A History of Britain’s Railways

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Contact the chronology editor, Ewan Crawford.   29 May 

1838Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal and RailwayAgecroft Bridge opened
1854Great Western RailwayPaddington New station, arrival side, opened.
1868Festiniog and Blaenau RailwayLine opened.
1876Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)Hamilton West to Ferniegair opened to freight.
1876Culme Valley Light RailwayOpened. Operated by the Bristol and Exeter Junction Railway.
1876Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to freight.
1962Glasgow South Bank ElectrificationCathcart Circle, Cathcart to Neilston and Cathcart to Motherwell via Kirkhill electrified.

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