2007. For a pre-rationalisation view [see image 36932].

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
John Furnevel [17/05/2007]


Stirling: It is obviously going to be some footbridge. A Glasgow to Alloa 170 passes the building site at Stirling with what should be an electric service. The date is 14 March 2019.

Scottish Central Railway
David Panton [14/03/2019]


Cowlairs West Junction: 'Director' class 4-4-0 no 62689 Maid of Lorn photographed at the head of a local train passing Cowlairs West Junction on 22 September 1955.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [22/09/1955]


Fort Matilda: A Glasgow bound semi-fast approaches its first stop on 7 March 2019. The town of Gourock and its hills form the backdrop.

Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [07/03/2019]


Elrington: The old station at Elrington, Northumberland, photographed looking north across a field in November 2010. Located some four and a half miles west of Hexham, Elrington had the dubious distinction of being the least used statiion (cattle excluded) on the rural Allendale branch. For the view from the bridge on the left [see image 31466]. [Ref query 12 March 2019]

Hexham and Allendale Railway
John Furnevel [01/11/2010]


Balloch Pier: A postcard view of the Princess May alongside Balloch Pier. The pier was rebuilt several times, this incarnation being partly timber. Trains could drawn alongside the quayside allowing passengers to flow from station to steamer and vice versa.

Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Ewan Crawford Collection [//]


Sheffield: 158817, on a service to Leeds via Barnsley, waiting to depart from Sheffield on 13th October 2016.

Midland Railway
David Bosher [13/10/2016]


Sighthill East Junction [1st]: The long single carriageway tunnel which currently takes Darnick Street under the railway from Spingburn to Cumbernauld, but in the past burrowed under 10 tracks including those leading to St. Rollox works. Above to the left is the junction for the line leading to Glasgow Works which at the time of writing (March 2019) is scheduled to close.

Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Colin McDonald [07/03/2019]


Edinburgh Waverley: Looking to the buffers at Waverley platforms 5 and 6, nearly ready for trains, on 25 February 2019.

North British Railway
Bill Roberton [25/02/2019]


Gallowhill Junction: 66414 passes Gallowhill in March 2011 with containers from Elderslie to Grangemouth. New track being laid towards Arkleston.

Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Bill Hamilton [/03/2011]


Kilmarnock: A Glasgow service waits to depart from its usual Platform 2 at Kilmarnock on 21 February 2019. As far as I can see electrification of this line is no more than a vague aspiration. Will the 156s wear out first?

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
David Panton [21/02/2019]