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Beattock: Summer evening view from a diesel-hauled Liverpool-Glasgow express, on the ascent of Beattock, on 25th June 1963. The banker is Fairburn 2-6-4T 42055.

Caledonian Railway
Robin McGregor [25/06/1963]


Farington Junction: GBRF 66742 hauls 66768 from Clitheroe to Tuebrook onto the WCML at Farington Junction on 26 November 2020. 66768 had arrived at Clitheroe (Castle Cement) as part of the consist from Avonmouth earlier in the day. 66742 had been sent from Tuebrook to collect it and haul it back to Liverpool.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [26/11/2020]


Townhill Yard: Wide view north east over the remains of Townhill Yard, in the summer of 2006. A DMU heading for Cowdenbeath, is about to pass a coal train in the sidings. The latter arrived earlier from Hunterston via the Forth Bridge behind an EWS class 66, which has since run round. The coal will shortly head back the way it came as far as Charlestown Jct, thence via the north shore of the Forth to reach Longannet power station. Halbeath level crossing can just be made out in the background, with the M90 motorway bridge beyond

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
John Furnevel [13/06/2006]


Aberystwyth Cliff Railway Lower Station: The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, at the Lower Station, in July 1980. The funicular cars have since been replaced and are now much more aesthetically pleasing.

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway
David Bosher [/07/1980]


Errol: The former Errol station seen at night in 1996.

Dundee and Perth Railway
Ewan Crawford [//1996]


Louth: 2020 view in a northerly direction of the former Louth signal box, that controlled the numerous tracks crossing the road a short distance north of the station, and a replica crossing gate. The level crossing sat between Newbridge Hill to left and Keddington Road to right. Land to the south of the crossing, towards the old station, has now been built over. See image [[44523]]

East Lincolnshire Railway
David Pesterfield [25/07/2020]


Nuneaton Abbey Junction: When it snows in Nuneaton, it usually melts within 2 hours; so its best to catch it while it lasts. My efforts on 29th December 2020 were rewarded with this unusual working - three 66/7s should be able to cope with four unloaded flat wagons. 66731 'Captain Tom Moore' was leading the consist, with 66749 dead in tow; and an absolutely filthy 66735 bringing up the rear. The train originated at Peterborough, lost 2 hours 43 minutes shunting at Leicester, and was nearing the end of its journey to Hams Hall.

Whitacre Junction to Nuneaton (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [29/12/2020]


Toddington: Cadbury's No.1, Avonside 0-4-0T 1977 of 1925 at Toddington, Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway, in 1986. It was originally built for service at the Bournville factory in Birmingham.

Cheltenham and Honeybourne Line (Great Western Railway)
Bill Roberton [//1986]


Maryland: 345016, with a TfL Rail service from Shenfield to Liverpool Street, departing from Maryland station (known as Maryland Point until 1941) in east London, on 30th May 2019. This service should have started running through the new Crossrail tunnels to west London from December 2018 but, despite promises the line would open in 2019 and then 2020, at the start of 2021 there is still no sign of when services will start, 2022 now being cited but don't hold your breath.

London to Colchester (Eastern Counties Railway)
David Bosher [30/05/2019]