12 Images released on Monday 02/12/2019

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Crookston: A plaque was unveiled at Crookston today by the South Cardonald and Crookston Community Council at Crookston Station in memory of the late Alistair Watson. The plaque reads: 'In memory of Alistair Chalmers Watson. ScotRail employee 1976-2003. Ward 4 Councillor 1995-2017. In recognition of his service to our community and his campaigning to make transport more accessible for all.'

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
John Yellowlees [02/12/2019]


London Fields: Entrance to London Fields station, built into one of the arches of the GER viaduct of 1872 that extends from Bethnal Green to Hackney Downs, seen here on 31st August 2019. The station is served by trains to Enfield Town and Cheshunt which, along with the line to Chingford, became part of London Overground on 31st May 2015. Chingford trains do not normally call here, passing by on the fast tracks on the east side of the viaduct which are without platforms as is the case at Cambridge Heath station, the next stop south towards Liverpool Street. Greater Anglia trains to Cambridge and the Stansted Express trains also serve these tracks.

Bethnal Green to Edmonton and Lea Valley Line (Great Eastern Railway)
David Bosher [31/08/2019]


Fushiebridge: The 1029 Tweedbank - Edinburgh has just passed the signal controlling Fushiebridge Points and the single line section to Kings Gate on 28 November 2019. The train is just over half a mile from its next scheduled stop at Gorebridge. The high point on the horizon to the left is the tree covered north bing of the former Emily Pit [see image 61804].

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [28/11/2019]


Balloch Pier: MV Silver Marlin enters the River Leven to return to her mooring by Balloch Road bridge in November 2019. Distantly on the left is the east side of Balloch Pier.

Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/11/2019]


Treherbert: Platform, running line and overnight stabling sidings looking south at Treherbert in 2011.

Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
David Pesterfield [17/02/2011]


Southend Pier [Pier Head]: 'Sir John Betjeman' at the 2009 Pier Head station, Southend Pier Railway, Essex, on 26th August 2019. The original Pier Head station was destroyed by fire on 9th October 2005; a temporary terminus just to the south was used until the present Pier Head station opened, on the site of the old, on 9th February 2009.

Southend Pier Railway
David Bosher [26/08/2019]


Edinburgh Waverley: Class 91 91125 waits to push 1E23 1630 to London Kings Cross on 25th November 2019.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Caleb Abbott [25/11/2019]


Penrith: Early morning view from the Carlisle platform at Penrith on 21st October 2019. This looks north towards the station buildings and shows the old bay, latterly used by Keswick trains. The original length of the now greatly extended platforms is shown by the old ramp, alongside the new footbridge. The banner repeater is on the Down Loop, which rejoins the mainline immediately beyond the station.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [21/10/2019]


National Railway Museum [York]: Another wall of memorabilia in the small exhibits section of the NRM at York in 2019.

National Railway Museum
Veronica Clibbery [18/09/2019]


Charing Cross [GC and DR]: 334023 arrives at Charing Cross with the 1339 departure to Dumbarton Central on a driech 22 November 2019. I remember using the original station building which used to stand above the tunnel (behind the camera) and which was swept away (along with many other buildings in the area) when the M8 motorway was being built. The roof of the replacement building (in ScotRail blue) can be seen above the concrete wall.

Glasgow City and District Railway
John McIntyre [22/11/2019]


Corby: Creeping modernization - a second track and OHLE have arrived at Corby since my last visit [see image 60099]
See query 2206

Nottingham to Melton Mowbray and Manton to Corby Line (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [19/10/2019]


Hexham: A Scotrail 156 DMU about to pass below the signal box gantry shortly after restarting from Hexham station in February 2007. The train is the 1000 Stranraer Harbour - Newcastle Central. The metal barriers visible at the bottom of the picture are in connection with retail redevelopments on former railway land to the east of the station once occupied by the locomotive shed and goods yard.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel [26/02/2007]