11 Images released on Friday 08/11/2019

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Shawfair: A weak winter sun tries to break through the morning mist hanging over 'recycling corner' at the former Millerhill yard on a February morning in 2018. The southbound train is the 0911 (Sunday) Edinburgh - Tweedbank, seen here at the halfway point on its one mile journey between Newcraighall and Shawfair stations.

Borders Railway (Network Rail)
John Furnevel [04/02/2018]


Burntisland West Dock: Burntisland West Dock viewed from above in a postcard view showing the central quay. The station is distant left, out of the view.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Ewan Crawford Collection [//]


Perth: Pity it isn't P155 rather than P153. Anyway the ostensible point of the picture is the name sign. For some reason (nostalgia?) much of Perth station eschews corporate ScotRail in its signage and retains the Helvetica typeface of the BR era. The strip along the bottom would be pasted over with each image change; remember ScotRail was a BR brand too. It was finally covered up here, when everywhere else got new signs in Officina font.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
David Panton [23/10/2019]


Lower Edmonton (Low Level): More than two months after Angel Road station closed, replaced by the new Meridian Water, this sign pointing to the former station is still in place at the start of the footpath/cycle way to Montagu Road. This runs along the course of the former Eastern Counties Railway branch of 1849, closed to passengers in 1939 and freight in 1964, seen here on 12th August 2019.

Enfield Branch (Northern and Eastern Railway)
David Bosher [12/08/2019]


Glasgow Queen Street High Level: Works in progress at Queen Street during November 2019. The view south from the end of platform 1 towards the temporary Low Level platform 9 entrance (behind the red and white barriers and right). Above, slightly left of centre, is the the new roof light over the Low Level stairwells which have been opened up recently.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin McDonald [01/11/2019]


Maryport: A class 60 draws its train through the rapid loading bunker at Maryport in 1992. In November 2019, approval was given to a new deep coal mine in the Whitehaven area, producing coking coal for export which will bring regular coal trains back to this line.

Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Bill Roberton [//1992]


Liverpool Lime Street: The two famous Lime Street concourse statues in September 2019.

Lime Street Extension (Liverpool and Manchester Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [25/09/2019]


Rugby: You take the high road, and I'll take the low road; and I'll be in Scotland afore ye. The Pendolino had been the 17.06 to Euston on 25th October 2019, but was turned back to become a Glasgow train due to an emergency closure of the WCML from Rugby to Wembley. I believe the double Voyager in platform 1 had a similar fate, but I missed the details.

London and Birmingham Railway
Ken Strachan [25/10/2019]


Blackpool North: Blackpool North on the evening of 2nd November 2019. In the centre is a Class 331 EMU getting ready to depart to St Helens Central. Normally this train would have travelled through to Liverpool Lime Street, however a major re-signalling project in the Edge Hill area resulted in no services using Liverpool's main station. The re-signalling will see the closure of Edge Hill SB with control being taken over by the Manchester ROC.

Blackpool Branch (Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour)
John McIntyre [02/11/2019]


Moy: The Inverness bound Caledonian Sleeper is over two hours late as it runs along the embankment at Dalmagarry, between Moy and Tomatin, hauled by 73967 and 73969 on 21st October 2019.

Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
John Gray [21/10/2019]


Trimley: 170272 runs over the Thorpe Lane level crossing on the outskirts of Trimley heading for Ipswich on 31st July 2019. This stretch of line is scheduled to be doubled in the near future as part of the Network Rail scheme to enhance capacity on the busy branch line to the Port of Felixstowe. The twelve Greater Anglia Class 170s are scheduled to move to Transport for Wales as the new Class 755 bi-mode units are introduced.

Felixstowe Railway and Pier
Mark Bartlett [31/07/2019]