This day in history 27 June

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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.

South Wales Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [27/06/1959]


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 The locomotive was eventually withdrawn from here in May 1964.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]

South Wales Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [27/06/1959]


Severn Tunnel Junction Shed: 2852 on shed at 86E, Severn Tunnel Junction, on 27 June 1959

South Wales Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [27/06/1959]


Newport High Street: 5064 Bishop's Castle calls at Newport High Street on 27 June 1959.

South Wales Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [27/06/1959]


Newport Pill: Hawksworth 0-6-0PT 1506 on shed at 86B Newport (Pill) on 27 June 1959.

Alexandra (Newport and South Wales) Docks and Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [27/06/1959]


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.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John Robin [27/06/1964]


Harthope Viaduct: View from a banking locomotive crossing Harthope Viaduct on 27 June 1964. Work is in progress on upgrading the A74 to dual carriageway.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [27/06/1964]


Carlisle Upperby: BR Standard class 4 4-6-0 75051 in the shed yard at Carlisle Upperby in the summer of 1964.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John Robin [27/06/1964]


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]

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [27/06/1964]


Carlisle: BR Clan Pacific 72008 Clan MacLeod about to leave Carlisle for Aberdeen in June 1964.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [27/06/1964]


Beattock: 70002 stops at Beattock for a banker.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [27/06/1964]


Carlisle: 70035 enters Carlisle from Aberdeen.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [27/06/1964]


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.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [27/06/1964]


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.

British Rail
Colin Miller [27/06/1966]


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.

Aberystwyth and Welch Coast Railway
Bill Jamieson [27/06/1974]


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.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/1976]


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.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/1976]


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.

Great Eastern Railway
Mark Dufton [27/06/1977]


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.

London to Peterborough (Great Northern Railway)
Peter Todd [27/06/1978]


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

London to Peterborough (Great Northern Railway)
Peter Todd [27/06/1978]


Kings Cross: Deltic 55013 The Black Watch stands at Kings Cross on 27 June 1978.

London to Peterborough (Great Northern Railway)
Peter Todd [27/06/1978]


Kings Cross: Deltic 55013 The Black Watch stands at Kings Cross alongside 47528 in June 1978.

London to Peterborough (Great Northern Railway)
Peter Todd [27/06/1978]


Aviemore: 25044 southbound through Aviemore on 27 June 1980

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Peter Todd [27/06/1980]


Aviemore: A4 Pacific 60009 Union of South Africa at Aviemore on 27 June 1980 with the Royal Highlander special from Edinburgh.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Peter Todd [27/06/1980]


Aviemore: A4 Pacific 60009 Union of South Africa at Aviemore in June 1980 about to return to Edinburgh with the 'Royal Highlander' special.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Peter Todd [27/06/1980]


Eastfield MPD: Shed scene at 65A Eastfield in June 1981.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


Eastfield Shed: 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.

North British Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


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.

North British Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


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.

Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


St Rollox Works: Ex-NB Holmes class J36 no 673 Maude, one of the attractions at the St Rollox Works open day on 27 June 1981.

Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


Edinburgh Waverley: Deltic 55010 The Kings Own Scottish Borderer stands alongside a class 27 at the east end of Waverley on 27 June 1981.

North British Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


St Rollox Works: Open day at St Rollox works, 27 June 1981.

Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


Eastfield MPD: A battery of Type 2s at Eastfield on 27 June 1981.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


Eastfield MPD: A black 5 at Eastfield on 27 June 1981. 5025 had been busy hauling special shuttles between St Rollox and Garnqueen North Junction as part of the BREL works open day.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


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.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


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.

Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


St Rollox Works: Withdrawn 27009 stands at St Rollox Works during an open day on 27 June 1981.

Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Colin Alexander [27/06/1981]


Moreton-in-Marsh: Ex-GWR Castle class 4-6-0 no 5029 Nunney Castle at Moreton-in-Marsh on 27 June 1993, with the driver having a final look around before setting off with a special for Oxford and Didcot.

Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Peter Todd [27/06/1993]


Shrivenham: GWR Castle class 4-6-0 no 5029 Nunney Castle passing Shrivenham with a special on 27 June 1993.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [27/06/1993]


Dereham: The trackless Dereham station, Norfolk, on 27 June 1995. [See image 36187]

Dereham Branch (Norfolk Railway)
Ian Dinmore [27/06/1995]


Usan: A southbound Virgin Trains 125 set approaching Usan signal box on the single line section from Montrose in June 1999.

Aberdeen Railway
David Panton [27/06/1999]


Lowdham: Clearly a dangerous location. Six fire buckets on the platform at Lowdham station.

Nottingham to Lincoln Branch (Midland Railway)
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2003]


Princes Street Gardens: Old box on the north side of the cutting in Princes Street Gardens in June 2006.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2006]


Larbert: Despite losing much of the glory it had in steam days with the bay platforms and the through lines long gone, Larbert still retains a somewhat impressive air about it. View looks south .

Scottish Central Railway
Paul D Kerr [27/06/2007]


Larbert: Bidirectional running capability now exists at south end of Larbert: southbound starter signal on the original northbound platform

Scottish Central Railway
Paul D Kerr [27/06/2007]


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?

Scottish Central Railway
Paul D Kerr [27/06/2007]


Larbert: In with the new: single aspect colour light signal South of Larbert Station

Scottish Central Railway
Paul D Kerr [27/06/2007]


Gleneagles: The long drive from the A9 dual carriageway to Gleneagles station will have street lighting shortly. Also in the picture is a section of old bullhead crossing.

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [27/06/2008]


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.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Bill Roberton [27/06/2008]


Gleneagles: The evening stopping service calls at Gleneagles on 27th June.

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [27/06/2008]


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.

SNCF
Mark Bartlett [27/06/2009]


Clisson: Substantial station building at Clisson on the line from Nantes to Cholet. Main line through services call here and some local services from Nantes terminate here.

SNCF
Mark Bartlett [27/06/2009]


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.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
James Young [27/06/2009]


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.

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
Andy Carr [27/06/2009]


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.

Forth Bridge Railway
Andy Carr [27/06/2009]


Musselburgh: View south 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 Niddrie West and, in the background, Queen Margaret University campus.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2010]


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.

Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


Airdrie: Development continues at Airdrie with the eastbound sleepers now in place and footbridge more complete.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


Armadale: Both tracks are now laid at the new Armadale station. View looks east. [See image 29571] for the same view in 1988.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


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 from Leith and Portobello came in from the left to join the route. 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.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2010]


Woody Bay: Arrival at Woody Bay on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway on 27 June 2010, hauled by Kerr Stuart 0-6-0T Axe.

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
Peter Todd [27/06/2010]


Drumgelloch (New): 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.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


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!]

Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Michael Gibb [27/06/2010]


Glenfinnan: The 10.10 ex- Mallaig runs into Glenfinnan to cross 45231 on The Jacobite on 27 June 2010.

Mallaig Extension Railway (West Highland Railway)
Colin Miller [27/06/2010]


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.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


Glenfinnan: Black 5 no 45231 leaves Glenfinnan on Sunday 27 June with The Jacobite heading for Mallaig.

Mallaig Extension Railway (West Highland Railway)
Colin Miller [27/06/2010]


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.

Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


Glenfinnan: 45231 climbs into Glenfinnan station with The Jacobite on 27th June 2010.

Mallaig Extension Railway (West Highland Railway)
Colin Miller [27/06/2010]


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]

Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


Summerlee: 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.

Summerlee Iron Company
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


Mallaig: 45231 restarts the return Jacobite after picking up the ground-frame operator on departure from Mallaig on 27 June.

Mallaig Extension Railway (West Highland Railway)
Colin Miller [27/06/2010]


Caldercruix: Caldercruix looking east towards the new station. This must be the only station being re-built on the line in its original location.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


Birchington-on-Sea: A quiet afternoon at Birchington-on-Sea looking east towards Margate on 27 June 2010.

Kent Coast Railway
John McIntyre [27/06/2010]


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.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


Caldercruix: Looking west at Hillend Reservoir. With the new fencing going up this shortcut to the reservoir will soon be gone.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


Sunnyside Junction: View south towards Sunnyside Junction from the former Gartsherrie line in June 2010.

Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
Ewan Crawford [27/06/2010]


Musselburgh: View 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 to Niddrie West has long since returned to nature. [See image 29553]

North British Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2010]


Perth: DRS 66417 takes the Dundee line at Perth with the 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen intermodal service on 27 June.

Scottish Central Railway
Bill Roberton [27/06/2010]


Woody Bay: Kerr Stuart 0-6-0T Axe seen at the Lynton & Barnstable's Woody Bay station on 27 June 2010.

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
Peter Todd [27/06/2010]


New Cumnock: Southbound coal through New Cumnock on 27th June 2011 behind Freightliner 66606.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Colin Miller [27/06/2011]


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 served its last passengers in January 1931, with the line from Melmerby Junction closing completely in 1963. [See image 34893]

Masham Bridge Branch (North Eastern Railway)
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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].

York and Newcastle Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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]

York and Newcastle Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Colin Miller [27/06/2011]


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 Bridge Branch (North Eastern Railway)
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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.

Masham Bridge Branch (North Eastern Railway)
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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.

York and Newcastle Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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.

Galashiels, Innerleithen and Peebles Railway (North British Railway)
Mark Bartlett [27/06/2011]


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]

Bedale and Leyburn Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


Scorton (Yorkshire): Looking west over the site of the level crossing to the former Scorton station on the Richmond branch in North Yorkshire. The station lost its passenger service in 1969 with the branch closing to all traffic a year later.

York and Newcastle Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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.

Leeds Northern Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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]

York and Newcastle Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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.

York and Newcastle Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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].

York and Newcastle Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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].

York and Newcastle Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2011]


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.

Network Rail
Ken Strachan [27/06/2012]


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.

SNCF and RER
Graham Morgan [27/06/2012]


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 Deviation (Network Rail)
John Furnevel [27/06/2014]


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]

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [27/06/2014]


Gleneagles: The new access road to the improved Gleneagles Station is now open with banners welcoming the 2014 Ryder Cup to Perthshire.

Scottish Central Railway
John Robin [27/06/2014]


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.

Scottish Central Railway
John Robin [27/06/2014]


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].

Millerhill Deviation (Network Rail)
John Furnevel [27/06/2014]


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.

Millerhill Deviation (Network Rail)
John Furnevel [27/06/2014]


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.

Millerhill Deviation (Network Rail)
John Furnevel [27/06/2014]


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.

Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway (Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway)
Mark Bartlett [27/06/2014]


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.

Deutsche Bahn
David Spaven [27/06/2015]


Beattock Summit: A1 Pacific 60163 Tornado waits in the loop at Beattock Summit on 27 June 2015 with 'The Border Reivers' Railtour.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [27/06/2015]


Euxton: DRS 37667 heads north at Euxton on 27 June 2015 with a Network Rail test train from Derby to Carlisle.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [27/06/2015]


Euxton: The Northern 1603 service from Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street approaches Bridge 90 at Euxton on 27 June 2015.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [27/06/2015]


Euxton: A London bound Pendolino hurries along the Up Fast at Euxton on the afternoon of 27 June 2015.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [27/06/2015]


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.

Edinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway
David Panton [27/06/2016]


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.

Rigi Bahn
Mark Bartlett [27/06/2016]


Kings Cross: Hull Trains 180 113 at Kings Cross.

London to Peterborough (Great Northern Railway)
Bill Roberton [27/06/2016]


St Pancras: Eurostar 3231 at St Pancras with a train from Brussel Midi.

London Extension (Midland Railway)
Bill Roberton [27/06/2016]


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.

Rigi Bahn
Mark Bartlett [27/06/2016]


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.

Caledonian Railway
David Panton [27/06/2016]


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.

Rigi Bahn
Mark Bartlett [27/06/2016]


Exhibition Centre: 334 031 skulks in the siding ready to return to the running lines. I'm guessing it was from a westbound service terminated at Anderston due to late running.

Glasgow Central Railway
David Panton [27/06/2016]


Whitby: Map of the North Eastern Railway system seen at Whitby station in June 2016, some 93 years after the company ceased to exist.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Rod Crawford [27/06/2016]


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.

Rigi Bahn
Mark Bartlett [27/06/2016]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1857Banff Portsoy and Strathisla RailwayAct receives Royal assent.
1866Callander and Oban RailwayContract for Callander to Glenoglehead section given to J McKay.
1882Callander and Oban RailwayLarge fence built stop boulders rolling onto the trackbed by Pass of Brander authorised.
1892Rhondda and Swansea Bay RailwayAct for line from Swansea Prince of Wales Dock to Treherbert.
1966Kilbarchan Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway)Elderslie (Cart Junction) to Dalry (Brownhill Junction) closed to passengers.
1966City of Glasgow Union RailwayGlasgow St Enoch to Shields Junction closed to passengers
1966Formartine and Buchan RailwayStrichen signal box closed.
1966Formartine and Buchan RailwayFraserburgh signal box closed.
1966Formartine and Buchan RailwayUdny South signal box closed
1966City of Glasgow Union RailwayGlasgow St Enoch closed
1994Glasgow Dumfries and Carlisle RailwaySanquhar station re-opened.

News


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

YearCompaniesDescription
2005Railtrack case goes to High Court [BBC News]Shareholders of failed rail firm Railtrack are in court pressing their case for £157m in compensation.
2006CILT Talk: The Edinburgh Airport Rail Link by Shirley MushetThe 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.
2006Highland rail times ^can be cut^ [BBC News]Train journeys between Inverness and the central belt could be nearly an hour faster, two studies find.
2007Call 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.
2007Call 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.
2007Opposition 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.
2007SNP 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.
2007Scotland^s Transport Programme [Scottish Executive]Transport Minister says it will be ^ambitious, achievable, and value for money^.
2008Waverley 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.
2010Watchdog pursues Transport Scotland over trams payment [Herald]The convener and vice-­convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee are urging the Auditor General to authorise an investigation into Transport ­Scotland’s financial oversight of the Edinburgh tram project. [From Andrew Wilson]
2011Train 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.
2011Man 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.
2011Memorial 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.
2011China 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.
2011Commuters 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 bridge’s four piers to scour, which then caused the bridge to sag.