Severn Tunnel Junction: 6991 Acton Burnell Hall passing the yards at Severn Tunnel Junction on 27 June 1959 with an up train on the GWR South Wales main line.
Severn Tunnel Junction Shed: Ex-GWR 2-8-2T no 7225 in the yard at Severn Tunnel Junction MPD (86E) on 27 June 1959. The locomotive was eventually withdrawn from here in May 1964. [With thanks to Vic Smith]
Severn Tunnel Junction Shed: 2852 on shed at 86E, Severn Tunnel Junction, on 27 June 1959
Newport High Street: 5064 Bishop's Castle calls at Newport High Street on 27 June 1959.
Newport Pill: Hawksworth 0-6-0PT 1506 on shed at 86B Newport (Pill) on 27 June 1959.
Wemyss Bay Junction: 80109 approaching from Wemyss Bay. Wemyss Bay Junction.
Carlisle: Looking south from platform 3 at Carlisle on 27 June 1964 as Holbeck based Black 5 no 44853 arrives with a local from Hellifield.
Carlisle Upperby Shed: BR Standard class 4 4-6-0 75051 in the shed yard at Carlisle Upperby in the summer of 1964.
Beattock Summit: Footplate view from a banking engine preparing to drop off as its train breasts Beattock Summit on 27 June 1964. [See image 45518]
Carlisle: BR Clan Pacific 72008 Clan MacLeod about to leave Carlisle for Aberdeen in June 1964.
Carlisle: Black 5 45218 stands ready to take over a Blackpool train at Carlisle on 27 June 1964. The train has just arrived at platform 4 behind Britannia Pacific 70007 Coeur-de-Lion.
Plates, signs and notices: Alterations to BR train services in the west of Scotland with effect from 27 June 1966 ....and the reason for them.
Aberystwyth: Scene at Aberystwyth on 27 June 1974, with BR Sulzer Type 2 No. 24145 being prepared for departure with train 1E24, the overnight mail to York, which conveyed passenger accommodation throughout. However it was effectively two different trains as far as passengers were concerned (and doesn't seem to have been advertised as a through train) - leaving at around 18.30, it arrived at Shrewsbury by 21.00 and stood there for almost two hours before restarting its journey at 22.50.
Carlisle: A 'Peak' approaching Carlisle from the south in the summer of 1976 on the climb up from London Road and the S&C route.
Carlisle: A down train approaching Carlisle platform 3 out of the sun on a bright June afternoon in 1976 behind Holbeck 'Peak' type 4 locomotive no 28.
Norwich Thorpe: The approach to Norwich (Thorpe) station on 27th June 1977 showing the extensive sidings and facilities that once existed. The station itself is off to the right beyond the fuelling stages. Following electrification in the 1980s, the whole layout was simplified considerably.
Norwich Thorpe: 1977 was the Queens Jubilee year and Stratford MPD's contribution was to apply Union Jacks to the sides of 47163 and 47164. The latter is seen here departing Norwich Thorpe for London in June 1977. Sister engine 47163 was involved in a fatal collision later that year. The signal box lasted until August 1988.
Kings Cross: Scene at Kings Cross on 27 June 1978 with Deltic 55013 The Black Watch leaving the platforms and a pair of 31s acting as station pilots.
Kings Cross: Deltic no 55003 Meld, at the head of an ECML service, standing alongside 31405 on empty stock duty at Kings Cross on 27 June 1978
Kings Cross: Deltic 55013 The Black Watch stands at Kings Cross on 27 June 1978.
Aviemore: 25044 southbound through Aviemore on 27 June 1980
Aviemore: A4 Pacific 60009 Union of South Africa at Aviemore on 27 June 1980 with the Royal Highlander special from Edinburgh.
Aviemore: A4 Pacific 60009 Union of South Africa at Aviemore in June 1980 about to return to Edinburgh with the 'Royal Highlander' special.
Eastfield MPD: A sorry looking 27043 at Eastfield in June 1981. The locomotive (originally BRCW D5414) had been withdrawn in April 1980 following fire damage and was subsequently used for re-railing practice at the depot until disposal in November 1985. Disposal itself was unusual in that, after it was decided against conventional cutting up due to the presence of asbestos, the locomotive was eventually buried at Paterson's Tip, the large landfill site at Mount Vernon.
Edinburgh Waverley: 55010 The Kings Own Scottish Borderer at Waverley on 27 June 1981 waiting to depart with the 1E35 overnight service to Kings Cross.
St Rollox Works: 27202 in the process of being cut up at St Rollox Works in June 1981 alongside the remains of a class 26.
Edinburgh Waverley: Deltic 55010 The Kings Own Scottish Borderer stands alongside a class 27 at the east end of Waverley on 27 June 1981.
St Rollox Works: Open day at St Rollox works, 27 June 1981.
Eastfield MPD: A battery of Type 2s at Eastfield on 27 June 1981.
Eastfield MPD: 40162 stands alongside a class 26 at Eastfield MPD on 27 June 1981. The class 40 is thought to have been the last BR locomotive to carry operational 4-character headcodes.
St Rollox Works: St Rollox Works open day on 27 June 1981. Locomotives on show that day included (left to right), 44008 Penyghent, a class 37, D49 246 Morayshire, a class 81 and a class 20.
St Rollox Works: Withdrawn 27009 stands at St Rollox Works during an open day on 27 June 1981.
Shrivenham: GWR Castle class 4-6-0 no 5029 Nunney Castle passing Shrivenham with a special on 27 June 1993.
Dereham: The trackless Dereham station, Norfolk, on 27 June 1995. [See image 36187]
Usan Signal Box: A southbound Virgin Trains 125 set approaching Usan signal box on the single line section from Montrose in June 1999.
Dresden: A Tatra T4D / B4D set No. 224 056 runs along the Sophienstrasse in Dresden between the Taschenberg Palace Hotel (left) and the Zwinger on a Line 8 (SÃ¼dvorstadt to Hellerau) working. 27th June 2001. Not being of low-floor design, these trams no longer run in normal service, but they do still see use over the Christmas period. I'm afraid the development of the Dresden tram network was rather complex with a number of different companies involved and I've not been able to pin down who built this section of line. The current operator is the Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB).
Sophienstrasse: A Tatra T4D / B4D set No. 224 056 runs along the Sophienstrasse in Dresden between the Taschenberg Palace Hotel (left) and the Zwinger on a Line 8 (SÃ¼dvorstadt to Hellerau) working. 27th June 2001. Not being of low-floor design, these trams no longer run in normal service, but they do still see use over the Christmas period. The development of the Dresden tram network was rather complex with a number of different companies involved and I've not been able to pin down who built this section of line. The current operator is the Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB).
Lowdham: Clearly a dangerous location. Six fire buckets on the platform at Lowdham station.
Princes Street Gardens: Old box on the north side of the cutting in Princes Street Gardens in June 2006.
Larbert: Bidirectional running capability now exists at south end of Larbert: southbound starter signal on the original northbound platform
Larbert: The old still hanging on for dear life... Northbound express passing semaphore signal at north end of Larbert station. Anyone know when the signals at the north end are being replaced?
Larbert: In with the new: single aspect colour light signal South of Larbert Station
Whitemyre Junction: Looking west along the trackbed of the Stirling - Dunfermline line at the former Whitemyre Junction, where the West of Fife Mineral Railway branched off to the right.
Gleneagles: The evening stopping service calls at Gleneagles on 27th June.
Clisson: EMU 27718 has just arrived from Nantes at Clisson and will shortly cross over and follow a fast express back to Nantes calling all stations.
Bathgate East Junction: View west from the B792 at Bathgate on 27 June 2009. Fencing to protect the new Bathgate TMD is taking shape with the first of the new sidings associated with the depot on the left.
Cowdenbeath: After hauling The Heart of Midlothian special from York to Edinburgh earlier in the day, no 9 and support coach are seen approaching the Broad Street bridge in Cowdenbeath on Saturday 27 June 2009. Locomotive and crew have only a short distance to cover before arriving back at their home base at Thornton Junction.
North Queensferry: 60009 Union of South Africa runs through North Queensferry station on 27 June with a support coach after crossing the Forth Bridge. Earlier in the afternoon the locomotive had hauled The Heart of Midlothian special from York to Edinburgh Waverley.
Musselburgh: View south west over Musselburgh station on 27 June 2010. From left to right are the bridge carrying Whitehill Farm Road over the ECML, the access stairs to the down platform and station car park, the plate girder bridge that once spanned the goods lines to Wanton Walls Junction and, in the background, Queen Margaret University campus.
Bathgate Upper: 66162 slowly passes over the level crossing located to the east of the former Bathgate Upper station. The new station can be seen in the background. This ballast train halted after crossing to await instructions.
Airdrie: Development continues at Airdrie with the eastbound sleepers now in place and footbridge more complete.
Armadale: Both tracks are now laid at the new Armadale station. View looks east. [See image 29571] for the same view in 1988.
Wanton Walls Junction: View east on 27 June 2010 along the route of the direct goods lines that ran between Niddrie West (behind camera) and the ECML. The location is around 250m short of the former Wanton Walls Junction where the Lothian Lines route from Leith and Portobello came in from the left. The old footbridge seen here just to the north of Newcraighall village has long been out of use with the right of way having reverted to the original footpath seen crossing the trackbed in the foreground.
Woody Bay: Arrival at Woody Bay on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway on 27 June 2010, hauled by Kerr Stuart 0-6-0T Axe.
Drumgelloch: The new Drumgelloch station is taking shape. View from the west end of station road looking west with the former Clarkston (Lanarkshire) station a short distance behind me.
Carnbroe: View taken on the A725 southbound under the B7070. At this point the road follows the course of the former GBH&CR south from Coatbridge to Bellshill. [EC note: I've wanted this shot for years and Mike kindly obliged with only a few moments notice!]
Westcraigs: Drat, this view is not going to be quite as good as I'd hoped ... view looking east from the new overbridge at the former Westcraigs station. The track is not yet down, the western extent being near the new station. The new Blackridge station is being built further east by Woodend Junction on the site of the yard for the Woodend, Netherton and Blackrigg colliery branches. [See image 29582] for the same view in 1988 and [see image 9677] for the view in 2006 before works began.
Glenfinnan: Black 5 no 45231 leaves Glenfinnan on Sunday 27 June with The Jacobite heading for Mallaig.
Bathgate Upper: A service for Bathgate takes the route to the terminus. This followed hot on the heels of a ballast train which, having entered the line under construction, paused out of shot behind the camera. After passage of the ballast train the level crossing fencing is secured across the line.
Morningside (Caledonian): The 'Watsonhead' coal loading pad was built just shy of the former Wishaw and Coltness terminus at Morningside when a short section of the former line was re-opened from Stirling Road. Historically the W&C line was continued on ultimately to Bathgate by the Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness (the uneasy relationship demonstrated by the fact there were two Morningside stations on either side of a roadbridge for the two companies, later the Caley and NB). The loading pad was to be removed after Watsonhead opencast was worked out but is still in place, albeit somewhat overgrown, presumably due to a number of other opencast possibilities in the area. The view looks west towards Morningside Junction at Stirling Road. Formerly the branch to the Chapel Colliery was to the left, the passenger line to Newmains to the right and Morningside (Caledonian) station and a branch to the Allanton Brickworks and collieries behind the camera. [See image 29594]
Summerlee Heritage Centre: Regrettably the 311 at the Summerlee Heritage Centre gives new meaning to 'Blue Train'. Appropriately enough it is located by the Airdrie line (well, the M&K line running south to Whifflet) in the area of the former marshalling yard by Sunnyside Junction. The Centre, built on the site of the former Summerlee Ironworks, is definitely worth a visit.
Musselburgh: The twin bridges on Whitehill Farm Road, seen from the south in June 2010, with Musselburgh station on the far side. Approaching is the ubiquitous Lothian no 30 bus heading for its stop at Queen Margaret Campus off to the left. The bus is about to cross the stone arch over the ECML, following which it will pass over the plate girder bridge that once spanned the goods lines [see image 34450].
Caldercruix: Caldercruix looking east towards the new station. This must be the only station being re-built on the line in its original location.
Musselburgh: A rarely seen view of Musselburgh station car park. No cars. Taken early on a Sunday morning in the summer of 2010 looking south east. The pedestrian stairway from Whitehill Farm Road is straight ahead, while access to the northbound platform is via the steps centre left. The stone arch spans the ECML, while the plate girder bridge once provided a parallel path for the Lothian Lines between Wanton Walls and Monktonhall junctions. The trackbed of the latter is now heavily overgrown and fenced off at this point.
Birchington-on-Sea: A quiet afternoon at Birchington-on-Sea looking east towards Margate on 27 June 2010.
Westcraigs Junction: View west over Westcraigs Junction. It's much more difficult now to tell this is a former junction site with the former line to Shotts taking off to the left. Rails have been placed on the prepared trackbed and at the time of the photograph overhead masts only extend from Bathgate to the west end of the former Westcraigs station.
Caldercruix: Looking west at Hillend Reservoir. With the new fencing going up this shortcut to the reservoir will soon be gone.
Sunnyside Junction: View south towards Sunnyside Junction from the former Gartsherrie line in June 2010.
Musselburgh: View south east from Whitehill Farm Road bridge, Musselburgh, in 2010, looking along the ECML. The 1988 Musselburgh station is on the other side of the bridge behind the camera. The route of the former freight lines from Wanton Walls, long since returned to nature, descended on the right towards Monktonhall Junction. [See image 29553]
Woody Bay: Kerr Stuart 0-6-0T Axe seen at the Lynton & Barnstable's Woody Bay station on 27 June 2010.
New Cumnock: Southbound coal through New Cumnock on 27th June 2011 behind Freightliner 66606.
Masham: Looking south across the A6108 in the summer of 2011 towards the site of the former Masham station and goods yard, now in use as a camping and caravan park. The crossing gates were installed in 1905 when a siding was extended across the road to serve a contractor's transhipment yard with 2ft gauge tramway used in the construction of two nearby reservoirs. Masham station saw its last passenger in January 1931, with the line from Melmerby Junction closing completely in 1963. [See image 34893]
Richmond, Yorkshire: Looking south west towards the multi-arched main entrance to the 1846 Tudor style station building at Richmond, North Yorkshire, in June 2011. Located at the end of a branch off the ECML at Eryholme Junction, south of Darlington, Richmond closed to passengers in March 1968. Following an unsuccessful spell as a garden centre the building has now been refurbished and put to use as a thriving visitor and community centre [see image 35115].
Richmond, Yorkshire: Part of the interior of the former Richmond station in North Yorkshire on 27 June 2011. View from the upper gallery which was hosting an exhibition of local paintings at the time. [See image 3293]
New Cumnock: EWS 66177 brings a northbound freight through New Cumnock on 27 June 2011. The train is the 6Z89 from Carlisle to Hunterston consisting of empty box wagons for coal.
Masham: Part of 'Old Station Yard' at Masham, North Yorkshire, photographed on 27 June 2011, in use as a caravan and camping park. The restored goods shed is now a cafe. Beyond the fence, the former station master's house is the home of the family operating the site. A single storey station building adjoins the house although the platforms have been infilled. Former railway cottages stand in the right background. The corrugated iron-roofed garages to the right were adapted from the old coal-drops. Opened in 1875, the single line Masham branch left the Leeds Northern at Melmerby North Junction and was served by 4 trains a day from Ripon. Masham lost its passenger service in 1930, although the line itself survived until 1963.
Masham: The former Masham station and goods yard in June 2011. The station, which stood at the end of a single line from Melmerby North Junction, was once served by branch trains from Ripon. Closed to passengers in 1930, Masham remained open for freight for another 33 years. On the left is the old station building and station master's house, with former railway cottages beyond. The old goods shed on the right has now been converted to a cafe and picture gallery.
Richmond, Yorkshire: The old 2-road locomotive shed at Richmond, North Yorkshire, seen in June 2011. The shed was officially closed as a locomotive servicing facility as long ago as December 1933. Today the refurbished building is in use as a health and fitness centre. Photograph taken looking north, with the main station building off picture to the left.
Innerleithen: Slowly disappearing from view behind garden foliage is the well preserved Innerleithen station building. This view, in June 2011, of the platform shelter is taken from what would have been the middle of the level crossing looking east towards Galashiels. 2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of this line.
Leyburn: The former goods shed, station building and station house at Leyburn looking west from the site of the goods yard in June 2011. Closed by BR in 1954, Leyburn is now part of the Wensleydale Railway. [See image 1451]
Welbury: The former station at Welbury on the old Leeds Northern route that now provides the direct link from the ECML at Northallerton to Teesside. The station, which closed to passengers in 1954, is seen here on 27 June 2011 looking south west towards Northallerton.
Richmond, Yorkshire: Looking east across the A6136 towards the old terminus at Richmond, North Yorkshire, in June 2011. The restored station (closed in 1969) now houses a cafe, shops, cinema, museum, exhibition centre etc. [See image 34881]
Moulton: View west over the site of the level crossing at the former Moulton station on the Richmond branch in North Yorkshire. Part of the platform remains can be seen on the right with a replica station nameboard standing in the background. The station lost its passenger service in 1969 with the branch closing to all traffic a year later.
Richmond: Looking across the A6136 in Richmond, North Yorkshire, at the west end of 'The Station' on 27 June 2011. The refurbished building (closed to passengers in 1969) is now a home for various activities as well as housing a heritage and visitor centre. A heart warming change since my last visit when there had been talk of possible demolition [see image 3293].
Richmond, Yorkshire: Part of the interior of 'The Station' at Richmond, North Yorkshire, in June 2011, showing the northern half of the restored double-pitched roof - as featured in a former Railscot Mystery photograph [see image 34194].
Milton Keynes: The atrium of the new Network Rail HQ in Milton Keynes, with barely visible white 'Network Rail' script on the glass. The building, seen here on 27 June 2012, is about five minutes' walk from Central station.
Marne la Vallee Chessy: Gare de Marne la Vallee Chessy, station entrance (in keeping with the destination it serves) facing onto the Disney Village at Euro Disney. This is a combined RER and TGV station, giving access to Paris via the RER A line operated by RATP (Paris's rough equivalent to SPT around Glasgow, but on a much grander scale)and also has direct links to French TGV network, and also links from London via Eurostar.
Shawfair: The Borders Railway station at Shawfair under construction on 27 June 2014. View south towards Sheriffhall from the new flyover, with road access and car parking to the left and Newton village in the right background. A 'new town' development is planned around this location.
Millerhill: The former Millerhill South Junction was to the right, Millerhill Junction behind, looking north towards Millerhill Yard on 27 June 2014. The route of the new Borders Railway via Shawfair station is to the west of here, running through the site once occupied by Monktonhall Colliery. [See image 35723]
Gleneagles: The new access road to the improved Gleneagles Station is now open with banners welcoming the 2014 Ryder Cup to Perthshire.
Gleneagles: A northbound train heading through Gleneagles on 27 June, showing the new car park and station improvements made for the Ryder Cup golf tournament in September.
Shawfair: The Borders Railway route through Shawfair, looking north towards Newcraighall on 27 June 2014. Construction work on the platforms and footbridge of Shawfair station is well underway, with the new flyover crossing the formation visible just beyond [see image 47782].
Sheriffhall City Bypass Overbridge: Almost back to normal at Sheriffhall on 27 June as a truck heads west over the new Borders Railway bridge towards Sheriffhall roundabout, with much of the abandoned diversionary route now removed.
Shawfair: The new Borders Railway route through Shawfair on 27 June 2014. View is north east, with Shawfair station under construction just off picture in the left background.
Ramsgreave and Wilpshire: 156487, climbing the last few yards of the bank from Daisyfield Junction, passes under the Blackburn ring road near Ramsgreave and Wilpshire station on a service for Clitheroe.
Furth im Wald: The 09.06 departure from Furth im Wald to Domazlice and Pilsen on 27th June is dwarfed by the surrounding unused infrastructure, the latter being partly due to engineering works which were blocking through long-distance passenger and freight trains on this route from Bavaria to Bohemia.
Beattock Summit: A1 Pacific 60163 Tornado waits in the loop at Beattock Summit on 27 June 2015 with 'The Border Reivers' Railtour.
Euxton: DRS 37667 heads north at Euxton on 27 June 2015 with a Network Rail test train from Derby to Carlisle.
Euxton: The Northern 1603 service from Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street approaches Bridge 90 at Euxton on 27 June 2015.
Gorgie: Large-scale OS map of the Gorgie Junction triangle with Haymarket shed (and turntable), the old Murrayfield Stadium and and a lot of warehouses. The 'Works' in the triangle was a brewery; why the reticence when the distillery is identified? Map from contributor's collection. Crown copyright.
Vitznau: Rigi Bahn cars 22 and 32 leave the lakeside town of Vitznau and immediately begin the steep ascent of the Rigi mountain on 27th June 2016.
Kings Cross: Hull Trains 180 113 at Kings Cross.
Vitznau: The compact arrangements at Vitznau, on the shore of Lake Lucerne. The depot is accessed by the turntable, which has a straight and curved line and is kept busy throughout the day. Here a vintage carriage that has just returned from a charter trip to Rigi summit is returned to its depot road by the resident shunter. The rail platforms are in the foreground with the ornate lake steamer station behind.
Dalry Road: Large scale OS map of Dalry Road station and shed in their last years. Edinburgensians can get misty-eyed spotting other bygones. Map from contributors collection. Crown copyright reserved.
Krabel: Krabel station and loop, with a train waiting to cross, seen from a descending car on the Rigi Bahn rack railway. Below Krabel station the freight yards at Arth Goldau on the SBB Gotthard line can be seen. Arth Goldau station is also the terminus of this branch of the Rigi Bahn, the other being Vitznau on Lake Lucerne.
Whitby: Map of the North Eastern Railway system seen at Whitby station in June 2016, some 93 years after the company ceased to exist.
Rigi Staffel: Mountain junction. Just below the summit station of Rigi Kulm is Rigi Staffel station where the two lines, to Vitznau (right) and Arth Goldau diverge. They are operated as separate lines but there is a connection here between the two systems. A day ticket is valid on both lines and associated cable cars. This view taken from a descending car heading for Arth Goldau.
Princes Street [Tram]: 'Tram Delay' on an Edinburgh Tram.
Dalston: Morning empties from Dalston Petroineos bound for Grangemouth, hauled by Colas 60056 on 27th June 2017. [Ref query 18 April 2018]
Breich: Glasgow bound at Breich showing the very low platforms but modern furniture, the closure notices and the empty surroundings. The village and its bus stop are a 15-minute walk away.
Breich: View north of Breich footbridge, modest car park and other facilities.
Breich: The timber shelter at Breich alongside the low platforms and the aged footbridge, whose need for replacement has prompted the decision to seek approval for closure.
Gilling: A view of the former station clock mounted in the wall at the west end of the Station House by the Malton line platform at Gilling Station. It was possibly for use by the crossing keeper. The makers name, Darling and Wood of (42 Coney Street) York, is still adorning the clock face.
Inverness: 158 719 arrives at Inverness with the 1209 ex Dyce bang on time at 1409. Every station on route showed it formed of 2 coaches but when it appeared 719 was dragging a 170 behind it.
Gilling: The entrances to Station House at Gilling Station, with crossing type gate, and beyond it the driveway to The Engine Shed residence. This is located in the converted former goods shed, seen alongside the B1363 York to Helmsley Road at the north end of the village. The tower of Holy Cross Church can be seen in the distance
Kingussie: The 06.30 pauses at Kingussie as the first northbound (1H03 05.08 Perth - Inverness) crosses with the first southbound of the day. Both 158 services may well be HSTs by the end of the year.
Kittybrewster [1st]: 6A32 China Clay tanks from Mossend on its way down to Aberdeen Waterloo on 27th June 2018. 66077 led on the branch with 66001 on the rear. [Ref query 28 June 2018]
Lea Road: 319386, employed on Blackpool North to Preston shuttles on 27th June 2018, approaches Darkinson Lane bridge heading east. [See image 60068] for a view of the same location one year earlier, before the bridge parapets were raised.
Lea Road: 319363 passes the site of Lea Road station and approaches Darkinson Lane bridge with a Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service on a sweltering 27th June 2018. [See image 32309] for a 2011 view of the same location.
Kittybrewster [2nd]: 6A32 China Clay train from Mossend heading north through Kittybrewster on 27th June 2018. 66001 at the head on this section and 66077 at the rear.
Salwick: 319386, on a Preston to Blackpool North service, hurries through Salwick station on 27th June 2018. [See image 18988] for the same view ten years earlier.
Gilling: A view east towards Malton, from the B1363 York to Helmsley Road, over the trackbed and both extant platforms at Gilling Station in June 2018. The converted former goods shed, now known as The Engine Shed, can be seen beyond the station building.
Inverness: Snow Plough ZZA ADB965234 sits in Milburn Yard, Inverness on a glorious summer day. 27th June 2018.
Inverness: 08 523 outside Inverness. Apart from shunting the sleeper stock out of the station this smart little shunter doesn't have much work. Unless it's used for the freight arrivals that is!
Gilling: A view of the extant Malton line platform at Gilling Station, with the platform canopy. The sign, indicating a requirement to use the footbridge to access the Pickering line platform, still adorns the single storey station building extending from the Station House.
Events from the chronology which occured on this day. This generally lists events before 1995, the creation of the website.
|1857||Banff Portsoy and Strathisla Railway||Act receives Royal assent.|
|1866||Callander and Oban Railway||Contract for Callander to Glenoglehead section given to J McKay.|
|1882||Callander and Oban Railway||Large fence built stop boulders rolling onto the trackbed by Pass of Brander authorised.|
|1892||Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway||Act for line from Swansea Prince of Wales Dock to Treherbert.|
|1966||Kilbarchan Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway)||Elderslie (Cart Junction) to Dalry (Brownhill Junction) closed to passengers.|
|1966||City of Glasgow Union Railway||Glasgow St Enoch to Shields Junction closed to passengers|
|1966||Formartine and Buchan Railway||Strichen signal box closed.|
|1966||Formartine and Buchan Railway||Fraserburgh signal box closed.|
|1966||Formartine and Buchan Railway||Udny South signal box closed|
|1966||City of Glasgow Union Railway||Glasgow St Enoch closed|
|1994||Glasgow Dumfries and Carlisle Railway||Sanquhar station re-opened.|
These are old news items which which occured on this day. This generally lists events after 1995, the creation of the website.
|2005||Railtrack case goes to High Court [BBC News]||Shareholders of failed rail firm Railtrack are in court pressing their case for £157m in compensation.|
|2006||CILT Talk: The Edinburgh Airport Rail Link by Shirley Mushet||The Edinburgh Airport Rail Link|
Speaker: Shirley Mushet, Engineering Coordination Manager, Transport Initiatives Edinburgh
Venue: Edinburgh City Chambers, High Street, EDINBURGH EH1 1YJ
17:30 (for 18:00)
A Bill is now before the Scottish Parliament for construction of the £650M Edinburgh Airport Rail Link, which is due for completion in 2011 when it will connect Edinburgh Airport to the Edinburgh-Glasgow and Edinburgh-Aberdeen/Inverness main lines with a tunnel under the principal runway. This presentation offers a flythrough over the proposed routes, explaining the selection of the chosen option and the extensive consultation that has taken place with stakeholders.
It also examines the technical challenges that the EARL project are dealing with and explores the engineering techniques and conditions that have been employed and discovered in the ground investigations.
There is no charge for this event and no need to book.
|2006||Highland rail times ^can be cut^ [BBC News]||Train journeys between Inverness and the central belt could be nearly an hour faster, two studies find.|
|2007||Call to end ^abysmal^ rail firm [BBC News]||A passenger watchdog is to urge the government to consider ending a rail franchise for its poor performance.|
|2007||Call for Scots ^bullet-train^ study [Scotsman]||A MAJOR feasibility study into using magnetic technology to cut rail journeys between Edinburgh and Glasgow to 15 minutes is to be proposed by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.|
|2007||Opposition parties in bid to keep trams and airport rail link on track [Scotsman]||MSPs are expected to vote today to force ministers to press on with Edinburgh^s trams and airport rail link - albeit within strict limits.|
|2007||SNP accused of U-turn on vow to build new station [Scotsman]||THE SNP has been accused of backtracking on its pledge to build a new railway station in West Lothian.|
|2007||Scotland^s Transport Programme [Scottish Executive]||Transport Minister says it will be ^ambitious, achievable, and value for money^.|
|2008||Waverley contract awarded [Network Rail Article]||Network Rail has appointed White Young Green to conduct detailed survey and design work for the planned upgrade at Edinburgh Waverley station.|
|2010||Watchdog pursues Transport Scotland over trams payment [Herald]||The convener and vice-convener of the Scottish Parliaments Public Audit Committee are urging the Auditor General to authorise an investigation into Transport Scotlands financial oversight of the Edinburgh tram project. [From Andrew Wilson]|
|2011||Train services cancelled ^due to heat^ [BBC News]||Heat on overhead power lines has caused the cancellation of trains between London Liverpool Street and Suffolk and Essex. The National Express East Anglia hourly service from London to Ipswich will be cancelled from 1202 BST while others will terminate at Colchester.|
|2011||Man dies after crashing onto railway line [BBC News]||A 47-year-old man has died after his car left the road and landed on a railway line in West Dunbartonshire. The man^s green Subaru Impreza left the northbound A82, near the Renton sliproad, at about 1800 BST on Sunday.|
|2011||Memorial for child victims of UK^s worst rail crash [BBC News]||A memorial is being unveiled to three children who died near Gretna Green in Britain^s worst ever rail disaster.|
|2011||China tests Beijing-Shanghai bullet train [BBC News]||Engineers have conducted a test-run of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail link, days before its public launch.|
|2011||Commuters forcing Southeastern train doors cause delays [BBC News]||Thousands of people faced major delays after a train broke down in Kent and passengers on a separate service forced the doors open because of the heat. Southeastern said the first set of delays were caused when a train halted at Dartford on Monday afternoon.|
|2013||Calgary bridge failure caused by flooding [CTV News]||An official with Canadian Pacific has said the massive flooding experienced in Calgary was behind a bridge failure that caused six train cars to derail over the Bow River early Thursday morning. Mark Seland, a spokesperson with CP, said the sudden influx of water caused one of the bridges four piers to scour, which then caused the bridge to sag.|
|2017||MSPs pass Scottish railway policing merger bill [BBC News]||MSPs have passed legislation aimed at merging railway policing north of the border into Police Scotland. The Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill is the first step towards the national force taking on the role of British Transport Police (BTP). There had been a lengthy debate over the plan, with police bosses warning it could be ^massively complicated^ and ^a real challenge^. The bill passed by 68 votes to 53, with the Greens backing the SNP.|
|2017||Video Couple visiting all British railway stations [BBC News]||Meet Geoff and Vicki, they^re on a mission to visit all 2,563 railway stations in Britain - but the ^All The Stations^ journey hasn^t been completely smooth.|
|2018||Lack of communication led to Inverness rail crash, investigators find [Press and Journal]||Poor communication among maintenance workers led to an Inverness train travelling at 53mph crashing into a piece of rail left on a track - creating a âpotentially catastrophic outcomeâ, investigators have found.|
|2018||Major rail works between Aberdeen and Inverness will run 24/7 [Press and Journal]||Works on a major rail programme between Aberdeen and Inverness will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for more than a month.|
|2018||Traffic congestion to be eased by plans to create more space at Oban ferry terminal [Press and Journal]||Major plans to create more space at Oban ferry terminal allowing for future development and alleviating traffic congestion in the town have been revealed.|
|2018||First of 98 new trains set for North East railway firm arrive in UK [Sunderland Echo]||The first of rail provider Northerns new 98 trains has arrived into the UK. The diesel train arrived into Royal Portbury Dock, Bristol, by ship from Spain and will be transported by lorry to Merseyside for finishing work over the next few weeks before it enters testing on the UK rail network.|
|2018||High temperatures spark Glasgow Central train cancellations [BBC News]||ScotRail said no trains are running in and out of Glasgow Central station^s high level after multiple points failures.|
|2018||Tiny Cromarty ferry swamped after A9 crash [Scotsman]||Desperate motorists queued for a two-vehicle Highland ferry today after the A9 was shut by a crash.|
|2018||Plans to reopen historic North Yorkshire railway station [Minster FM]||The company behind plans for a major new development at Flaxby is proposing to reopen Goldsborough Railway Station as a new park and ride station, which would be re-named Flaxby Parkway Station.|