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LNER Azuma 800112 enters Prestonpans station with a Newcastle - Edinburgh test run on 13th August 2019.
Bill Roberton [13/08/2019]
EMU 385111 between Stepps and Barnhill with an Edinburgh to Glasgow via Cumbernauld service speeds through the site of what will eventually become Robroyston station. The new station is currently scheduled to open during December 2019.
Colin McDonald [10/08/2019]
In 2019, the Mid Norfolk Railway did good business storing brand new Stadler rolling stock on behalf of Abellio Greater Anglia during the phased replacement of all of the passenger stock operated by the franchise. This photo shows the stock (Classes 745 and 755, including Stanstead Express and regional/intercity bi-mode) stabled on specially laid sidings north of Kimberley Park station on 11th July 2019 pending testing and commissioning. In service, their home became Crown Point.
Mark Dufton [11/07/2019]
The slightly delayed 1113 from Edinburgh arrives at the newly reopened extended platform 3 at Glasgow Queen Street on 29th July 3019. This train had 7 coaches although platform 3 can now accommodate 8 coach trains.
Colin McDonald [29/07/2019]
Work has started on the construction of the new Down platform on the main line at Dunbar. The hole currently being looked into will be the base of the lift shaft. The platforms will be unusually far apart; the distance of what was once two sets of double tracks with a platform in between. Work viewed from the existing platform on 17 July 2019 with the back edge of the previous Down platform obscuring the main line.
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David Panton [17/07/2019]
The 0945 (Sunday) Tweedbank - Edinburgh calls at Gorebridge on 21 July 2019. No sign as yet of any progress on the ^Gorebridge Connected^ project announced by Midlothian Council in June 2018, aimed at refurbishing and reopening the former station building along similar lines to that at Newtongrange [see image 69561].
John Furnevel [21/07/2019]
Day 1 of the annual UK tour of the Royal Scotsman saw 66746 take the train from Edinburgh to Chester on 7th July 2019. The train is seen at Broad Fall Farm, Scorton heading south with 66743 on the tail.
Mark Bartlett [07/07/2019]
When it is the first Class 195 in passenger service, even the train crew get their cameras out. 195116 is seen here at Preston with the 0453 hrs Barrow to Manchester Airport, the first journey in passenger service on 01 July 2019.
John McIntyre [01/07/2019]