21 Images released on Monday 15/04/2019

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Thornton Junction TMD: Thornton Junction TMD under construction, seen from the 'Tay Forth Venturer' railtour passing on the Westfield branch on 16 June 1984. The shed was demolished along with the nearby admin block early in 2019.

Thornton Marshalling Yard and Glenrothes Pit (British Railways)
Bill Roberton [16/06/1984]

Scotstoun East: The view south from the former Scotstoun East to the North British Engine Works and its remaining crane.

Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
John Yellowlees [05/04/2019]

Leytonstone High Road: 172 005 with a London Overground GOBLIN service to Gospel Oak approaching Leytonstone High Road station, known as simply Leytonstone until 1949, on 5th May 2012. The train is seen on the ex-Tottenham & Forest Gate Railway viaduct, that extends from just past Woodgrange Park station to just before Walthamstow Queens Road station, opened on 9th July 1894. This scene has now changed with the installation of masts and overhead wires although passengers are still waiting for the full service of new electric trains, promised over a year ago. As of now, the service has been cut to half-hourly with class 378 e.m.u.s brought in as a temporary replacement yet when I went to Crouch Hill station to catch a train to Barking a couple of weekends ago (for the 40th Anniversary at Barking Garage of the end of regular RT bus services in London), there was nothing but cancellations and no trains at all between South Tottenham and Barking. I had to go into central London and out again on the LU Hammersmith & City Line and was 35 minutes late meeting a friend at Barking station.

Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway
David Bosher [05/05/2012]

Linlithgow: 365519 nears Linlithgow with the 14.28 from Dunblane to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Bill Roberton [12/03/2019]

Donibristle Halt: 66743 climbs Donibristle bank with the 'Royal Scotsman' from Edinburgh to Keith on 15 April.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [15/04/2019]

Kilwinning East: You would be hard pressed to find any remains of the L&A branch from Kilwinning East to Irvine Bank Street apart from the building on Irvine's Bank Street which has survived and I believe may even have pre-dated the railway. All else has been wiped away completely, the last piece of embankment behind Eglinton Ironworks Institute and a bridge abutment over the Doura branch having disappeared in the early 1980s. However, surprisingly, this filled in overbridge, with severely rusted parapets, sits in the middle of Ravenspark Golf Course just north of the site of Bogside Moor station.

Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Douglas Blades [31/03/2019]

Scotstoun East: The interior side of the island platform at Scotstoun East. The track was on the right hand side of this broad wall. The tenements of Fore Street overlook the remains.

Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
John Yellowlees [05/04/2019]

Kinghorn: GBRf 66743 passes Kinghorn with the Dundee - Edinburgh leg of the first 'Royal Scotsman' trip of the season, on 15 April.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Bill Roberton [15/04/2019]

Morpeth: Pacer 142016, on a service to Metro Centre, at Morpeth station in Northumberland on 15th June 2018.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
David Bosher [15/06/2018]

Pitlochry: The final remains of the platform extension at Pitlochry were removed on Sunday 14th August 2019 and it has opened up a new viewpoint. 43318 leads the Inverness to Kings Cross service away the following morning.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [15/04/2019]

Pitlochry: Resignalling at Pitlochry has created two bidirectional platforms, although the former Up Platform is now used by all trains that aren't crossing another service here. The signals are set well back however and Scotrail services heading south stop short of the footbridge using the new section of platform. 13th April 2019.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [13/04/2019]

Pitlochry: Looking south from Platform 2 at Pitlochry on 13th April 2019. Dismantling of the old Platform 1 extension was well advanced and these remains disappeared the following day. Note the stop signs for Caledonian Sleeper, 9 car HSTs and the new Class 800 trains. Shorter Scotrail trains stop much further back up the platform.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [13/04/2019]

Pitlochry: Now decommissioned, the old signal box from Pitlochry still looks to be structurally sound in April 2019 but is very much separated from the railway it served by the new extended Down side platform. SJP on the colour light signal presumably stands for 'Stanley Junction Panel'.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [13/04/2019]

Pitlochry: Dismantling work in progress on the old Pitlochry platform extension on 13th April 2019. This was constructed of old rails with wooden surfaces and fences but made redundant when new platform extensions were opened in 2019. Two days later these remains had been completely removed.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [13/04/2019]

Coatbridge Central: Colas Rail 70003 runs north through Coatbridge Central on 6 March 2019 during an Oxwellmains to Grangemouth light engine movement. In the background GBRf 66737 waits in the down loop with the Fort William to North Blyth empty Alcan tanks.

Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway
Alastair McLellan [06/03/2019]

Pitlochry: The old wooden platform extension on the Up side at Pitlochry has been dismantled, having been replaced by a more substantial extension to the north side. This is the view from the adjoining footpath on 13th April 2019. [See image 34667] from the same spot in 2011.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [13/04/2019]

Clarkston: Fairburn tank 42095 approaching Clarkston on 14 March 1955 with a train from St Enoch.
See query 2052

Busby Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [14/03/1955]

Falkirk Grahamston: 365509 draws away from Falkirk Grahamston with a Dunblane - Edinburgh service.

Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
Bill Roberton [05/03/2019]

Carberry Colliery Pits Nos 2 and 3: Recent photographs of the line from from Smeaton to Carberry Colliery where it crossed the A6124 prompted the addition of this photograph. I took this on 30th October 1971 (alas I seem to take photographs on dull damp days in October!). Looking towards Smeaton it shows track at the A6124 level crossing still in situ but tarred over [see image 68142].

Macmerry Branch (North British Railway)
Douglas Blades [30/10/1971]

Newcastle Central: A Class 158 with an arriving Northern service at Newcastle on 25 March 2019.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
David Panton [25/03/2019]

Sloane Square: LUL D78 stock (now withdrawn) on a District Line service to Wimbledon arriving at Sloane Square station on 9th November 2013. The gaudy platform wall tiles at this station have now been removed and replaced by plain black and white brick-like tiles, more in keeping with its original appearance, opened by the Metropolitan District Railway on 1st October 1868. Above the canopies, can be seen the brackets that once supported the station's all-over roof, destroyed in the London 'Blitz' in 1940.

Metropolitan District Railway
David Bosher [09/11/2013]