This day in history 11 July

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Persley: One of Kittybrewster shed's B1 4-6-0s no 61343 heading north west out of Aberdeen in the summer of 1950. The train is between the sites of Woodside and Persley stations (both closed 1937) with a train for Elgin. [Ref query 7794]

Great North of Scotland Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/07/1950]


Macduff: Ex-GNSR 4-4-0 62274 Benachie leaving Macduff on 11 July 1951 with a train for Aberdeen.

Banff, Macduff and Turriff Extension Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/07/1951]


Macduff: Ex-GNSR D40 4-4-0 no 62278 Hatton Castle between turns at Macduff on 11 July 1951.

Banff, Macduff and Turriff Extension Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/07/1951]


Buchanan Street: The 10.15am to Inverness leaves Buchanan Street on 11 July 1955 behind B1 4-6-0 61180.

Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/07/1955]


Buchanan Street: The 'Granite City' leaving Glasgow's Buchanan Street station for Aberdeen on 11 July 1955 behind Standard class 5 4-6-0 73006.

Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/07/1955]


Annan: Looking over Annan station towards Dumfries in the summer of 1955.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/07/1955]


Buchanan Street: Scene at Glasgow's Buchanan Street station on 11 July 1955, with B1 4-6-0 61180 about to get underway with the 10.15am service to Inverness.

Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/07/1955]


Buchanan Street: Station pilot at work. Scene at Buchanan Street station, Glasgow, on 11 July 1955. The locomotive is Pickersgill ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54474.

Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/07/1955]


Glasgow St Enoch: BR Standard class 3 2-6-0 no 77015 stands in the shadows at St Enoch on 11 July 1955 awaiting departure time with a train for Kilmarnock. The locomotive had been delivered new to Hurlford shed from Swindon Works the previous year.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/07/1955]


Waulkmill Glen Viaduct: The 5.12pm Glasgow Central - Uplawmoor train crossing Waulkmill Glen Viaduct near Patterton on 11 July 1956. At the head of the train is Fairburn 2-6-4 tank 42238.

Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/07/1956]


Caldwell: Hurlford 2P 4-4-0 no 40617 calls at Caldwell on 11 July 1956 with a St Enoch - Kilmarnock train. The station, which opened with the line in 1871, was briefly renamed Uplawmoor on closure of the L&A station of the same name in 1962, but eventually closed in November 1966. [Ref query 92]

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/07/1956]


Uplawmoor [1st]: BR Standard class 4 2-6-4T 80113 reaches the end of its journey as it runs into Uplawmoor station on 11 July 1956 with the 5.42pm train from Glasgow Central.

Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [11/07/1956]


Mallaig: This is a BR Publicity photographs designed to be handed out and used for promotional purposes. The wording on the back says roughly PR&PO British Railways Please Acknowledge. This photograph is particularly unique in that it shows a Class 31 at Mallaig on 11th July 1958 when on trial in Scotland. [See image 24644]

Mallaig Extension Railway (West Highland Railway)
PR&PO British Railways (Douglas Blades Collection) [11/07/1958]


Joppa [2nd]: 60012 Commonwealth of Australia takes a southbound express through Joppa in the summer of 1959.

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/07/1959]


Joppa [2nd]: Looking east into the sun at Joppa station on 11 July 1959 as V3 2-6-2T no 67670 brings a Waverley bound train into the platform. A pedestrian footbridge still links Morton Street and South Morton Street in the background - but today's version looks nothing like this one!

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/07/1959]


Joppa [2nd]: The peace is temporarily disturbed at Joppa station on 11 July 1959 as 60023 'Golden Eagle' passes through with a southbound train on the ECML.

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/07/1959]


Hawick [2nd]: J36 0-6-0 no 65317 stands alongside Hawick shed in the summer of 1959.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/07/1959]


Joppa [2nd]: Haymarket V2 no 60827 photographed passing through Joppa station in July 1959 at the head of an up ECML service.

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/07/1959]


Joppa [2nd]: A3 Pacific no 60087 Blenheim is about to run through Joppa station with an ECML service heading for Waverley on 11 July 1959. The Pacific was based in Edinburgh from BR nationalisation through to eventual withdrawal in October 1963, with spells at both Haymarket and St Margarets sheds.

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/07/1959]


Hawick [2nd]: Gresley N2 0-6-2T no 69510 photographed in the shed yard at Hawick in the summer of 1959. In steam!

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/07/1959]


Hawick [2nd]: One of Canal shed's A3 Pacifics no 60079 Bayardo stands at Hawick on 11 July 1959 preparing to leave for home with the 2.30pm ex-Edinburgh Waverley.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/07/1959]


Joppa [2nd]: V2 2-6-2 no 60813 runs through Joppa station on 11 July 1959 with a southbound ECML service.

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/07/1959]


Joppa [2nd]: A2 Pacific no 60529 'Pearl Diver' picks up speed through Joppa with an up ECML train a few minutes after leaving Waverley in the summer of 1959.

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [11/07/1959]


Corkerhill Depot: Class 2P 4-4-0 40615 stands on the scrap road at Corkerhill shed in July 1962.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/1962]


Hawkhead [1st]: The up side building at the former Hawkhead station in 1962, seen from the loading bank. [See image 19244].

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/1962]


Corkerhill Depot: Black 5s being coaled and watered at Corkerhill shed in July 1962.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/1962]


Hawkhead [1st]: 72002 Clan Campbell runs light engine through Hawkhead station towards Glasgow in July 1962.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/1962]


Hawkhead [1st]: Entrance to the old Hawkhead station from the overbridge on the east side of Hawkhead Road in July 1962. The current single platform station was built on the west side of the bridge.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/1962]


Hawkhead [1st]: The building and covered stairway on the Paisley Canal bound platform at Hawkhead in July 1962. In the background stands the substantial Bells Laundry which, like the station buildings, is long gone. The current single platform station stands on the other side of the roadbridge.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/1962]


Carlisle: Britannia 70044 Earl Haig at Carlisle platform 4 on 11 July 1964. The Pacific has just taken over the 10.35am summer Saturday Glasgow Central - Blackpool Central.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
K A Gray [11/07/1964]


Carlisle: Jubilee 4-6-0 no 45736 Phoenix passing Crown Street goods depot on the southern approach to Carlisle in the 1960s with the 3.40pm ex-Bradford. No 45736 was one of the pair of specially rebuilt versions of the class, along with 45735 Comet [see image 23555]. This particular example was withdrawn from Kingmoor in September 1964 and cut up at Hughes Bolckows, North Blyth, the following January.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
K A Gray [11/07/1964]


Carlisle: A2 60524 Herringbone held at signals alongside Carlisle platform 4 on 11 July 1964. The Polmadie Pacific had just brought in the 10.35am summer Saturday Glasgow Central - Blackpool Central. The train would continue its journey south behind Crewe North Britannia Pacific 70044 Earl Haig [see image 57749].

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [11/07/1964]


Carlisle: One of Blackpool's batch of Jubilees, no 45584 North West Frontier, stands alongside platform 4 at a misty Carlisle station on 11 July 1964. The locomotive had arrived on the 8.50am summer Saturday working from Blackpool Central, with through coaches for Perth and Edinburgh Princes Street and was awaiting the signal to head for Upperby.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
K A Gray [11/07/1964]


Carlisle Kingmoor Shed: A2 no 60522 Straight Deal spent her final years up to withdrawal in mid 1965 as a resident of 66A Polmadie. The Pacific is seen here on Kingmoor shed in July 1964, having worked into Carlisle earlier that day on the noon train from Glasgow St Enoch.

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [11/07/1964]


Dalnaspidal: Freights about to cross at Dalnaspidal in the summer of 1970 - looking north.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/1970]


Kirby Cross: The down platform at Kirby Cross, looking east towards Frinton and Walton-on-Naze on 11th July 1976. Passenger business on the branch was very good that summer as many sought to escape the exceptional inland heat and drought with days at the seaside. The already parched vegetation on the platform would not see normal rainfall for another two months.

Tendring Hundred Railway
Mark Dufton [11/07/1976]


Brighton: Electro-diesel 73001 is released from its arrival platform to await its next turn of duty at Brighton on July 11th 1978. These versatile locomotives have proved very useful since their introduction in 1962 and several remain in active service. This particular example, however, is now preserved at the Dean Forest Railway.

London and Brighton Railway
Mark Dufton [11/07/1978]


Ayr: A pair of class 20s with a coal train held at Ayr platform 3 in July 1978 as the station pilot manoeuvres a rake of parcels vans at the north end of the station.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/1978]


Stranraer Harbour: Scene at Stranraer Harbour in July 1979.

Portpatrick Railway
Ian Dinmore [11/07/1979]


Newcastle Central: Deltic 55007 Pinza stands at Newcastle Central on 11 July 1981 with the last leg of 1S27 Plymouth - Edinburgh Waverley.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Colin Alexander [11/07/1981]


Newcastle Central: Deltic 55010 (minus nameplate on one side), alongside Newcastle Central station on 11 July 1981.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Colin Alexander [11/07/1981]


Dentonholme: A northbound cement train crosses the doomed bridge over the River Caldew on the Carlisle goods lines shortly after passing through Rome Street Junction in July 1981. The Rome Street gasometer dominates the left background. Damage caused to this bridge by runaway Freightliner vehicles on 1 May 1984 led to final closure of the goods lines.

Carlisle Goods Loop (Carlisle Goods Traffic Committee)
John Furnevel [11/07/1981]


Newcastle Central: Sir Gordon Richards 1953 Epsom Derby winner Pinza lends its name to Deltic 55007, photographed on the last leg of 1S27 Plymouth - Edinburgh at Newcastle Central on 11 July 1981.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Colin Alexander [11/07/1981]


Dalmeny: 101 318 at Dalmeny with a Fife bound train in July 1985.

Forth Bridge Railway
David Panton [11/07/1985]


Dunblane: The line from Dunblane to Callander closed entirely on 1st November 1965, save for a stub to serve Springbank mill being retained at the Dunblane end. The stub was cut back further when the mill closed in the 1970s, leaving only a very short section of the original branch. However, this has not prevented the odd passenger train from making an attempt to reach Doune and Callander. Shown here is a Class 101 DMU that, in July 1986, has given this tough challenge its best shot.

Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway
Mark Dufton [11/07/1986]


Earls Court: District Line platforms, Earls Court, July 1986.

Metropolitan District Railway
David Panton [11/07/1986]


Goathland: Austerity 2-10-0 Dame Vera Lynn climbs into Goathland up the 1 in 49 with a train for Pickering in July 1989.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Colin Miller [11/07/1989]


Clachnaharry: 37408 Loch Rannoch crossing Clachnaharry Swing Bridge in July 1991 with a service to Wick and Thurso.

Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Ian Dinmore [11/07/1991]


Glengonnar: The driver of Hunslet 0-4-0ST no 823 'Irish Mail' has a rest as his fireman takes a few pictures while the train waits at the halt on the Leadhills 2 ft gauge railway in July 1993.

Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway)
John McIntyre [11/07/1993]


Wicklow: The station nameboard at Wicklow in July 1993 - its Irish name means church of the toothless one.

Dublin and South Eastern Railway
David Panton [11/07/1993]


Cranmore: The Zambezi Sawmills 3' 6' gauge 4-8-0 on the East Somerset Railway in July 1993. The locomotive was later moved to the NRM at Shildon.

East Somerset Railway
Peter Todd [11/07/1993]


Leadhills: Hunslet NG no 823 'Irish Mail' waiting with the next train at Leadhills station on the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway in July 1993. The locomotive was visiting from the West Lancashire Light Railway.

Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway)
John McIntyre [11/07/1993]


Largs: View from the north end of Crawford Street, Largs, following the unscheduled demolition of part of the station by the 06.15 from Glasgow Central on 11 July 1995 [see image 19774]. The western section of the building along the side of what was platform 4 (latterly platform 2) is clearly shown. To the right was a small car park. The glazed roof, which rested on that part of the building, is precariously balanced. All was swept away in the subsequent demolition.

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/1995]


Largs: Late aftermath of the Largs station crash on 11 July 1995, involving that morning's 0615 service from Glasgow Central. [See image 21760]

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Ewan Crawford [11/07/1995]


Largs: The damaged front end of the train which demolished Largs station can be seen between the two G&D Cunningham vehicles.

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Ewan Crawford [11/07/1995]


Largs: Accident at Largs on 11 July 1995 involving the 0615 service from Glasgow Central. The trains brakes failed, it hit the buffers, jumped 3 feet in the air, ran on through the station, then through the shops on Main Street. [Witness statement at the time]. Remarkably there were no serious injuries...but Largs station was never the same again!

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/1995]


Largs: The Largs crash of 11 July 1995 - the front portion of the 0615 from Glasgow Central stands in Main Street.

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/1995]


Largs: View towards the ex-buffer stops at Largs following the accident on 11 July 1995. Taken not long after the crash and just before being told by the police to leave the station due to its dangerous condition.

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/1995]


Largs: The Largs crash of 11 July 1995 - the rear portion of the 0615 from Glasgow Central stands at platform 1.

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/1995]


Llanfairpwll: 153313 makes for Holyhead at the unpronounceable Llanfair PG on 11th July 1996.

Chester and Holyhead Railway
Graeme Blair [11/07/1996]


Dalmuir: 314 216 on a service to Motherwell via Singer stands under the well known platform Portakabins at Dalmuir in July 1997. The Portakabins survive 11 years on.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
David Panton [11/07/1997]


Markinch: The pre-interchange era Markinch station in July 1998 with 158 723 on a service to Waverley.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
David Panton [11/07/1998]


Kingsley and Froghall: Kingsley and Froghall station under (re)construction. The new building is different from the original but a fine addition. View looks to Oakamoor.

Ipstones to Caldon Low (North Staffordshire Railway)
Ewan Crawford [11/07/2003]


Ipstones: Ipstones, on the Staffordshire Railway, looking west away from Caldon Low. There is track under that foliage ... somewhere.

Ipstones to Caldon Low (North Staffordshire Railway)
Ewan Crawford [11/07/2003]


Whitmore: Looking north towards Crewe over the site of the former Whitmore station in 2003.

Grand Junction Railway
Ewan Crawford [11/07/2003]


Wavertree Technology Park: Looking west to Liverpool at Wavertree Technology Park station in 2003. There is a lift down to the platform - or one can brave the 58 steps.

Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Ewan Crawford [11/07/2003]


Liverpool Riverside: Looking south towards the site of Liverpool Riverside station in July 2003. The Cammell Laird shipyard can be seen across the Mersey in Birkenhead and Princes Dock stands on the left. [See image 24714]

Liverpool Docks (Mersey Docks and Harbour Board)
Ewan Crawford [11/07/2003]


Carstairs: Lowland Sleeper arriving at Carstairs on 11 July 2006 behind EWS 90022. Here the 16 coach train will be split into Glasgow and Edinburgh portions.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2006]


Carstairs South Junction: Coal empties approaching Carstairs from the south in the summer of 2006 behind EWS 66203.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2006]


Carstairs: Scene at Carstairs at 6.25am on a pleasant Tuesday morning in the Summer of 2006. The 16 coach Caledonian Sleeper from Euston arrived 11 minutes earlier behind EWS 90022. The train has been split and 90022 is about to continue its journey to Glasgow Central with what is now an 8 coach train. Meantime 37405 has been coupled up to the other end and is preparing to depart with the rear 8 coaches for Edinburgh Waverley.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2006]


Ravenstruther: The Glasgow portion of the Lowland Sleeper passing Ravenstruther early on 11 July 2006. EWS 90022 brought the train north from Euston and has recently dropped the rear 8 coaches at Carstairs. [See image 49805].

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2006]


Belah: Belah box looking to the former viaduct.

South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway
Ewan Crawford [11/07/2006]


Carstairs: 37405 takes the Edinburgh portion of the Caledonian Sleeper northeast away from Carstairs on 11 July 2006.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2006]


Carstairs: The early morning sun has just appeared on 11 July 2006 as EWS 37405, sporting a 40B (Immingham) shed plate, prepares to leave with the Edinburgh portion of the Lowland Caledonian Sleeper. EWS 90022 has just left with the Glasgow portion [see image 49805].

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2006]


Carstairs: EWS 66203 held in the down loop at Carstairs station on the morning of 11 July 2006 with coal empties.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2006]


Carstairs: EWS 66203 is held in Carstairs station down loop with a train of coal empties, early on 11 July 2006. Above the wall on Strawfrank Road the Station Hotel is displaying a 'for sale' sign.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2006]


Ravenstruther: Glasgow portion of the Lowland Sleeper passing Ravenstruther on 11 July 2006. Locomotive is 90022.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2006]


Carstairs: Early one morning. EWS 90022 'Freight Connection' stands well beyond the down platform at Carstairs at 0620 on 11 July 2006, having just brought in the 16 coach Caledonian Sleeper from Euston. Back in the station the train is being divided between coaches 8 and 9, following which 90022 will continue to Glasgow Central and the rear portion will head for Edinburgh Waverley behind EWS 37405 [see image 9871].

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2006]


Carstairs: 90022 pulls up well north of the platform at Carstairs with the 16 coach Caledonian Sleeper from Euston. The rear 7 coaches will be uncoupled to form the Edinburgh portion following which 90022 will take the remaining 8 on to Glasgow Central. July 2006.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2006]


Raith^s Farm Sidings: View north showing progress on the EWS Raiths Farm development on 11 July.

Great North of Scotland Railway
Stan Scott [11/07/2007]


Bridge of Earn: National emblems about to bloom.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Brian Forbes [11/07/2007]


Boness: LNER class D49 No 246 Morayshire at Boness on 11 July 2008.

Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Colin Miller [11/07/2008]


Birkhill: Preserved ex-LNER D49 4-4-0 no 246 Morayshire runs round at Birkhill on 11 July 2008.

Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Colin Miller [11/07/2008]


Carlisle Kingmoor TMD: Preserved class 50 no 50049 Defiance on display at the DRS Kingmoor TMD open day on 11 July.

Caledonian Railway
Kevin McCartney [11/07/2009]


Rosyth: 170 402 runs into Rosyth station on a service direct from Dalgety Bay on the other side of the circle during diversions caused by engineering work on 11 July 2009.

Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
David Panton [11/07/2009]


Carlisle Kingmoor TMD: DRS class 37 locomotive no 37229 on display during the open day at the Kingmoor DRS depot, Carlisle, on 11 July 2009.

Caledonian Railway
Kevin McCartney [11/07/2009]


Carlisle Kingmoor TMD: Looking through the DRS shed at Kingmoor during the open day on 11 July 2009, with 66431 standing at the head of the line.

Caledonian Railway
Kevin McCartney [11/07/2009]


Carlisle Kingmoor TMD: 37087 on display at the DRS Kingmoor Open Day in Carlisle on 11 July 2009.

Caledonian Railway
Kevin McCartney [11/07/2009]


Carlisle Kingmoor TMD: Mr Stobart's eponymous engine no 66411 at the DRS Open Day at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD on 11 July 2009.

Caledonian Railway
Kevin McCartney [11/07/2009]


Rosyth: Next stop Dalgety Bay instead of the otherwise inevitable Inverkeithing. The little-used north to east curve at Inverkeithing sees two weekends of glory during the seemingly now annual closure of the Forth Bridge. With Inverkeithing station closed trains are diverted to curve round going back North, some going to Dundee (as here) some forming a true Fife Circle service. 11 July 2009.

Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
David Panton [11/07/2009]


Dunfermline Town: 158 726, having arrived at the up platform at Dunfermline Town on a diversion caused by the Bridge closure, waits to depart on a true Fife Circle service on 11 July 2009

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
David Panton [11/07/2009]


Carlisle Kingmoor TMD: Scene inside the DRS Depot at Kingmoor during the open day on 11 July 2009.

Caledonian Railway
Kevin McCartney [11/07/2009]


Pollokshields West: In order to turn the set so that the class 87 would be leading heading back south, the 'Electric Scot' railtour did a spin around the Cathcart Circle headed by Class 47 no 47786 'Roy Castle OBE'. 87002 was dead in tow at the rear.

Cathcart District Railway
Michael Gibb [11/07/2009]


Queens Park: 87002 heads the return leg of the 'Electric Scot' railtour through Queens Park on 11th July. When was the last time a class 87 passed through here?

Cathcart District Railway
Michael Gibb [11/07/2009]


Carlisle Kingmoor TMD: DRS 47593 looking smart for the Kingmoor TMD open day on 11 July 2009.

Caledonian Railway
Kevin McCartney [11/07/2009]


Le Grand-Pressigny: CFD d'Indre-et-Loire (reseau sud).  11 July 2010.  Former railway bridge now put to alternative use across the River Claise just outside le Grand-Pressigny station near the end of the former Ligueil - le Grand Pressigny line.

Compagnie de chemins de fer départementaux (CFD)
Mark Poustie [11/07/2010]


Le Grand-Pressigny: SNCF/CFD d'Indre-et-Loire (reseau sud). 11 July 2010. The sadly now derelict building at le Grand-Pressigny station, former terminus of the metre gauge line from Ligeuil which closed in 1949 and on the SNCF branch from Port-de-Piles on the main Tours-Poitiers line just north of Chatellerault to Tournon-St Martin which is no longer in use beyond Descartes.

Compagnie de chemins de fer départementaux (CFD)
Mark Poustie [11/07/2010]


Maidens: View north along the trackbed at the site of Maidens station on 11 July. The island platform was to the right. The subway was located below the wooden fence on the left [see image 34813]. While the usual reference sources show the station name as 'Maidens', a photograph of the platform nameboard in the 1930s shows it as 'Maidens for Kirkoswald'. [See 'Rails to Turnberry and Heads of Ayr' by David McConnell & Stuart Rankin (Oakwood Press 2010)].

Maidens and Dunure Light Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/2011]


Burntisland: DBS 67001 enters Burntisland on 11 July with the 17.08 Edinburgh - Fife - Edinburgh commuter train.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Bill Roberton [11/07/2011]


Leyland: A Freightliner hauled Network Rail engineers train passes south through Leyland on 11 July 2011 with 70005 leading and dead 66511 tucked inside.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [11/07/2011]


Burntisland: 170 456 and 158 786 pass at Burntisland on 11 July.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Bill Roberton [11/07/2011]


Maidens: The subway leading to the island platform at Maidens station from the west in July 2011. [See image 34856]

Maidens and Dunure Light Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Colin Miller [11/07/2011]


Williton: GWR Collett 2-8-0 No 3850 about to take a train away from Williton Station on the West Somerset Railway on 11 July 2012, destination Bishops Lydeard.

West Somerset Railway
Peter Todd [11/07/2012]


Pickering: Immaculate looking BR Standard class 9F 2-10-0 no 92214 about to run tender first over the level crossing at New Bridge, Pickering, on 11 July 2012 with a train for Grosmont.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2012]


Glaisdale: View north west over Glaisdale station on the Whitby line on 11 July 2012. The passing loop is still in use here although Glaisdale signal box is long closed [see image 18784].

North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2012]


Strathcarron: Strathcarron station, a lovely spot, sees trains cross twice a day. This view in July 2012 shows 158715 heading for Kyle with 158719 eastbound for Inverness.

Dingwall and Skye Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2012]


Avalanche Shelter: A Kyle to Inverness service heading east alongside Loch Carron in July 2012. 158715 enters the avalanche shelter at Attadale, with the station of the same name in the inlet just around the next headland.

Dingwall and Skye Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2012]


Kyle of Lochalsh: With the Isle of Skye in the background 158719 stands at Kyle of Lochalsh terminus on 11 July 2012. The prominent Not to be Moved sign on the front cab does not indicate a faulty set but that the train's water tanks are being replenished by station staff before it leaves as the 1203hrs departure for Inverness.

Kyle of Lochalsh Extension Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2012]


Attadale: The small request stop at Attadale, near the shore of Loch Carron, often sees trains passing straight through but on this occasion 158707 has stopped to allow passengers to alight. The Class 158 is on an Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh service.

Dingwall and Skye Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2012]


Strathcarron: Inverness based 158715 crosses the A890 main road as it leaves Strathcarron heading for Kyle of Lochalsh. From here the road runs alongside the railway almost all the way to Stromeferry with a number of vantage points.

Dingwall and Skye Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2012]


Avalanche Shelter: Loch Carron is mill pond smooth at high tide as 158715 approaches the avalanche shelter near Attadale. The train is running on the reclaimed land which pushed the railway further out into the loch when the road was built between it and the cliff face in the 1960s.

Dingwall and Skye Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2012]


St Mard: Ligne Marans - St Jean d'Angely. This metre gauge line operated between 1896 and 1950. St Mard station, now a private dwelling, looking east.

Compagnie de chemins de fer départementaux (CFD)
Mark Poustie [11/07/2012]


Glaisdale: Warm work! Leaving Glaisdale westbound, complete with trolley, on a hot July day in 2012. [Ref query 27 June 2018]

North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2012]


Kyle of Lochalsh: Looking north from the station approach bridge at Kyle in July 2012 it appeared at first as if the signal box was surrounded by scaffolding. In fact there was just an empty space inside the poles and planks as it has been removed by the Friends of the Kyle Line for restoration. [See image 26328]

Kyle of Lochalsh Extension Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2012]


Lochailort: Beyond Fort William, the Mallaig Extension Railway is known for its steep gradients and tight curvature as well as impressive scenery. All three are illustrated in this photograph taken on 11 July 2012, which shows Black 5 No 45407 climbing the tightly curved 1 in 50 gradient out of Lochailort with 'The Jacobite' steam service to Mallaig. Loch Ailort dominates the background.

Mallaig Extension Railway (West Highland Railway)
John Gray [11/07/2012]


Minehead: Ex-GWR Churchward 2-8-0 no 3850 on the turntable alongside Minehead station on 11 July 2012.

West Somerset Railway
Peter Todd [11/07/2012]


Kyle of Lochalsh: Newly arrived 158719 stands at the quayside station in Kyle of Lochalsh on 11 July 2012, with the Skye Bridge in the background.

Kyle of Lochalsh Extension Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2012]


Egton: Platform scene at Egton on the Esk Valley line in July 2012. View is west in the general direction of Middlesbrough.

North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2012]


Williton: 'Isn't that a... certainly not... well I'm sure it was at one time!' The unique 9351, photographed at Williton on the West Somerset Railway on 11 July 2012. This locomotive, now a 2-6-0, was rebuilt from GWR 'Large Prairie' 2-6-2T No 5193.

West Somerset Railway
Peter Todd [11/07/2012]


Attadale: Kyle of Lochalsh bound 158707 heads away from the camera after calling at Attadale Halt with an afternoon service from Inverness in July 2012. Taken from the north (sea loch) side, with the A890 road on the other side of the line.

Dingwall and Skye Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2012]


Williton: 7828 'Norton Manor', newly named to commemorate the Royal Marines of 40 Commando, photographed at Williton on the West Somerset Railway on 11 July 2012.

West Somerset Railway
Peter Todd [11/07/2012]


Glaisdale: The closed and shuttered signal box on the westbound platform at Glaisdale in July 2012. View east towards Whitby.

North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway
John Furnevel [11/07/2012]


Greenock Central: HMP Greenock in partnership with New College Lanarkshire has adopted Greenock Central Station with this display of colourful artwork.

Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
John Yellowlees [11/07/2014]


Chapelthorpe: Looking north east along Stoney Lane, towards Chapelthorpe, with the full width lower section of the blue brick abutment to the former overbridge, on the Middlestown Junction to Notton Junction line (closed 1968), still in situ on the right. The bridge spanned the road just before the Bay Horse public house on the left, and acted as the boundary between Chapelthorpe village and Hall Green which is located at this side.

Midland Railway
David Pesterfield [11/07/2014]


Forton: 20304 leads the morning Crewe to Sellafield flask train through the cutting at Forton on 11 July. Tucked in behind the Type 1 is 57008 followed by a single flask. The Class 57 led the pair on the return to Crewe with the evening service.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2014]


Heatherslaw Mill: End of the day on the Heatherslaw Light Railway on 11 July 2015.

Heatherslaw Light Railway
John Yellowlees [11/07/2015]


Bargeddie: Contractors dismantling OHLE equipment on 11th July 2015, the first day of the 2 week line closure for the installation of the new viaduct.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [11/07/2015]


Norham: Road entrance to the old station at Norham on the Tweedmouth - Kelso line, which closed to all traffic in 1965.

Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
John Yellowlees [11/07/2015]


Toddington: Freightliner 47376 on passenger duties at Toddington on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway on 11 July 2015.

Cheltenham and Honeybourne Line (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd [11/07/2015]


Bargeddie: View from just beyond Bargeddie station on 11 July, showing road/rail vehicles in use by contractors preparing to remove the track. This was the first day of the 2 week line closure for the installation of the new viaduct.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [11/07/2015]


Toddington: A 3 car DMU set arriving at Toddington on 11 July 2015.

Cheltenham and Honeybourne Line (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd [11/07/2015]


Toddington: Ex-GWR Collett 2-6-2T 5542 about to go on shed at Toddington on 11 July 2015. In the background Freightliner 47376 stands at the platform with a train.

Cheltenham and Honeybourne Line (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd [11/07/2015]


Toddington: Freightliner 47376 on passenger duties at Toddington on 11 July 2015.

Cheltenham and Honeybourne Line (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd [11/07/2015]


Tannochside Viaduct: The piers of the viaduct that once carried the Caledonian Railway Tannochside (Nackerty) branch line across the North Calder water, seen on a dull 11th July 2015.

Tannochside Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Colin McDonald [11/07/2015]


Sunniside: If you go down to the woods today, you will find a coal wagon acting as a 'gate guardian' at the North end of the Tanfield Railway. For a little more steam [see image 42633].

Tanfield Branch (Brandling Junction Railway)
Ken Strachan [11/07/2015]


Birkhead Gardens: The Birkhead Gardens, near the Tanfield Railway, claims to have a Railway Theme. I can't help feeling that these flanged wheels never actually ran on rails.

Birkhead Gardens
Ken Strachan [11/07/2015]


Tyne Marshalling Yard: Tyne Yard has excellent photographic viewpoints from the long road over rail bridge, and there's always something new to see. There is an 08, a 66, and a 67 in the background of this shot; but pride of place goes to the Loram rail grinding train, which has echoes of 1950's Packard cars in its styling. View looks southwards in July 2015.

Tyne Marshalling Yard (British Railways)
Ken Strachan [11/07/2015]


Kingston Park: There's something rather Continental about some sections of the Tyne and Wear Metro. Trams for South Hylton (left) and Airport (right) are shown crossing in this evening view at Kingston Park in July 2015.

Tyne and Wear Metro
Ken Strachan [11/07/2015]


Cardiff Central: View west of the new Cardiff Central Platform 8 under construction.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [11/07/2016]


Cardiff Central: The new platform 8 is currently taking shape at Cardiff Central. This is the view on 11 July 2016 looking back from the west end of platform 7.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [11/07/2016]


Edinburgh Waverley: Jings, crivvens, help ma' boab, it's Rugby Willie at Waverley.

North British Railway
John Yellowlees [11/07/2016]


Furness Abbey: A Class 185 unit heads away from the camera towards Barrow-in-Furness as it passes the site of Furness Abbey station on 11 July 2016. The station closed to passengers in 1950 and all traces of it have gone.

Furness Railway
John McIntyre [11/07/2016]


Hayes Knoll: This shot of the garden train is the SCR's contribution to the GWML electrification program!

Swindon and Cheltenham Extension Railway
Peter Todd [11/07/2016]


Helensburgh Central: The station frontage on East Princes Street.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Beth Crawford [11/07/2017]


Woodacre Crossing: The first Fellsman since 2015, and one of only five planned for the limited 2017 season, set off in atrocious weather on 11th July behind 45690 Leander, seen passing Woodacre on the outward leg. Thankfully it was much sunnier for the return trip.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2017]


Edinburgh Waverley: Layout at Waverley following platform extension work currently in progress. Platform 12 is due for completion by the end of the year, followed by 5 and 6 by July 2018.

North British Railway
Network Rail [11/07/2017]


Wemyss Bay Pier: PS Waverley at speed off Wemyss Bay on 11 July 2017. Unfortunately she has been off service for several days now due to repairs to her air-pump. Not ideal at the height of the Clyde season.

Piers on the Firth of Clyde
Colin Miller [11/07/2017]


Baillieston : The new Muirhead Road overbridge, due to open in September 2018, awaits surfacing on the carriageway and pavement. The services are now carried in ducts on the east (right) side of the bridge.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [11/07/2018]


York: Scotrail liveried Turbostar 170477 sits in platform 11 ready to form the 1010hrs Northern Rail service to Burley Park via Harrogate in July 2018. The train actually terminates at Leeds but, to avoid anyone mistaking it for a fast service to Leeds, it is announced as a service to Harrogate that then goes forward calling at all stations to Burley Park. Not very easy for tourists who want to go to Leeds via the scenic route to know that it does go through to Leeds after calling at the last station indicated. The 170 Scotrail interior was so impressive that a lady with her daughter, and grandchild in a pushchair, asked if they were allowed to use the leading carriage I was in with a standard class ticket.

York and North Midland Railway
David Pesterfield [11/07/2018]


Trumpington Street [Tram]: This view North along Trumpington Street (reproduced on a screen inside a bank) is very little changed today, apart from modern street furniture, and tarmac where 4-foot gauge tram rails used to be. [see image 41164]

Cambridge City Trams
Ken Strachan [11/07/2018]


Baillieston: Looking northwest across the carriageway of the new overbridge at Baillieston. I can see two very good reasons why this is unlikely to continue as a vantage point for taking photographs of trains passing through Baillieston [see image 15768].

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [11/07/2018]


Bay Horse: DB 66167 runs south along the WCML at Forton, just south of Bay Horse, on the evening of 11th July 2018 hauling the Carlisle (and Hardendale Quarry) to Margam limestone train. This is the view from Stony Lane bridge.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [11/07/2018]


Niddrie North Junction: Ordnance Survey circa 1947 marked with main junction names for the central section of the Lothian Lines.

Lothian Lines (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [11/07/2018]


York: DRS owned large logo 37401 Mary Queen of Scots sits in the DRS stabling siding between York station and the new NR signalling centre. This loco was the first of the two Class 37s, both now in operation with DRS on Cumbrian Coast passenger services, that were extensively rebuilt at Bo'ness by volunteers of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society diesel group. The second, 37403, is SPRS owned and on hire to DRS, whilst a further SRPS loco, 37025, is on hire to Colas for use hauling NR test trains around the UK network. Didn't they do well.

York and North Midland Railway
David Pesterfield [11/07/2018]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1853Hereford Ross and Gloucester RailwayGrange Court to Hopesbrook opened.
1927Cowbridge and Aberthaw RailwayAberthaw 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
2003Greenburn Branch recieves Light Railway OrderThe proposed re-opening of a freight railway from the Knockshinnoch Branch near New Cumnock to Greenburn has received approval.
2005Woman dies in mini-railway crash [BBC News]A woman dies after the miniature railway train she was driving collided with a car at a level crossing.
2005Action stations as town in line for train link [Scotsman]A NEW destination is being considered on the main Edinburgh to Fife railway line.
2006GNER in court over rival operator [BBC News]Rail firm GNER goes to court to oppose an Office of Rail Regulation decision allowing a rival to run trains on its lines.
2006City lays out vision for its new trams in £50m order [Scotsman]EDINBURGH^S trams will be the longest and widest in the UK - four times the length of a bus - and travel at speeds of up to 44 mph.
2006Union to decide on rail strikes [BBC News]Rail union leaders are to decide whether to call a series of strikes by signal workers which are expected to cause travel chaos.
2006City trams to be ^best in world^ [BBC News]Edinburgh is set to have the most advanced tram system in the world, according to transport managers.
2007Trams company confirms 15 jobs to be axed [Scotsman]THE company behind Edinburgh^s trams project has confirmed it will be cutting around 15 jobs over the next few weeks.
2007Hoax bomb calls accused in court [BBC News]A man is to be tried for allegedly making 11 hoax bomb calls, involving Parliament and London railway stations.
2008New Trains for Scotlands growing railways [Transport Scotland]A fleet of brand new electric trains will be rolling out in Scotland thanks to a deal worth over £200m announced by John Swinney today. Government agency Transport Scotland will fund the contract with Siemens and HSBC to provide 130 new rail carriages from December 2010 – adding 9,000 seats to the Scottish network. The deal will also lead to 134 new jobs being created in Scotland to operate and maintain the new fleet and expanded depot facilities. [Sent in by James Young]
2008New trains bring 9,000 more seats [BBC News Article]A £180m fleet of electric trains on the Scottish rail network will make thousands more seats available.
2008£1m a mile project completed on time [Network Rail Article]A four-week, £10.4 million Network Rail project to renew 10.5 miles of track between Hellifield and Clitheroe was successfully completed when the line reopened this week.
2009Skipping station rethink signalled [The Herald]Transport Scotland has signalled a re-think on the controversial policy of missing out smaller railway stations to achieve shorter journey times after conceding to demands of residents in East Ayrshire villages to include them in a new, high-frequency timetable
2010WRHA open weekend at Whitrope on 17/18 July 2010 [WRHA]An open weekend will take place at the Waverley Route Heritage Association centre at Whitrope on 17 & 18 July 2010. For full details see the poster alongside or click on the WRHA link below.
2011German rail firm’s power station deal renewed [Yorkshire Post]THE operator of Britain’s biggest coal-burning power station has awarded a German rail freight operator a new three-year contract to haul coal and limestone.
2011York to get depot for train maintenance work [The Press]UP to 20 jobs are being created through the return of railway industry to a depot on the ^York Central^ site. Wagons and locomotives will undergo maintenance work at a former Jarvis shed on land behind York Station and off Leeman Road
2013Canada train disaster: Blast missing ^probably dead^ [BBC News]Canadian police have said 30 people still missing since Saturday^s train disaster in a Quebec town are ^most probably dead^. Twenty bodies have already been found after a runaway train carrying oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic. The train operator^s boss blamed a Canadian driver for the accident, saying he had probably failed to set a series of hand brakes. At least 30 buildings were razed by the fireball from the explosion. This forced some 2,000 town residents to flee their homes.
2013Doors open to a bird^s eye view at Glasgow Central Station [Evening Times]Central Station bosses are considering allowing the public to walk on the famous glass roof, which is one of the world^s largest. For the first time, the station is taking part in this year^s Doors Open Day, in September, where the public gets free access to hundreds of unique and historic buildings.
2013Network Rail plans more trains through Manchester [BBC News]Plans to increase the number of trains running through Manchester city centre have been revealed. Two new platforms at Manchester Piccadilly and track widening at Oxford Road station will allow longer and more frequent trains. It will mean an increase from 10 to 14 trains travelling across Manchester every hour, according to Network Rail.
2013York misses out on £9m development bid [The Press]A BID for £9 million of Government funding that would have helped kickstart work on the flagship York Central site has failed. City of York Council and Network Rail applied to the Regional Growth Fund to speed up the development of the “teardrop” site, where progress has been stalled since 2009.
2014Storm-hit Dawlish rail line: Sea wall to be raised [BBC News]A sea wall which was breached in winter storms will be raised to protect the main railway line in the south-west of England, Network Rail has confirmed. The plans to raise the section at Dawlish, Devon have been criticised by some residents concerned about privacy. A walkway on top of the wall is used by thousands of people every year. [From Mark Bartlett]
2015Network Rail shunted towards full break-up [Times]The break-up of Network Rail moved a step closer yesterday when ministers set out radical plans to overhaul the state-funded company. Under the new system, payment for track operations will be handed to individual train operators, rather than Network Rail, amid concerns over the organisation’s performance.
2018A whisky tour with Rail & Sail [ScotRail]We [ScotRail] have picked out some of our favourite train and ferry accessible places to sample some of Scotlands rich history and its finest drinks.
2018Local MP views progress on new £46m train depot in Wigan [Network Rail]Yvonne Fovargue MP for Makerfield, visited Springs Branch railway sidings last week (Friday 6 July) to view progress on the construction of brand new train maintenance facilities.
2018Waterloo^s 170 years old and lays claim to Britain^s longest serving railway worker [Network Rail]Matt Damon, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Sir Roger Moore and Don Buckley - a station worker veteran with 65-years service - make up just a small part of Waterloo^s rich 170-year-old history