This day in history 30 June

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Glasgow Queen Street High Level: Director class 4-4-0 no 62681 Captain Craigengelt emerges from Queen Street tunnel on 30 June 1950 with a train from the Fife coast.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [30/06/1950]


Tickets and labels: Glasgow Corporation Tram ticket issued on 30 June 1951 - 1d.

Glasgow Corporation Tramways
Colin Miller [30/06/1951]


Blackwood Junction: Blackwood Junction. [Railscot note: looking south. Blemish on print.]

Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [30/06/1953]


Blackwood [2nd]: Blackwood (new). CR 0.4.4T 55182. June 1953. [Railscot note: Blemish on print.]

Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [30/06/1953]


Stonehouse [Lanarkshire]: CR 0.4.4T 55182 on Strathaven train. 2.6.2T 80022 on Coalburn train at Stonehouse.

Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [30/06/1953]


Drem: A North Berwick - Corstorphine DMU photographed at Drem on 30 June 1958.

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [30/06/1958]


Drem: The 'non-stop' passing Drem. Gresley A4 Pacific no 60027 Merlin brings The Elizabethan through Drem and on towards Waverley in the summer of 1958.

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [30/06/1958]


Drem: During 1957/58 the morning Talisman was extended to Perth and re-dubbed The Fair Maid. The train is seen here shortly after passing through Drem on 30 June 1958 with A3 Pacific no 60098 'Spion Kop' in charge sporting the new headboard above the buffer beam.

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [30/06/1958]


Drem: A 2-car DMU bound for Corstorphine seen shortly after leaving Drem in the summer of 1958.

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [30/06/1958]


Corkerhill: Standard Mogul 76095 approaching Corkerhill on 30 June 1959 with an Ayr - Glasgow St Enoch train.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [30/06/1959]


Mosspark West: Class 2P 4-4-0 no 40592 restarting from Mosspark West on 30 June 1959 with a train for Kilmarnock via Dalry. [Ref query 27 August 2018]

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [30/06/1959]


Shields Road [CGU]: Class J35 0-6-0 no 64507 passing through Shields Road station on the CGU route in June 1959 at the head of a westbound freight.
See query 2120

City of Glasgow Union Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [30/06/1959]


Annbank Junction: Ex-Caledonian 'Jumbo' 0-6-0 no 57364 runs through Annbank on 30 June 1959 with a coal train from Bank Junction destined for Ayr Harbour.

Ayr and Mauchline Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [30/06/1959]


Corkerhill: Standard class 4 2-6-4T 80000 photographed at Corkerhill station on 30 June 1959 with a St Enoch - Largs train. 'Corkerhill railway village' and signal box can be seen in the background. See image [[19972]]

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [30/06/1959]


Newcastle Central: One of the smartly turned out Newcastle Central station pilots, NER J72 no 68723, is caught by the evening sun. Photographed from a passing train on 30 June 1961.

North Eastern Railway
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [30/06/1961]


Muirkirk [2nd]: Photostop at Muirkirk on 30 June 1963 for the RCTS (West Riding Branch) 'Three Summit Tour'. HR 103 + 57581 had taken over the special (which had originated from Leeds City) at Carstairs. The pair would hand over to 60004 at Auchinleck for the return south.

Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
K A Gray [30/06/1963]


Carstairs Shed: Scene in the shed yard at Carstairs on 30 June 1963 where locomotives 103+57581 have been prepared to take over the RCTS (West Riding Branch) Three Summit Rail Tour from no 46255 City of Hereford. The pair will take the special on to Auchinleck via Lanark Junction and Muirkirk before handing over to no 60004 William Whitelaw for the start of the return journey south to Leeds City see image [[34626]].

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [30/06/1963]


Auchinleck: A4 at Auchinleck. 60004 William Whitelaw stands at Auchinleck on 30 June 1963 with the RCTS 'Three Summit Rail Tour'. The A4 had taken over from 103+57581 see image [[34245]] and was about to take the special south as far as Carlisle.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
K A Gray [30/06/1963]


Carlisle: The RCTS (West Riding Branch) 'Three Summit Rail Tour' stands at Carlisle platform 4 on 30 June 1963 on its way home to Leeds City. A4 60023 Golden Eagle has taken over from classmate 60004 William Whitelaw, which had brought the special south from Auchinleck. The train returned to Leeds via the Low Gill - Sedbergh - Clapham route.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
K A Gray [30/06/1963]


Carlisle: A4 no 60002 Sir Murrough Wilson heads south out of Carlisle on 30 June 1963 at the head of the 9.20am Glasgow St Enoch - London St Pancras. The Pacific will take the train as far as Leeds City.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [30/06/1963]


Leeds City: 60023 Golden Eagle awaiting its departure time at Leeds City on 30 June 1963 with the 9.43am RCTS 'Three Summit Rail Tour'. The A4 took the special as far as Carlisle where it handed over to 46255 City of Hereford see image [[22675]].

Leeds New (London North Western Railway and North Eastern Railway Joint)
K A Gray [30/06/1963]


Carlisle: Stanier Coronation Pacific no 46255 City of Hereford casts a giant shadow over Carlisle after emerging from below Victoria Viaduct soon after restarting the 10-coach RCTS Three Summit Tour on 30 June 1963. The locomotive took this leg of the special north as far as Carstairs having taken over the train at Carlisle from A4 no 60023 Golden Eagle. See image [[29438]]

Caledonian Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [30/06/1963]


Carlisle: The RCTS (West Riding Branch) Three Summit Tour from Leeds City arrives at Carlisle on 30 June 1963 behind A4 Pacific no 60023 Golden Eagle. The special was taken on from here to Carstairs by 46255 City of Hereford see image [[22675]].

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [30/06/1963]


Wellwood No 1 Pit Siding: The 10-coach RCTS (West Riding Branch) Three Summits Tour from Leeds City, photographed near Muirkirk on 30 June 1963. Locomotives 103+57581 had taken over the train from 46255 City of Hereford at Carstairs see image [[22675]] and hauled it as far as Auchinleck, where 60004 William Whitelaw took charge of the proceedings. The branch was singled in 1956, thus the apparent wrong line working. The location is on the approach to Wellwood.

Muirkirk Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
K A Gray [30/06/1963]


Muirkirk [2nd]: HR 103 + 57581 stand at Muirkirk during a photostop on 30 June 1963 with the RCTS (West Riding Branch) 'Three Summit Tour', which ran from Leeds City and which the pair had taken over at Carstairs for the leg to Auchinleck.

Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
K A Gray [30/06/1963]


Poniel Junction: HR 103+57581 with the RCTS (West Riding Branch) Three Summits Tour from Leeds City, approaching Poniel Junction on 30 June 1963 during the journey from Carstairs to Auchinleck. See image [[34626]] [Ref query 8093]

Muirkirk Branch (Caledonian Railway)
K A Gray [30/06/1963]


Rugby: Looking back from a class 86 hauled London - Glasgow train passing through Rugby in the summer of 1969. An outer suburban class 310 emu can just be seen on the far side of the station while a class 08 is duty station pilot.

London and Birmingham Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/1969]


Crewe: Scene at Crewe station in the summer of 1970, featuring a pair of class 50 locomotives recently arrived with a Glasgow - Euston train. These locomotives, built at the Vulcan Foundry in 1967/68, had been deployed to double head accelerated services operating north of Crewe pending completion of the Weaver Junction - Glasgow electrification. The pair will hand over to E3192, standing on the right, for the remainder of the journey to Euston.

Grand Junction Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/1970]


Crewe: An up train of empty car flats approaching Crewe from the north in June 1970 behind Brush Type 4 no D1744. [Ref query 19 August 2018]

Grand Junction Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/1970]


Aylsham South: The view west at Aylsham South (GE) on 30th June 1977. The line from Wroxham was then still in use as far as Lenwade via the Themelthorpe curve, but the track lifting was in connection with the station's recent closure to freight traffic. The station buildings survived until 1990 when, somewhat ironically, they were demolished to make way for the terminus of the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway.

East Norfolk Railway
Mark Dufton [30/06/1977]


Acle: A summer Saturdays only working from the Midlands to Great Yarmouth waits at Acle to cross a Norwich bound DMU on 30th June 1979. The lad at the window behind 37034 is already in an ebullient holiday mood. Either that or he is a happy basher…

Brundall to Breydon Junction (Great Eastern Railway)
Mark Dufton [30/06/1979]


Haddiscoe: A Lowestoft to Norwich DMU calls at Haddiscoe (Low Level) on June 30th 1979. The platform lighting columns had been recycled from the former station at Yarmouth South Town - the name could be seen embossed on the lamp shades.

Lowestoft Railway and Harbour
Mark Dufton [30/06/1979]


Edinburgh Waverley: 27204 loading parcels at Waverley on a June evening in 1980.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/1980]


Edinburgh Waverley: HST power car 254011 comes face to face with a type 2 at Waverley platform 10/11 in June 1980. Note the sign for the Motorail Loading Bay see image [[27437]].

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/1980]


Shipley: 4472 Flying Scotsman struggles to round Shipley station west to south curve with the empty stock of The North Yorkshireman heading from Keighley to Bradford Forster Square in June 1981.

Skipton Branch (Leeds and Bradford Railway)
David Pesterfield [30/06/1981]


Skipton: 4472 Flying Scotsman at Skipton with The North Yorkshireman on 30 June 1981.

Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway
David Pesterfield [30/06/1981]


Millerhill Yard: EWS 56117 heading north out of Millerhill yard with a coal train in the summer of 1998. This locomotive was withdrawn in 2010 and is one of a number of the class subsequently obtained by Hungarian freight operator Floyd for use in Europe.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/1998]


Millerhill Marshalling Yard: 37692 The Lass O' Ballochmyle in BR Coal Sector livery on the east side of Millerhill yard in June 1998. [Ref query 5091]

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/1998]


Exeter St Davids: 153373 in Heart of Wessex livery stands in the sidings alongside Exeter St Davids in June 2002.

Bristol and Exeter Railway
Ian Dinmore [30/06/2002]


Exeter St Davids: Looking north along platform 6 on the west side of Exeter St Davids station on on the morning of 30 June 2002. DMU 150267 is stabled alongside awaiting its next duty.

Bristol and Exeter Railway
Ian Dinmore [30/06/2002]


Birmingham Moor Street: Looking along the out of use but renovated terminal platforms towards the open line at Birmingham Moor Street in June 2004.

Great Western Railway
Ewan Crawford [30/06/2004]


Birmingham Curzon Street: The 1837 Birmingham station terminus at Curzon Street, built for the London and Birmingham Railway. The London Euston terminus had Doric columns whilst those at the Birmingham terminus were Ionic. While Euston has lost its Arch, Curzon Street has lost its station - replaced by New Street.

London and Birmingham Railway
Ewan Crawford [30/06/2004]


Alnwick: Alnwick Station viewed from former platform area. The building is now used as a bookshop.

Alnwick Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Roy Lambeth [30/06/2004]


Jamestown Viaduct [Inverkeithing]: 'It's a complete cover up...' Jamestown Viaduct during major refurbishment and strengthening work carried out during 2005/2006. [Image kindly supplied by Andy Hanson, Corus Engineering Services.]

Forth Bridge Railway
John Furnevel Collection [30/06/2005]


Rome: The Italian Job - version of the TGV.

FS
Alistair MacKenzie [30/06/2005]


Copy Pit: York - Blackpool 158 service photographed on 30 June climbing towards Copy Pit between Todmorden and Burnley.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
John McIntyre [30/06/2007]


Rose Grove: 142037 on a Blackpool - Colne service calls at Rose Grove on 30 June.

Accrington, Burnley and Colne Branch (East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [30/06/2007]


Ramsbottom: D8020 about to leave Ramsbottom on the East Lancs on 30 June with a service for Rawtenstall. The locomotive has a 66A shed plate affixed below the cabside number.

East Lancashire Railway
John McIntyre [30/06/2007]


Cockburnspath: Torness Nuclear Power Station dominates the background as a coal train rounds the curve north of Cockburspath on a fine day in the summer of 2007.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2007]


Glasgow Central: 221132 departing Glasgow Central with a service to Paignton

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [30/06/2007]


Glasgow Central: 390038 City Of London and 334038 at Platforms 10 & 11

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [30/06/2007]


Glasgow Central: A WPC of the British Transport Police doing checks on a Pendolino at Glasgow Central on 30 June 2007. This was the day after the car bombs had been left in London and the same day as the Glasgow Airport attack.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [30/06/2007]


Glasgow Central: 91116 Strathclyde drawing into Platform 1

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [30/06/2007]


Glasgow Central: 221132 William Spiers Bruce waiting to depart to Paignton

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [30/06/2007]


Glasgow Central: Are we there yet? Driver of 92004 Jane Austen takes a peek put of his cab.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [30/06/2007]


Wilpshire: Clitheroe train near Wilpshire on the Blackburn - Hellifield line on 30 June in heavy rain.

Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway (Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway)
John McIntyre [30/06/2007]


Glasgow Central: 156467 pulling into Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [30/06/2007]


Glasgow Central: Looking from Platform 1 across the gap where the old Clyde Viaduct arrived at Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [30/06/2007]


Glasgow Central: Passengers making their way to 390003 Virgin Hope

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [30/06/2007]


Rose Grove: A name forever associated with the end of BR steam, Rose Grove near Burnley on 30 June. The shed stood in the area off to the left (north) of the station.

Accrington, Burnley and Colne Branch (East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [30/06/2007]


Rose Grove: Colne - Blackpool South train arrives at Rose Grove on 30 June.

Accrington, Burnley and Colne Branch (East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [30/06/2007]


Blackford: 170430 passing through Blackford and under the A9 northbound.

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [30/06/2007]


Blackford: 170425 heading south towards Blackford, on a Glasgow express.

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [30/06/2007]


Dunblane: The 1614 to Glasgow awaits the buzzer, rigged out in the latest SPT colours. Unit No. 170471

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [30/06/2007]


Dunblane: 158716 in Scotrail livery due to depart with the 1556 for Edinburgh. The semaphore starting signal is off.

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [30/06/2007]


Dunblane: SPT 170 on the main line north of Dunblane awaiting the departure of an Edinburgh service. Then it will come through the crossover under the footbridge to reach Platform 1.

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [30/06/2007]


Blackford: An Aberdeen express rounds the long curve at Bardrill north east of Blackford as a Relay truck heads south on the A9 with a car and caravan.

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [30/06/2007]


Greenhill Upper Junction: A Stirling 158 appears round the curve from Greenhill Upper. Looks like there was a problem changing a bulb.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Brian Forbes [30/06/2007]


Cockburnspath: Just over 30 miles out of Edinburgh on a summer's afternoon in 2007 a GNER Waverley - Kings Cross service speeds through the sweeping curve at Cockburnspath.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2007]


Bathgate Yard: The 1055 departure from Bathgate on 30 June 2008, with the west end of the Bathgate car compound in the right background. The train has just passed a pile of rubble that is now all that remains of the former Rennies Bridge.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
James Young [30/06/2008]


Dunfermline Queen Margaret: A pair of Fife Circle services formed by 170 453 and 158 739 crossing at Dunfermline Queen Margaret on 30 June.

West of Fife Railway and Harbour
Bill Roberton [30/06/2008]


Glasgow Central: 92036 Bertolt Brecht drawing out of Platform 1 with the empty Glasgow Central portion of the Caledonian Sleeper en route for Polmadie on 30th June

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [30/06/2008]


Bridge Street Junction: A pair of Class 156s take the long way round at Bridge Street Junction on 30th June with a service for Paisley Canal.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [30/06/2008]


Wemyss Bay: Thirsty work. Friends of Wemyss Bay in action on 30 June 2010. First ScotRail's 'Adopt a Station' policy was recently recognised by way of a NR Community Engagement Award - see news item.

Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Friends of Wemyss Bay [30/06/2010]


Trafford Bar: The new junction for the Didsbury line can be seen immediately behind this Altrincham to Bury tram arriving at Trafford Bar. To maintain capacity however a diveunder has been created for Manchester bound trams rather than a plain junction. Being able to use the old MSJA OLE gantries must have saved a fortune when this line was converted to Metrolink in 1992.

Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2010]


Old Trafford: The Lancashire and Yorkshire Roses match is just about to conclude and the Metrolink staff are out in force to ensure travellers have tickets and also to cover the foot crossing that has replaced the subway that used to be here. This view towards Manchester shows the now staggered platforms at Old Trafford. See image [[21084 for a similar view just two years earlier.]]

Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2010]


Old Trafford: Significant recent changes to the station at Old Trafford have seen the platforms altered to a staggered arrangement and the subway replaced by a level crossing. There are now also barriered queueing areas on both platforms to cope with crowds from the nearby cricket ground. Metrolink tram 1007 leaves for Manchester passing the old scoreboard and its modern replacement. See image [[21085]] for a direct comparison with the same scene two years previously.

Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2010]


Wemyss Bay: Planting - Wemyss Bay - 30 June 2010 [See FoWB news item]

Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Friends of Wemyss Bay [30/06/2010]


Connel Ferry: Scene west of Connel Ferry station in June 2010 showing the two bridges. The original is the single track on the right, the double track one being added with the opening of the Ballachulish Branch and the major alterations which came with that. The branch then used the original bridge and Oban line the double. The pair now only carry one track.

Callander and Oban Railway
Colin Miller [30/06/2010]


Old Trafford: The new Metrolink Trafford tram depot, as seen here looking north from the down platform at Old Trafford station prior to opening. This huge facility sits in the 'V' of the Altrincham and East Didsbury lines stretching almost to the next station at Trafford Bar. It houses part of the new fleet of 3000 series trams being introduced for the Metrolink extensions to Rochdale and Disdbury.

Greater Manchester Metrolink
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2010]


Wemyss Bay: Finished job - Wemyss Bay - 30 June 2010 [see FoWB news item]

Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Friends of Wemyss Bay [30/06/2010]


Trafford Bar: Trafford Bar was the original Old Trafford station, the name change only coming about in 1992 when Warwick Road, outside the cricket ground, was renamed Old Trafford. The original station booking hall still stands above the short tunnel. Two Altrincham services are seen passing here and the station, which enjoys a six minute frequency service, will become even busier when the Didsbury line opens.

Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2010]


Pickering: Preserved Worsdell J72 0-6-0T no 69023 attracts the crowds as it poses under the recently completed overall roof at Pickering station on 30 June 2011. D7628 is on the other end of the train.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2011]


Nairn: Nairn, looking towards Inverness in June 2011, as 158701 approaches on an Aberdeen service. The norm is reversed at Nairn in that the right hand (bi-directional) platform is used for all trains to Inverness and also those to Aberdeen that aren't crossing another service here. The left hand platform can only be used by Aberdeen bound trains. The buildings on both sides are used by a variety of local businesses, as well as housing the ticket office and signalling centre.

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2011]


Inverurie: The traditionally styled and welcoming interior of Inverurie booking hall, recently restored to a very high standard.

Great North of Scotland Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2011]


Inverurie: View south from Inverurie's platform as 158736, on a short working, heads back to Dyce and Aberdeen. Inverurie, like most stations on this line, is still controlled by mechanical signalling and pointwork.

Great North of Scotland Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2011]


Inverurie: 158736, on a short working from Aberdeen, waits at Inverurie before returning there. View north from the road overbridge at the south end of the station.

Great North of Scotland Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2011]


Pickering: Nicely refurbished ex-LMS luggage cart 28388 on display alongside other railway memorabilia at Pickering in June 2011.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2011]


Pickering: Dream on... J72 no 69023 with the 'Flying Scotsman' (headboard!) running into Pickering on 30 June.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2011]


Blackford: 66414 heading south at Bardrill near Blackford, Perthshire, with the Stobart Empties on 30 June 2011.

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [30/06/2011]


Pickering: Veteran J72 0-6-0T no 69023 stands with a train under the overall roof at Pickering station on 30 June 2011.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2011]


Pickering: NYMR 08850 stabled on the turntable road alongside the entrance to the car park at Pickering on 30 June 2011.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2011]


Pickering: 08850 stabled on the turntable road at NYMR Pickering in June 2011.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2011]


Nairn: Services crossing at Nairn on the afternoon of 300611. 158702 on the left is heading for Inverness while 158719 is bound for Aberdeen. View east towards Forres.

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2011]


Pickering: The 'Yorkshire Coast Express', bound for Whitby heads north over the level crossing shortly after leaving Pickering station on 30 June 2011. D7628 is at the head of the train.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2011]


Pickering: The new roof at Pickering station seen on 30 June 2011 looking south west from Castle Road.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2011]


Pickering: D7628 seen shortly after leaving Pickering station on 30 June with the 'Yorkshire Coast Express', destination Whitby.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2011]


Inchmagranachan Crossing: The East Coast Kings Cross - Inverness 'Highland Chieftain' HST heading north near Dunkeld on 30 June 2011.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Brian Forbes [30/06/2011]


Pickering: J72 no 69023 at Undercliff level crossing, Pickering, in June 2011. The 0-6-0 tank is at the rear of the Yorkshire Coast Express, bound for Whitby, hauled by D7628 see image [[34993]].

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [30/06/2011]


Durham: Tornado getting ready for the 'off' at Durham on 30 June 2012 with The Cathedrals Express - in damp conditions.

York and Newcastle Railway
Ian Dinmore [30/06/2012]


Durham: 60163 Tornado arriving at Durham on 30 June 2012 with The Cathedrals Express charter from London Kings Cross.

York and Newcastle Railway
Ian Dinmore [30/06/2012]


Durham: A Manchester Airport - Newcastle Central First TransPennine service crosses Durham viaduct on the approach to the station on 30 June 2012.

York and Newcastle Railway
Ian Dinmore [30/06/2012]


York: 37606 at the head of The Cheshire Cat special at York on 30 June 2012. See image [[44308]]

York and North Midland Railway
Ian Dinmore [30/06/2012]


York: 37606+37611 with The Cheshire Cat at York on 30 June 2012. The special was on its way from Cardiff Central to Scarborough.

York and North Midland Railway
Ian Dinmore [30/06/2012]


Durham: A southbound CrossCountry service approaching Durham station on 30 June 2012.

York and Newcastle Railway
Ian Dinmore [30/06/2012]


Durham: An East Coast service leaving Durham for Kings Cross on a sunny 30 June 2012.

York and Newcastle Railway
Ian Dinmore [30/06/2012]


Inverkeithing: Sparkling 158721 and a 170 unit enter Inverkeithing with the 13.57 Edinburgh - Inverness train on 30 June.

Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Bill Roberton [30/06/2013]


Halton [NWR]: The east end of the goods shed at Halton on 30 June 2013 showing that, unlike the west end, see image [[18185]] the door appears to be original. The shed and attached station building (closed to passengers in 1966) are in excellent condition with the covered doorways on the right side retained although not apparently in use.

North Western Railway
John McIntyre [30/06/2013]


Rottenbach Junction: Taken from the Fuehrerraum (driver's cab), a Schwartzatalbahn branch train from Katzhuette approaches the Rottenbach junction on the Saalfeld- Erfurt cross-country line on 30th June 2013. All passenger trains on the 'main line' are now operated under franchise (from the Thuringen state) by the private Erfurter Bahn company, which also runs a through service from Leipzig to Katzhuette at weekends.

Schwartzatalbahn
David Spaven [30/06/2013]


Healey Mills Marshalling Yard: A likely candidate for the next national forest in the making. The east end of Healey Mills yard in June 2013, with only one track kept free of vegetation.

Manchester and Leeds Railway
David Pesterfield [30/06/2013]


Kirklee: The abutments of the substantial bridge that carried the tracks and platforms of Kirklee station across Glasgow's Ford Road. Above - immediately behind the wall on the north side are the gardens of flats on the trackbed running up to Kirklee Road. Below - a heavily wooded area to the south which covers the trackbed until it disappears under the Botanic Gardens; it appears again at the subterranean former Botanic Gardens Station. The ford is long gone, but there is a footbridge over the Kelvin at the foot of the hill.

Glasgow Central Railway
Colin Miller [30/06/2013]


Halton [NWR]: The station building at Halton on the shortened eastbound platform at Halton on the on-time Midland line from [[Wennington Junction]] to [[Lancaster Green Ayre]]. The track bed is now a car park and the westbound platform has been levelled.

North Western Railway
John McIntyre [30/06/2013]


Leipzig: An ICE3 unit forming part of the 12.51 Intercity-Express departure to Dresden rests under Leipzig Hauptbahnhof's impressive train shed on 30th June 2013. To the right, passengers make cross-platform interchange from the 07.11 Munich-Berlin Intercity service.

Deutsche Bahn
David Spaven [30/06/2013]


Cursdorf: The standard-gauge 'level-track' section of the Oberweissbacher Bergbahn runs 2.5 kms from Lichtenhain funicular terminus to Cursdorf, seen here on 30th June 2013. The line is electrified at 600v DC and is operated by three Class 479 railcars dating from 1923. This line, the funicular and the connecting Schwartzatalbahn were completely refurbished and modernised betwen 2000 and 2002 at a cost of 15m Euros - and all are still operated by publicly-owned DB Regio.

Oberweissbacher Bergbahn
David Spaven [30/06/2013]


Friarton Junction: DRS 66422 on the southern approaches to Perth on 30 June with the 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen intermodal service.

Scottish Central Railway
Bill Roberton [30/06/2013]


Eastriggs MOD: A northbound EWS empty coal train passes the MoD exchange sidings at Eastriggs on 20 June 2014.

HM Factory Gretna Railway
David Spaven [30/06/2014]


Galabank Bridge: Waverley trackbed north of Stow on 30 June looking towards Fountainhall, with bridgeworks in progress.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Eastriggs MOD: A rail level crossing at MoD Eastriggs on 30 June 2014. The 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway was used to move materials and supplies around the sites. The network, which had 125 miles of track, employed 34 engines. The Ministry of Supply began using Eastriggs in the 1930s for ammunition storage, with ammunition transported from storage bunkers within the site by the narrow-gauge system.

HM Factory Gretna Railway
David Spaven [30/06/2014]


Fountainhall: Project control centre..? Part of the area within the compound at Fountainhall on 30 June looking east from the road see image [[47882]].

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Eastriggs MOD: The BR / MoD loco-working boundary as seen at Eastriggs on 30 June 2014. According to Wikipedia, HM Factory Gretna produced 800 tons of cordite per week during World War 1, more than all the other munitions plants in Britain combined. During WW1, the entire site stretched nine miles from Mossband near Longtown to Eastriggs

HM Factory Gretna Railway
David Spaven [30/06/2014]


Galashiels: The rerouted Stirling Street, Galashiels, on 30 June 2014 looking north over the site once occupied by the town's bus station see image [[46841]]. Work is now underway on the new transport interchange. Arriving on the left is Perrymans bus service no 60, the 10.45 ex-Tweedmouth and Berwick.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Dunfermline Town: WCRC 37516+37685 charge the gradient north of Dunfermline Town station on 30 June 2014 with the Edinburgh - Keith Royal Scotsman.

West of Fife Railway and Harbour
Bill Roberton [30/06/2014]


Redbridge Viaduct: The 'facelift' in position on the Red Bridge over the River Tweed on 30 June 2014. View is south towards Tweedbank. See image [[47828]]

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Redbridge Viaduct: The Red Bridge over the Tweed has now reopened to pedestrians following a lengthy closure. View is south towards Tweedbank on 30 June with work continuing on the trackbed on the other side of the fence. The equipment in use is a 'facelift' system, enabling access to the underside of the bridge using a suspended platform.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Redbridge Viaduct: The 'facelift' platform in operation on the Red Bridge on 30 June 2014. Photographed from the south bank of the River Tweed. See image [[47832]]

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Redbridge Viaduct: Excuse me ...
... are you the feller who needs the 'facelift'?
Just watch it - that's all!
See image [[47828]]

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Eastriggs MOD: Multiple sidings splay out at the heart of the standard gauge network at MoD Eastriggs, as seen as on 30 June 2014.

HM Factory Gretna Railway
David Spaven [30/06/2014]


Redbridge Viaduct: Almost there. The new bridge that will span the Borders Railway on Winston Road, Galashiels, looking north on 30 June 2014. Photographed from the recently reopened walkway linking Winston Road and the Red Bridge. See image [[42351]]

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Watherston Bridge: Covered bridge works at Galabank between Fountainhall and Stow on 30 June 2014.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Galabank Junction: Work in progress north of Stow on 30 June 2014.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Fountainhall: Looking north from the site of the former level crossing at Fountainhall on 30 June 2014, with the new road into the village from the A7 spanning the trackbed. See image [[46978]]

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Fountainhall: The changing face of Fountainhall. Looking north east from the hillside on 30 June, with the former station building in the centre. The current access road from the A7 passes in front of the building over the site of the old level crossing. The replacement road, under construction to the left, will cross the Borders Railway via the new bridge. See image [[47862]]

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Fountainhall: Entrance to the large works compound at Fountainhall on 30 June. View south from the site of the old level crossing with the station house, together with the remains of the down platform and water tower, on the right. See image [[6220]]

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Stow: Work in progress at Stow on 30 June, view south over the station site.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Tweedbank: End of the line. Scene at Tweedbank looking south on 30 June 2014.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Dalnaspidal: DRS liveried 37259 and 37610 'T S (Ted) Cassady 14.5.61-6.4.08', growl up the gradient south of Dalnaspidal on 30 June with a train of ten autoballasters for engineering works at Achnasheen.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Gray [30/06/2014]


Watherston Bridge: The Waverley trackbed on 30 June running alongside the Gala Water north of Stow.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [30/06/2014]


Eastriggs Ground Frame: The gated entrance to the exchange sidings at the then MoD Eastriggs (now no longer an active MoD site), as seen looking east on 30 June 2014. This was during a consultancy visit as part of a study which examined Eastriggs as a potential component of the logistics chain for a proposed coking coal railhead near Quintinshill.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
David Spaven [30/06/2014]


Dalgety Bay: Freightliner 66605 coasts downhill towards Dalgety Bay with the Aberdeen - Oxwellmains cement empties on 30 June.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [30/06/2015]


Bedworth: The timetable posters at Bedworth rather optimistically show stops at Bermuda Park and Coventry Arena from 17 May 2015 - although the latter will not open until September see image [[51817]], and the former is still not finished. Still, it's good to plan ahead.

Coventry to Nuneaton (London and North Western Railway)
Ken Strachan [30/06/2015]


Wallasey Grove Road: A New Brighton service calls at Wallasey Grove Road on 30/06/2016. The sharp-eyed will spot the platforms of Wallasey Village in the background. I was easily able to walk to it, write this caption then photograph the next 15 minute service!

Unset
David Panton [30/06/2016]


Birkenhead North: A Liverpool Central service calls at Birkenhead North on 30/06/2016. Birkenhead is well supplied with stations, if nothing else.

Birkenhead North Extension (Hoylake and Birkenhead Railway and Tramway)
David Panton [30/06/2016]


Bidston: Bidston on the Wirral is a junction for the line to Wrexham General. I don't know what the word is for a mural on glass, but the waiting room has one of the station in the 1960s. The platform furniture may have changed but the building and trackwork remain.

Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
David Panton [30/06/2016]


Georgemas Junction: 'The Georgemas' underwent a transformation when much of the station - the island platform - became a loading point with a crane. The view looking towards the junction itself shows the new facility.

Sutherland and Caithness Railway
John Yellowlees [30/06/2016]


Conway Park: A New Brighton service calls at the very urban Conway Park, one of Birkenhead's many stations. It's in a gap between tunnels. Photographed on 30/06/2016.

Mersey Railway
David Panton [30/06/2016]


Brora: The surviving Highland Railway goods shed at Brora seen from a northbound train.

Sutherland Railway
John Yellowlees [30/06/2016]


Liverpool Lime Street: The Merseyrail network map. Whilst the green Wirral Line and the blue Northern Line unmistakably exist the red City Line doesn't seem to be much of a reality outside this diagram, having no noticeable branding and operating out of Lime Street mainline station on Northern Rail trains all bound for points beyond Merseyside. Am I missing something?

Liverpool and Manchester Railway
David Panton [30/06/2016]


Wigan Wallgate: Overview of Wigan Wallgate on 30/06/2016 with the rear of a Southport to Manchester combination at the far platform.

Liverpool and Bury Railway (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway)
David Panton [30/06/2016]


Birkenhead Park: A New Brighton service calls at Birkenhead Park on 30/06/2016. Let the sign tell you the claim to fame. This station was joint Seacombe, Hoylake and Deeside Railway and Mersey Railway.

Mersey Railway
David Panton [30/06/2016]


Liverpool Lime Street: An East Midlands Trains service for Norwich stands at Liverpool Lime Street Platform 5 on 30/06/2016.

Liverpool and Manchester Railway
David Panton [30/06/2016]


Wigan Wallgate: A Southport service calls at Wigan Wallgate on 30 June 2016. A 150 on one end and a Pacer on the other seems to be standard fare on this line.

Liverpool and Bury Railway (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway)
David Panton [30/06/2016]


Vattholma: Overnight train from Norwegian Arctic port of Narvik heading south for the last 3 of 26 stops at Uppsala Central, Arlanda Airport and finally Stockholm Central. This Rc6 loco and coaches are in the so called SSRT (possibly Swedish State Rail Transport) livery designed for north Norrland sleeper services run by SJ Norrlandståg. Compare with the SJ AB's own sleeper stock See image [[54203]].

Ostkustbanan
Charlie Niven [30/06/2016]


Museum of Liverpool: The interior of a Liverpool Overhead Railway car in the excellent Museum of Liverpool. The LOR, which boasted a number of world firsts, ran 7 miles connecting the docks on the Mersey.

Liverpool Overhead Railway
David Panton [30/06/2016]


Uffington: 60039 heads westbound on the GWML near the village of Longcot. To the east of Swindon. This is the Theale to Robeston oil tanks. Passing time, 1455 hours.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [30/06/2016]


Vattholma: Bombardier built X55 unit in service with SJ operates at 200km/hr on this double track section built in 1991. This is the 4 coach version of the X52 where 3 cars are powered and the fourth is a bistro coach. The seating is 2+2 unlike the X52 where it is 2+3. These trains both replace and supplement the famous tilting X2000 (X2) sets of 1990s vintage see image [[37839]].

Ostkustbanan
Charlie Niven [30/06/2016]


Wallasey Village: A New Brighton service calls at Wallasey Village on 30/06/2016.

Unset
David Panton [30/06/2016]


New Brighton: The range of services offered by New Brighton station. In my brief visit to New Brighton I didn't spot too many similarities with the old one, but they are both on the sea. Photographed 30/06/2016.

New Brighton Branch (Seacombe, Hoylake and Deeside Railway)
David Panton [30/06/2016]


Edinburgh Park: Real time bus information at Edinburgh Park. Impressive eh?

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Yellowlees [30/06/2017]


Woodacre Crossing: 37403 Isle of Mull (ex D6607) powers towards Lancaster with the 2C47 Preston to Barrow service seen at Woodacre on 30th June 2017. The contract with DRS for provision of two Class 37/4 sets on Cumbrian Coast services expires in January 2019.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2017]


Bedlinog: Looking North towards Cwmbargoed at the station site in the remote village of Bedlinog in June 2018. Although locals told me that Cwmbargoed was closed, the rails were shiny. Ironically, there is a travel agent's office at the entrance to the former station yard. [Ref query 11 July 2018]

Taff Bargoed Joint Line (Great Western Railway and Rhymney Railway)
Ken Strachan [30/06/2018]


Longniddry: The mouldering remains of the buffer at the of the siding to the east of Longniddry station. It was formerly a far more exposed position. See image [[29823]] (seen at the extreme right of).

North British Railway
David Panton [30/06/2018]


Longniddry: A North Berwick services eases out of Longniddry on a lovely 30 June 2018.

North British Railway
David Panton [30/06/2018]


Merthyr Vale Colliery: On a steaming hot day, there was no shortage of water on the Merthyr Vale colliery branch line. This view looks South towards Cardiff - all trace of the branch line had been removed behind the camera. To the right of the safety fencing, two rows of colliery cottages stood abandoned - a sad sight, especially as they had been updated with mod con's like double glazing and satellite dishes. A protest graffiti, 'My town is not for sale', did not seem to have had the desired effect.

Taff Vale Railway
Ken Strachan [30/06/2018]


Oich Viaduct: Remains of the Oich Viaduct, on the long closed Fort Augustus railway, seen on 30th June 2018.

Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway
John Yellowlees [30/06/2018]


Johnstone: A busy scene at Johnstone at 1118hrs on Saturday 30th June 2018 as unit 380103, forming the 1104 Glasgow Central to Ayr ScotRail service, calls at the station.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Douglas Blades [30/06/2018]


Fort Augustus: Remains of the Fort Augustus pier branch crossing a stream just short of the missing road bridge. 30th June 2018.

Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway
John Yellowlees [30/06/2018]


Quakers Yard: The Great Western Hotel is some distance North of Quakers Yard station see image [[65174]], but seems to be in rude health.

Taff Vale Railway
Ken Strachan [30/06/2018]


Merthyr Vale: Soon to be historic rolling stock: a down 143 heads for Cardiff as an up 142 heads for Merthyr (Valleys convention) at the loop at Merthyr Vale on 30th June 2019. The former colliery was to the right, and behind the photographer.

Taff Vale Railway
Ken Strachan [30/06/2018]


Longniddry: A North Berwick to Edinburgh service calls at Longniddry on 30 June. The branch was run with only three carriage sets that day, but being a Saturday the service is half-hourly instead of hourly. This scheduling is unusual (unique?) and inexplicable.

North British Railway
David Panton [30/06/2018]


Windermere: Trains leaving Windermere climb for a short distance before dropping steadily down to Kendal. West Coast Railways 57316, on the last weekend of the special shuttle operations on the branch, has just passed the summit with the 1330hrs Windermere to Oxenholme service. 57316 was previously D1992/47290. It was rebuilt as a Virgin Thunderbird in 2004 and named FAB 1 but has run nameless with West Coast Railways. Overbridge map reference SD 432984. [Ref query 1 July 2018]

Kendal and Windermere Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2018]


Burneside: West Coast 57316 leaves Burneside station and approaches the level crossing heading for Kendal and Oxenholme with a Windermere branch shuttle service on 30th June 2018, the last weekend of these special loco hauled operations.

Kendal and Windermere Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2018]


Quakers Yard: The trees surrounding the former Low Level station have all grown up in the 30 years since I first visited this station. So many houses have been built on the site of the old High Level station that the only clue to its existence is a footpath between properties leading to its far side.

Taff Vale Railway
Ken Strachan [30/06/2018]


Musselburgh: A North Berwick to Edinburgh service at Musselburgh on the afternoon of 30 June. It was really too late to go shopping in Edinburgh and too early to be leaving for a night out, so custom was fairly light. The station may not be close to the town centre (it's on Musselburgh's most far flung edge) but a 6/7 minute journey time to Edinburgh ensures good business.

North British Railway
David Panton [30/06/2018]


Alloa: A hot and sunny summer’s day in Alloa in June 2018. Remarkable enough perhaps, but there is more. Closer inspection of the rolling stock reveals it to be a rare combination of a Class 156 and a Class 170 dmu (156 456 and 170 429).

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Mark Dufton [30/06/2018]


Musselburgh: A North Berwick service calls at Musselburgh on 30th June 2018.

North British Railway
David Panton [30/06/2018]


Merthyr Tydfil: I believe this was the tunnel heading into the grounds of Cyfartha Castle on the Pen-y-Darren Tramway. Unfortunately the two gents in the picture could not confirm this. Nice costumes, mind.

Pen-y-darren Tramway
Ken Strachan [30/06/2018]


Uppsala Östra: Uppsala Central, on the left, has 8 platforms whilst Uppsala Östra, on the right, has 2 platforms. When the station was redeveloped to become Resecentrum, Östra station was moved into the same location; it used to be west of Central. The name Östra (east) seems to refer to the direction to and from which trains travelled rather than the location of the station. The line used to run from Uppsala towards the east coast at Norrtälje. The shot shows a standard gauge double decker train and a narrow gauge (891mm) steam-hauled special wedding train with two brake vans at the front of 3rd Class coaches. The steam loco is Långshyttan from 1897 built at Motala Verskstad.

Upsala-Lenna Jernväg
Charlie Niven [30/06/2018]


Quakers Yard High Level: The Pontypool and Neath railway is often hard to trace. Quakers Yard High Level station is completely gone, but this bridge abutment on the Nelson side is A Big Clue. The trackbed to the left is part of somebody's lawn!

Aberdare Extension (Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway)
Ken Strachan [30/06/2018]


Cranmore: GWR 0-6-2T 5637 working the East Somerset Railway services, seen at Cranmore on 30th June 2018.

East Somerset Railway
Peter Todd [30/06/2018]


Windermere: West Coast Brush Type 4 47245 on the rear of a Windermere branch shuttle as it runs downhill towards Staveley with an Oxenholme bound service on 30th June 2018. This view taken from a minor road overbridge at SD 432984.

Kendal and Windermere Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2018]


Cranmore: After over 60 years the other platform is being rebuilt in Cranmore Station thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding. Seen here on 30th June 2018 with work in progress.

East Somerset Railway
Peter Todd [30/06/2018]


Cranmore: LMS Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 46447 at rest at Cranmore on 30th June 2018.

East Somerset Railway
Peter Todd [30/06/2018]


Burneside: West Coast 47245, the one time D1922, is on the rear of a Windermere to Oxenholme service as it leaves Burneside heading for Kendal and Oxenholme on 30th June 2018. This was the last weekend of the special loco hauled branch services with Northern DMUs scheduled to resume on 2nd July.

Kendal and Windermere Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2018]


Woodacre Crossing: 92014 crosses the Grizedale Beck at Woodacre running light engine from Wembley to Polmadie on Sunday 30th June 2019. This was the second Caledonian Sleeper loco to pass this point in an hour, in possible reciprocal workings See image [[69383]].

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2019]


Raith^s Farm Sidings: Raith's Farm sidings are a hive of activity on 30th June 2019 with four Freightliner Class 66s visible in this one photo.

Great North of Scotland Railway
Duncan Ross [30/06/2019]


Kittybrewster Junction: Kittybrewster on 30th June 2019. No sign of any track realignment or replacement here as yet.

Great North of Scotland Railway
Duncan Ross [30/06/2019]


Raith^s Farm Sidings: Spoil and ballast wagon trains as far as the eye can see. I don't know if any of these trains were coupled together, but by what I could see they did seem to be buffer to buffer on Sunday 30th June 2019.

Great North of Scotland Railway
Duncan Ross [30/06/2019]


Perth Carriage Sidings: 170395 in the carriage sidings at Perth on 30th June 2019. A Scotrail HST can be seen inside the shed, to the right.

Scottish Central Railway
Bill Roberton [30/06/2019]


Leyland: Stanier pacific no. 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' with support coach head north approaching Leyland on the evening of 30 June 2019. The loco had earlier worked a private charter for 'Rolex' from Crewe to Holyhead and this was the return working from Holyhead back to Carnforth, the charter having been worked back to Crewe by diesel.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [30/06/2019]


Leyland: DB Cargo 66100 is seen north of Leyland station on the Seaforth to Mossend container service on 30 June 2019.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [30/06/2019]


Woodacre Crossing: 92010 hauled eight of the new Caledonian Sleeper coaches from Polmadie to Wembley on Sunday 30th June 2019. The Class 92s and sleeper trains usually pass through Lancashire in the night of course so this ECS working was an unusual photo opportunity.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [30/06/2019]


Perth: Power car 43130 brings up the rear of the 13.33 from Inverness to Edinburgh as it passes the fuelling point at Perth on Sunday 30th June 2019.

Scottish Central Railway
Bill Roberton [30/06/2019]


Raith^s Farm Sidings: By the time you have read all the Safety notices at Raith's Farm there's a good chance you will have missed your train! The younger generation must look at the sign below the {5} and wonder “What’s that?'

Great North of Scotland Railway
Duncan Ross [30/06/2019]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1837Taff Vale RailwayAct passed for branch to Cyfartha Iron Works and branch to Plymouth Iron Works, Penydarren Iron Works and Dowlais Iron Works. Only the branch to connect to Crawshays Private Railway was opened. The branch also served the Ynysfach Steel Works.
1837Durham and Sunderland RailwayAct to divert Durham branch from Gilesgate to Shincliffe. Whitwell to Quarrington Branch and westward extension to Brandon also included.
1841Great Western RailwayChippenham to Bath opened, Great Western Railway main line open throughout. Stations on this section at: Corsham, Box, Bathford Halt, Bathmapton.
1842Stockton and Hartlepool RailwayAct passed to legalise the company.
1848York, Newcastle and Berwick RailwayProposed Team Valley Railway receives Act for line from Gateshead to Newton Hall to Leamside. Line was to have a branch from Newton Hall to Durham, Relly Mill and Bishop Auckland.
1852Stockton and Hartlepool Railway Hartlepool West Harbour and RailwayMerger authorised by Parliament along with lease or purchase of the Clarence Railway.
1857Franklin ExpeditionThe Fox leaves the Orkneys looking for the Franklin Expedition. McClintock and Hobson lead. Hobson finds note on King William Island. Bones found and McClintock recovers artefacts from Eskimo.
1862Inverness and Ross-shire RailwayInverness and Aberdeen Junction RailwayInverness and Ross-shire Railway absorbed by Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway.
1862Eden Valley Railway
Stockton and Darlington Railway
Eden Valley Railway bought by the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
1862South Durham and Lancashire Union RailwayAbsorbed by Stockton and Darlington Railway.
1874Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)Dalry Middle Junction to Haymarket West Junction (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) authorised.
1880Callander and Oban RailwayOpening ceremony for whole Callander Dreadnought to Oban line.
1889Swansea Vale and Neath and Brecon Junction RailwayMidland Railway ceases to operate Colbren to Ynysgeinon at end of agreement.
1913Edinburgh and Northern RailwayLeuchars Junction burned down by suffragettes.
1952Shrewsbury and Birmingham RailwayAdmaston renamed Admaston Halt
1952Ardrossan RailwaySaltcoats re-named Saltcoats Central.
1985Duke of Sutherlands RailwayDunrobin 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
2003Partick Interchange improvementsTransport Minister Nicol Stephen travelled to Glasgow to see the proposed improvements to Partick Interchange and Buchanan Street bus station.
2004Aslef boss ^faced smear bid^ [BBC News]A probe into train drivers^ union Aslef alleges a smear campaign against ex-general secretary, left-winger Mick Rix.
2005Cost of 13-mile rail line soars to 60m [Scotsman]THE cost of the first new railway line to be approved by the Scottish Parliament has soared by one third to 60 million and is running a year late, The Scotsman can reveal.
2005Go ahead for transport network improvements [Scottish Executive]Transport Minister welcomes cross-party support for new legilsation.
2005One dead in level crossing crash [BBC News]A train hits a car on a level crossing in East Yorkshire killing the car driver and injuring five rail passengers.
2005Tunnel damage halts trains [BBC News]A train driver reports seeing damage in a rail tunnel under Gerrards Cross.
2007Edinburgh trams get green light [Scotsman]WORK on Edinburgh^s tram network will get under way in a week^s time after an SNP climbdown allowed the 600 million scheme to go ahead.
2007Final chance to avert rail strike [Scotsman]PEACE talks in an effort to avert next Friday^s rail strike by signal workers in Scotland are to be held on Monday, Network Rail announced yesterday.
2007On track for a more comfortable train trip [Scotsman]RAIL passengers will be travelling in more comfort on scenic routes across the Highlands and north-east Scotland this summer, thanks to a 9 million overhaul.
2007Alex to unveil bridge tribute [Scotsman]FIRST minister Alex Salmond will unveil a new memorial to workers killed building the Forth Rail Bridge in South Queensferry on Tuesday.
2007Cash deal for study into high-speed trains to Glasgow [Scotsman]TRANSPORT chiefs today agreed to help fund a major study into a proposed high-speed rail link between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
2009Rail work leads to faster train journeys [Network Rail Article]A major piece of work on the Settle Carlisle line will mean Network Rail can remove a 30mph speed restriction that has been in place for nearly 40 years.
2011Edinburgh trams: Councillors [to] vote on project^s fate [BBC News]City councillors are to vote later to decide on the future of the controversial Edinburgh tram project.
[The BBC later updates the article to ^Edinburgh trams: Councillors vote to continue project^.]
2011ScotRail blames weather for drop in customer satisfaction [Evening Times]Some of the worst winter weather in decades has been blamed for a drop in customer satisfaction levels among ScotRail train passengers.
2013Mallard anniversary: Steam locomotive Bittern marks record run [BBC News]A 1937 steam locomotive has run along the section of track where a another locomotive set an unbeaten world record 75 years ago. Bittern, an A4-class engine, a contemporary of Mallard, the world^s fastest steam locomotive, set off from King^s Cross station for York. Mallard set a record speed of 126mph near Grantham on 3 July 1938, which remains unbeaten to this day. Up to 250 people were on board the train, which reached 92.8mph.
2014Carnforth train campaign reaches the top [The Visitor]A campaign to restore mainline platforms at Carnforth station continues to gather steam. Letters are being delivered to residents asking them to write to their MPs backing a drive to re-open Carnforth as a stop on the West Coast Mainline from London to Glasgow and also between Windermere and Manchester. [From Mark Bartlett]
2015Eurostar suspended as strikers set fire to Calais track [BBC News]Thousands of cross-Channel passengers are stranded after striking Calais ferry workers closed the French port and blocked Eurotunnel rail services. The MyFerryLink workers walked out on Monday for the second time in a week over the sale of the company^s ferries to rival firm DFDS Seaways. Both Eurostar and Shuttle services were suspended due to fire on the tracks. The tunnel reopened at 15:30 BST and Eurostar said ^some services will run this afternoon^. However, Shuttle services are running with a three-hour waiting time at the Folkestone terminal.
2015RMT votes for strike over new Hitachi high-speed trains [BBC News]First Great Western rail workers have voted to support strike action over plans to axe guards and buffet cars on new Hitachi Inter City Express trains. Members of the RMT union will walk out for 48 hours from 18:30 BST on 8 July. The union said a guard should be kept on every train, ^not a diluted customer service role^, but First Great Western said having drivers controlling doors was safer and jobs would not be lost. In the ballot, 80% supported strike action and 92% other forms of action.
2016ScotRail workers to launch fresh strikes in driver-only train row [Herald]ScotRail workers are to launch a fresh wave of strikes in a row over driver-only trains, including two 48-hour walkouts. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) were already due to take strike action over the long-running dispute, but extra dates have now been added. The union announced that strikes will be held on July 3, 10 and 11 (48 hours), 14 and over the weekend of July 16 and 17. Phil Verster, managing director of ScotRail, said: ^The RMT have announced another round of needless, damaging strikes on the evening before we are due to come together for talks.
2016Great Western Railway unveil new Hitachi train [Oxford Mail]A NEW high speed train has been unveiled by Great Western Railway to celebrate 175 years since welcoming its first passengers between Bristol and London. Before coming into service in 2017, one of the new Hitachi built engines was put on display as it travelled through the county from Reading to London Paddington. The trains will include more seats, free wifi, power sockets for each seat and increased luggage space and will run on the electrified Great Western Line when it is completed.
2018Kildonan Railway Station to be saved after HITRANS backs down [Press and Journal]People power has forced a U-turn from transport bosses considering the closure of one of the UK’s least-used train stations.
2018Plans will breathe new life into Aberdeen station entrance and pavilion [Evening Express]Plans have been lodged to revamp the entrance and historic pavilion of Aberdeen Railway Station, as part of multi-million proposals to breathe fresh life into the site.
2019Glasgow Queen Street: Two platforms to close for a month [BBC News]Scheduled work at Glasgow Queen Street station will result in longer platforms accommodating longer trains.
2019Full steam ahead for Bo^ness & Kinneil heritage rail expansion [Scotsman]Scotland^s leading heritage railway is planning to develop its stations into destinations in their own right to attract more passengers and increase the frequency of trains.
2019Plans lodged to demolish historic Aberdeen railway signal box [Evening Express]The equipment at Dyce Railway Station in Aberdeen, will be removed if the building warrant is approved. The work has been proposed by IKM Consulting on behalf of Bam Nuttall, the contractors for the Network Rail Aberdeen to Inverness infrastructure project. Work being carried out to dual the track means the signal box, built in 1880, will no longer need to be used. A Network Rail spokesman said: ^The signal box at Dyce is now redundant and we have no other operational use for the building.^