This day in history 11 June

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Newton: Glasgow - Coalburn train stopping at Newton. 2.6.4T 42164.

Clydesdale Junction Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/06/1953]


Bridgeton [Central]: Looking back into the terminus at Bridgeton Central on 11 June 1957, where C16 4-4-2T 67482 is performing station pilot duties.

Glasgow City and District Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/06/1957]


Clyde Junction [CGU]: Standard Mogul 76090 on the approach to Clyde Junction with a freight from College Goods on 11 June 1957. The closed St Enoch locomotive shed stands on the left.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/06/1957]


Saltmarket Junction: Approaching Saltmarket Junction. Class 2 4.6.0 40621 with empty stock for 7.10pm Kilmarnock. [See image 9654]

City of Glasgow Union Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/06/1957]


Saltmarket Junction: Class 2 4-6-0 40621 propelling empty stock for the 7.10pm Kilmarnock train from Saltmarket Junction into St Enoch station on 11 June 1957.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/06/1957]


Saltmarket Junction: Class 2 4.4.0 40649 passing Saltmarket Junction with empty stock.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/06/1957]


Gallowgate: Ex NBR 0.6.2T 69195 passing Gallowgate with brake van in 1957. Looking to High Street Junction.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/06/1957]


Hawick [2nd]: One of the Carlisle Canal A3 Pacifics, no 60093 Coronach, about to restart the up Waverley from Hawick on 11 June 1958.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Robin Barbour collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/06/1958]


Hawkhead [1st]: A lost way of life - the coal yard at Hawkhead in June 1964, just prior to closure.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/06/1964]


Hawkhead [1st]: A stroll through the old coal yard at Hawkhead in June 1964, just prior to closure. The yard hosted two coal businesses, run by Messrs Murray and Lyon (notice the lion in front of the grounded goods van). The yard also operated a variation on the state-of-the-art local area communications network of the day - see the set of bells attached to the end of the van. The bells were linked to the firm's telephone - when it rang, whoever happened to be working in the yard at the time ran to the office to answer it.... [see image 21903]

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/06/1964]


Pollokshaws West: Standard tank 80009 crosses Pollokshaws viaduct in June 1964 with train for East Kilbride.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
John Robin [11/06/1964]


Thornton Shed [2nd]: Withdrawn from 62B, Dundee Tay Bridge, two months earlier, no 61180 is seen here in the sidings at Thornton on 11 June 1967. The B1 was presumably on its way to Wishaw where it was cut up at the Motherwell Machinery and Scrap Co at the end of July.

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
David Pesterfield [11/06/1967]


Thornton Shed [2nd]: WD Austerity 2-8-0 no 90020 on shed at Thornton Junction on 11 June 1967.

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
David Pesterfield [11/06/1967]


Dunfermline MPD: J38 no 65929 photographed on shed at Dunfermline in June 1967.

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
David Pesterfield [11/06/1967]


Thornton Shed [2nd]: J36 no 65345 stands under the maintenance canopy at Thornton Junction on 11 June 1967, around 2 months after the shed had been officially closed to steam. [Railscot note: This surviving wartime structure, known as a light tunnel was introduced by the LNER to facilitate locomotive maintenance during the blackout. It was 80 ft long and had whitened walls, which were fitted with fluorescent lighting, as was the white glazed brick inspection pit. All lighting was cut off automatically whenever the doors fitted to each end of the tunnel were opened. Thornton men referred to it as The snake pit. [See Living with Locos by Charlie Meacher.]

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
David Pesterfield [11/06/1967]


Thornton Shed [2nd]: Gresley V2 no 60836 stands in the sidings at Thornton in June 1967 awaiting disposal. The locomotive had been withdrawn from 62B Dundee, Tay Bridge, at the end of 1966, although it was observed at St Margarets the following March, having been put to use on steam heating duties at Craigentinny CS. The V2 was used during the first quarter of 1967, alternating with Black 5 45483. B1 61180 seems to have taken over in April and was in turn replaced by Black 5 44997 in May, with the operation ceasing in June 1967. 60836 was eventually cut up at MMS, Wishaw, in July of 1967

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
David Pesterfield [11/06/1967]


Beccles: The summer of 1976 is remembered as a time of prolonged sunshine and drought, but this June Saturday afternoon in Beccles on the East Suffolk line was pretty dismal. The photo shows a class 47 restarting its train from London Liverpool Street, heading towards Lowestoft. Strangely, the train arrived, paused for several minutes, and then went on its way, without anyone getting on or off.

Halesworth, Beccles and Haddiscoe Railway (East Suffolk Railway)
Mark Dufton [11/06/1976]


Buxworth: BR Sulzer Type 2 No. 25139 brings a train of empty ICI bogie limestone hoppers bound for the quarry at Tunstead up through the deep cutting at Buxworth, between New Mills South Junction and Chinley station. There had originally been a tunnel here but this was opened out in 1901/02 to permit the provision of quadruple track between New Mills South and Chinley North Junctions. The former slow lines to the right had survived into the 1970s and appear to have been been only recently lifted by June 1977.

Peak Forest Railway (Midland Railway)
Bill Jamieson [11/06/1977]


Buxworth: EE Type 4 No. 40 090 brings a train of empties up through the deep cutting at Buxworth in June 1977 bound for the Blue Circle cement works at Hope.

Peak Forest Railway (Midland Railway)
Bill Jamieson [11/06/1977]


Buxworth: BR Sulzer Type 2 No. 25 100 brings a load of limestone from Tunstead to Northwich downhill through Buxworth cutting, early on the afternoon of June 11th 1977. The ICI owned bogie hoppers were already about forty years old at this time but were to soldier on for a further twenty or so.

Peak Forest Railway (Midland Railway)
Bill Jamieson [11/06/1977]


Buxworth: The Harwich Parkeston Quay - Manchester Piccadilly boat train, hauled by 47047, is nearing the end of its journey as it passes through Buxworth cutting, about a mile and a half to the west of Chinley station, in June 1977. The train is formed of early Mk II stock and no doubt a Mk I buffet (in the early seventies it had been one of the last services to employ a Gresley buffet car).

Peak Forest Railway (Midland Railway)
Bill Jamieson [11/06/1977]


Liverpool Street: 47567 awaits its departure time at Liverpool Street in June 1981 with a train for Norwich.

Great Eastern Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/1981]


Bedford: One of the last of the BR diesel-hydraulics, a class 127 DMU, at Bedford on 11 June 1983 about to leave with a service for St Pancras. These 4-car units, built at Derby in 1959, were used almost exclusively on the Bedford - St Pancras services and, perhaps inevitably, became known as Bed-Pan units.

Extension to Hitchin, Northampton and Huntingdon Railway (Midland Railway)
Colin Alexander [11/06/1983]


Riccarton Junction: Looking west over the site of Riccarton Junction station from near the site of the south signalbox.

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Roy Lambeth [11/06/1984]


Riccarton Junction: The platforms at Riccarton Junction. Note the bay platform to the right for the former service over the Border Counties Railway to Hexham.

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Roy Lambeth [11/06/1984]


Riccarton Junction: The platform and once neat tree at Riccarton Junction. The bricks of the demolished buildings lie in the bay platform and beyond the tree.

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Roy Lambeth [11/06/1984]


Riccarton Junction: Looking west over the island platform of Riccarton Junction station.

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Roy Lambeth [11/06/1984]


Helensburgh Central: An evening service for Airdrie, formed by 314 205, awaits its departure time at Helensburgh Central in June 1986.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
David Panton [11/06/1986]


Blairhill: View west at Blairhill showing the original station building (left).

Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [11/06/1987]


Glasgow Central: 101690 at Glasgow Central in June 1996 waiting to depart with a service to Paisley Canal.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan Collection [11/06/1996]


Kirkconnel: Kirkconnel in June 1999 - view south.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
David Panton [11/06/1999]


Maxwelltown: The overgrown remains of Maxwelltown station looking west from Terregles Road bridge in the summer of 2000. The fuel distribution depot built on the site of the old goods yard is visible just beyond the station building. In the middle distance is the former ICI plant at Cargenbridge, rail served until closure of the line from Dumfries in 1994.

Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2000]


Plates, signs and notices: Part of a page from the BR ScR Working Timetable Section B, 17 June to 15 September 1957, showing some of the early morning departures from Edinburgh Princes Street.

British Rail
David Panton [11/06/2002]


Dalreoch Tunnels: 67008 takes the first 67 hauled Fort William - London sleeper south.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Ewan Crawford [11/06/2006]


Airdrie: A Drumgelloch - Helensburgh Central train approaching Airdrie station out of the sun on 11 June 2006. The train is crossing the bridge over the B802 Broomknoll Street that once carried the former double track route to Bathgate.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
John Furnevel [11/06/2006]


Airdrie: Looking west along the through platform at Airdrie station in June 2006 with a Drumgelloch - Helensburgh service about to leave.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
John Furnevel [11/06/2006]


Airdrie: The abandoned signal box standing on the old eastbound through platform at Airdrie station in June 2006.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
John Furnevel [11/06/2006]


Ratho: Sunday PW work on the E&G main line alongside the M8 east of Ratho on 11 June 2006.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2006]


Airdrie: Airdrie looking east in June 2006. L to R the abandoned through platform and SB, then the through line to the current terminus at Drumgelloch, then the bay platform, then the emu stabling siding (3 former sidings have given way to a car park) [see image 4124].

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
John Furnevel [11/06/2006]


Airdrie: Emus stabled in the siding and bay platform at Airdrie on Sunday 11 June 2006.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
John Furnevel [11/06/2006]


Edinburgh Waverley: The 1010 Virgin Pendolino service to London Euston finds a way out of Waverley on 11 June 2007. The Pendolino arrived as the 0841 local from Carstairs, having run there empty from Glasgow Central to pick up Edinburgh passengers off the 0510 Manchester Piccadilly - Glasgow Central service.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2007]


Dalgety Bay: 47854 brings The Royal Scotsman through Dalgety Bay on 11 June.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [11/06/2007]


Edinburgh Waverley: West end view over Waverley on 11 June showing the current cordoned off area around platforms 12-14... not to mention that which arrived earlier as the lightest loaded Pendolino in the country... [see image 15040]

North British Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2007]


Drumchapel: 334003 calls at Drumchapel eastbound on 11 June.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Veronica Inglis [11/06/2008]


Dalmeny: 66084 with coal for Longannet runs north past the loops at Dalmeny on 11 June.

Forth Bridge Railway
Bill Roberton [11/06/2008]


Dalgety Bay: GBRf 66726 with Aberdeen - Harwich tanks passing through Dalgety Bay on 11 June 2008. This can best be described as an occasional service.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [11/06/2008]


Dalmeny: 09.50 Aberdeen-Kings Cross with white-stripe power car leading NXEC stock runs off The Forth Bridge and through Dalmeny on 11 June.

Forth Bridge Railway
Bill Roberton [11/06/2008]


Leuchars: Northbound HST, with Leuchars in the background, heads north past St Michaels golf course en route to Aberdeen in June 2008.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Brian Forbes [11/06/2008]


Newport-on-Tay East: The former station at Newport-on-Tay East, (opened as East Newport in 1879) seen in June 2008 looking towards Tayport. The eastbound platform ran along the line of the hedge and the station clock was located above the nearest bay window. This became the terminus of the line from Dundee in 1965 when Tayport station was closed to facilitate the building of the Tay Road Bridge. Newport-on-Tay East station was finally closed in May 1969.

Newport Railway
Brian Forbes [11/06/2008]


Inchture: The ruinous Inchture station is passed by a First ScotRail 170 forming the 1240 Glasgow - Dundee. The station closed to passengers in 1964

Dundee and Perth Railway
Brian Forbes [11/06/2008]


Nateby: One of the few substantial structures on the line to Knott End was the girder bridge over the Lancaster Canal but all that remains following final trains in 1963 is the crumbling west side abutment. View towards Lancaster. Map Reference SD 478457.

Garstang and Knot End Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/06/2008]


Glasgow Central: 318256 at Platform 12 of Glasgow Central on 11 June 2009 awaiting its next tour of duty.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [11/06/2009]


Grimsargh: Before Grimsargh's station [See image 24597] was built tickets for trains were sold from the Plough Inn, which stood by the level crossing. The footpath seen here follows the line of the old railway towards Longridge and, while the main station was behind the camera, the bungalows have been built over the platform that was used by the Whittingham Hospital trains. Map Reference SD 585344.

Preston and Longridge Railway
David Hindle [11/06/2009]


Mouldon Hill Extension: 5542 with Autocoach 178 on the Mouldon Hill Extension during the Swindon and Cricklade Railway Gala day on 11 June 2010.

Swindon and Cheltenham Extension Railway
Peter Todd [11/06/2010]


Armadale: Armadale station on 11 June 2010. Just around the corner where the lines to the Etna brickworks once diverged, the New trac construction train stands, minus its sleeper wagons. CWR awaits its proceeding.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
James Young [11/06/2010]


Boghead Junction: Looking west towards Armadale on 11 June 2010 with the down line now installed.

Torbanehill and Bathgate Branch (Slamannan Railway)
James Young [11/06/2010]


Boghead Junction: Looking East towards Bathgate on 11 June 2010 with the down line now in place.

Torbanehill and Bathgate Branch (Slamannan Railway)
James Young [11/06/2010]


Tiverton Parkway: Located 7 miles east of the town of Tiverton, near the Junction of the M5 and the North Devon Link Road, is Tiverton Parkway station. The station opened on 12 May 1986, the day after closure of Tiverton Junction [see image 35388] and is built on the site of the former Sampford Peverell Halt [closed in October 1964]. A westbound service calls at the station in June 2010.

Bristol and Exeter Railway
Ewan Crawford [11/06/2010]


Tay Viaduct [Perth]: The Tay railway bridge at Perth. Photographed on 11 June 2010 from the west bank looking towards Dundee.

Dundee and Perth Railway
Brian Forbes [11/06/2010]


Blunsdon: In the shed yard at Blunsdon on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway on 11 June 2010 is GWR 2-6-0 no 5322, in wartime ROD khaki livery. [5322 was completed in October 1917 and sent new to France to haul supply trains between Calais and various railheads serving the front line.]

Swindon and Cheltenham Extension Railway
Peter Todd [11/06/2010]


Cwm Bargoed: Coal train awaits departure from Cwm Bargoed. The line runs south through a (today) surprisingly rural valley until Bedlinog. The Cwm Bargoed loading pad is the only use of the line the whole way from Ystrad Mynach. View looks west.

Taff Bargoed Joint Line (Great Western Railway and Rhymney Railway)
Ewan Crawford [11/06/2010]


Buchanan Street [Subway]: Security bollards in place around the Buchanan Street Subway entrance on 11 June 2010.

Glasgow District Subway
Colin Harkins [11/06/2010]


Ruspidge: Ruspidge Halt, on the Cinderford branch, closed to passengers in 1958 although goods and coal trains continued to pass through for a few more years. The station site is now a picnic and parking area in the Forest of Dean with this restored tank wagon on display. A number of old railway lines can be followed as trails in this area.

South Wales Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/06/2010]


Mouldon Hill Extension: First movements down the new southern extension to the Swindon and Cricklade Railway on 11 June 2010. The locomotive is ex-GWR 2-6-2T no 5542 working with GWR Autocoach 178. After twenty five years, a very pleasing experience!

Swindon and Cheltenham Extension Railway
Peter Todd [11/06/2010]


Gloucester Docks: The old warehouses at Gloucester Docks are now used by businesses, retail outlets and the local authority. Behind the North Warehouse is a short length of the old dock railway and this preserved Joseph Booth rail mounted steam crane, built at Leeds in 1944, and with a seven and a half ton lifting capacity.

Gloucester Docks Lines (Gloucester and Berkeley (Sharpness) Canal)
Mark Bartlett [11/06/2010]


Stirling: Freightliner 66604 rumbles through Stirling on 11 June with coal empties from Longannet power station heading back to Hunterston import terminal for a refill.

Scottish Central Railway
Veronica Clibbery [11/06/2011]


Glasgow Riverside Museum: Interior of the soon to open Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel seen during a preview visit on 11 June 2011 - see news item.

Glasgow City Council
John Yellowlees [11/06/2011]


Bristol Parkway: 6024 'King Edward I' with support coach stands at Bristol Parkway on 11 June waiting to take over from a Class 47 on the Paddington to Shrewsbury 'Catherdrals Express' railtour.

Great Western Railway
Michael Gibb [11/06/2011]


Musselburgh: Old meets new at Musselburgh on Saturday 11 June 2011. One of the new units earmarked for the North Berwick route, no 380104, stands at platform 1 with the 08.40 service from Waverley, while no 322485, one of the units which will be displaced, pulls away from platform 2 with the 07.56 North Berwick - Glasgow Central via Edinburgh and Carstairs.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2011]


Musselburgh: One of the new units on the North Berwick route, no 380104, calls at Musselburgh's platform 1 on 11 June with the 08.40 ex-Waverley.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2011]


Dalgety Bay: Rear view of the SRPS excursion from Glenrothes with Thornton on 11 June 2011, photographed near Dalgety Bay heading for Leeds, Keighley and Skipton [see image 34458].

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [11/06/2011]


Hoylake: Hoylake's Art Deco station building dates from the 1938 electrification and the building has been Grade II listed since 1988. The circular clerestory over the booking hall is a notable feature and to the right the level crossing can be seen.

Hoylake Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/06/2011]


Hoylake: A West Kirby to Liverpool service slows for its first call at Hoylake. 508141 approaches the art-deco station [See image 34460] over the level crossing and under the concrete footbridge.

Hoylake Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/06/2011]


Musselburgh: The up Highland Chieftain, 07.55 ex-Inverness, runs through Musselburgh at speed on 11 June 2011.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2011]


West Kirby: Merseyrail EMU 507030 passes through the station throat as it leaves the terminus at West Kirby heading for Liverpool. The unit is passing the point where tracks once diverged for the line to Hooton (via Hadlow Road) and the goods yard.

West Kirby Extension (Hoylake and Birkenhead Railway and Tramway)
Mark Bartlett [11/06/2011]


Dalgety Bay: SRPS excursion from Glenrothes with Thornton, bound for Leeds/Keighley/Skipton, top'n'tailed by WCRC 47826 and 47804, coasts downhill towards Dalgety Bay on 11 June.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [11/06/2011]


Eridge: Small Prairie 5521 waits to leave Eridge for Tunbridge Wells West on 11 June 2011 with a service on the Spa Valley Railway.

Brighton, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells Railway (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway)
Ian Dinmore [11/06/2011]


Inverkeithing East Junction: SRPS excursion bound for Yorkshire [see image 34458] passes Inverkeithing East Junction on 11 June behind WCRC 47826. Sister locomotive 47804 was on the rear of the train.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [11/06/2011]


Tunbridge Wells West: Scene at Tunbridge Wells West on 11 June 2011. Ex-GWR 2-6-2T no 5521 has recently arrived with a train from Eridge on the Spa Valley Railway. [See image 41284]

Brighton, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells Railway (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway)
Ian Dinmore [11/06/2011]


Glasgow Riverside Museum: Front entrance of the new Riverside Museum on 11 June 2011 - see news item.

Glasgow City Council
John Yellowlees [11/06/2011]


Hoylake: Hoylake, penultimate stop on the West Kirby branch, has notable Art Deco station buildings. The line enjoys a fifteen minute service frequency and Merseyrail EMU 508141 is seen here calling on 11 June 2011 with a Liverpool bound service.

Hoylake Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/06/2011]


Eridge: 33063 R J Mitchell waits at Eridge on 11 June 2011 before commencing the return journey to Tunbridge Wells West.

Brighton, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells Railway (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway)
Ian Dinmore [11/06/2011]


West Kirby: This striking canopy at West Kirby was built for the 1938 Wirral lines electrification but behind the original Victorian station building is still used. The two platforms both see regular trains and alongside each are electrified stabling sidings. The goods yard was originally to the left of the picture, the site now covered by council offices. Merseyrail EMU 507030 awaits departure for Liverpool Central on 11 June.

West Kirby Extension (Hoylake and Birkenhead Railway and Tramway)
Mark Bartlett [11/06/2011]


Musselburgh: Face to face. A class 322, long associated with the North Berwick line, meets one of the new class 380 replacements at Musselburgh. Photographed looking west over the platforms towards Queen Margaret University Campus on 11 June 2011. The plate girder bridge beyond the stairway once spanned the former goods lines on their climb from Monktonhall Junction to Wanton Walls. [See image 29553]

North British Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2011]


Cowdenbeath: 47237 climbs away from Cowdenbeath with The Royal Scotsman on 11 June 2012.

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
Bill Roberton [11/06/2012]


Fishergate Tunnel: 66127 accelerates the 14 bitumen empties away from Strand Road level crossing towards the 1:29 incline to the main line. The thrice weekly train from Preston Dock to Lindsey was photographed from above the Fishergate Hill tunnel portal [see image 20278] at the start of its coast to coast journey.

North Union Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/06/2012]


Dingwall: A plaque commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Inverness - Dingwall lines presented by David Simpson, Network Rail Managing Director in Scotland, to Richard Ardern of the Friends of the Far North Line before their AGM in Dingwall on 11 June 2012.

Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
John Yellowlees [11/06/2012]


Beamish: Former NER 6-wheel tool van 92189 (BR no 901612) on display at Beamish Museum in June 2013. The vehicle was built at York in 1899 and became part of the the breakdown train based at Percy Main, North Tyneside. It was latterly used by the C&W dept at Cambois.

Beamish Museum Limited
Veronica Clibbery [11/06/2013]


Lockerbie: The 14.00 Virgin Trains Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street passing south through Lockerbie on 11 June 2013.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2013]


Lockerbie: The 14.30 TransPennine service to Edinburgh (12.00 ex-Manchester Airport) about to leave Lockerbie on 11 June 2013.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2013]


Beamish: Cosmetically restored Siemens electric shunting locomotive E2 (Works no 455 of 1909), in National Coal Board livery, on a length of track at Beamish Museum in June 2013. No E2 was formerly part of the Harton Coal Company fleet and ended its working life at Westoe Colliery, South Shields, in the 1980s. [See image 18190]

Beamish Museum Limited
Veronica Clibbery [11/06/2013]


Lockerbie: The 12.00 Manchester Airport - Edinburgh Waverley calls at Lockerbie on 11 June 2013.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2013]


Newcastle Central: 156443 approaching Newcastle Central from the east in June 2013.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Veronica Clibbery [11/06/2013]


Beamish: View over the station at Beamish in June 2013.

Beamish Museum Limited
Veronica Clibbery [11/06/2013]


Beamish: Former BR operated Grimsby and Immingham tram no 26 photographed at Beamish open air museum on 11 June 2013 [see image 43519]

Beamish Museum Limited
Veronica Clibbery [11/06/2013]


Lockerbie: The 13.40 Glasgow Central - London Euston Pendolino runs through Lockerbie's platform 2 at speed on 11 June 2013.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2013]


Beamish: Originally Gateshead & District Tramways no 10, later BR Grimsby & Immingham Tramway no 26, seen in operation at the North of England Open Air Museum, Beamish, on 11 June 2013.

Beamish Museum Limited
Veronica Clibbery [11/06/2013]


Beamish: BR Tram no 26 in operation at Beamish on 11 June 2013. One of 19 redundant cars purchased by British Railways from Gateshead & District Tramways when that system closed in 1951. What had originally been Gateshead no 10 became BR no 26 on the Grimsby & Immingham Tramway, which continued to operate until the summer of 1961.

Beamish Museum Limited
Veronica Clibbery [11/06/2013]


Lockerbie: Road approach to the 1847 station at Lockerbie in June 2013. View is north east from Station Road. The roofless section in the left background once formed the eastern terminus of the Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway (closed 1966). The roof was removed and the bays infilled during a major station refurbishment the 1970s [see image 2704].

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2013]


Beamish: Pair of preservation candidates at Beamish Museum in June 2013. On the right is an 0-4-0ST industrial locomotive believed to date from around 1900 and to have once worked in Stockton Ironworks. It carries the number 5 and the name Malleable. On the left is Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST 1532 of 1901, named Newcastle.

Beamish Museum Limited
Veronica Clibbery [11/06/2013]


Lockerbie: The 1407 Edinburgh Waverley - Manchester Airport arriving at Lockerbie on 11 June. The footbridge with integral lifts was commissioned in February 2008, prior to which passengers arriving from the north with impaired mobility and requiring assistance were advised to travel to Carlisle and change to a northbound stopping train.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2013]


Edinburgh Park: View east from a city bound Edinburgh tram on the flyover crossing the E&G at Edinburgh Park on 11 June 2014. The train at the platform is the 10.58 Dunblane - Edinburgh.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2014]


Tannochside Junction: The trackbed of the former Tannochside Branch of the Caledonian Railway, looking east from near the site of the Cutty Sark bridge in June 2014. Vegetation has been cleared and the solum is in use as an access route for the M8 Baillieston extension advance works.

Tannochside Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Colin McDonald [11/06/2014]


Lostock Hall: 11 June 2014 was the first Wednesday of the 2014 season for the weekly Fellsman railtour from Lancaster to Carlisle via the S&C. Doing the honours on the first outing was Stanier 8F 2-8-0 no. 48151, seen here on the return trip passing through Lostock Hall station.

Blackburn and Preston Railway
John McIntyre [11/06/2014]


Hamburg Hauptbahnhof: The imposing train shed of Hamburg Hauptbahnhof shelters three very different trains on 11th June. To the right is a Deutsche Bahn IC (Intercity) service, while in the middle is a Metronom double-decker on regional duties - superficially the latter looks like a private operation, but the company is actually owned by the three German Laender (states) of Bremen, Hamburg and Niedersachsen. On the left Deutsche Bahn's 17.28 ICE (Intercity-Express) to Copenhagen is formed by a Class 605 high-speed tilting DMU.

Deutsche Bahn
David Spaven [11/06/2014]


Bargeddie Bridge: Currently supporting the Commonwealth Games as well as the passing coal traffic - the Cutty Sark bridge pictured on 11th June 2014.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [11/06/2014]


Gyle Centre [Tram]: An airport bound Edinburgh tram comes off the level crossing over South Gyle Broadway on 11 June 2014 as it slows for the stop at Gyle Centre.

Edinburgh Trams
John Furnevel [11/06/2014]


Didcot Parkway: Freightliner 70014 makes its presence felt (and heard) as it accelerates an eastbound container train through the platforms of Didcot station on 11 June 2015.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [11/06/2015]


Didcot Parkway: 97302 (37170) in Network Rail colours, stabled in the sidings alongside Didcot station on 11 June 2015 at the head of Track Measurement Train.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [11/06/2015]


Didcot Parkway: Royal Train behind 67005 Queen's Messenger eastbound through Didcot on 11 June. No Royals on board on this occasion but their luggage and security detail (by all accounts).

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [11/06/2015]


Newbattle Viaduct: Heading for Tweedbank, a 158 on a route familiarisation trip crosses Newbattle Viaduct on 11 June 2015.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [11/06/2015]


Didcot Parkway: DB Schenker 60063 heading the Theale Sidings to Robeston Murco Tanks west through Didcot on 11 June 2015.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [11/06/2015]


Hardengreen Viaduct: The 1052 Tweedbank - Newcraighall 2Z51 ScotRail 158 driver training trip crossing Hardengreen Viaduct on 11 June 2015 approximately 3 miles from its destination [see image 45688].

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [11/06/2015]


Didcot Railway Centre: BR (GWR) 2-6-2T 4144, photographed on 11 June 2015 newly restored at the Didcot Railway Centre.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [11/06/2015]


Euxton: A London bound Pendolino passes Euxton on 11 June 2016. Euxton Jct is behind the train to the left as it crosses a minor road on structure 89. The footbridge behind is structure 90.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [11/06/2016]


TGV: View of the stylish interior of TGV Lyria bar car working a Paris to Lausanne service.

SNCF
John Yellowlees [11/06/2016]


Cantley: A blooming boat! Cantley station up side, June 2016.

Yarmouth and Norwich Railway (Norfolk Railway)
Ian Dinmore [11/06/2016]


Arisaig: Barrow crossing no more - the Mallaig-bound Royal Scotsman blocks authorised egress by ScotRail passengers from the eastbound platform at Arisaig on 11th June 2016.

Mallaig Extension Railway (West Highland Railway)
David Spaven [11/06/2016]


Arisaig: Bus-rail integration at Arisaig on 11th June 2016 - but only for particularly well-off rail passengers.

Mallaig Extension Railway (West Highland Railway)
David Spaven [11/06/2016]


Leyland: 'Only mad dogs and Scotsmen go out in the mid-day rain...' (with apologies to Mr N Coward). At shortly after half past 12 an SRPS railtour from Glenrothes with Thornton to Liverpool approaches Leyland in a torrential downpour on 11 June 2016. The wipers on the WCRC Class 47 looked like they were working overtime. On returning to my car I found that it was surrounded by water in the car park!

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [11/06/2016]


Dalgety Bay: 47832 leads an SRPS excursion returning from Liverpool to Glenrothes with Thornton into Dalgety Bay on 11 June.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [11/06/2016]


Cantley: Station adopters at Cantley, Norfolk, in June 2016. [See image 58319]

Yarmouth and Norwich Railway (Norfolk Railway)
Ian Dinmore [11/06/2016]


Sigmaringen: A traditional signal box survives at Sigmaringen, seen on 11th June 2017.

Koeniglich-Wuerttembergische Staats-Eisenbahnen
David Spaven [11/06/2017]


Sigmaringen: The photographer got rather over-excited when he heard the roar of a Class 218 diesel hydraulic at Sigmaringen on 11th June. The 218s were the backbone of DB's main-line diesel locomotive traction from the 1970s up to the reunification of Germany, but conversion of services to DMU operation and electrification have severely depleted their passenger operations. A pocket of 218-hauled services survives in this part of Germany, centred on Ulm. The service being hauled here is a Sundays Stuttgart-Aulendorf IRE train, with a van for bikes.

Koeniglich-Wuerttembergische Staats-Eisenbahnen
David Spaven [11/06/2017]


Sigmaringen: 4445: The bike van on a westbound Hohenzollerische Landesbahn Naturpark-Express service, seen at Sigmaringen on 11th June 2017.

Koeniglich-Wuerttembergische Staats-Eisenbahnen
David Spaven [11/06/2017]


Beuron: A flurry of activity on the platform at Beuron station on 11th June, as cyclists load and offload bikes from a westbound Naturpark-Express service.

Koeniglich-Wuerttembergische Staats-Eisenbahnen
David Spaven [11/06/2017]


Edinburgh Waverley: A rogue class 92 among the DMUs at Waverley on Sunday 11th of June at about 17:45. This is what I used to call the Dundee platforms when the services were loco hauled. I don't think 92044 is a regular sleeper loco but am happy to be corrected.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Crinan Dunbar [11/06/2017]


Rosyth: 67016 nears Rosyth with the SRPS empty stock from Thornton Yard to Bo'ness, having formed the previous day's excursion to Scarborough. 11 June.

Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Bill Roberton [11/06/2017]


Glasgow Queen Street High Level: A modest piece of scaffolding has been erected near the Dundas Street entrance. According to Network Rail, this is part of phase one – a 'soft strip' of Consort House ahead of the main project works involving the demolition and redevelopment of Queen Street Station.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin McDonald [11/06/2017]


Ueberlingen Mitte: A DB Friedrichshafen-Radoffzell RE service calls at the single-platform Ueberlingen Mitte station serving the centre of Ueberlingen on the Bodensee on 11th June 2017. As one would expect in Germany, the local bus station is immediately beside the railway station (to the right).

Großherzoglich Badische Staatseisenbahnen
David Spaven [11/06/2017]


Millerhill Yard: A view showing the nearly completed work to install the second point and piece the signalling back together.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Jeffray Wotherspoon [11/06/2017]


Krauechenwies: June 2017 grab shot (from a bus) of a diesel shunter at an industrial plant in Krauechenwies on the freight-only line from Mengen on the Sigmaringen-Aulendorf cross-country route in southern Baden-Wuerttemberg. Throughout Germany one of the most striking contrasts with Britain is the widespread extent of modern industry (large, medium and small) – and private rail sidings continue to serve industrial plants much smaller than have justified retention in Britain.

 

Großherzoglich Badische Staatseisenbahnen
David Spaven [11/06/2017]


Lytham: A service to Blackpool South departs from Lytham on 11 June 2018. The station building on the right (now a restaurant and bar) was well patronised as was the Class 142 unit.

Blackpool and Lytham Railway
John McIntyre [11/06/2018]


Cowlairs Incline: Future eastbound drivers eye view of the new roadbridge being constructed over Cowlairs Incline as part of the Sighthill Regeneration Scheme.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Martin MacGuire [11/06/2018]


Scarborough Road Junction: A view looking along the south side of Scarborough Road Bridge in Norton, North Yorks, which has not been infilled despite development on the trackbed on both sides. Scarborough Road Junction was adjacent to the bridge, to link the Pilmoor to Driffield Line to the York to Scarborough line via a south to west spur.

Malton and Driffield Junction Railway
David Pesterfield [11/06/2018]


Scarborough Road Junction: A view along the north side of Scarborough Road rail underbridge in Norton North Yorks showing the still accessible trackbed through the bridge. Scarborough Road Junction lay adjacent to the bridge, with a spur turning to the west immediately north of the bridge to connect the Pilmoor to Driffield line to the York to Scarborough line.

Malton and Driffield Junction Railway
David Pesterfield [11/06/2018]


Scarborough Road Junction: The road overbridge on Scarborough Road in Norton North Yorkshire, seen in a view looking west towards the town centre, sat above Scarborough Road Junction. The junction was at the south end of a south to west spur linking the line running from Pilmoor on the ECML, that continued towards Driffield, to the York to Scarborough line. Through holiday specials from the North East or Scotland to Scarborough would stop south of the junction and then be pulled back over the spur towards Malton Station to then continue forward to the east coast resort. The spur has been built over, as is the land to the immediate south of the bridge, but a little further on much of the trackbed is extant to Settrington & North Grimston.

Malton and Driffield Junction Railway
David Pesterfield [11/06/2018]


Scarborough Road Junction: A view in a north westerly direction, from Scarborough Road rail underbridge in Norton North Yorks, to the road built along part of the spur that linked the Pilmoor to Driffield line with the York to Scarborough line to the east of Malton Station. The line to Pilmoor ran straight ahead north where the trees are now to right of view.

Malton and Driffield Junction Railway
David Pesterfield [11/06/2018]


Gleneagles: 800202/1 approach Gleneagles with a Doncaster - Edinburgh - Inverness training run on 11 June.

Scottish Central Railway
Bill Roberton [11/06/2018]


Squires Gate: A Northern service to Blackpool South departs from Squires Gate on the afternoon of 11 June 2018.

Blackpool and Lytham Railway
John McIntyre [11/06/2018]


Ansdell and Fairhaven: The Blackpool South to Colne service gets ready to depart from Ansdell & Fairhave on 11 June 2018.

Blackpool and Lytham Railway
John McIntyre [11/06/2018]


Moss Side: A Blackpool South to Colne service calls at Moss Side on 11 June 2018. The guard checks the doors (no one got off and no one got on) but then sets the level crossing sequence running before the train is able to proceed towards Kirkham & Wesham. The former 'down' platform is still in existence in the long grass on the right.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
John McIntyre [11/06/2018]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1831Bolton and Leigh Railway
Kenyon and Leigh Junction Railway
Regular passenger trains run from Great Moor Street, Bolton, to Kenyon Junction on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
1862Inverness and Ross-shire RailwayInverness to Dingwall opened. (Connection made from Harbour line to new platforms in Inverness station, new railway makes connection with the Harbour line. The Harbour line is renamed the Rose Street Curve).
1872Ayr to Mauchline Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)Annbank to Cronberry opened for goods.
1956Aberdeen RailwayCove Bay closed
1956Aberdeen RailwayPortlethan closed
1956Aberdeen RailwayNewtonhill closed
1956Aberdeen RailwayCarmont closed
1956Dundee and Perth RailwayMagdelan Green closed
1956Arbroath and Forfar RailwayAuldbar Road closed.

News


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

YearCompaniesDescription
2005Hundreds stuck on trains after signal blaze [Scotsman]THOUSANDS of commuters were delayed last night on one of Scotland^s busiest rail routes after a cable fire brought chaos to services.
2005Tilting trains knocked off track by poor performance [Scotsman]VIRGIN^S prestigious tilting trains service between Scotland and London has been savaged by rail industry observers amid claims its chairman has left in disgust over performance.
2007Green light for rail link survey [Scotsman]A SURVEY of the proposed railway line from Edinburgh to the Borders is set to get underway.
2007Teenager on death driving charge [BBC News]A 17-year-old man is accused of death by dangerous driving following an incident at a level crossing.
2009MSPs ^obstructed^ in rail probe [BBC News Article]A Holyrood committee complains of obstruction and a lack of co-operation during its probe into a former transport chief^s shares.
2009Railways arrival signals new road bridge for Airdrie [Network Rail Article]Network Rail is set to begin construction of a new road bridge in Airdrie as part of the 300m* Transport Scotland funded Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link. [*At Q1 2006 prices]
2010Docklands Light Railway strike announced [BBC News]The Rail Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) has said its members on Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will walk out for three days on 23 June over a pay row.
2010Derailed train removed from line [BBC News]Work begins to remove the derailed Glasgow to Oban train which was resting over a 15-metre embankment in Argyll.
2011First look inside 20m tram depot [Blackpool Gazette]THE best in Europe thats Blackpools 20m new tram depot. Workers are putting the final touches to the state-of-the-art depot at Starr Gate, built in 18 months by contractor VolkerFitzpatrick, which will welcome the first of the resorts 16 super-trams in September. [From Mark Bartlett]
2013Network Rail told by regulator to cut costs by 2bn [BBC News]Network Rail has been told by the rail regulator that it must find savings of 2bn over the next five years at the same time as improving punctuality. But the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) said the cost cuts must not come at the expense of safety. It said at least nine out of 10 trains must run on time on all routes by 2019. Network Rail, which is in charge of the UK^s rail infrastructure, welcomed the plans and said it would respond in September after analysing the findings.
2014London Midland rail franchise extended to 2016 [BBC News]London Midland has had its franchise extended by six months, the train company has announced. The firm, which operates services across the West Midlands, said it would now operate up to March 2016. The Department for Transport (DfT) said the process of awarding a contract beyond then had not begun. [From Richard Buckby]
2015How will Winchburgh tunnel rail works affect passengers? [BBC News]On Saturday, the Winchburgh railway tunnel in West Lothian will close for 44 days causing delays to Glasgow-Edinburgh train services. Staff will be working round-the-clock in the 330m-long tunnel to lower two lines of track to create space for overhead power lines for the new trains.
2015Transpennine electrification delayed indefinitely [Rail News]ELECTRIFICATION between York and Manchester across the Pennines has been delayed indefinitely. Network Rail has explained that it is putting the scheme on hold so that further development can be worked out first to yield the maximum benefits, but industry observers claim that problems encountered in electrifying the line between Manchester and Liverpool are also a factor. [From Richard Buckby]
2015UK light rail usage on the up [Rail News]Passenger journeys on light rail systems around the UK have risen by 5.6 per cent in the past year. Almost 240 million passenger journeys were made last year, with Docklands Light Railway, Tyne and Wear Metro, and Manchester Metrolink recording the biggest increases. Passenger satisfaction levels were at 90 per cent. [From Richard Buckby]
2016Swanage Railway: First cross-country train on restored track [BBC News]The first mainline cross-country train will run across four-miles of restored track on a Dorset heritage line later. The excursion train from Derby to Swanage will run on the new Swanage Railway heritage line between Wareham and the seaside resort. Trial passenger services to reconnect Swanage with the Network Rail mainline at Wareham are due to start in June next year. The original rail line was closed by British Rail and ripped up in 1972.
2017North Highland rail services confirmed as worst performing [Press & Journal]Rail services to the far north are by far the worst performing in Scotland, shocking new punctuality figures show. Only 64.2% of trains arrived at Wick station within five minutes of their scheduled time the lowest rate across the country. And just 38.1% of services were within one minute of their booked arrival time, the fourth worst performance in that category for the 12 months to the end of April. Highland transport chiefs said that a series of 14 cancellations last month had a severe impact on the figures for the service to Wick. Four of the worst six performing stations against the five minute target were all on the Far North Line, with Wick on 64.2%, Tain achieving it 77.1% of the time, Inverness in 78.6% of cases, and Invergordon on 79.3%. The national average was 90.03%, according to new monthly annual average statistics from ScotRail. The route between Inverness and Caithness has been beset with problems in recent years, prompting the Scottish Government to establish the Far North Line Review Group last year.
2018Trains steam ahead on Pennines heritage line [BBC News]Trains have returned to a section of England^s highest railway line for the first time in more than 40 years. South Tynedale Railway, a narrow gauge line in the Pennines, is built on the track bed of the Alston Line which closed in 1976. Operated by a preservation society, it runs steam trains between Alston in Cumbria and Lintley in Northumberland. In what has been described as a ^milestone^ it now runs to Slaggyford, further up the Tyne Valley.
2018York railway station: Entrance revamp plans revealed [BBC News]Plans have been revealed to revamp the entrance to York railway station. The proposals would see some buildings and a road bridge demolished, new taxi ranks, expanded car parks and a new pedestrianised square. The designs are on display at the station for four weeks
2018Investment in West Calder gives station accessibility a lift [Network Rail]West Calder station’s new, fully-accessible footbridge and lifts have opened to passengers, as part of a multi-million-pound transformation of the West Lothian station.