12 Images released on Wednesday 15/01/2020

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Haymarket Goods: Rather surprisingly the loading platform at Haymarket Goods has not been though worthy of building over or even cleared as a car park. It remains as a sort of nature reserve among the office buildings. View looks east on 3rd January 2020.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
David Panton [03/01/2020]


Barbican: The disused Widened Lines platforms at Barbican station, looking west, in the snow on Sunday, 20th January 2013. This station opened in 1865 and once boasted a magnificent all-over glass roof that disintegrated during the London 'Blitz' air raids and the frame was taken down in 1955. It is still possible to see the brackets that supported the roof all the way along the outer walls of the station. The signal box in the background has since been demolished. I would also refer you to Sir John Betjeman's delightful poem 'Monody on the Death of Aldersgate Street station' (under which name the station opened in 1865) in which he describes his love for the London that once was and his horror for the changes that came after 1945.

Widened Lines (Metropolitan Railway)
David Bosher [20/01/2013]


Glasgow Queen Street High Level: Platform 2 peek-a-boo from upper Dundas Street. The view is from the site fence over the incomplete new Queen Street Low Level Foyer on New Year's Eve.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin McDonald [31/12/2019]


Ropley: Southern Railway, Bulleid 4-6-2, unrebuilt West Country, 34105 'Swanage'. Another loco rescued from Barry in steam at Ropley on 12th June 1996.

Mid-Hants Railway
Peter Todd [12/06/1996]


Layton: Unbranded 390002 accelerates through Layton with the 1054hrs Blackpool North to Euston service on 31st December 2019.

Blackpool Branch (Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour)
Mark Bartlett [31/12/2019]


Ormskirk: Merseyrail 507029 waits at Ormskirk for the booked departure time of 2107hrs for a service to Liverpool Central on 8th January 2020. This is the south end of the single platform face at Ormskirk however beyond the buffer stops the Northern trains arrive on the services from and to Preston.

Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [08/01/2020]


Walsden: Still in the Colas colour scheme, 60096 hauled dead by GBRf 66773 passes a Class 158 on a Northern Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service at Walsden on 2nd January 2020. The locomotive combination was heading for Doncaster Belmont Down Yard from Tuebrook Sidings in Liverpool.

Manchester and Leeds Railway
Malcolm Chattwood [02/01/2020]


Lydney Junction: Diesel arriving and steam departing from Lydney Junction on the Dean Forest Railway on 27th May 2019. The DMU held us up at the DFR crossing after a steel train had held us up at the level crossing at nearby Lydney mainline station [see image 70796]

Severn Bridge Railway
Ken Strachan [27/05/2019]


Cressington: The station building at Cressington viewed from the roadway. The platforms are below in a cutting.

Garston and Liverpool Railway
John McIntyre [28/12/2019]


Niddrie North Junction: Weak December sunshine illuminates the 0752 Aberdeen - Kings Cross as it comes off the curve from Niddrie West and approaches Brunstane on its way to Waverley. This was one of several long distance services diverted via the sub during the Christmas 2019 three day engineering occupation at Haymarket East Junction.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [28/12/2019]


Haymarket: A rail service has somehow crept into Haymarket's departures on 27 December 2019 when the station was cut off from Waverley because of engineering works. Platform 0 was handling the few services to and from the north. Unlike other departure boards Haymarket's doesn't list departures in chronological order but has set panels for each platform. One wasn't deemed necessary for Platform 0 though which surely means people sometimes overlook their train. The platform is only used when something has gone wrong. Quite often, then.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
David Panton [27/12/2019]


Findhorn Viaduct [Tomatin]: Hauled by 66431, the last Inverness to Mossend container train of 2019 fills Findhorn Viaduct from end to end on 31st December.

Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
John Gray [31/12/2019]