This day in history 01 July

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Leith Central: The first train at Leith Central, 1 July 1903. The lack of crowds was perhaps indicative how things were going to be for this station.

Leith Central Branch (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford Collection [01/07/1903]


Connel Ferry: C.R. 0.4.4T 55196 arriving from Ballachulish. Connel Ferry.

Callander and Oban Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1950]


Connel Ferry: C.R. 0.4.4T 55196 arriving from Ballachulish. Connel Ferry.

Callander and Oban Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1950]


Inverness: C.R. 4.4.0 54493 at Inverness station on Perth via Forres train. July 1950.

Inverness and Nairn Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1950]


Muir of Ord: C.R. 4.4.0 54470 on Black Isle train. 5P 4.6.0 45460 on Wick train. Muir of Ord 1950.

Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1950]


Muir of Ord: C.R. 4.4.0 54470 drawing out of up island platform with Black Isle empties. Muir of Ord Junction.

Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1950]


Fortrose: Ready for departure. C.R. 4.4.0 54470 at Fortrose station.

Fortrose Branch (Highland Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1950]


Fortrose: Ready for departure. C.R. 4.4.0 54470 at Fortrose station.

Fortrose Branch (Highland Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1950]


Eastfield Shed: Gresley K2 2-6-0 61764 Loch Arkaig photographed on Eastfield shed in the summer of 1958.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1958]


Carlisle Canal Shed: A4 Pacific 60012 Commonwealth of Australia in the shed yard at Carlisle Canal in the summer of 1961.

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Newcastle Central: 60112 St Simon prepares to leave Newcastle Central on 1 July 1961 with the 8.10am to Kings Cross. Note the experimental small smoke deflectors, which appeared on some A3s following the fitting of double chimneys in the late 1950s. These proved ineffective and were later abandoned in favour of the German-style attachments. See image [[32634]]

North Eastern Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Largs: Black 5 44723 approaching Largs on a fine and sunny first day of July 1961 with the 3.56pm train from Glasgow St Enoch. [Ref query 8066]

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1961]


Carlisle Canal Shed: Class N15 0-6-2T no 69155 stands in front of the coaling plant at Carlisle Canal shed in July 1961.

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Largs: Corkerhill Black 5 45460 accelerates as it heads south from Largs with a summer Saturday train for Law Junction on 1st July 1961. The young observer standing alongside the fence looks suitably impressed.

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1961]


Largs: A BR Standard tank with a Glasgow - Largs train, seen approaching Largs in the summer of 1961.

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1961]


Largs: BR Standard tank 80005 photographed on the outskirts of Largs in July 1961, shortly after leaving with the 4.35pm to Glasgow St Enoch.

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1961]


Carlisle: Looking south through Carlisle station from the footbridge on 1 July 1961. On the left D34 4-4-0 no 62484 Glen Lyon has recently arrived with the 12.25pm stopping train from Hawick.

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Carlisle: D34 4-4-0 no 62484 Glen Lyon at Carlisle on 1 July 1961 with the empty stock of the 12.25pm from Hawick.

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Largs: B1 61404 approaching Largs on 1 July 1961 with a summer Saturday excursion from Airdrie and Coatbridge. [Ref query 42931]

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1961]


Carlisle Canal Shed: Gresley V2 2-6-2 no 60835 The Green Howard, thought to have been photographed in the shed yard at a hazy Carlisle Canal on 1 July 1961. [Ref query 6533]

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Carlisle: Deltic D9005 at Carlisle on Saturday 1 July 1961 where it is about to return Butlins holidaymakers home to the north east, having just taken over the 8.10am Heads of Ayr - Newcastle. The locomotive had entered service some 2 months earlier after leaving the Vulcan Foundry and being allocated to 52A Gateshead. Notice there is no nameplate at this stage, the naming ceremony being carried out at York in October 1963 when D9005 became The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Carlisle: Platform 4 at Carlisle on 1 July 1961, with the 12.25pm from Hawick having just arrived behind 62484 Glen Lyon.

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Newcastle Central: Corridor tender A4 Pacific no 60031 Golden Plover proceeds slowly through Newcastle Central on 1 July 1961 with the down 'Elizabethan'.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Carlisle: Carrying the headboard of 'The Waverley', Royal Scot no 46130 The West Yorkshire Regiment stands at Carlisle platform 4 ready to take out the 10.05 Edinburgh Waverley - London St Pancras on 1 July 1961. On this occasion, for reasons unknown, locomotive changeover had taken place earlier at Canal Junction.

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Aberdour: Beach-bound travellers leaving an Edinburgh-Kirkcaldy DMU at Aberdour on Sunday 1st July 1961.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [01/07/1961]


Newcastle Central: Haymarket corridor-tender A4 no 60031 Golden Plover carrying the headboard of The Elizabethan appears to have come to (almost?) a halt at Newcastle Central on 1 July 1961.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Carlisle: The 12.25 from Hawick runs into Carlisle on 1 July 1961 behind Hawick shed's D34 4-4-0 no 62484 Glen Lyon.

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Carlisle Canal Shed: Partially stripped Gresley A3 Pacific no 60079 'Bayardo' standing in the sidings alongside Carlisle Canal shed in July 1961, some 2 months prior to official withdrawal by BR.

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Largs: BR standard tank 80052 at the head of the Saturday 6.15pm Largs - St Enoch, seen shortly after commencing its journey on 1 July 1961.

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/07/1961]


Carlisle: D34 4-4-0 no 62484 Glen Lyon meets 3 admirers at Carlisle on Saturday 1 July 1961 as it arrives with the 12.25pm from Hawick.

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Carlisle Canal Shed: Hawick D34 4-4-0 no 62484 Glen Lyon simmers on Canal shed, Carlisle, in the summer of 1961. The locomotive had arrived at Hawick shed from Perth following a period in store at Dundee West see image [[28841]]. Final withdrawal from Hawick came at the end of November 1961.

Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
K A Gray [01/07/1961]


Aberdour: A healthy complement of passengers leaving a DMU from Edinburgh at Aberdour on Sunday 1st July 1961.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [01/07/1961]


Crookston: A black 5 on an eastbound oil train disturbs the golfers near Crookston in July 1962.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [01/07/1962]


Kilwinning: Steam meets diesel at Kilwinning in July 1962. Note the Caledonian semaphore route indicator carried by the steam locomotive.

Ardrossan Railway
R Sillitto/A Renfrew Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/07/1962]


Crookston: Corkerhill Jubilee 45677 Beatty with a Starlight Special passing Crookston on Sunday 1 July 1962. [Railscot note: The Starlight Specials were launched in 1953 to provide cheap overnight travel on summer weekends to London (usually Marylebone) and at their peak of popularity in 1960 a dozen or more were in operation. Most of the specials started from St Enoch although there were trains from Waverley, Gourock and even one for a time from Clydebank Riverside. The last Starlight Special ran in 1962, the year the photograph was taken.] see image [[27077]]

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [01/07/1962]


Carlisle: Scene at Carlisle platform 4 on a summer Saturday in July 1967. Black 5 45227 of Lostock Hall shed is preparing to take out the 11.05 Glasgow Central - Blackpool North

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1967]


Carlisle: Britannia Pacific no 70023 Venus is about to take the 09.10 summer Saturday Dundee - Blackpool North out of Carlisle on i July 1967.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1967]


Carlisle: Britannia 70023 Venus bides its time on the centre road at Carlisle on 1 July 1967. The Pacific will shortly take over the 9.13am Dundee - Blackpool North.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1967]


Carlisle: With a tender filled to capacity, 45227 of Lostock Hall shed appears at the north end of Carlisle on the first day of July 1967. The Black 5 is rostered to relieve the locomotive off the incoming 11.05 summer Saturday Glasgow Central - Blackpool North. See image [[38390]]

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1967]


Carlisle: Britannia Pacific no 70023 Venus leaves Carlisle for the south on 1 July 1967 after taking charge of the 9.13am Summer Saturday Dundee - Blackpool North.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
K A Gray [01/07/1967]


Gretna Junction: The 1205 Euston - Glasgow Central at Gretna Junction on Saturday 1 July 1972, double headed from Crewe by 407+422. The train is taking the ex-GSWR route via Dumfries due to electrification work on the WCML.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/07/1972]


Quintinshill Loops: Interior of Quintinhill signal box in 1972. The diagram can now be found at the Devil's Porridge Museum by Eastriggs see image [[54155]].

Caledonian Railway
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/07/1972]


Quintinshill Loops: Scene inside Quintinshill signal box on 1 July 1972.

Caledonian Railway
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/07/1972]


Gretna Junction: The 0905 London St Pancras - Glasgow Central Thames - Clyde Express takes the GSWR route at Gretna Junction on 1 July 1972, hauled by the usual Peak Type 4 locomotive.

Caledonian Railway
Bruce McCartney Collection [01/07/1972]


Cardross: A glint of late evening sunshine catches the side of the 6 car Blue Train as it leaves Cardross heading for Airdrie in July 1973.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
John McIntyre [01/07/1973]


Ashington Colliery: 37250 pulls away from Ashington colliery with a coal train on 1 July 1982. This scene has long gone, although the class 37 has been preserved.

Ashington Collieries Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/1982]


Ashington Colliery: 37250 stands alongside a classmate at Ashington Colliery on 1 July 1982.

Ashington Collieries Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/1982]


Mossend: A class 37 brings a freight into the south end of Mossend yard in the summer of 1996.

Wishaw and Coltness Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/1996]


Mossend Marshalling Yard: SPT liveried 314209 passing through Mossend Yard in July 1996 heading for Motherwell.

Wishaw and Coltness Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/1996]


Mossend Marshalling Yard: Looking north through Mossend Yard in 1996 with the locomotive holding sidings in the right background.

Wishaw and Coltness Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/1996]


Rosyth Dockyard: The signal box at Rosyth Dockyard in July 2002, before it was (literally) ring-fenced.

Rosyth Dockyard Branch
David Panton [01/07/2002]


Bushbury Viaduct: Railway crosses railway crosses canal. Top is the Bushbury Viaduct of the LNWR Stour Valley Line, below is the swing bridge of the GWR Wolverhampton Junction Railway (now re-used as a chord from Bushbury to Oxley) and below that is the Birmingham Canal Wolverhampton Level. View looks north west.

Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Stour Valley Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2003]


Motherwell: Aerial view of Motherwell. Top left is Haughhead Junction, bottom left is Dalzell and right is Lesmahagow/Motherwell Junction. The original route of the Wishaw and Coltness Railway is mostly built over now with little trace on the ground.

Clydesdale Junction Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2004]


Glasgow Central: The car parking area at Glasgow Central in July 2005, looking back towards the station concourse. At this point details were being finalised regarding the removal of the parking facilities to make way for the creation of two new platforms which would cater for trains on the planned Glasgow Airport Rail Link, entering the station via the arch directly behind the camera. See image [[40518]]

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
John Furnevel [01/07/2005]


Haymarket: Work underway on the new Haymarket bay platform 0. View west over the car park from Haymarket station building on 1 July 2006.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Charles Barclay [01/07/2006]


Horseshoe Viaduct: The Royal Scotsman heads north on the Horseshoe curve. The 47 accelerates out of the speed restriction over the viaducts.

West Highland Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


County March Summit [West Highland]: Royal Scotsman heading north from County March Summit into the Horseshoe Curve.

West Highland Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Crianlarich Lower Junction: Crianlarich Lower Junction looking east. On the left is the (very overgrown) cut-back line to Callander and to the right the WHL link to the Oban line. The line on the left may re-open to Crianlarich Lower for timber traffic.

Callander and Oban Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Crianlarich Lower Junction: Looking west at Crianlarich Lower Junction. WHR line to left and Callander route to right. Both lines once approached this point as double tracks.

Callander and Oban Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Cambus: Track panel for points being assembled at Cambus - at right angles to the railway alignment. A second panel is being prepared just off to the right. View looks south.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Cambus: Track panel for points being assembled at Cambus in July 2006 - at right angles to the railway alignment which is behind the camera.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Cambus: Track panel for points being assembled at Cambus - running parallel to line. The station was to the left here. View looks west to the former junction.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Alloa: A regular check of Alloa station reveals progress on the supermarket and flats ... not much else has changed.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Alloa Hilton Road Level Crossing: The footbridge to the east of Alloa near Hilton Road has been retained.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Alloa Hilton Road Level Crossing: View looking to Alloa from the footbridge. The trackbed is looking good.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Alloa Hilton Road Level Crossing: View looking to east to Kincardine from the footbridge by Hilton Road LC (in distance).

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Alloa Hilton Road Level Crossing: Hilton Road level crossing. The level crossing that caused so much trouble as it is close to a junction (in distance). The road will be replaced by another further east.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Alloa Loop: Bridge on the replacement road to Hilton Road. The road will cross over the railway. View looks west.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Causewayhead: The Wallace Monument looks down on the site of Causewayhead station.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Kilbagie: Site of Kilbagie station (left) looking south to Kincardine. Drainage works continue.

Kincardine Line (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Blackgrange: No doubt the Wallace Monument will feature in many photographs of the line re-opened. Looking west at Blackgrange.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Kincardine Power Station: Plant and supplies in the former marshalling yard at Kincardine Powerstation.

Kincardine Line (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Manor Powis: Looking east at Manor Powis.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Fillan Viaduct: Fort William - Glasgow Sprinter approaches Crianlarich.

West Highland Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Gleann Viaduct: Fort William - Glasgow Sprinter on the Horseshoe Curve nearing County March Summit.

West Highland Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Bridge of Orchy: Fort William - Glasgow Sprinter about to enter the Horseshoe Curve nearing County.

West Highland Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Horseshoe Viaduct: Reversing spur on one of the temporary way railways used in the construction of the West Highland Railway on the Horseshoe Curve.

West Highland Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


Bridge of Orchy: The Royal Scotsman heads for Bridge of Orchy off the Horseshoe Curve.

West Highland Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2006]


St Monance: Loading bank remains at St Monance, in the East Neuk of Fife, photographed in July 2007. The former station had begun life as St Monance on 1 September 1863, was renamed St Monans in October 1875, reverted to the original St Monance in February 1936 and was finally closed in September 1965.

Leven and East of Fife Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2007]


St Monance: Part of an old loading bank that once stood alongside St Monance station on the Fife coast, photographed looking south west towards Elie in 2007. The station, which stood off to the right, was closed by BR in September 1965 and the site has since been redeveloped. See image [[17857]]

Leven and East of Fife Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2007]


Nisbet: Remains of the goods yard at the south end of Nisbet station on 1 July 2008, complete with fine looking white horse on the left. View is towards Jedburgh.

Jedburgh Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Nisbet: Looking south towards Jedburgh over the site of the level crossing at the former Nisbet station on 1 July 2008. The Jedburgh branch closed to all traffic in 1964 (although some sources quote 1966) having operated freight-only since 1948.

Jedburgh Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Alloa: Tree-lined avenue in the rain. The main pedestrian approach to Alloa station on 1 July 2008 with the next train to Glasgow Queen Street at the platform.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Veronica Clibbery [01/07/2008]


Jedfoot: Road entrance to the former goods yard at Jedfoot from the A698, photographed in the summer of 2008 looking north towards Roxburgh. The remains of the goods platform can be seen in the background. For the view back from the far end of the platform see image [[20135]].
See query 2129

Jedburgh Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Jedfoot: Like the marooned hulk of some ancient battleship, the massive stone pier that once supported the railway bridge carrying the Jedburgh branch over the Teviot still stands defiant alongside the south bank of the river near the remains of Jedfoot station. View northeast along the River Teviot as it winds downstream to join forces with the Tweed at Kelso.

Jedburgh Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Jedfoot: Remains of the goods yard and substantial goods platform at Jedfoot station on 1 July 2008, looking south over the A698 towards the terminus at Jedburgh. The decayed remains of the wooden passenger platform lie in the undergrowth off to the right see image [[63005]].

Jedburgh Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Alloa: Approach to the station building at Alloa on a damp 1 July.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Veronica Clibbery [01/07/2008]


Nisbet: View from the end of the platform of the former Nisbet station (1856-1948) looking south along the trackbed towards the terminus at Jedburgh in the summer of 2008. Note the surviving goods platform on the east side of the line beyond the gate. See image [[33141]]

Jedburgh Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Alloa: Buffer stops at Alloa on 1 July 2008 with a First ScotRail service preparing to return to Glasgow Queen Street.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Veronica Clibbery [01/07/2008]


Kirkbank: Road entrance to the former station at Kirkbank on the Jedburgh branch. View west on 1 July 2008. The buildings have been modified considerably since closure in 1948. See image [[19973]] [Ref query 1 May 2018]

Jedburgh Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Jedfoot: The remains of the viaduct that once carried the Jedburgh branch over the River Teviot to the north of Jedfoot station (formerly Jedfoot Bridge). View across the river from the the south shore looking towards Roxburgh on 1 July 2008 with the northern abutment visible in the left background.

Jedburgh Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Roxburgh Viaduct: The approach to Roxburgh from the south on 1 July 2008. The impressive viaduct over the River Teviot once carried the route to Kelso and on towards the ECML. Just over 40 years earlier it had featured prominently in The Great Escape (Kelso version) see image [[17963]].

Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Alloa: The modern design of the station building at Alloa. View west from the buffer stops on 1 July 2008.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Veronica Clibbery [01/07/2008]


Kirkbank: The much modified and extended former station at Kirkbank on the Jedburgh branch seen in July 2008. Without the sign it would be difficult to tell it had ever been a station.

Jedburgh Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Nisbet: Looking north along the trackbed towards the level crossing at the former Nisbet station on the Jedburgh branch in July 2008. The old station, now a private residence, stands off to the right behind the fence running along the platform edge.

Jedburgh Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Roxburgh: A tractor takes a load of hay bales into Roxburgh from the west in July 2008, passing the remaining abutments of the twin railway bridges that once carried traffic leaving the south end of the former Roxburgh station, located off picture to the left.

Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [01/07/2008]


Alloa: 170471 standing in the rain at Alloa on 1 July 2008 preparing to depart with an afternoon service to Glasgow Queen Street.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Veronica Clibbery [01/07/2008]


Clarkston: A train for East Kilbride approaches Clarkston in July 2009.

Busby Railway
John Steven [01/07/2009]


Coatbridge Sunnyside: A Helensburgh Central service arrives at Coatbridge Sunnyside on 1 July 2009.

Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
John Steven [01/07/2009]


Oubeck Loops: Four wheeled coal hopper wagons are now a rare sight on the WCML but in 2009 train 6S13, Warrington to New Cumnock coal empties, ran MWF passing through Preston at 0725. Here the train is seen at Oubeck loops, powered by EWS Class 66 No. 66060, accelerating away from a signal check.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2009]


Clarkston: Services for East Kilbride and Glasgow Central meet at Clarkston on 1 July 2009.

Busby Railway
John Steven [01/07/2009]


Coatbridge Sunnyside: An eastbound service runs into Coatbridge Sunnyside on 1 July on its way to Drumgelloch

Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
John Steven [01/07/2009]


Brockenhurst: The last week of slam door stock on the Lymington branch - July 2010.

Southampton and Dorchester Railway
Ian Dinmore [01/07/2010]


New Bridge Level Crossing: Scene at New Bridge level crossing on the northern outskirts of Pickering on 1 July 2011 with Black 5 no 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier' bringing in the 10.30 train from Grosmont.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2011]


Paisley Canal [1st]: The G&SW 1885 Paisley Canal station, closed in January 1983 and now an eating and drinking venue. The current station was opened 7 years later, behind the camera, on the other side of the bridge carrying Causeyside Street over the trackbed see image [[34737]].

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [01/07/2011]


Culloden Moor: A short working from Inverness to Aviemore, formed by 158723, passes through the remains of Culloden Moor station and on to the single line section over the viaduct. The train will immediately return as a morning commuter service to Inverness.

Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2011]


Great Yarmouth: An evening arrival approaching Great Yarmouth on 1 July 2011.

Yarmouth and Norwich Railway (Norfolk Railway)
Ian Dinmore [01/07/2011]


Paisley Canal: 156509 stands at the 1990 Paisley Canal station shortly after arrival from Glasgow Central on 1 July 2011. The single platform terminus replaced the former G&SW through station on the west side of Causeyside Street when this section of the line was reopened see image [[34728]].

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [01/07/2011]


Clachnaharry: The Kessock Bridge almost frames 158720, as it negotiates the 10mph Clachnaharry swing bridge while heading west on a Kyle line service on 1 July 2011. This view was taken from the beer garden of the Clachnaharry Inn at the site of the long closed station.

Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2011]


Culloden Moor: An early morning service from Inverness heads south through the closed station of Culloden Moor and joins the single track section. On the impressive viaduct over the River Nairn Turbostar 170434 will swing right and continue the climb onto the moorland ahead.

Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2011]


Gollanfield: An early morning Aberdeen to Inverness service runs through Gollanfield. 158706 is passing the overgrown trackbed of the short Fort George branch, which left the mainline here but closed in 1958. The trackbed is heavily overgrown at this point but the branch formation runs on an embankment and is clearly visible for most of its length.

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2011]


Gollanfield: Early morning view looking east towards Nairn from the overbridge at Gollanfield. The old station, once the junction for Fort George, is the more distant of the two buildings alongside the track. Although it closed in 1965 it is still in residential use. For the view west from the same overbridge See image [[34727]].

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2011]


New Bridge Level Crossing: It's all downhill from here. 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier' between New Bridge level crossing and the terminus at Pickering on 1 July 2011 with the 10.30 service from Grosmont.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2011]


Allanfearn: Originally named Culloden, until the direct line to Aviemore opened in 1898, Allanfearn was the first station out of Inverness on the line to Nairn. It closed in 1965 and like most others on the line is now a private residence. Early morning view towards Nairn from the level crossing.

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2011]


Clachnaharry Swing Bridge: Clachnaharry bridge swings open on 1 July 2011, during a suitable opportunity between trains to allow several pleasure craft to exit the Caledonian Canal. This is the view inland from the final stretch towards the sea loch showing the signal box on the west side and the bridge swinging over to the east bank.

Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2011]


Fort George: The very short branch to Fort George left the main line at Gollanfield and ran on a low embankment to the village of Ardersier where the remains of Fort George station house and goods shed still stand. The only significant structure on the branch was a bridge over the road just outside Ardersier where the embankments and stone abutments are still visible in July 2011. The branch closed to passengers in 1943 and completely in 1958.

Fort George Branch (Highland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2011]


North Berwick: A most unusual bicycle seen at North Berwick Station, whose floral displays 'North Berwick in Bloom' won the station environment award at last year's Community Rail Awards.

North Berwick Branch (North British Railway)
John Yellowlees [01/07/2011]


Midland Yard Junction: The reopened flyover North of Nuneaton station is doing fine. In this picture, taken looking east on 1 July, you can see fresh ballast and new fencework on the flyover - also some new flats with an excellent view not only of this line to Birmingham, but also the WCML. For the old line, see image [[26636]]. The train is a 170 heading for Brum.

Whitacre Junction to Nuneaton (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [01/07/2011]


Culloden Moor: The closed station at Culloden (Moor) looking north towards Inverness. Platforms still in place on both sides at this point despite the station closing in 1965. Although the line is quite busy the narrow overbridge with no footpath on this side is not a place to wait for a train to photograph. See image [[34709]] for the view in the opposite direction.

Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2011]


Paisley Canal: Access to the 1990 terminus at Paisley Canal from Causeyside Street road bridge. The former through route ran below the camera to the G&SW station on the west side of the bridge see image [[34728]].

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [01/07/2011]


Paisley Gilmour Street: Hoarding and scaffolding abound at Paisley Gilmour Street on 1 July with work on the new overall roof well underway. The project is due to be completed by the end of the year.

Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Veronica Clibbery [01/07/2011]


Clachnaharry: Real ale and really close trains. Customers in the beer garden at the Clachnaharry Inn look on as 158722 accelerates away from the swing bridge speed restriction on its way to Wick on 1 July with the mid day service from Inverness.

Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2011]


Paisley Canal: Looking west from the platform at Paisley Canal terminus on 1 July 2011. The footbridge leads up to Causeyside Street, while beyond it, passing below the roadbridge, is the trackbed of the former G&SW through route see image [[9588]].

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [01/07/2011]


Dalcross: The former Dalcross station, between Inverness and Nairn, viewed from the north side of the level crossing in July 2011. The station closed in 1965 and like a number of others on this line is now a private residence. If a new station opens for Inverness Airport as proposed it will be sited to the east of here.

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2011]


Barrow Hill Shed: The scene around the turntable inside Barrow Hill Roundhouse on 1 July 2012. Line-up from left to right features D4092, 37057, 26007, E3035, 85006, 81002 and 37275.

North Midland Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/2012]


Barrow Hill Shed: 84001 in the sidings at Barrow Hill on 1 July 2012.

North Midland Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/2012]


Barrow Hill Shed: Staveley Engine Shed signal box, photographed at Barrow Hill on 1 July 2012.

North Midland Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/2012]


Barrow Hill Shed: 60532 Blue Peter inside Barrow Hill roundhouse on 1 July 2012.

North Midland Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/2012]


Barrow Hill Shed: 'Peak' 45105 standing in the yard at Barrow Hill in July 2012.

North Midland Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/2012]


Bridge of Allan [1st]: 158735 slows to call at Bridge of Allan with a Sunday evening service for Edinburgh. The train is just passing the original station house. Bridge of Allan closed in 1965 but re-opened twenty years later on the opposite side of the road bridge. The modern houses behind were built in the old station yard.

Scottish Central Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2012]


Barrow Hill Shed: Brighton Belle Pullman car 88, now named 'Diamond Jubilee', stands at Barrow Hill in July 2012. 'Bringing back the Brighton Belle' is currently Britain's biggest rail restoration project.

North Midland Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/2012]


Barrow Hill Shed: D2587 photographed at Barrow Hill in July 2012.

North Midland Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/2012]


Bridge of Allan: The reopened (and resited) station at Bridge of Allan has fairly basic shelters but a plethora of cameras and information screens. 158735 departs with a Sunday evening service for Edinburgh, next stop Stirling. The station was closed from 1965 to 1985 but now enjoys a regular, seven days a week service.

Scottish Central Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2012]


Barrow Hill Shed: D4092 at Barrow Hill on 1 July 2012.

North Midland Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/2012]


Stirling Forth Viaduct [SCR]: A six-car Class 170 set approaches Stirling from Perth with a Sunday afternoon service. Above the train the Alloa line can be seen curving away. This view taken from Stirling Castle.

Scottish Central Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2012]


Barrow Hill Shed: 41708 inside the roundhouse at Barrow Hill in July 2012.

North Midland Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/2012]


Val d^Europe: An MI 84 EMU, set 8437, arriving at Val d'Europe on a UPAL service to Cergy - Le Haut. Val d'Europe is the newest station on the RER A4 line, opening in 2001

RER
Graham Morgan [01/07/2012]


Barrow Hill Shed: D213 meets 89001 - photographed in the sidings at Barrow Hill on 1 July 2012.

North Midland Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/2012]


Stirling: Stirling station, as seen from the castle, showing the signal box at the south end, a Class 158 stabled at the north end and the distinctive modern footbridge. In the distance Longannet Power Station can be seen on the banks of the Forth.

Scottish Central Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2012]


Barrow Hill Shed: GCR 506 Butler Henderson at Barrow Hill on the 1st of July 2012.

North Midland Railway
Colin Alexander [01/07/2012]


St Andrew Square [Tram]: Still turning heads - thankfully - Edinburgh tram 277 enters North St Andrew Street from York Place on 1 July.

Edinburgh Trams
Bill Roberton [01/07/2014]


Gyle Centre [Tram]: Tram 268 emerges from under the A8 Glasgow Road on the the approach to Gyle Centre on 1 July.

Edinburgh Trams
Bill Roberton [01/07/2014]


Newmilns: Part of the G&SWR viaduct on the Kilmarnock to Darvel line at Newmilns on 1 July 2014.

Darvel Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [01/07/2014]


North Queensferry: On 1 July Provost Jim Leishman of Fife, Alex Sharkey of Network Rail and the last staff member when the station became unstaffed in 1988, opened with the help of local schoolchildren the new cafe and gallery created by the North Queensferry Station Trust, who have installed a replica clock.

Forth Bridge Railway
John Yellowlees [01/07/2014]


Largs: 380018 ready for the off at Largs on 1 July with the 17.33 service to Glasgow Central.

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
John Gray [01/07/2014]


Langho: With no more than a quiet hum from the engine, DRS 66426 lifts a heavy Carlisle to Crewe infrastructure train up the 1:82 climb out of the Ribble Valley through Langho station. Although the box wagons at the front appear empty they were actually loaded with concrete sleepers.

Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway (Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2014]


Preston: DRS 37423 Spirit of the Lakes waits in Platform 5 at Preston on 1 July before returning to Barrow-in-Furness with the daily Northern service. Pendolino 390006 stands alongside on a Euston to Glasgow train. RVEL Derby is presently refurbishing some DBSO coaches that will allow the Class 37/4s to run the Cumbrian Coast trains singly in push pull mode rather than requiring a second locomotive in top tail.

North Union Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2015]


Dunbar: Dunbar joins ScotRail, 1 July 2015. See image [[24208]]

North British Railway
John Yellowlees [01/07/2015]


Hollinwood: A tram bound for Ashton-under-Lyne crosses the M60 Motorway as it slows for the Hollinwood stop on the Oldham and Rochdale line. The bridge was put in by engineers building the motorway to carry Oldham line trains and now the Metrolink services. See image [[25756]] for the same location in railway days.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2015]


Grosmont: Flashback - not the West Highland in the 1980s but the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2016.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Rod Crawford [01/07/2016]


Grosmont Tunnels: 26038 Tom Clift passing through the double track tunnel at Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Rod Crawford [01/07/2016]


Keiss: Subsea 7 pipehead vehicle on 976 mm rails at Keiss.

Subsea 7 Fabrication Yard
John Yellowlees [01/07/2016]


Grosmont: D7628 at Grosmont on 01/07/2016.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Rod Crawford [01/07/2016]


Grosmont: Inside the shed at Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Rod Crawford [01/07/2016]


Helensburgh Upper: 66739 'Bluebell Railway' draws to a stop at Helensburgh Central for a crew change. For a panoramic version click here.

West Highland Railway
Ewan Crawford [01/07/2016]


Wick: 0802 leaving Wick for Inverness.

Sutherland and Caithness Railway
John Yellowlees [01/07/2016]


Helensburgh Upper: Freight train driver changeover in action on a dreich July day at Helensburgh Upper.

West Highland Railway
Beth Crawford [01/07/2016]


Donibristle Siding: Colas 60085 passes the former RN air station branch junction at Donibristle with Inverness - Oxwellmains cement empties, diverted through Fife.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [01/07/2017]


North Queensferry: 66107 leads a Millerhill - Huntly autoballaster into North Queensferry on 1 July. Red 66206 is on the rear.

Forth Bridge Railway
Bill Roberton [01/07/2017]


Didcot Parkway: A shot of 66149 hiding in the background at Didcot. I was misinformed and told 35028 Clan Line would be departing Didcot today at 1120, heading east. Oops, it left on Friday. I suspect it was enroute to the Mid-Hants Rly, they are having a Gala Weekend to celebrate the end of Southern Steam in 1967. Five Bullieds in steam, who would have thought it?

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [01/07/2017]


Nynäshamn Harbour: HSC Gotlandia about to approach the harbour at Nynäshamn. Built in Lorient, France in 1999 the top speed for this ship is 35 knots. She normally plies between Visby and Oskarshamn but in the high season she also sails to and from Nynäshamn.

Destination Gotland AB
Charlie Niven [01/07/2017]


Logierait Viaduct: Logierait Viaduct is the only community-owned viaduct. The plaque reads:
The Tay Viaduct, Logierait. First opened in 1865 by the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway (later to become the Highland Railway), the Tay Viaduct passed into the hands of Kinnaird Estate in 1964 after the last train had crossed the bridge on 1st May of that year. In 1994 the estate gifted it to the local community which founded the Logierait Bridge Company (a company limit by guarantee with charitable status) to hold it. In 2000/01 it was comprehensively restored at a cost of around £400,000 and re-opened as a community-owned road bridge.

Aberfeldy Branch (Inverness and Perth Junction Railway)
John Yellowlees [01/07/2017]


Kings Cross: An image of the now preserved 40145 running light engine at Kings Cross in July 1974.

London to Peterborough (Great Northern Railway)
Dave Bushell [01/07/2017]


Logierait Viaduct: A side view of the community owned Logierait Viaduct and sign showing its website www.logieraitbridge.com.

Aberfeldy Branch (Inverness and Perth Junction Railway)
John Yellowlees [01/07/2017]


Donibristle Platform: 66122 and 66142 at Donibristle with a short train of concrete sleepers from Millerhill to Elgin.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [01/07/2017]


Nynäshamn Harbour: View from the stern of the ferry to the Isle of Gotland leaving Nynäshamn quayside. The two platform railway station is visible in the middle of the shot just to the left of the blue building. The station is about 400 metres away (440 yards or a quarter of a mile in old money) from the ferry terminal and was served by local commuter trains to/from Stockholm Central Station. After the new underground route through central Stockholm, Citybanan, opened on 10th July the trains on this single track route now go to/from Stockholm City Station.

Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL)
Charlie Niven [01/07/2017]


Windermere: 57314 at Windermere with the shuttle to Oxenholme on 1st July 2018, last day of West Coast Railways operation of these trains.

Kendal and Windermere Railway
Michael Gibb [01/07/2018]


Oxenholme: The Windermere shuttle, 'The Lakelander', awaits its next run at Oxenholme.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Michael Gibb [01/07/2018]


Niddrie West Junction: After finally getting the right away at Niddrie West Junction, DB 66115 takes the scenic route to Millerhill via Portobello and Niddrie South on 1 July 2018 with a much delayed empty ballast train from Newbridge Junction. See image [[64867]]

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2018]


Newcraighall: The 0922 Edinburgh Waverley - Tweedbank leaves the platform at Newcraighall on 1 July 2018 and runs below the road bridge carrying the A1. ScotRail DMU 170393 will take the right fork at Newcraighall North Junction, visible just beyond the train.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2018]


Niddrie West Junction: DB 66115 on the single line section of the sub between Niddrie West and Niddrie North on 1 July 2018 during its marathon journey from Newbridge Junction to Millerhill South Sidings see image [[64761]].

Edinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2018]


Culloden Viaduct: The Institution of Civil Engineers visit to Scotland's longest masonry viaduct.

Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
John Yellowlees [01/07/2018]


Fawley Hill: This steam powered donkey engine, used to pump water into the Fawley Hill loco's tank, is one of many artefacts and curios around the Fawley Hill Railway that were collected by the late Sir William McAlpine. 1st July 2018

Fawley Hill Railway
Peter Todd [01/07/2018]


Fawley Hill: One of the more poignant artefacts seen on a visit to the garden railway of the late Sir William McAlpine on 1st July 2018.

Fawley Hill Railway
Peter Todd [01/07/2018]


Burghead [2nd]: The last passenger train on the Hopeman branch ran in 1931. Freight to Burghead finally succumbed in 1992 but the old railway yard has now been turned into a community garden, seen here on 1st July 2018.

Hopeman Branch (Highland Railway)
John Yellowlees [01/07/2018]


Fawley Hill: A distinctive lineside hut, now resident on the Fawley Hill Railway that was created by the late Sir William McAlpine. 1st July 2018.

Fawley Hill Railway
Peter Todd [01/07/2018]


Edinburgh Airport [Tram]: A pair of Edinburgh trams await their turn at the western terminus. The pattern is that as soon as one leaves it is replaced by an incoming tram so there there are two trams here for most of the day.

Edinburgh Trams
David Panton [01/07/2018]


Niddrie West Junction: Following a long delay DB 66115 is about to proceed slowly over the temporary level crossing at the Niddrie West works site on 1 July 2018 with the 1000 Newbridge Junction - Millerhill. Much of the plant and equipment has now been removed as activities are run down. The gated entrance from the main works yard is visible just beyond the crossing. The green canopy on the extreme right of the picture is part of the filling station of the adjacent ASDA-Walmart Supercentre at The Jewel. See image [[65043]]

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2018]


Niddrie West Junction: While the up line at Niddrie West remains closed, works activity appears to be nearing completion, with the site now tidied up, previous excavations infilled and only a small section still awaiting replacement track see image [[64285]]. The area is seen here on Sunday 1 July 2018 with Freightliner 66523 creeping past in the shadows on the down line with train 602N, the 1001 Millerhill SS - Linlithgow.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2018]


Brunstane: The ScotRail 1011 Edinburgh - Tweedbank DMU calls at a leafy Brunstane on the first day of July 2018.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2018]


Windermere: West Coast Railway's 'The Lakelander' on arrival at Windermere.

Kendal and Windermere Railway
Michael Gibb [01/07/2018]


Newcraighall: A sunny summer morning at Newcraighall on 1 July 2018 as a ScotRail service for Tweedbank arrives at the platform.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2018]


Niddrie West Junction: 'Did you leave that there? ...No, I thought it was you...' Completing the formalities at Niddrie West Junction on 1 July 2018. With the direct up line to Niddrie South Junction still closed, eastbound traffic on the sub heading for Millerhill is required to reverse at Portobello. Held at signals in the background awaiting the right away to continue through the works site and on around the sub on such a manoeuvre is the 1000 Newbridge Junction - Millerhill south sidings. See image [[64795]]

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [01/07/2018]


Fawley Hill: No. 31, a Hudswell-Clarke 0-6-0ST built in 1913 for the McAlpine business, seen here operating at Fawley Hill on 1st July 2018. It does tend to bark a lot as it climbs the steep gradient back into the Station.

Fawley Hill Railway
Peter Todd [01/07/2018]


Bay Horse: Knowing that a single Class 88 can haul the Tesco Express over Shap and Beattock makes the sight of two with two four wheel container wagons all the more incongruous. 88003 'Genesis' and 88007 'Electra' are on the evening Sellafield to Crewe train passing through the cutting at Forton, near Bay Horse, on 1st July 2019.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2019]


Bay Horse: 195121 quietly powers south through Bay Horse with a Barrow to Manchester Airport train on the first day of Northern Class 195 services, 1st July 2019.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2019]


Preston: When it is the first Class 195 in passenger service, even the train crew get their cameras out. 195116 is seen here at Preston with the 0453 hrs Barrow to Manchester Airport, the first journey in passenger service on 01 July 2019.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [01/07/2019]


Lancaster: 195118 takes the Down Through Line at Lancaster with a Manchester Airport to Windermere service on 1st July 2019. 390046 is in Platform 3 on a Euston service. This was the first day of CAF Civity operations and this was the first 195 to operate a service on the Windermere Branch.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2019]


Preston: 195116 'Proud to be Northern' calls at Preston with the 0453 hrs Barrow to Manchester Airport. This was the first of the new CAF units to enter passenger service.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [01/07/2019]


Bay Horse: 195116 heads north at Bay Horse with the 0725 Manchester Airport to Barrow-in-Furness service on 1st July 2019. Earlier that morning this unit had formed the first ever Northern 195 service, the 0453 from Barrow. Full credit to John McIntyre for capturing the outbound rather than return working See image [[69392]]. Out of one hundred and one units (DMU & EMU) on order eight were in passenger service on this first day with testing of newly delivered trains continuing.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2019]


Lancaster: TPE liveried 68025 'Superb' has been a regular on the TPE loco-hauled test trains on the WCML. Seen here arriving in Platform 5 at Lancaster it went through into the Up Goods Loop to allow a Pendolino to pass before continuing south.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2019]


Oxenholme: Looking through a Class 195/1 unit from the corridor connection between coaches 2 and 3. There are no doors in connection between coaches and in this view you can see all the way to the driver's cab door. Unfortunately it doesn't quite work the other way due to the compliant toilet blocking the centre line.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [01/07/2019]


Oxenholme: 195117 is dropping down the hill from Oxenholme station towards the next stop, Kendal on the evening of 01 July 2019, the first day in service for at least some of the new CAF units.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [01/07/2019]


Lancaster: TPE Driving Trailer 12811 leads a Carlisle to Bletchley test train into Platform 5 at Lancaster on 1st July 2019. 68025 'Superb' provided the motive power.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2019]


Bay Horse: A TPE Class 397 EMU heads for Carlisle passing through Bay Horse on 1st July 2019. This was a day of new trains with Class 195s in passenger service and on test plus 397s and the TPE loco hauled sets also on test.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/07/2019]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1839Great Western RailwayMaidenhead (Old) to Twyford opened. Stations on this section at: Maidenhead (New), and Twyford.
1839Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven RailwayPlanned route deviated further east.
1842Bristol and Exeter RailwayBridgwater to Taunton opened. Stations on this section at: Durston, Creech and Taunton.
1843Glasgow and Paisley Joint RailwayMoss Road station opened. (At Cardonald).
1850Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction RailwayDenby Dale opened
1852St Andrews RailwayOpened from Leuchars to St Andrews.
1852Stirling and Dunfermline RailwayOpened from Alloa to Stirling
1852Monmouthshire Railway and Canal CompanyOpened as single line for passengers.
1852Edinburgh and Northern Railway1st_>Leuchars 1st renamed Leuchars Junction on the opening of the St Andrews Railway.
1853Stirling and Dunfermline RailwaySandD_>Stirling Forth Viaduct SandD at Stirling opened alongside the Scottish Central Railway^s bridge, to run south to Stirling East station.
1853South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)Alloa Junction to South Alloa opened. Ferry used to cross the River Forth to Alloa.
1857Glasgow, Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr RailwayAyr and Dalmellington RailwayAyr Townhead becomes the main station in Ayr, 1st_>Ayr 1st is closed except for goods traffic.
1858Ardrossan Railway1st_>Saltcoats 1st station re-sited further west at 2nd_>Saltcoats 2nd .
1861Portpatrick RailwayCastle Kennedy, Dunragit and Palnure opened.
1862Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)1st_>Hawick 1st closed to passengers on opening of the Border Union Railway (North British Railway).
1862Shrewsbury and Hereford RailwayLeased jointly by the London and North Western Railway, West Midland Railway and Great Western Railway.
1863Morayshire RailwayLine opened from Craigellachie to Speyside Junction.
1863Strathspey RailwayLine opened from Dufftown to Strathspey_>Abernethy Strathspey via Speyside Junction. Stations opened at: Strathspey Junction, Aberlour, Carron, Blacksboat, Ballindalloch, 1st_>Advie 1st , 2nd_>Dalvey 2nd , Cromdale, Grantown-on-Spey East and Strathspey_>Abernethy Strathspey .
1863Montrose and Bervie RailwayGreat North of Scotland RailwayAberdeen Junction RailwayCircumbendibus project proposed between the Great North of Scotland Railway and the Montrose and Bervie Railway to provide a new route to the south. This receives Royal assent and would have been called the Aberdeen Junction Railway.
1863Montrose and Bervie RailwayGreat North of Scotland RailwayAberdeen Junction RailwayCircumbendibus project (Aberdeen Junction Railway) project abandoned. Montrose and Bervie Railway shares sold by the Great North of Scotland Railway.
1863Portpatrick RailwayDromore re-named Gatehouse.
1867Blane Valley RailwayOpened for passengers.
1872Ayr to Mauchline Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)Annbank to Cronberry opened for passengers.
1872Whiteinch RailwayAct passed. Built to service the Barclay Curle Shipyard, Charles Connel and Co Ltd^s shipyard and Wylie and Lochhead^s cabinet and sawmill at Whiteinch, the connection across Dumbarton Road to the works being provided by the Whiteinch Tramway.
1872Whiteinch TramwayAct passed. Continuation of Whiteinch Railway to various works
1872Banff Macduff and Turriff Extension RailwayExtension to Macduff opened. Banff and Macduff station closed and demolished, Banff Bridge and Macduff stations opened on extension.
1874Swansea Vale RailwayLeased by the Midland Railway. This gave the Midland Railway access to Swansea via Brecon.
1874Penicuik RailwayEskbridge opened.
1876Hylton, Southwick and Monkwearmouth RailwayOpened.
1879Clydesdale Junction RailwaySouth Side closed
1880Great North of Scotland RailwayDoubled Dyce to Kintore opened.
1882Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)Addiewell opened
1884Bethesda Branch (London and North Western Railway)Line opened from Penrhyn, by Bangor, to Bethesda.
1885Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)Opened from Port Eglinton Junction to Elderslie Junction. The line uses much of the former route of the Glasgow and Ardrossan Canal, the line runs skew across a former aqueduct bridge at Paisley Hawkhead. The canal route under the main line at Elderslie was used for a link to the Bridge of Weir Railway so that Greenock Princes Pier bound trains did not have to cross the track used by Ayr to Glasgow trains. The former Port Eglinton Basin becomes the Salkeld Street Parcels depot.
1885Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)Shields station opened.
1888~West Midland RailwayAddlestop renamed Adlestrop.
1894Fochabers Branch (Highland Railway)Fochabers renamed Fochabers Town.
1899Fort George Branch (Highland Railway)Line opened. The original 1st_>Fort George 1st station on the Inverness and Nairn Railway was sited slightly further west and renamed Gollanfield Junction.
1899Strathspey RailwayDalbeallie Distillery siding converted to a station - Dalbeallie.
1903Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven RailwayLeith Central Branch (North British Railway) to Edinburgh_>London Road Junction Edinburgh and Lochend South Junction opened.
1903Wick and Lybster Light RailwayLine opened from Wick (Sutherland and Caithness Railway) to Lybster.
1904Invergarry and Fort Augustus RailwayInvergloy Platform opened.
1905Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)Merryton Junction, (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Larkhall Central and Lanarkshire_>Stonehouse Lanarkshire (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) opened.
1905Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)Lanarkshire_>Stonehouse Lanarkshire (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Blackwood Junction (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) opened.
1905Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)Alton Heights (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Blackwood Junction (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) opened.
1905Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)Cot Castle Goods (Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)) to Strathaven Central (Hamilton and Strathaven Railway) opened.
1906Kincardine Line (North British Railway)Line opened between Kincardine and Elbowbend Junction, contractor Robert McAlpine.
1909Callander and Oban RailwayCharabanc operates over Connel Ferry Bridge; Benderloch and North Connel to Connel Ferry.
1914Dingwall and Skye RailwayLuib crossing opens
1915Rosyth Dockyard railwayRosyth Dockyard station opened
1916Battle of the SommeOn this day 19000 British soldiers die. The total British losses for the Battle of the Somme is 400000.
1919Edinburgh and District Tramways Co LtdLease of tramways expires and Edinburgh Corporation takes over directly.
1923Down and Stoke Ferry RailwayAbbey for West Dereham renamed Abbey for West Dereham
1923Edinburgh and Northern RailwayThornton renamed Thornton Junction.
1924Rhondda and Swansea Bay RailwayPort Talbot (Aberavon) renamed Aberavon Town
1924Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction RailwayBargoed and Aberbargoed renamed Aberbargoed.
1924Quakers Yard and Merthyr Joint RailwayAbercanaid and Pentrebach renamed Abercanaid
1924Vale of Neath RailwayAberdare renamed Aberdare High Level
1924Aberdare RailwayAberdare renamed Aberdare Low Level.
1924Vale of Glamorgan RailwayAberthaw renamed Aberthaw High Level
1924Cowbridge and Aberthaw RailwayAberthaw renamed Aberthaw Low Level.
1925Macmerry Branch (North British Railway)Macmerry to Ormiston closed to passengers.
1932William Beardmore & Co LtdSir James Lithgow appointed director.
1942Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire RailwayKelvinside closed.
1951Pwllyrhebog Branch, Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Closed.
1959Edinburgh Loanhead and Roslin RailwayGlencorse (Penicuik Gas works) to Roslin closed to freight.
1963Caerphilly Branch (Brecon and Merthyr Railway)Caerphilly to Newport workmen trains withdrawn.
1963Rhymney RailwayCaerphilly workshops closed.
1964Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith RailwayFreight withdrawn.
1977Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd.Nationalised as a result of the Aircraft & Shipbuilding Industries Act as part of British Shipbuilders Corporation.

News


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

YearCompaniesDescription
20021000th TPWS loop installedTo celebrate the installation of the 1000th TPWS loop in Scotland John Arnitt, Railtrack Chief Executive, visited an installation site at Polmadie near Glasgow in July.
2002Edinburgh Light Railway(Exact date?) 5M from the Integrated Transport Fund was awarded for Parliamentary powers for the West Edinburgh link to Gyle, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Airport.
2003Bridge replacements on Glasgow and South Western line[Date uncertain]
The viaducts at Portrack across the River Nith are to be replaced in a 15M operation with new steel structures during July and August 2003.
2004Progress at Merryton and Ferniegair: Larkhall Re-openingTwo aerial photographs one of Merryton and one of Ferniegair.
2005Probe into fatal crossing crash [BBC News]Investigations continue after a fatal crash at a level crossing which has caused concern to local residents.
2005Extra rail staff drafted in to meet demand [Scotsman]EXTRA rail staff are being drafted in this weekend to cope with an expected surge in passenger numbers during the G8 protests.
2006Gretna-Annan doubling: preparatory renewals work given go ahead.Network Rail now has funding authority for enabling renewals work this July onwards, preparing the formation and renewing drainage, culverts, bridges etc. for the track doubling proposal. A case was made and funding received for the detailed design of the scheme.

The whole track doubling scheme is not justified or authorised at present (09/06/2006). The final elements of the business case are being assembled. If successful, it is hoped to deliver the doubling during this and next year. This will not be of maximum benefit on its own unless accompanied by new Intermediate Block signalling sections over the G&SW and Settle-Carlisle lines, and project development activity is ongoing on these.
2006Stone me! Lucky escape after rock smashes car windscreen [Scotsman]A MUM had a lucky escape when a plummeting stone from a railway bridge smashed into her car.
2006Knife detectors for rail travel [BBC News]Mobile metal detectors are used for the first time in Scotland at a rail station in Largs to combat knife crime.
2009No way to run a railway [The Telegraph]The collapse of the National Express rail franchise raises fresh questions about the Government^s transport strategy
2009Analysis: Taxpayer loses out in broken system [The Times]The second failure in three years of what is supposedly Britains highest-earning rail franchise suggests there may be a serious flaw at the very heart of the rail industrys complex privatised structure.
2009Runaway train rolls out of depot [BBC News]A driverless runaway train derailed after it rolled out of its depot on Merseyside. [From Mark Bartlett]
201058018 secured for preservation [Class 58 Locomotive Group]The Class 58 Locomotive Group is proud to announce that on Monday 28th June 2010 DB Schenker confirmed that a bid placed for the purchase of Class 58 No. 58016 had been accepted and thus the locomotive would become the first preserved example of its type. Since the announcement of the freight companys recent tender list, on Monday 19th April 2010, the C58LG committee and its supporters have been working hard, realising that this first opportunity to consider purchasing a Class 58 was potentially too significant to ignore. [From Mark Bartlett]
2011Mull railway coming to Balloch [Lennox Herald]BALLOCH has seen off fierce competition from other Scottish towns to bring the famous Mull rail line to the area.
The Isle of Mull railway ran from the ferry terminal at Craignure to Torosay Castle, but service was suspended after the castle was put up for sale last year.
2012On board a real-life ^ghost train^ [BBC News]You won^t see them every day, and they rarely run when you might actually want to use them - but they^re beloved by rail enthusiasts. ^Parliamentary^ trains - also known as ^ghost^ trains - are strange services which often run just once a week and in one direction. They exist in order to keep certain lines open, because without them the train operators would often have to close the route - something which costs time and money [From Richard Buckby]
2012Labour backs calls to return railway network to public control [Guardian]Plans to bring the national rail network back under public ownership in order to halt big fare increases and prevent private companies siphoning off huge profits will be considered by Labour as part of its policy review, the Observer can reveal.
2012West Highland Line disruption to last several more days [Lochaber News]MAJOR disruption to rail services between Fort William and Glasgow on the West Highland Line is expected to last into next week. Replacement bus services are in operation between Fort William and Glasgows Queen Street Station after torrential rain caused a freight train derailment near Tulloch and a landslip at Arrochar last Thursday. First Scotrail say the busy line will not open fully until Tuesday, July 10, at the earliest.
2013Network Rail chiefs^ 5.8m bonus plans under fire [Evening Standard]Plans to award the top five directors of Network Rail millions of pounds in bonuses over the next three years will be discussed in detail tomorrow. The move came as a campaign was launched today to throw out the scheme and limit the bonuses in favour of a flat rate percentage to all staff, similar to a scheme used by the John Lewis partnership.
2013Network Rail invites bids for Scottish electrification [IRJ]BRITAIN^s infrastructure manager, Network Rail (NR), has invited bids by September for the 400m project to electrify the Edinburgh Falkirk Glasgow main line, which is part of the Scottish government^s 650m Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme.
2015ScotRail to reduce Sunday train services [BBC News]ScotRail has said it will be reducing its rail services on Sundays from this weekend as it does not have enough drivers. The rail operator said ongoing pay negotiations meant that drivers were not volunteering for Sunday shifts.
2016A prototype for new sleeper carriages is unveiled [BBC News]A prototype for a new fleet of cross country sleeper carriages has been unveiled. Operator Serco has said the 75 new coaches will transform the journey for overnight travellers between Scotland and London. The current rolling stock is 40 years old. Peter Strachan, managing director of Serco Caledonian Sleeper, told BBC Scotland the new trains will be in service in 2018.
2016Glasgow Subway four-week closure set to begin [BBC News]Glasgow Subway is closing for four weeks while modernisation work is carried out. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) said all services would be suspended from 2 July. They are due to resume on 1 August. A replacement bus service is being provided for passengers during the closure. It will follow the subway route, with additional direct services to the city centre operating from key stations.
2016Plan for new rail station at Inverness retail park revealed [Press and Journal]Transport chiefs are drawing up plans to build a new railway station in Inverness to serve the city’s biggest retail park. The new stop-off could be created near the Inverness Shopping Park, improving access to the site, as well as enhancing links to the UHI campus and Stoneyfield Business Park. Regional transport partnership Hitrans revealed the ambitious vision to the Press and Journal yesterday. Bosses at the group said early feasibility work had been carried out, and that they hoped the new station could be opened between 2019 and 2024. [From Charlie Niven]
2017The world^s 20 most spectacular railway stations [Telegraph]Travel photo feature.
2019Ness Islands Railway preparing to reopen following bridge vandalism [Press and Journal]A famous childrens railway in Inverness is preparing to reopen this week after it was forced to close due to suspected vandalism.
2019Campaigners welcome £10m boost for bid to extend Borders Railway into Cumbria via Hawick [Scotsman]Campaigners have welcomed the allocation of £10m for a study into the viability of extending the Borders Railway south west into England as part of the Borderlands growth deal agreed today, July 1.