Ewan Crawford's Scottish Railways Website

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This page is extremely old and is due for replacement.


A number of related links :

Jeff's Home Page Jeffray has travelled widely on the Scottish network and beyond and has many photographs of historical interest on his website.
The British Locomotive Data Site Complete details of the Locomotive fleet both active and preserved
Scotrail provides Scotland's rail service
Caledonian MacBrayne ferries to Scottish Islands
Timetables on line "searchable" service provided by Railtrack
UK Railways on the Net links to UK commercial railway companies
Friends of the West Highland Lines dedicated to the promotion and development of facilities and services on Britain’s premier scenic railway - The West Highland Lines. 
RCTS (Scotland) Home Page Railway Travel and Correspondance Society in Scotland
RailUK railUK is the one stop site on the web to find out anything to do with the UK's Railways be you a passenger, an operator or an enthusiast.
Mercurio The European Railway Server
The National Railway Museum Speaks for itself really
Uk Heritage Railways Preserved British Railways
Dave's Railway Stuff Includes Enamel badges from a number of railway companies
Bulleid's Home Page Biography of O.V.S. Bulleid, Chief Mechanical Engineer to the Southern Railway.
Bulleid's Steam News The only Internet news from the world of British standard gauge preservation.
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway Details of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society's Preserved Railway.
Strathspey Steam Railway The Strathspey Steam Railway operates steam trains in the Highlands between Aviemore and Boat of Garten.
British Ships You will find here information pages about ships of Britain's Naval and Merchant history, the Royal Navy's surface ships and submarines, Merchant Fleets, Ship Losses, Preserved ships, Ports and Harbours of England with Cruise Ship Calls for 1998, and Historic Newspaper Reports.
University of Glasgow:
Archives and Business Records Centre
This centre holds the records of many Scottish companies, both railway and otherwise.
Rampant Scotland Rampant Scotland - the largest directory of Scottish links!
The Mining Co The Mining Co - a selection of the BEST Scottish links!
Keith and Dufftown Railway Association Quoted from site; "The Keith and Dufftown Railway is an eleven mile line linking the World's Malt Whisky Capital, Dufftown, to the market town of Keith. It passes through some of Scotland's most picturesque scenery, and the first two-mile section from Dufftown to Loch Park is due to open this summer."
The Historical Model Railway Society "HMRS - The Senior Society in Britain for the collection and exchange of information for historians and modellers of the railways of the British Isles." The Oxford Companion to British Railway History

"We are an educational charity and provide a comprehensive and interactive site for all UK railway modellers, historians and enthusiasts."

The Toogood Home Page See the "Trains" section for the history of the Great Western Railway and associated lines.
Scotnews Get a Scottish Newspaper!
LNER Staff Magazines London and North Eastern Railway Staff Magazines. These names will be useful to Genealogists searching for Railway Ancestors.
LMS Staff Magazines London, Midland and Scottish Railway Staff Magazines. These names will be useful to Genealogists searching for Railway Ancestors.
Lowland Locomotives This site is definitely worth a visit. Especially for he in-depth description of the various railways in the Monklands.
Quoted from the site;
"Initially this site was going to be purely a gallery of my photographs to show the variety of locomotives to be found in Central Scotland, an area often overlooked by railway enthusiasts in favour of the scenic splendour of the Highlands.  However during the composition of the site, I became seriously immersed in background research for the Monkland page (now pages) to such an extent that this has become a short history of the railways in this area."
Highland Rail Developments From the website home page;

Highland Rail Developments aims to :

  1. Transfer 10,000 lorry loads of freight per year from road to rail  within five years
  2. Improve the speed, frequency and comfort of rail passenger services
  3. Generate 1 million per year of new heritage rail business
Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society This society is working hard to restore a portion of the Deeside Railway closed in the 1960s.
Great North of Scotland Railway Association "The Association was formed in 1964 to bring together all those interested in the railway throughout its history. The founders of the Association realised the need for a dedicated body devoted to the study of a specific railway when few such societies existed. After over 35 years, much has been learned but, as new sources of information have appeared, new avenues of research have opened up. " (From the website).
Scotrail mailing group

"This list is for anyone interested in railways in Scotland. Anything to do with railways is fine: questions, information, etc. Please note that this list has nothing to do with the train operating company with a similar name. " (From the website).

I recommend joining the list for both up to date news and general information about Scotland's railways.

The Signalbox

Simply the best website about Britain's signalboxes.

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