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Castle Douglas: Platform scene at Castle Douglas in May 1949, looking east towards Dumfries. Compound 4-4-0 no 1139 is approaching with a train for Stranraer.

Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1949


Eastfield Shed: Gresley K4 2-6-0 61996 Lord of the Isles on shed at Eastfield in 1950.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1950


Eastfield Shed: Ex-North British 4-4-0 62496 Glen Loy in the shed yard at Eastfield in 1950.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1950


Eastfield Shed: Reid N15 0-6-2T no 69174 in the shed yard at Eastfield in May 1950.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1950


Eastfield Shed: Gresley V4 2-6-2 61700 Bantam Cock standing in the shed yard at Eastfield on 6 May 1950.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1950


Eastfield Shed: K2 2-6-0 61764 Loch Arkaig photographed on 6 May 1950 in the shed yard at Eastfield.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1950


Crosshouse Junction: A Kilmarnock - Ardrossan train approaching Crosshouse station on 6 May 1953 behind 2P 4-4-0 40644.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1953


Crosshouse Junction: 2P 4-4-0 40643 leaving Crosshouse on 6 June 1953 at the head of an Ardrossan - Kilmarnock train.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1953


Crosshouse: Ardrossan shed's ex-Caledonian 'Jumbo' 0-6-0 no 57274 struggles up the line from Irvine and on through Crosshouse station on 6 May 1953 with a coal train heading for Kilmarnock.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1953


Crosshouse Junction: After running through Crosshouse station, Caley Jumbo 57353 is about to pass Crosshouse Junction signal box on 6 May 1953 with empties from the Dalry direction. See image [[45840]]

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1953


Kilmarnock Goods Junction: The up 'Thames-Clyde Express' passing Kilmarnock no 1 box on 6 May 1954. Locomotives are 2P 4-4-0 40592 and Royal Scot 4-6-0 46112 Sherwood Forrester.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Kilmarnock: Arriving at Kilmarnock on 6 May 1954 is the 5.30pm ex-St Enoch. Standard tank 80009 is piloting Royal Scot 46133 The Green Howards. 80009 was from a batch (80000-9) built at Derby but they entered service after 80010 and some other higher numbered 4MTs emerged from Brighton works.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Bonnyton Junction: Class 2P 4-4-0 no 40571 runs past Kilmarnock no 1 signal box (second of its name) on 6 May 1954 with empty stock. The Long Lyes are on the left side.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Kilmarnock: A Fairlie Pier - Darvel service calls at Kilmarnock on 6 May 1954. Locomotive in charge is one of Ardrossan shed's class 2P 4-4-0s no 40669.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Kay Park Junction: Royal Scot 4-6-0 no 46113 Cameronian passing Kay Park Junction, Kilmarnock, on 6 May 1954 with the 10.40am Leeds - Glasgow.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Kay Park Junction: Carlisle Kingmoor based Jubilee 4-6-0 no 45640 Frobisher passing Kay Park Junction on 6 May 1954 with a St Enoch - Dumfries train.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Kilmarnock Goods Junction: BR 'Clan' light Pacific no 72005 Clan MacGregor about to pass Kilmarnock no 1 box on 6 May 1954 with the down Night Scot. The Kilwinning route is off to the right.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


St Marnocks Goods: Caledonian 3F 0-6-0 no 57639 with a goods train passing St Marnock's goods depot, Kilmarnock, on 6 May 1954. See image [[51602]] [Ref query 6948]

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Kilmaurs: Jubilee 4-6-0 45657 Tyrwhitt leads Clan Pacific 72005 Clan MacGregor south through Kilmaurs on 6 May 1954 with a St Enoch to Newcastle Central train.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Hurlford: Class 2P 4-4-0 no 40570 brings a Dumfries - Glasgow stopping train through Hurlford on 6 May 1954.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Hurlford: A down freight trundles through Hurlford in the spring of 1954 behind Stanier 8F 2-8-0 48612.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Kilmarnock: Class 2P 4-4-0 40571 prepares to leave Kilmarnock on 6 May 1954 with a train for St Enoch via Dalry.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


St Marnocks Goods: Shunting St Marnock's goods depot, Kilmarnock, on 6 May 1954 is ex-Caledonian 0-6-0 57651.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Kay Park Junction: Stanier 8F 2-8-0 no 48708 passing Kay Park Junction, Kilmarnock, on 6 May 1954 with a down freight. [Ref query 71]

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Stewarton: 40571 photographed near Stewarton with a Kilmarnock local on 6 May 1954. [Ref query 22 July 2018]

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Kilmarnock: Ex-Caledonian 0-6-0 57569 trundles through Kilmarnock with a down freight on 6 May 1954.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Barshagra Signal Box: The down Thames - Clyde Express photographed passing Neilston Low on 6 May 1954. The train is hauled by Royal Scot 4-6-0 no 46103 Royal Scots Fusilier.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


St Marnocks Goods: Hurlford based ex-Caledonian 0-6-0 57651 shunting St Marnock's goods depot, Kilmarnock, on 6 May 1954. [Ref query 6403]

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Hurlford Signal Box: Kingmoor Jubilee 4-6-0 no 45728 Defiance runs south through Hurlford on 6 May 1954 with a Glasgow St Enoch - Leeds City express.
See query 2203

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Bonnyton Junction: A train from Ardrossan brought to a halt alongside Kilmarnock no 1 signal box on 6 May 1954. Locomotive in charge is one of Hurlford shed's Fowler 2P 4-4-0s no 40643.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Stewarton: Jubilee 45640 Frobisher photographed at Stewarton with a St Enoch - Dumfries train on 6 May 1954. [Ref query 6 May 2019]

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Barshagra Signal Box: 2P 4-4-0 40617 climbing Neilston Bank near the long closed Barshagra box in May 1954 with a Kilmarnock local. The chimney of the [[Fereneze Works]] is behind the train.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1954


Glasgow Green: Ex-NB N15 0-6-2T 69163 makes a photostop at the closed Glasgow Green on 6 May 1961 with the BLS Bathgate and District rail tour. The special, which ran from Maryhill Central and finished at Glasgow Queen Street, was hauled by 69163 throughout. See image [[33694]]

Glasgow Central Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1961


Baillieston [1st]: The BLS Bathgate and District Railtour of 6 May 1961 ran from Maryhill Central and covered various branches between Glasgow and the West Lothian town before finally returning to Queen Street. The special, which was hauled throughout by Eastfield shed's N15 0-6-2T no 69163, is seen here taking water at Baillieston on the outward journey. See image [[48701]]

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1961


Maryhill Central: The BLS Bathgate & District Railtour waiting to leave Maryhill Central on 6 May 1961. The special visited various branches between Glasgow and Bathgate before finishing the tour at Glasgow Queen Street. The 3 coach train was hauled throughout by Eastfield shed's N15 0-6-2T 69163. See image [[48701]]

Glasgow Central Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1961


Anderston: N15 0-6-2T 69163 calls at Anderston Cross on 6 May 1961 with the BLS Bathgate and District rail tour from Maryhill Central. The station closed in August 1959, only to reopen some 20 years later as plain Anderston.

Glasgow Central Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1961


Bathgate Central Junction: N15 0-6-2T no 69163 at Bathgate Upper on 6 May 1961 with a BLS special from Maryhill Central. The locomotive has just run round its train which it is about to take on to Avonbridge.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
David Stewart 1961


Bathgate Upper: A BLS special stands at Bathgate Upper on 6 May 1961 behind N15 0-6-2T no 69163, having recently arrived from Maryhill Central. The locomotive was about to run round before embarking on the next leg of the journey to Avonbridge.

Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
David Stewart 1961


March: Britannia Pacific no 70034 Thomas Hardy on March shed in May 1962

Eastern Counties Railway
K A Gray 1962


March: Locomotives in the shed yard at March, Cambridgeshire, on a Sunday morning in May 1962, with Retford (Thrumpton) O2 2-8-0 no 63976 in the centre of the picture. [Ref query 11742]

Eastern Counties Railway
K A Gray 1962


Busby Junction: 80058 takes a train from St Enoch onto the East Kilbride branch at Busby Junction on 6 May 1964.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
John Robin 1964


Thirdpart Junction: Jubilee 45657 Tyrwhitt photographed at Thirdpart Junction on 6 May 1954 with a Kilmarnock to Ayr train. [Ref query 2631]

Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 1964


Kennishead: Black 5 no 45124 arrives at Kennishead on 6 May 1964 with a Glasgow - Kilmarnock local service.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
John Robin 1964


Pollokshaws West: A new dual carriageway bridge awaits positioning at Pollokshaws West on 6 May 1964 as Polmadie's Standard Class 5 4-6-0 no 73060 hurries past with the 5.30pm Glasgow - Carlisle service.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
John Robin 1964


Kennishead: Black 5 no 45124 restarts the 5.38pm to Kilmarnock from Kennishead on 6 May 1964. The former Inverness based locomotive still retained an automatic tablet catcher on its cab door.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
John Robin 1964


Crossmyloof: Corkerhill's Standard 2-6-4 tank no 80047 seen shortly after leaving Crossmyloof on 25 May 1965 with the 5.08pm service from St Enoch to East Kilbride. The train will shortly pass below the Cathcart Circle line to the north of Shawlands station.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
John Robin 1964


Plates, signs, notices etc: The withdrawal notice from the bulk of the former Great North of Scotland Railway network, effective from 6 May 1968.

Great North of Scotland Railway
Bill Jamieson 1968


Glasgow Central: Ticket sized timetable of the Glasgow to Euston and return services in 1974/75. Very handy little double-sided card, that is now also a reminder of the then newly electrified route. The 'Royal Scot' was timed at just five hours, while most other services only took a few minutes longer.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Colin Miller 1974


Glasgow Central: Hard to believe that this was 46 years ago. A British Rail Scotland Souvenir Cover for the commencement of the Electric Scots. See [[16478]].

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Alastair McLellan 1974


Carstairs: The first day of the 'Electric Scots', seen from the Edinburgh portion of a southbound WCML train waiting in the loop north of Carstairs station on the morning of Monday 6th May 1974. The driver of the Glasgow portion queries when he'll get the road.

Caledonian Railway
David Spaven 1974


Sudbury [2nd]: The poster in the signal box window says 'Support local rail services. Use it, don't lose it!' The townsfolk of Sudbury, Suffolk, did and didn't. However, the box was abolished in early 1981 three years after this photo, from which time the train crews could no longer look forward to the kettle being on for them as they approached the Sudbury terminus.

Sudbury to Haverhill Line (Great Eastern Railway)
Mark Dufton 1978


Rose Street Junction: 26015 alongside Rose Street signal box, Inverness, in May 1980

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Peter Todd 1980


Creswell Colliery: A pair of class 20 locomotives taking a loaded coal train north past Creswell Colliery, Derbyshire, in May 1980.

Mansfield to Worksop Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 1980


Creswell Colliery: 56010 southbound with West Burton power station - Shirebrook coal empties passing Creswell Colliery, North Derbyshire, on a bright and sunny May morning in 1980.

Mansfield to Worksop Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 1980


Tinsley Marshalling Yard: Looking north west at Tinsley Yard in May 1980 showing 20131+20057 passing through with a train of steel flats. Note the catenary on the far left used by electrically hauled trains off the ex-GC Woodhead route, at that time just over two months from closure.

Sheffield District Railway
John Furnevel 1980


Tinsley Marshalling Yard: View south east at Tinsley in May 1980 with 41A MPD in its elevated position top right. The depot opened in 1964 when it took over activities previously undertaken at Grimesthorpe, Darnall, Canklow and Millhouses. At its peak it had an allocation of over 200 locomotives. See image [[42626]]

Sheffield District Railway
John Furnevel 1980


Mirfield: Brush Type 3s 31285 + 31264 double head a rake of fuel or bitumen bogie tanks west between Mirfield and Heaton Lodge Junction in May 1987.

Manchester and Leeds Railway
David Pesterfield 1987


Mirfield: A class 141 Pacer in early West Yorkshire PTE green livery runs off the Huddersfield line eastbound spur in May 1987 to join the former L&Y main line to its next call at Mirfield.

Manchester and Leeds Railway
David Pesterfield 1987


Aberdour: Prototype Sprinter 154001 passing north through Aberdour in May 1987.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton 1987


Nairn: 47550 eastbound through Nairn station in May 1988 with a single ferry wagon. The working is thought to be a late running consignment of either fruit (apples) or bagged dry goods from Germany which missed its slot on a Mossend - Aberdeen freight and had been rerouted via Inverness to minimise the delay. [With thanks to David Spaven, Kevin McCallum and Nigel Wunsch]

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Ewan Crawford Collection 1988


Oubeck Loops: A Dutch liveried Class 31 on the WCML at Oubeck Loops on 6th May 1992. It is hauling a rake of engineers' wagons, as they were called before the days of infrastructure trains. The signal controls the access to the Down loop, which can just be seen behind the train..

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett 1992


Oubeck Loops: A RES liveried Class 86 powers south at Oubeck Loops on 6th May 1992, hauling a short rake of parcels and Royal Mail vehicles.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett 1992


Langwathby: The main station building on the down side at Langwathby, photographed in the spring of 2006. Opened by the Midland Railway in 1876, the station spent its first 5 months as Longwathby. View is north west towards the junction with the A686.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2005


Crianlarich: On-track machine at Crianlarich.

West Highland Railway
Colin Harkins 2005


Crianlarich: Truck come OnTrack Machine in sidings at Crianlarich.

West Highland Railway
Colin Harkins 2005


Pass of Brander: One of the Stone Signals which are only activated to Danger by rock fall.. Viewed from the 1240hrs service from Glasgow to Oban.

Callander and Oban Railway
Colin Harkins 2005


Culgaith: View over the level crossing at the closed Culgaith station looking north in May 2006. The former station masters cotttage is on the right.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Alston: Looking into Alston station, South Tynedale Railway, from the level crossing in May 2006. No 4 is alongside the platform. See image [[53448]]

Alston Branch (Newcastle and Carlisle Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Armathwaite Viaduct: View across fields towards the 1875 Armathwaite Viaduct in May 2006.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Naworth: The closed station of Naworth, Cumbria, on the Newcastle - Carlisle line. Photographed in May 2006, some 54 years after closure.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel 2006


Alston: A wet day at Alston on 6 May 2006. At the platform is South Tynedale Railway No 4 Naworth [Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0DM No 4 of 1952]. This example was originally supplied to the NCB as an underground flameproof mine locomotive, suitably modified and distributed by the Huwood Mining Machinery Co of Team Valley, Gateshead. No 4 was previously employed at Horden Colliery in County Durham. The manufacturers nameplate displayed on the front of the locomotive is Huwood-Hudswell.

Alston Branch (Newcastle and Carlisle Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Brampton: The northside entrance to Brampton station, Cumbria, looking west in May 2006. The footpath straight ahead is the trackbed of the line that ran to Brampton Town, over a mile away, which closed to passengers in 1923. Brampton station was originally opened as Milton in 1836 since when it has undergone name changes to both Brampton Junction (twice) and plain Brampton (three times).

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel 2006


Appleby: A class 57 diesel locomotive drags a diverted Euston - Glasgow Pendolino service north through Appleby station on the Settle and Carlisle line in May 2006.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Appleby: Looking south west across the Settle and Carlisle Line towards the old goods shed and yard at Appleby in May 2006, following conversion to a training and heritage centre.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Culgaith: A sunny May morning at Culgaith in 2006. The Midland signal box stands alongside the B6412 level crossing with part of the former station (closed May 1970) in the background and Culgaith Tunnel off picture to the left.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Low Row: The signal box standing alongside the level crossing and former station at Low Row on the Newcastle and Carlisle line near Brampton, Cumbria, looking south on 6 May 2006. What at first glance appears to be the signal box nameboard in fact states 'Railway Inn [100 Yds]'. See image [[52631]]

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel 2006


Lazonby and Kirkoswald: A diverted Pendolino being dragged south through Lazonby station on the Settle and Carlisle line by a Virgin class 57 Thunderbird locomotive on Saturday 6 May 2006.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Brampton Fell Level Crossing: The 10.00 Stranraer Harbour - Newcastle Central ScotRail service passing Brampton Fell level crossing, Cumbria, in May 2006, just under half a mile short of Brampton station. Note the motorised boom crossing gates in use here see image [[4619]].

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel 2006


Lazonby and Kirkoswald: Goods shed conversion. View across the former goods yard at Lazonby in May 2006, with the site in use by the local bakery company. The station is behind the camera see image [[48641]].

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Appleby: A locally restored 'ICI Salt' box van standing outside Appleby Heritage Centre in May 2006.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Alston: The 1852 station building at Alston, seen here in May 2006 looking north from Station Road.

Alston Branch (Newcastle and Carlisle Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Appleby: Sunshine on Appleby station in May 2006, looking south west from the footbridge.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Appleby: Looking north through Appleby station on 6 May 2006. The sign on the wall of the main building reads... 'Appleby - Best Kept Small Station of the Year Award - 2003'.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Alston: General view north east over Alston from Station Road on a wet May afternoon in 2006. The train stabled alongside the platform has No 4 on the front See image [[53448]]

Alston Branch (Newcastle and Carlisle Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Appleby: Boxes and sheds, Appleby North, May 2006.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Kirkby Thore: A southbound Voyager on the Settle and Carlisle line on Saturday 6 May 2006, photographed passing the junction for the British Gypsum plant at Kirkby Thore.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Appleby: Virgin 'Thunderbird' no 57312 'The Hood' drags the diverted 10.30 London Euston - Glasgow Central Pendolino north through Appleby during a spell of engineering work on the WCML in May 2006.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Armathwaite: Entrance to the old goods yard at Armathwaite, looking north on 6 May 2006. The roof of the restored signal box is just visible beyond the right gate post. [Ref query 50001]

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Appleby: The modified former station master's house at Appleby in May 2006. The house stands directly across the road from the main station entrance.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Appleby: The water tower and crane at the south end of Appleby station, photographed on 6 May 2006. The facilities were installed by the local Round Table in 1991 to service the increasing number of steam specials using the Settle & Carlisle route.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Cardross: SRPS tour train top and tailed with two 47s heading west for Cardross and the West Highland Line.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Barbush Viaduct: Sign on the River Allan at Ashfield to warn canoes about scaffolding on Barbush Viaduct downstream.

Scottish Central Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Barbush Viaduct: Barbush Viaduct undergoing repairs. Looking north.

Scottish Central Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Armathwaite: The extended (!) Armathwaite station in May 2006, looking south from the entrance on Station Road. [Ref query 9282]

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Dunblane Junction: 6A30 the Mossend-Aberdeen Enterprise consisting of nothing but a locomotive. This crawls slowly north probably due to repairs on the viaducts and track.

Scottish Central Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Bridge of Allan: 4A11 the Grangemouth-Aberdeen freight approaches Bridge of Allan from the south. Stirling Castle is in the background on the left. In the foreground is stuff left from track maintenance.

Scottish Central Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Alloa: Alloa new station in construction on the site of the Alloa Brewery. The Brewery was to the right and this will be the carpark. To the left was the engine shed - occupied for the moment with a concrete plant.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Alloa Marshalling Yard: Looking west to Cambus from Alloa Yard. The Yard was to the left.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Kincardine Junction: Looking west at Kincardine Junction. The line to Kincardine is to the left and the closed Dunfermline line is to the right. The Kincardine routes bridge over the main road has been removed.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Manor Powis: New track waiting to be laid at Manor Powis in May 2006.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Ashfield Tunnel: 5D03, the empty parcels vans from Aberdeen to Motherwell TMD pass Ashfield.

Scottish Central Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Larbert Junction: Train from Edinburgh passes Larbert Junction box heading north.

Scottish Central Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Larbert Junction: In the distance are Carmuirs West box, the Falkirk wheel, a train from Glasgow heading north and closer Larbert Jnct box. A train for Edinburgh passes the fine sempahore which will be swept away when the box closes.

Scottish Central Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Armathwaite: The 'Midland Type 2B' signal box alongside Armathwaite station, photographed in May 2006. Originally manufactured in kit form at the Midland Railway's signalling workshops in Derby, the box was assembled on this site in 1899 as a replacement for an earlier structure which had been destroyed by fire. Closed in January 1983 it is still owned by Network Rail, but in 1992 was leased to the 'Friends of the Settle & Carlisle Line', who have since restored it to original MR appearance.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Larbert Junction: A train for Edinburgh passes a train from Glasgow by Larbert Junction box.

Scottish Central Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Kincardine Power Station: A huge pile of ballast by the recently re-laid sidings in the former Kincardine Powerstation yard.

Kincardine Line (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford 2006


Cardross: The SRPS tour train returns after an excursion from North Berwick to Mallaig. Leaving Cardross.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Haydon Bridge: The 1877 signal box at Haydon Bridge in May 2006. The box stands on the north side of the level crossing alongside the 1838 station on the Newcastle & Carlisle line. The crossing is notable as one of the declining number in the UK where crossing gates continue to be mechanically operated by the signalman turning a wheel within the box. [Gates subsequently replaced by lifting barriers]

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel 2006


Larbert Junction: Stump of signal for leaving the Denny Branch - bottom right. Looking north at Larbert Junction by the trackbed of the closed Denny Branch.

Scottish Central Railway
Ewan Crawford 2006


Lazonby and Kirkoswald: Handy for the office - old station masters house at Lazonby 2006.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Little Salkeld: Looking north along the former station approach to Little Salkeld on the Settle and Carlisle Line, seen from the main road on 6 May 2006. The station, now a private house, closed to passengers in 1970. See image [[59115]]

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Langwathby: The 1876 station at Langwathby on the Settle & Carlisle line, seen here on the morning of 6 May 2006. The building now houses its own version of the 'Brief Encounter' cafe.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Appleby: The 1876 main building on the down platform at Appleby. Photographed on a Saturday afternoon in May 2006 looking north east across the station car park.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Langwathby: Built to last! The former goods shed at Langwathby on the Settle & Carlisle Line in May 2006 - still in use for goods.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Furnevel 2006


Gilsland: Known in the past for its sulphurous spa waters, the village of Gilsland stands alongside Hadrians Wall, straddling the border between Northumberland and Cumbria. The station was first opened in 1836 as Rose Hill but became Gilsland in 1869. Passenger services were eventually withdrawn in 1967. The photograph, taken looking north across the Newcastle & Carlisle line in May 2006 from the car park of the Station Hotel, shows the former main waiting room on the left with the booking office and station masters house in the centre. Note the arched ticket window and the old platform drinking fountain still in place. See image [[37929]]

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel 2006


Muirend: Standing in the shadows. Passengers waiting below the canopy over platform 1 at Muirend station on 6 May 2007 welcome the arrival of a Sunday morning Neilston - Glasgow Central service formed by unit 314203.

Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Muirend: A Neilston - Glasgow Central service arriving at Muirend on 6 May 2007.

Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Giffnock: View from the car park at Giffnock towards the station building and northbound platform on 6 May 2007.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Cathcart: Platform view looking north at Cathcart station on 6 May 2007.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Euxton Junction: A Compass Railtours train heads south on the Up Slow, shortly after passing Euxton Junction, with Class 47s 47847 and 47815 double heading a Blue/Grey set of carriages on 06 May 2007. It is thought that this was an ECS move from Blackburn, following a tour that had originated there the day before, and prior to a tour the following day from Telford.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre 2007


Hairmyres: A dmu from Glasgow Central about to leave Hairmyres on 6 May 2007 with a service for East Kilbride.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Crosshill: 'Breathe in...' View over Crosshill station in May 2007 - a lesson in efficient use of the available space.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Giffnock: Station building on the down platform at Giffnock in May 2007.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Busby: The 09.27 East Kilbride - Glasgow Central DMU pulls way from the platform at Busby after a shower of rain on a May morning in 2007. The train has just crossed the bridge over the A726 heading for its next stop at Clarkston.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Mount Florida: View over Mount Florida on Sunday 6 May 2007 from the south end footbridge.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Cathcart: The leafy entrance to Cathcart station from Delvin Road on a pleasant May morning in 2007.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


College Goods: The enormous warehouse on Bell Street that was once part of Glasgow's College Goods depot, now converted to flats. Much of the old College goods yard is now occupied by housing. View from the site of the former goods yard in May 2007.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
John Furnevel 2007


College Goods: View west from below the CGU bridge at the top of Molendinar Street along Bell Street showing (on the right) the remains of the urban viaduct that carried rail traffic to and from College goods yard, as well as supplying the large warehouse, seen here looking as good as ever following its conversion to flats. See image [[14963]]

City of Glasgow Union Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Gallowgate: View south along Molendinar Street towards Gallowgate on a wet 6 May 2007, with Bell Street running off to the right. Below the bridge are the arches that once formed the entrance to Gallowgate station (closed 1902). The bridge still carries the CGU line north towards High Street East Junction.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Abernethy: SPTE turbostar racing through Abernethy.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Brian Forbes 2007


Gallowgate: Looking north at the top of Molendinar Street in 2007, with Gallowgate behind the camera. The bridge carries the CGU line between Saltmarket Junction and High Street East Junction. Round the corner under the bridge is the former entrance to Gallowgate station (closed as long ago as 1902). In the right background on the north side of Bell Street is part of the urban viaduct that once carried the lines into College goods depot, the huge warehouse of which still stands as flats see image [[14886]].

City of Glasgow Union Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Crosshill: The slimline Crosshill station on the Cathcart Circle, photographed on a quiet Sunday morning in May 2007. View is north west from Albert Road bridge looking in the direction of Queens Park, with the gardens of Dixon Avenue on the right.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Maxwell Park: A station qualifying for the 'Special' category. Maxwell Park in May 2007.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Thorntonhall: The station building at Thorntonhall in the pouring rain on the morning of 6 May 2007. View towards East Kilbride.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Langside: Looking along the island platform at Langside station, Glasgow, on Sunday 6 May 2007. View is south east towards Cathcart.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Muirend: Passing trains for Glasgow Central and Neilston respectively meet at Muirend station on a Sunday morning in May 2007. View is north east towards Cathcart.

Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Busby: What's this... a new ScotRail long-distance service? The converted station building on the southbound platform at Busby in May 2007, now in use as a Chinese takeaway.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Thornliebank: East Kilbride - Glasgow Central service at Thornliebank on 6 May 2007.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Thorntonhall: Entrance to the platform at Thorntonhall on the East Kilbride line in May 2007.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Maxwell Park: Entrance to Maxwell Park station from Terregles Avenue on a wet Sunday morning in May 2007.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Maxwell Park: View west over Maxwell Park station on a quiet Sunday morning in the spring of 2007.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Williamwood: A train for Neilston leaving Williamwood platform 2 on 6 May 2007.

Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Crossmyloof: View south at Crossmyloof on 6 May 2007 from the bridge carrying the B786 Minard Road. See image [[22162]]

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
John Furnevel 2007


College Goods: Built in the mid 1870s by the City of Glasgow Union on the site of the Old College of the University of Glasgow, the former College Goods warehouse still stands as housing on Bell Street. View west towards High Street, May 2007.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
John Furnevel 2007


College Goods: Looking east along Bell Street in May 2007, showing the former College Goods warehouse. The plate girder bridge carries the CGU line north towards High Street East Junction, with the entrance to the old Gallowgate station just off picture to the right below the bridge see image [[14887]].

City of Glasgow Union Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Busby: A stone built former goods shed which has found a new use stands alongside Busby station on the East Kilbride line. This one, photographed in May 2007, forms part of a garden equipment business. The platforms are behind the fence on the right.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Giffnock: A train from East Kilbride arriving at Giffnock on 6 May 2007 on its way to Glasgow Central.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Gallowgate: A car wash and valet service occupying one of the arches of the entrance to the former high level Gallowgate station. Photographed looking south across Bell Street early on a wet Sunday morning in 2007, by which time the station had been closed for more than 105 years. While the original City of Glasgow Union station served passengers for a fairly short period (1871 - 1902) the line is still in use today, although for many years has seen only intermittent use by occasional freights [[22309]] and specials [[68724]].

City of Glasgow Union Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Busby: View over Busby station on 6 May 2007 towards the former station building, now the Shanghai Express takeaway. A train for Glasgow Central is just leaving the northbound platform.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Maxwell Park: Looking north from Fotheringay Road towards Terregles Avenue through the upper level of the station building at Maxwell Park on a wet Sunday morning in May 2007.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Giffnock: The only passenger to disembark from the 0947 ex-Glasgow Central crosses the station footbridge at Giffnock on a sunny Sunday morning in May 2007. Meantime Scotrail 156477 restarts its journey south, on the way to East Kilbride.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Clarkston: A quiet Sunday morning at Clarkston. View north over the station on 6 May 2007.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Mount Florida: Southern entrance to platforms at Mount Florida. May 2007.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Cathcart: Classic Cathcart - May 2007.

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Langside: Entrance to Langside station from Langside Drive. View south east along the island platform on Sunday morning 6 May 2007 - just before the rain!

Cathcart District Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Giffnock: Platform view looking north through Giffnock station on 6 May 2007. A recently departed train for Glasgow Central is about to pass an approaching service on its way to East Kilbride.

Busby Railway
John Furnevel 2007


Bishopton: 334 026 leaves Bishopton for Gourock on 6 May 2009.

Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
David Panton 2009


Glasgow Central Low Level: A ghostly figure runs for a Milngavie train at Glasgow Central Low Level station on 6 May 2009. [He caught it]

Glasgow Central Railway
David Panton 2009


Gourock: The station concourse at Gourock on 6 May 2009. The ticket office, toilets and staff accommodation are in Portakabins outside, pending station refurbishment.

Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton 2009


Lawrence Hill: 150221 at Bristol's Lawrence Hill station on 6 May with a service to Filton, Abbey Wood.

Bristol and South Wales Union Railway
Peter Todd 2009


Carlisle: The First ScotRail 0640 Ex-Girvan arrives at Carlisle on 6 May 2009. It will leave as the 0933 to Newcastle.

Caledonian Railway
Bruce McCartney 2009


Glasgow Central: Mock-up of the forthcoming Class 380, taken at Glasgow Central on 6 May 2009, the day before opening to the general public.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton 2009


Cleland: A 4-car mixed livery 156 combination pulls into Cleland on 6 May 2009 with a train on the Edinburgh - Glasgow Central via Shotts route.

Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton 2009


Gourock: 334 018 waits in the rain at Gourock platform 3 on 6 May 2009.

Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton 2009


Bishopton: There's no answer to that... ..a revolution in door technology at Bishopton, 6 May 2009.

Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
David Panton 2009


Hoxton: A new class 378 unit heads away from Hoxton station towards Dalston Junction on the recently opened East London Line Extension on 6 May 2010

North London Railway
Michael Gibb 2010


Glasgow Central: Looking towards the buffer stops along the new platforms 12 & 13 at Glasgow Central on 6 May 2010. Erection of overhead wires, levelling and other finishing work has still to be completed.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan 2010


Glasgow Central: The archway over the new platforms 12 & 13 at Glasgow Central. Notice the banner repeater to the right under test at 13.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan 2010


Shields Road: Passing Shields Depot on 6th May 2010 showing the progress on the depot being built for the new Class 380 trains that will be based here.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
Graham Morgan 2010


Alresford (Hampshire): Standard class 9F no 92212 photographed in action during the Mid Hants Railway's Spring Gala Day on 6 May 2010.

Mid-Hants Railway
Peter Todd 2010


Balshaw Lane Junction: 'Rail Blue Charters' Watford Junction to Edinburgh tour on 6 May 2011 with 86101 and an immaculate set of blue/grey coaches, recreating a scene on the WCML from 35 years ago. The tour is seen on the outward leg approaching Balshaw Lane Junction under a grey rather than blue sky.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre 2011


Belfast Great Victoria Street: Scene at Belfast Great Victoria Street on 6 May 2011.

Ulster Railway
John Yellowlees 2011


Kilwinning: Southbound 380110+380012 about to enter Kilwinning station on 6 May, just as 334039 prepares to leave with a service for Glasgow Central.

Ardrossan Railway
Ken Browne 2011


Lostock Hall: 66095 accelerates 13 of the new bitumen tankers through Lostock Hall station with the return empties working from Preston Dock to Lindsey near Immingham.

Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway)
Mark Bartlett 2011


Sheringham: A preserved Waggon & Maschinenbau railbus waits patiently, in a (fairly) timeless scene, at Sheringham station on a sunny 6th May 2011.

Cromer Branch (Eastern and Midlands Railway)
Brian Taylor 2011


Balshaw Lane Junction: 92017 in the livery of a well known transport operator hauling containers of a well known supermarket heading north on 6 May 2011 approaching Balshaw Lane Junction.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre 2011


Kilwinning: 380004 arrives at Kilwinning on 6 May with the 16.20 Largs to Glasgow Central service.

Ardrossan Railway
Ken Browne 2011


Bangor: Looking over the buffer stops at Bangor terminus on 6 May 2011.

Belfast and County Down Railway
John Yellowlees 2011


Polmont: The Royal Scotsman runs through Polmont station on 6 May 2011 en route to Wemyss Bay. WCRC 37685 is at the head of the train with 57001 bringing up the rear.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Brian Forbes 2011


Norbreck: Tram 008, heading for Fleetwood Ferry, slows across the level crossing to call at Norbreck on 6 May 2012. To the right of the tram is the Norbreck Castle hotel, a local landmark overlooking the cliffs.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Mark Bartlett 2012


Dunblane Junction: A view of Dunblane signal box and its associated infrastructure on 6th May 2012. Special thanks are due to Network Rail and associated contractors for kindly removing the overlooking footbridge for the day to allow me to record this once in a lifetime image see image [[15697]].

Scottish Central Railway
Mark Dufton 2012


Gorebridge: Boarded-up houses awaiting demolition alongside the Waverley trackbed at Gorebridge on 6 May 2012, photographed from Station Road.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Yellowlees 2012


Amble: All that remains of the Station, coal holding sidings and staiths complex at Amble in 2012. Once served by a branch from the ECML (Chevington) and NCB lines from Broomhill, Togston, Radcliffe and Hauxley. The Station closed to scheduled passenger services in 1930, other than occasional excursions. The lines were lifted after coal exports through the harbour ceased in 1969. View is west, the Staiths complex was located behind the camera.

Amble Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Brian Taylor 2012


Winchcombe: Repainted 'Turkish' 8F heading the service train from Winchcombe to Cheltenham Racecourse. It is now in LMS black and running as 8274.

Cheltenham and Honeybourne Line (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd 2012


Winchcombe: Electro-diesel E6036 at Winchcombe on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway on 6 May 2012 on a driver training exercise.

Cheltenham and Honeybourne Line (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd 2012


Winchcombe: Henschel 0-8-0 no 1091 running on the narrow gauge setup at Winchcombe on 6 May 2012.

Cheltenham and Honeybourne Line (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd 2012


Winchcombe: The repainted 'Turkish' Stanier 8F - seen here as LMS 8274 - running round at Winchcombe on 6 May 2012. See image [[37052]]

Cheltenham and Honeybourne Line (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd 2012


Winchcombe: Scene at Winchcombe on 6 May 2012, with 'Turkish' Stanier 8F - seen here as LMS 8274 - in the process of running round its train.

Cheltenham and Honeybourne Line (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd 2012


Amble: Looking ahead and slightly right is the line of the BR (NER) Amble Staith approach and return tracks. Crossing diagonally on the level from right to left is the line of the NCB (Broomhill Colliery Company) Staith approach and return tracks. The harbour is c. 300 m beyond the crossing point, much now obscured by 1970's housing. Coal exports ceased from Amble in 1969. Up to that time a pint in the Schooner Inn (larger building ahead and left) would have been far from quiet. Collieries shipping through Amble would have principally been, Whittle, Widdrington and Shillbottle (BR staith) and Broomhill, Radcliffe, Hauxley and Chevington (NCB Staith). Buckingham Palace burnt only Shilbottle Coal - allegedly.

Amble Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Brian Taylor 2012


Bispham [Tram]: The traditionally styled Bispham Station building still stands alongside the Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramway although a new level access platform has been grafted onto the front. This image of Tram 006 leaving for Fleetwood Ferry was taken from the new staggered Blackpool bound platform.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Mark Bartlett 2012


Starr Gate: Transformation complete. Tram 008 draws forward at Starr Gate prior to reversing to the new departure platform in May 2012. The changes at Starr Gate, including the new depot, are significant but the old gentleman on the left has survived them all. See image [[25005]] for the same location prior to the renewal.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Mark Bartlett 2012


Sheffield Park: BR Standard Class 9F 92212, waiting to depart from Sheffield Park, with a Bluebell Railway train to East Grinstead, on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May 2013. I was behind a fence, out of view on the right, when I took this photo and NOT trespassing on the tracks. For brief details of the history of this locomotive, see my photo of it arriving at Horsted Keynes station taken on the same day.

East Grinstead to Culver Junction (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway)
David Bosher 2013


Lumphinnans Central Junction: 60009 and 61994 pass the former Lumphinnans Central Junction on 6 May en route from their Thornton base to NRM York.

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
Bill Roberton 2013


West End - Princes Street [Tram]: A rail grinder at work in Shandwick Place on 6 May 2013. See image [[43144]]

Edinburgh Trams
Bill Roberton 2013


York Place [Tram]: View east along York Place on 6 May 2013 with rails and masts now in place.

Edinburgh Trams
Bill Roberton 2013


Balshaw Lane Junction: Coming off the up slow line at Balshaw Lane Junction, a Northern service from Blackpool to Liverpool appears during the late afternoon of 6 May 2013.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre 2013


Balshaw Lane Junction: First TransPennine 185110 approaches Balshaw Lane Junction on a Manchester Airport to Blackpool service on 6 May 2013.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre 2013


Haymarket: Approaching Haymarket by train on 6 May, with the tramway on the left (with loop) and 156506 standing in platform 0.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Bill Roberton 2013


Balgreen [Tram]: View from a train passing Balgreen tram stop on 6 May 2013. The iconic Jenners Furniture Repository stands on the left with Murrayfield Stadium in the right background.

Edinburgh Trams
Bill Roberton 2013


Balshaw Lane Junction: An 11 car Virgin Pendolino heads north towards Balshaw Lane Junction in the late afternoon sunshine with a Euston to Glasgow service on 6 May 2013.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre 2013


Balshaw Lane Junction: A late running Birmingham to Edinburgh Voyager approaches Balshaw Lane Junction on 6 May 2013.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre 2013


Sprouston: Bridge built by the NER a mile east of Sprouston, between Kelso and Tweedmouth, on the route opened in 1849. Hard to believe now that this line once saw diverted express passenger trains.

Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
Bruce McCartney 2013


Hurst Green: The 'up' platform at Hurst Green station in East Sussex, seen from 377163 with 377160 calling at the 'down' with a Southern service from London Victoria to East Grinstead, on 6th May 2013. Just south of here the line to East Grinstead continues south while that to Uckfield diverges to the south-east before turning south and then south-west. The latter, of course, used to continue through to Lewes until the senseless closure of the Uckfield to Lewes section in January 1969, robbing the Brighton Main Line of an alternative route to London at times as happened recently when the main line was closed between Brighton and Three Bridges for a week. Part of the old line at Isfield is now a short heritage railway designated The Lavender Line.

South Croydon Junction to Crowhurst East Junction (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway and South East Eastern Railway Joint)
David Bosher 2013


East Grinstead (Bluebell Railway): Preserved Southern Railway Maunsell 2-6-0 U class no. 1638 arriving over Imberhorne Viaduct into the new northern terminus of the Bluebell Railway at East Grinstead, on the morning of Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May 2013, two months after the long-held dream of reaching the Sussex town was achieved with the reopening from Kingscote on 8th March.

East Grinstead to Culver Junction (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway)
David Bosher 2013


East Grinstead (Bluebell Railway): 8th March 2013 was a momentous day in the history of the UK's first preserved standard gauge heritage railway when the Bluebell finally achieved its long term aim of reopening to East Grinstead and a connection with the National Rail network that was lost when the Haywards Heath to Horsted Keynes line closed in 1963. This view shows the, as yet, somewhat spartan new terminus for the Bluebell Railway on the morning of Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May 2013, a few weeks after the extension from Kingscote opened.

East Grinstead to Culver Junction (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway)
David Bosher 2013


Horsted Keynes: British Railways Standard Class 9F no. 92212 arriving at Horsted Keynes station with a Bluebell Railway service from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead, on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May 2013. This was one of the last 9Fs to be built at the ex-GWR's Swindon works and came off the production line in September 1959. After a stint on the much lamented Somerset & Dorset Line and lines in Wales, it was withdrawn from service after less than 10 years in January 1968 and found its way to Woodham's scrapyard at Barry. Eventually rescued for preservation, it was not until the early 21st Century that an extensive two years overhaul was taken with the locomotive returning to steam on 11th September 2009. It is now based at the Mid-Hants Railway.

East Grinstead to Culver Junction (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway)
David Bosher 2013


Leyland: The short lived prototype 0-6-0 No.60 John, photographed on 6 May 2014 just before cutting up following a brief celebration.

McIntyre Joint Railway
John McIntryre 2014


Whitrope Bank: A couple of miles north of Whitrope Tunnel this is the view looking south. See image [[51036]]

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford 2014


Teviot Viaduct: Remains of the Teviot Viaduct that once carried trains across the river immediately south of Hawick station, seen here looking east at low water in May 2014.

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford 2014


Longtown: We could speculate about the possible future reopening of the Waverley route from Tweedback through to Carlisle till the cows come home but... hang on a minute... well I never - would you look at that! View towards Carlisle from a road bridge less than a mile to the south of Longtown on 6 May 2015, with this section of the Waverley trackbed having recently been concreted over.

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Bruce McCartney 2015


Glasgow Queen Street High Level: General view of the works at Queen Street station from Buchanan Galleries on 6th May 2016, day 48 of the closure for the tunnel and EGIP works. Platforms 1-6 have been realigned and extended northwards towards the tunnel and the track relaid, but pointwork has yet to be replaced. Platform 7 still has its old track and remains connected to the down line in the tunnel. New rails have been placed in the 'four foot' of the adjacent platform 6 road. Platform edges are nearing completion and the infill will follow. Some slabtrack for the tunnel works is stored in the station. Progress is reported to be on target for these works.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin McDonald 2016


Glasgow Queen Street High Level: Detail of Queen Street station platforms 6 and 7 taken from Buchanan Galleries on 6th May 2016. Demolition of some small buildings on platform 7 is in progress and the 'join' between the old and new parts of platform 6 can be seen.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin McDonald 2016


Bellgrove: The 6 car 11:31 Queen Street to Edinburgh via Falkirk High DMU is about to take the line via Springburn as it passes through Bellgrove during the period of diversions due to the closure of Queen Street High level for work on the High Level Tunnel. An Airdrie - Balloch EMU is approaching in the other direction.

Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
Colin McDonald 2016


Quorn and Woodhouse: LMS Jinty 3F 47406 shunting a parcels van at Quorn & Woodhouse during the GCR 2017 Gala. Locos were operating passenger and freight trains turn and turn about and the 0-6-0T was acting as a shunting engine making and breaking train sets in Quorn goods yard.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd 2017


Poulton-le-Fylde: A Blackpool North to Huddersfield service passes over newly relaid tracks as it slows for the Poulton stop on 6th May 2017. The station ticket office and main entrance can be seen on top of the bridge. Catenary will be erected here during the next twelve months.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett 2017


Loughborough Central: A Met-Camm DMU set running a shuttle service from Loughborough to Rothley. Note the destination blind ('Barrow Ship Yard'), the rear car says Morecambe Promenade.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd 2017


Achnasheen: K1 No.62005 heads * The Great Britain X * to Kyle of Lochalsh.Pictured approaching Achnasheen.The peaks in the background are Sgurr a'Choire-Rainich 848M and Sgurr a'Ghlas Leathaid 844M.

Dingwall and Skye Railway
John Gray 2017


Leicester North: BR Standard 9F 92214 arriving at Leicester North Station.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd 2017


Luib Crossing: K1 No.62005 hauls * The Great Britain X * up the gradient towards Luib Summit on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh. Loch Gowan is in the background.

Dingwall and Skye Railway
John Gray 2017


Quorn and Woodhouse: Having completed some leisurely shunting in the yard at Quorn, LMS Jinty 3F 0-6-0T 47406 departs for Rothley hauling a 3 coach local train.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd 2017


Loughborough Central: The GCR held a Gala day over this weekend, specialising in freight trains mixed in with the usual passenger workings. The locos took turns to work either type of train. Here is a collection of 08s, there was a total of 5 in the yard. On view 08683, 08480 & 13101 seen at Loughborough Station.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd 2017


Coventry Airport: ERM museum for electric trains, none of which can move under their own power, because there is no electricity supply; and no covered storage. It is next to Coventry Airport and a lot tidier than it was a few years ago but has just announced it has to close in October 2017 as the land is being redeveloped. Appeals are being made to house the collection at various sites until it can be reassembled at a new location. Visit while you can.

Electric Railway Museum
Ken Strachan 2017


Inverkeithing East Junction: 57305 leads the Northern Belle past Inverkeithing East Junction on its return from Dundee to Darlington on 6 May. 57306 is on the rear.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton 2017


Low Moor: Arrival at Low Moor. The station re-opened on the 2nd of April 2017.

Bradford Branch (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway)
John Yellowlees 2017


Loughborough Central: BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 taking water at Loughborough Central on 6th May 2017.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd 2017


Bradford Forster Square: Despite being hugely reduced in size, Bradford Forster Square is still a large three platform station. This view looks north.

Leeds and Bradford Railway
John Yellowlees 2017


Edinburgh Waverley: A model of a Reid Atlantic is now on display at the Virgin Trains East Coast reception on Waverley Station.

North British Railway
John Yellowlees 2017


Poulton-le-Fylde: With the dismantling of the Fleetwood line junction at Poulton the Fleetwood starter, on the right of the bracket signal, has also been removed. See image [[31314]] The remaining Poulton semaphores are also in their last year of service as a long complete closure of the Blackpool lines is planned for winter 2017/18 to complete electrification works.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett 2017


Quorn and Woodhouse: BR Standard Class 4 Tank 80136 on a southbound passenger train on the double track section at Quorn on 6th May 2017.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd 2017


Low Moor: Low Moor station, between Halifax and Bradford, reopened on 2nd April 2017 having previously closed in 1965.

Bradford Branch (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway)
John Yellowlees 2017


Quorn and Woodhouse: 6990 Witherslack Hall heading a non-stop ballast train through Quorn.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd 2017


Quorn and Woodhouse: BR Standard Class 2 78018 heading a southbound freight using the Windcutter mineral wagon rake. Seen at Quorn and Woodhouse during a GCR Gala on 6th May 2017

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd 2017


Edinburgh Waverley: Notes from a model of a Reid Atlantic now on display at the Virgin Trains East Coast reception on Waverley Station See image [[59280]].

North British Railway
John Yellowlees 2017


Quorn and Woodhouse: LMS 8F 48624 departing Quorn with a passenger train during the GCR Gala day, specialising in freight trains mixed in with the usual passenger workings. The locos took turns to work either type of train.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd 2017


Apperley Bridge: Station clock at the newly re-opened Apperley Bridge, on the Leeds to Skipton line, on 6th May 2017.

Leeds and Bradford Railway
John Yellowlees 2017


Bradkirk Junction: 150204, forming a Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North service, passes Bradkirk on 6th May 2017. Mast bases have been dropped off either side of the running lines in preparation for electrification. To the left of the train remnants of the Marton line to Blackpool Central (closed 1964) can be seen diverging at this point, plus of course the famous Tower above the bridge.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett 2017


Bradford Interchange: A view south at Bradford Interchange with a Grand Central Class 180 Adelante unit preparing to depart for London Kings Cross.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
John Yellowlees 2017


Quorn and Woodhouse: On display at the Great Central Railway gala on 6 May 2017 were the smokebox and cab of the new build Clan project. Bearing the number 72010, which would have been next in the Clan series if the order hadn't been cancelled, these initial parts of the locomotive, which will carry the name Hengist, are seen here in the yard at Quorn & Woodhouse. See image [[29914]]

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Peter Todd 2017


Poulton-le-Fylde: 150201 leaves Poulton and negotiates the 20mph curve on the last leg of a Buxton to Blackpool North service on 6th May 2017. This image shows the changing infrastructure at the station with the recently removed junction for the Fleetwood line and the associated signalling. See image [[30943]] from 2010.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett 2017


Bradkirk Junction: Looking east from the footbridge at Bradkirk one of the two direct Marton Line tracks from Kirkham is still partly in situ as after closure it served a Civil Engineers spoil tip. The westbound tracks split here with one line going over a flyover to Kirkham North Junction. The line of trees curving sharply right marks the old line to Wrea Green and Lytham, which finally closed in 1967 and has almost completely disappeared, as has the brickworks that occupied the field. [Ref query 1010]

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett 2017


Grafton East Junction: 46100 Royal Scot with the Cathedrals Express at Crofton, en route to Bristol on 6th May 2017.

Berks and Hants Extension Railway
Peter Todd 2017


Carlisle: 37405 on arrival from Barrow at Carlisle.

Caledonian Railway
Rod Crawford 2017


Poulton-le-Fylde: The Fleetwood line junction at Poulton, which was relaid around ten years ago but never used, has been removed prior to electrification. On 6th May 2017, 158759 passes the lifted track sections as it slows for the station stop on a York service. See image [[19029]] for an earlier view from the same vantage point.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett 2017


Whitegate: In order to gain access to industry in Winsford, the CLC constructed a line from just west of Cuddington to Winsford & Over. The only other station on the branch was at Whitegate, although the village of the same name is many miles away. Much of the trackbed of the branch has been converted into The Whitegate Way and the station building at Whitegate is now a very pleasant cafe. This view north-west shows the station complete with platform face on 06 May 2018 prior to taking refreshments.

Cheshire Lines Committee
John McIntyre 2018


Lostock Gralam: A Manchester to Chester service departs from Lostock Gralam on 06 May 2018.

Cheshire Midland Railway
John McIntyre 2018


Northwich: With engineering work between Warrington and Chester, ATW services to Chester and North Wales from Manchester were diverted via the CLC route through Northwich on 06 May 2018.

Cheshire Midland Railway
John McIntyre 2018


Cuddington: With engineering work between Chester and Warrington, ATW services between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly were diverted via the CLC route through Northwich. On 06 May 2018 a service from Chester passes Cuddington.

West Cheshire Railway
John McIntyre 2018


Acton Bridge: All quiet on the West Coast Main Line on 06 May 2018 at Acton Bridge. With a possession in place there was nothing to see here so I moved along. The view is northwards with the station building the red brick structure on the right.

Grand Junction Railway
John McIntyre 2018


Interiors: Interior view of Blackpool Brush Railcar No.623 working a Heritage service from the Pleasure Beach on 6th May 2018. The tram is normally based on the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester but had returned to Blackpool for the 80th anniversary of these trams in 2017. The cramped (standing only) driving cab is very noticeable.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Mark Bartlett 2018


Greenbank: A Chester to Southport service departs from Greenbank on 06 May 2018. When opened the station was named Hartford and Greenbank however the Hartford was dropped by BR in the early 1970s.

West Cheshire Railway
John McIntyre 2018


Haymarket MPD: 43033 with its striking new ScotRail livery in the sun at Haymarket.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Yellowlees 2018


Cuddington: A view of an almost deserted Cuddington station, looking north-east from the bridge carrying Norley Road over the railway on 06 May 2018.

West Cheshire Railway
John McIntyre 2018


Tower [Tram]: Brush Railcoach 630, in 1990s Blackpool livery, is seen on the promenade by the Tower from the top deck of a Balloon tram heading towards the Pleasure Beach on 6th May 2018.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Mark Bartlett 2018


Warrington West: The site for the new Warrington West railway station and bus interchange seen on 06 May 2018 with a Northern service from Manchester to Liverpool via Warrington Central passing. Building work has already commenced on the left and latest estimates are that it should open during 2019.

Cheshire Lines Committee (Great Northern Railway, Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and Midland Railway)
John McIntyre 2018


Bispham [Tram]: The driving position on Bolton No.66 looks a grand place to be working on a sunny bank holiday in Blackpool. It would have been a different story climbing to Tonge Moor in the middle of winter. The early tram drivers must have been hardy folk. 6th May 2018

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Mark Bartlett 2018


Burntisland: On the left of this photo at Burntisland you can see a 'bughotel' supported by ScotRail's biodiversity fund. 6th May 2018.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
John Yellowlees 2018


Sheepford Mineral Depot: An engraved stone, commemorating the building of the Monkland Canal, seen at Sheepford Locks in May 2019.

Sheepford Branch (Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway)
Alastair McLellan 2019


Sheepford Swing Bridge: A former railway bridge, over what was the Monkland Canal, at the entrance to Sheepford Mineral Depot. Seen on 6th May 2019. This line and swing bridge was built to replace the original alignment to Sheepford.

Sheepford Branch (Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway)
Alastair McLellan 2019


Woodacre Crossing: Colas 70815 and 70803 work light engine from Crewe to Carlisle and are seen approaching Woodacre on 6th May 2019. The line here had been closed for the previous two days over the weekend and several trains that usually run overnight had been changed to daytime paths.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett 2019


Calder: The trackbed of the Rutherglen & Coatbridge railway looking towards Airdrie in May 2019 with the overbridge of Lock St first and the Calder Viaduct in the distance. This now forms part of the National Cycle Path No.75 which runs between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Alastair McLellan 2019


Charing Cross [GC and DR]: A different view of Charing Cross station, taken in May 2019.

Glasgow City and District Railway
Alastair McLellan 2019


Sheepford Viaduct: The trackbed on Calder Viaduct looking towards Airdrie in May 2019. This now forms part of the National Cycle Path No.75 which runs between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Alastair McLellan 2019


Gainford Bridge: Just west of Gainford village there are two arched stone bridges crossing the upper reaches of the River Tees, in close proximity to each other as it winds it way to the east coast. These are on the former line between Darlngton and Barnard Castle. The easternmost bridge is Gainford Bridge with the westernmost one being West Tees Bridge. This view taken at the waters edge looking south in May 2019 shows two of the four arches of Gainford Bridge with the third arch mostly hidden by the low hanging tree branches.

Darlington and Barnard Castle Railway
David Pesterfield 2019


Sheepford Viaduct: A view of Calder Viaduct from the infilled Monkland Canal on 6th May 2019.

Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Alastair McLellan 2019


Gainford Bridge: Just west of Gainford village there are two arched stone bridges crossing the upper reaches of the River Tees, in close proximity to each other as it winds it way to the east coast. These are for the former line between Darlngton and Barnard Castle. The easternmost bridge is Gainford Bridge with the westernmost one being West Tees Bridge. This view taken at the waters edge looking north east shows three of the four arches of West Tees Bridge with the fourth arch mostly hidden by the low hanging tree branches.

Darlington and Barnard Castle Railway
David Pesterfield 2019


Gainford Bridge: Just west of Gainford village there are two arched stone bridges crossing the upper reaches of the River Tees, in close proximity to each other as it winds it way to the east coast. These are on the former line between Darlngton and Barnard Castle. The easternmost bridge is Gainford Bridge with the westernmost one being West Tees Bridge. This view taken looking south west from close to the former road overbridge on the nearby A67 road shows the deck of the fenced off Gainford Bridge. Tree growth over the last 11 years prevents a now view from the same location as that of 2008 See image [[18857]]

Darlington and Barnard Castle Railway
David Pesterfield 2019


Gainford Bridge: Just west of Gainford village there are two arched stone bridges crossing the upper reaches of the River Tees, in close proximity to each other as it winds it way to the east coast. These are on the former line between Darlngton and Barnard Castle. The easternmost bridge is Gainford Bridge with the westernmost one being West Tees Bridge. This view looking south east looks across the deck of the fenced off West Tees Bridge. The Tees Way footpath runs along the top of the rail embankment from the A67 road, almost to the bridge, before steps descend down to the river bank for the path to continue west alongside the river.

Darlington and Barnard Castle Railway
David Pesterfield 2019


Brock Water Troughs: A TPE Class 397 speeds northwards alongside the Lancaster Canal at Brock working from Preston to Edinburgh on 6th May 2020. This shot incidental to a permitted exercise walk - so incidental I didn't have my camera and it was taken with my phone.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett 2020


Garstang and Catterall: Coal merchants are a dwindling breed but where they survive they are often located in the places where they were historically supplied. This still busy yard at Garstang and Catterall, sandwiched between the canal and railway, probably originally received supplies of coal from both although now of course it is entirely by road. Beyond the embankment the station house can be seen alongside the line but all other traces of the station have gone. Photograph incidental to a daily permitted exercise walk.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett 2020


Stonehaven: A shunting disaster. Not long after I had moved to Stonehaven in 1995, there was a bit of shunting taking place up the embankment and a wagon was shunted down to the buffer stop, which failed catastrophically. The bolts were so badly corroded, they just could not take the loading. The wagon came down the embankment leaving the scars on the A957 Slug Road to Banchory. Fortunately there were no cars or pedestrians passing at the time. The fence was replaced by NR a year or so back and has nothing to do with the original incident.

Aberdeen Railway
Duncan Ross 2020


Events


Events from the chronology which occured on this day. This generally lists events before 1995, the creation of the website.

YearCompaniesDescription
1833Grand Junction RailwayLine authorised.
1850Belfast and County Down RailwayOpened from Queen^s_Quay_South_>Belfast Queen^s Quay South to Comber and 1st_>Newtownards 1st . (Two sets of platforms at Queens Quay were maintained - the originals for the Holywood line and new platforms, to the south, for the 1st_>Newtownards 1st line.)
1896West Highland RailwayDerailment at 1st_>Banavie Junction 1st (now Fort William Junction).
1968Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)Leith Walk West Goods to CR_>Seafield Junction CR (excluded) closed.
1968Lanarkshire and Ayrshire RailwayArdrossan Montgomerie Pier to 2nd_>Stevenson No 1 Signal Box 2nd closed to all traffic, (Ardrossan North Goods coal yard and Ardrossan Refinery's bitumen depot remained accessible through harbour sidings from Ardrossan Town).
1968Alloa RailwayLongcarse Junction (excluded) to Throsk (excluded) closed to freight.
1968Banff, Portsoy and Strathisla RailwayBanff to Tillynaught closed to freight.
1968Stirling and Dunfermline RailwayDunfermline; Townhill Junction to Touch North Junction closed to passengers.
1968Banff, Portsoy and Strathisla Railway Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway) Morayshire RailwayElgin East to GNSR_>Buckie GNSR to Cairnie Junction closed to passengers.
1968Banff, Portsoy and Strathisla Railway Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)GNSR_>Buckie GNSR to Cairnie Junction closed to all traffic. (Grange North Junction to Cairnie Junction remained double until the end.
1968Keith and Dufftown RailwayMorayshire RailwayStrathspey RailwayElgin East to Craigellachie to Keith Junction closed to passengers.
1968Aberystwyth and Welch Coast RailwayAbererch Halt renamed Abererch.
1968Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford RailwayAbergavenny Monmouth Road renamed Abergavenny.
1968Rhymney RailwayAber Junction renamed Aber Halt
1968Aberystwyth and Welch Coast RailwayAbertafol Halt renamed Abertafol.
1968Roath Branch (Taff Vale Railway)Closed.
1974Caledonian Railway Wishaw and Coltness Railway Clydesdale Junction Railway Polloc and Govan Railway Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)Glasgow Central to Carlisle electrification complete.
1974Lancaster and Carlisle Railway Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway Preston and Wigan RailwayElectric services begin.
1994Channel TunnelOfficial opening by the Queen and President Francois Mitterand.
2001Inverness and Perth Junction RailwayAccident at Moulinearn Level Crossing (the former Moulinearn Crossing). An occupant of a car hit by a train at the crossing later died.

News


These are old news items which which occured on this day. This generally lists events after 1995, the creation of the website.

YearCompaniesDescription
2001Accident at Moulinearn Level CrossingAn Edinburgh to Inverness train struck a car on Moulinearn Level crossing.
2003Rail Passengers Committee meeting on ArranRPC meeting on the 6th and 7th of May at the Auchrannie House Hotel Brodick Isle of Arran.
2003Tay Bridge refurbishment completeIt was announced at the RPC meeting that completion of the Tay Bridge refurbishment in April restored the route to RA8. This will allow freight to pass over the bridge.
2003Singer platform shelter under constructionWork is under way to provide a new shelter on the up platform at Singer as the Scottish pilot for the Modern Facilities At Stations Programme.
2004Rail regulator defends his power [BBC News]The rail regulator, Tom Winsor, hits back after transport minister Kim Howells^ attack on his power to decide how much is spent on the railways.
2004Fisherman guilty of racial abuse [BBC News]A Grimsby fisherman admits racially abusing and assaulting a fellow passenger on a train between Dundee and Edinburgh.
2004RMT threatens strike travel chaos [BBC News]A strike by thousands of Network Rail workers could cause the worst disruption for a decade, union general secretary Bob Crowe says.
2004Call to join Scots cities with fast bullet train [Scotsman]THE Scottish Executive was last night facing mounting pressure to back proposals for a bullet train between Edinburgh and Glasgow which would cut journey times to 30 minutes.
2005Defendant ^tried to warn^ driver [BBC News]A man accused of deliberately leaving his car on a railway line claims he tried to warn the driver.
2005Strike averted [Scotsman]MEMBERS of the Transport and General Workers Union have called off the strike which was due to close the Glasgow underground until Sunday after talks with Strathclyde Passenger Transport.
200975 new recruits for £20m Tay Bridge contract [Network Rail Article]Network Rail has announced the creation of 75 new jobs as part of a £20m contract to help restore the Tay Bridge, the longest bridge on Britainís rail network and a vital link to the north east of Scotland.
2009The future of rail [DfT]Transcript of speech given by Rail Minister Lord Adonis on 5 May 2009. [From Mark Bartlett]
2009Branson dressing down for ^patronising^ rail workers in advert [BBC News Article]Sir Richard Branson is accused of patronising rail staff after dressing up as a tattooed cleaner with rotten teeth.
2010Thieves steal £135,000 tram cables [The Gazette]Blackpool: SPECIAL security patrols are to guard over-head tram cables after thieves ripped down the high-value wires. [From Mark Bartlett]
2016Rail journey numbers in UK increase during past year [BBC News]Rail passengers in Britain made about 1.7 billion train journeys during the past year, according to the Rail Delivery Group. The figures are a 3.7% rise on the previous 12 months, with journeys in London and south-east England increasing by 4.2% to 1.2 billion.
2018Disruption to Glasgow Central services due to severe overhead line damage [BBC News]Rail passengers are facing disruption and delays due to severe damage to overhead lines just outside Glasgow Central station. ScotRail said services to and from the station^s high level were disrupted. The train company has apologised after services ground to a halt at about 21:15 on Saturday. Ten trains travelling on high level routes lost power and passengers had to wait to be led to safety by ScotRail staff. Some passengers, commenting on social media, said that they had been stuck on trains for several hours and had to be helped off by engineers with ladders. ScotRail said all passengers were removed from the affected trains by 00:45. They were then advised to find alternative transport home, with some offered taxis.
2019ScotRail is recruiting trainee train drivers “ with salaries from £48,360 a year [Evening Express]ScotRail is looking for trainee train drivers “ with salaries being advertised at more than £48,000 a year once you complete your training.
2019Last surviving British eight-ton armoured train that hauled munitions to WWI front line is restored [Daily Mail]Volunteers at Greensand Railway Museum Trust in Bedfordshire have spent the past decade bringing the historic Simplex 40HP LR2182 back to full working order as part of a £20,000 project.
2019Summer of disruption for rail travellers [Grampian Online]Passengers travelling from the Grampian area to Aberdeen by train are set for a summer of disruption. Network Rail engineers will be working until mid-August to complete a multi-million pound upgrade to track and signalling between Aberdeen and Inverurie. Until August 19, the railway will undergo a series of closures to allow engineers to double the track between Dyce and Inverurie, carry-out bridge upgrades and deliver signalling enhancements.
2020COVID-19: meet the railway heroes [RAIL]Paul Stephen speaks to some of the men and women tasked with keeping the nation^s rail network moving and maintaining this vital public service.
2020Crossrail warns of safety risk from Populouss glowing Sphere [Architects Journal]Crossrail chiefs have warned that Populous^s high-profile Sphere scheme in east London could compromise safety on the £18 billion rail link.
2020ScotRail passengers face event-style queues and one-way platforms [Scotsman]Major event-style queuing systems are expected for the rest of the year at main stations when lockdown restrictions are eased.