This day in history 12 July

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Philorth Halt: D1 4-4-0 62230 passing Philorth Halt on 12 July 1950 with a Fraserburgh - Aberdeen train.

Formartine and Buchan Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [12/07/1950]


Fraserburgh Shed: Ex-GNSR 4-4-0 no 62230 on the turntable at Fraserburgh on 12 July 1950.

Formartine and Buchan Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [12/07/1950]


Cowlairs Incline: The up Glasgow - Edinburgh - Leeds 'North Briton' climbing Cowlairs incline shortly after leaving Queen Street on 12 July 1955. Locomotive in charge is Haymarket A3 Pacific no 60041 Salmon Trout.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [12/07/1955]


Darlington: Gresley J50 0-6-0T no 68897 stands alongside the coaling plant at Darlington shed on 12 July 1958.

North Eastern Railway
K A Gray [12/07/1958]


Darlington: Gresley class B17 4-6-0 no 61600 Sandringham stands alongside the breakdown crane shed on the east side of Darlington MPD following withdrawal from Stratford in July 1958. While conflicting information exists regarding these events, it would seem that 61600 had been sent to Darlington in error and should in fact have gone to Doncaster for disposal. It further appears that the error was noticed soon after 61600 arrived at Darlington, with the locomotive subsequently being taken south to Doncaster, where it was broken up at the end of the following month. [See image 25210]

North Eastern Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [12/07/1958]


Carlisle Durranhill Shed: BR Standard class 9F 2-10-0 no 92167 on Carlisle's Durranhill shed, thought to have been taken on 12 July 1958.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
K A Gray [12/07/1958]


Darlington: 61600 at Darlington shed during its brief erroneous stopover in July 1958. David Whittaker recalls... 61600 'Sandringham' caused something a a stir amongst the local enthusiast population by arriving at Darlington in the summer of 1958 (although it appears to have been consigned there by mistake and was later sent on to Doncaster to be scrapped). On first hearing the news of 61600's arrival I mounted my trusty Triumph Palm Beach and furiously pedalled the nine miles, scouring the Darlington shed and works areas, but alas too late! [See image 25149]

North Eastern Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [12/07/1958]


Joppa [2nd]: An eastbound DMU calls at Joppa on a service to Musselburgh in July 1959. Part of the main station building alongside the entrance from Joppa Terrace can be seen in the left background, with Joppa signal box located on the platform in front of the bridge.

North British Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [12/07/1959]


Carlisle: Fowler 2-6-4T no 42313 engaged in manoeuvres at Carlisle station in the summer of 1963

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [12/07/1963]


Gourock: Standard class 5 4-6-0 no 73064 waits to depart from Gourock with a Glasgow train in July 1963.

Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Colin Miller [12/07/1963]


Eglinton Street: On a gloomy evening in July 1963 Stanier Pacific 46242 City of Glasgow approaches Eglinton Street with a 15 coach London train.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
John Robin [12/07/1963]


Gourock: The sidings at Gourock in July 1963, with locomotives awaiting the call to take over trains back to Glasgow Central. Meantime one of the crews takes a break and a well earned cuppa alongside the River Clyde.

Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Colin Miller [12/07/1963]


Ferryhill MPD: Austerity 2-8-0 90020 of 62A Thornton Junction backs off the turntable at Ferryhill shed in July 1963.

Aberdeen Railway
Colin Miller [12/07/1963]


Gourock: Anchors Aweigh! Locomotives standing alongside the watercrane and anchor depository in the sidings east of Gourock station in 1963, prior to taking out return services to Glasgow.

Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Colin Miller [12/07/1965]


Aberystwyth: No 6 Llywelyn stands at Aberystwyth in July 1976 with the 1400 train to Devils Bridge.

Vale of Rheidol Railway
Ian Dinmore [12/07/1976]


Colchester (East Gate): An afternoon St. Botolphs goods yard to Colchester (North) station trip working squeals round the tight curve to East Gate junction box and level crossing on 12th July 1979.

Tendring Hundred Railway
Mark Dufton [12/07/1979]


Coombe Junction: Exchange at Coombe Junction signal box on a Liskeard - Looe service in July 1979.

Liskeard and Looe Railway (Liskeard and Looe Union Canal)
Ian Dinmore [12/07/1979]


Glasgow Queen Street High Level: 47705 leaves Glasgow Queen Street with a train for Aberdeen in July 1985.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
David Panton [12/07/1985]


Shoreditch: The 1869 station building at Shoreditch seen in July 1985 when it was the northern terminus of the London Underground East London Line. One of the least used stations on the network, during this period it opened Monday to Friday rush hours only. Shoreditch closed in June 2006 and was later 'replaced' by Shoreditch High Street, on the new East London Line Extension (opened in April 2010). The disused building was sold at auction in February 2010 for £665,000.

East London Railway
Ian Dinmore [12/07/1985]


Shoreditch: View south east over the platforms at Shoreditch in July 1985 looking towards Whitechapel. The former northern terminus of the East London Line closed in June 2006. The station has since been demolished and the cutting filled in. Today an elevated route runs past on the left to cross the GE main line before turning north along the trackbed once used by trains from Broad Street to reach the North London Line at Western Junction [see image 5172]. A 'replacement' station opened at Shoreditch High Street on the new alignment in 2010.

East London Railway
Ian Dinmore [12/07/1985]


North Llanrwst: View south from Llanrwst on the Blaenau Ffestiniog branch in July 1986. The station was renamed Llanwrst North by BR in 1989. Note the smoke stains on the bridge.

Conway and Llanrwst Railway
Ian Dinmore [12/07/1986]


Rhyl: The large Rhyl No2 signal box, alongside the Up Slow line at the Holyhead end of Rhyl station, photographed in July 1986.

Chester and Holyhead Railway
Ian Dinmore [12/07/1986]


North Llanrwst: Token exchange between class 108 and class 142 crossing services at Llanrwst on the Blaenau Ffestiniog branch in July 1986.

Conway and Llanrwst Railway
Ian Dinmore [12/07/1986]


St Pancras: 45.124 grumbling to a classmate about being left in a dingy corner of St Pancras while awaiting the next duty in July 1987. Worse was to come for these locos; but this track is now used by Eurostars.

London Extension (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [12/07/1987]


Paddington: These three HST's look to be ready for a drag race out of Paddington in July 1987.

Great Western Railway
Ken Strachan [12/07/1987]


Bicester: Rebuilt Merchant Navy Pacific no 35028 Clan Line approaching Bicester Station from the south in July 1987

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [12/07/1987]


Ennis: Inside looking out. View from the old locomotive shed at Ennis in July 1988.

Limerick and Ennis Railway
Ian Dinmore [12/07/1988]


Crewe: Cab of APT-E during testing in July 1990.

Grand Junction Railway
Ian Dinmore [12/07/1990]


Doncaster Works: A busy scene during a Doncaster Works 'Open Day' on 12 July 1992. 37887 is under repair in company with 08879 and one carriage from Class 142 DMU 142055. A class 31, and what appears to be an unidentified Network South East liveried class 50, can be seen beyond the shunter.

Doncaster Works (Great Northern Railway)
David Pesterfield [12/07/1992]


Penge West: View over the station forecourt towards the main entrance at Penge West in July 2002. [Ref query 1655]

Metropolitan Extensions: Penge Junction to Stewarts Lane (London, Chatham and Dover Railway)
Ian Dinmore [12/07/2002]


Penge West: Southern trains 455838 arrives at Penge West on 12 July 2002. The train is operating a service from London Bridge to Caterham via Forest Hill

Metropolitan Extensions: Penge Junction to Stewarts Lane (London, Chatham and Dover Railway)
Ian Dinmore [12/07/2002]


Ayr: A train for Glasgow Central awaiting its departure time at Ayr station in July 2002.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2002]


Ayr: Looking across the platforms at Ayr station in July 2002. The station Hotel dominates the background.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2002]


Penge West: A 4Vep EMU northbound through Penge West on 12 July 2002 with a service for London Bridge.

Metropolitan Extensions: Penge Junction to Stewarts Lane (London, Chatham and Dover Railway)
Ian Dinmore [12/07/2002]


Ayr: 334006 at Ayr platform 2 with a train for Glasgow Central. Photographed on a wet morning in July 2002.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2002]


Penge West: Thameslink unit 319375 runs north through the centre road at Penge West on 12 July 2002 with a service to Bedford. After a many years' service with Thameslink 319375 became a Northern Electric and is now based at Allerton Depot.

Metropolitan Extensions: Penge Junction to Stewarts Lane (London, Chatham and Dover Railway)
Ian Dinmore [12/07/2002]


Penge West: A Southern EMU, bound for Caterham via Forest Hill, pulls away from Penge West on 12 July 2002.

Metropolitan Extensions: Penge Junction to Stewarts Lane (London, Chatham and Dover Railway)
Ian Dinmore [12/07/2002]


Penge West: A mid afternoon London Bridge - Tattenham Corner class 455 service takes the down fast line through Penge West station in the summer of 2002. The first scheduled stop for this train will be at East Croydon.

Metropolitan Extensions: Penge Junction to Stewarts Lane (London, Chatham and Dover Railway)
Ian Dinmore [12/07/2002]


Penge West: A 4-car EMU, still in Network Southeast colours, photographed arriving at Penge West with a stopping service to Sutton on a sunny July afternoon in 2002.

Metropolitan Extensions: Penge Junction to Stewarts Lane (London, Chatham and Dover Railway)
Ian Dinmore [12/07/2002]


Penge West: Thameslink 319447 passing Penge West northbound on 12 July 2002 with a service to Bedford.

Metropolitan Extensions: Penge Junction to Stewarts Lane (London, Chatham and Dover Railway)
Ian Dinmore [12/07/2002]


Penge West: Thameslink 319447 takes the up fast line through Penge West on 12 July 2002 with a train for Bedford.

Metropolitan Extensions: Penge Junction to Stewarts Lane (London, Chatham and Dover Railway)
Ian Dinmore [12/07/2002]


Ayr: A weary looking traveller walks towards a train for Glasgow Central at Ayr station on 12 July 2002.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2002]


Houston: Looking West, this shows Platform 2 and the station house at Houston and Crosslee station, which is now a private dwelling.

Bridge of Weir Railway
Graham Morgan [12/07/2006]


Houston: Looking East, this shows the site of Houston and Crosslee Station. Platform 2 is still in place, as is the station house which is now a private dwelling.

Bridge of Weir Railway
Graham Morgan [12/07/2006]


Locher Viaduct: Looking West towards Bridge of Weir, this shows Locher Viaduct. The viaduct was built to carry a single line, but when the line was doubled another was built and joined to the old. This view shows the older part.

Bridge of Weir Railway
Graham Morgan [12/07/2006]


Locher Viaduct: Looking West towards Bridge of Weir, this shows Locher Viaduct. The viaduct was built to carry a single line, but when the line was doubled another was built and joined to the old. This view shows the newer part.

Bridge of Weir Railway
Graham Morgan [12/07/2006]


Bridge of Earn: 158726 & 170493 forming the 1135 Edinburgh to Perth passing Bridge of Earn. NR have since this picture was taken, erected a high chainlink fence after vandalism.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Brian Forbes [12/07/2007]


Highlandman: The beautifully converted station at Highlandman on 12 July looking south along the platform from the site of the level crossing. Note the station nameboard and clock. [See image 6659]

Crieff Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Stanley Junction: View north towards Stanley Junction and the start of the single line section on 12 July 2007. The signal box stands just beyond the bridge.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Grosmont: Deltic 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier photographed at Grosmont in July 2007.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Bruce McCartney [12/07/2007]


Isla Viaduct: Approximately one and a half miles after leaving the Caledonian Railways's Strathearn main line at Coupar Angus, the Blairgowrie branch crossed the River Isla on its way north. The surviving bridge piers are seen here in 2007, more than 50 years after the branch closed. View is from the north bank looking south east back towards the junction at Coupar Angus.

Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Ruthven Road: Trackbed view west over the LC to Ruthven Road station on 12 July.

Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Ruthven Road: Converted station building at Ruthven Road on 12 July. View northwest over site of level crossing.

Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Meigle [2nd]: Looking north over the site of the level crossing to the former Meigle station on the Alyth branch in July 2007. The station originally opened as Fullerton in 1861 with the name changed in 1876 (after the station further south originally carrying the name Meigle was renamed Alyth Junction). The branch lost its passenger service in 1951 and closed completely in 1965.

Alyth Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Almondbank: Approach road down from the A85 to the former station at Almondbank in July 2007. Immediately after running north east through the station the line passed below the main road (off picture to the left).

Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Meigle [2nd]: The station building at Meigle on the Alyth branch, seen platform side in July 2007. This building was the original station on this site, a new station with a wooden building later opening on the other side of the level crossing to the left.

Alyth Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Balgowan: The old crossing keeper's cottage at Balgowan on 12 July 2007 looking north. Located midway along the former line between Crieff and Perth, Balgowan lost its passenger service in 1951. Note the 0-6-0 weathervane.

Crieff and Methven Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Woodside and Burrelton: Approach to Woodside station and forecourt, July 2007, view south.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Woodside and Burrelton: View of Woodside station, platform side, on 12 July looking north.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Madderty: Entrance to the 1866 station at Madderty, Perthshire, on a July day in 2007. The station closed to passengers in 1951, with the Perth - Crieff line closing completely in 1967. View east from the gate towards what is now a substantial private residence.

Crieff and Methven Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Isla Viaduct: Remains of the bridge that carried the Blairgowrie branch over the River Isla north of Coupar Angus. Photographed on 12 July 2007 looking south.

Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Madderty: The former Madderty station between Perth and Crieff in July 2007 following conversion to private residential accommodation. View is south east from the roadside.

Crieff and Methven Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Isla Viaduct: The remains of the Isla Viaduct on the Blairgowrie branch in July 2007. Surviving piers seen from the north bank of the river looking towards Coupar Angus.

Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Alyth Junction: The former stationmaster's house at Alyth Junction in July 2007, looking from the goods yard... with a curious resident standing guard on the balcony.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Alyth Junction: The remains of the goods yard just west of the main station at Alyth Junction in the summer of 2007, showing the old crane plinth and pivot, with the former stationmaster's house still standing in the left background [see image 15943].

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Alyth Junction: View north east from the road bridge at Alyth Junction on 12 July 2007.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Alyth Junction: Trackbed and remains at Alyth Junction on 12 July 2007. View is North East through the road bridge carrying the B954 north towards Alyth.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Murthly: Platform remains and the creepy old signal box at Murthly in July 2007 looking northwest from the level crossing.

Perth and Dunkeld Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Tullibardine: The rear of the converted former station building at Tullibardine on the Gleneagles - Crieff line. Photographed on 12 July 2007 looking west.

Crieff Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Tullibardine: View north on the Gleneagles - Crieff line in July 2007 showing the remaining abutment of the bridge via which the line reached Tullibardine station standing just beyond the trees.

Crieff Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Newtyle [1st]: North end of the old station at Newtyle on 12 July 2007, view west.

Dundee and Newtyle Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Newtyle [1st]: South end of the original trainshed at Newtyle in July 2007

Dundee and Newtyle Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Newtyle [1st]: North end of the original terminus at Newtyle, July 2007.

Dundee and Newtyle Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Highlandman: What was once the station forecourt at Highlandman on the Crieff - Gleneagles line [closed to passengers July 1964]. View is south with the platform off to the right. The old station is now an attractive private residence. [See image 15799]

Crieff Junction Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2007]


Livingston North: Progress at Livingston North on 12 July. View west from the road bridge.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Bill Roberton [12/07/2008]


Bathgate East Junction: View west towards Bathgate station on 12 July past the remains of Rennies Bridge. The passenger line has been renewed, with the freight line and route into the car compound taken out to allow renewal of the solum pending relaying.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Bill Roberton [12/07/2008]


Bathgate STVA aborted siding: View east over the ongoing engineering works at Bathgate on 12 July 2008 with a new facing junction (presumably a link into the yard) having appeared on the right.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Bill Roberton [12/07/2008]


Perth: View looking south from St Leonards Bridge. On my every visit there seems to be slightly less track here. The powerbox is built hard by the site of the former NB locomotive shed (now the car park seen to the right).

Scottish Central Railway
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2009]


Laurencekirk: Period photograph of Laurencekirk looking north which is part of a display in the newly re-opened station's waiting room. [See image 24238 for the rest of the display.]

Aberdeen Railway
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2009]


Inverkeithing East Junction: 170 394 traverses the Inverkeithing North/East chord en route from Dunfermline to Kirkcaldy, stopping at Dalgety Bay to transfer passengers to/from buses to Edinburgh, on 12 July. A track machine is stabled in Inverkeithing yard in the background.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [12/07/2009]


Bathgate Shed: Sign at the former Bathgate MPD: 'Japanese Knotweed No unauthorised access'. Triffids in development in former Bathgate shed?

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2009]


Montrose: Scotland's newest semaphore is located to the north of Montrose station and will allow the station building platform to be used bi-directionally. Meantime the coloured lights await their day. The connection to Broomfield Junction formerly ran off to the right.

North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2009]


Bathgate East Junction: Some further progress on laying the new Bathgate TMD sidings on 12 July 2009.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2009]


Bathgate Upper: Quick! Phone Tony Robinson - we've discovered a series of small walls at Bathgate Upper. View towards Airdrie in July 2009.

Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2009]


Polkemmet Junction: Whitburn Road bridge has been temporarily removed. This photograph is taken from the temporary road to replace it. The new bridge is under construction and the preparation of the trackbed can be seen on the right. View looks to Airdrie.

Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Michael Gibb [12/07/2009]


Coupar Angus: Coupar Angus looking to Forfar. The original terminus stood to the far left (later this was the goods yard). The later through SMJR station had an island platform to the near left and southbound platform to the right beyond which were carriage sidings. This station was in remarkably good shape still sporting a station building, platforms, long footbridge and several sidings in the goods yard when the Forfar line closed completely in 1982. The signalbox to the south survived for a few more years but by the 90s only the platforms without platform edges survived. These have now been filled in and little remains to show the site of the station. The site is now fenced off, probably for development.

Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2009]


Kirriemuir: The loading bank at Kirriemuir looking towards Kirriemuir Junction. The passenger platform and building were to the left.

Kirriemuir Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2009]


Laurencekirk: An Aberdeen - Glasgow Queen Street service calls at Laurencekirk on 12 July 2009. Note the successfully restored (as opposed to demolished) main building on the down platform [see image 13322].

Aberdeen Railway
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2009]


Perth: Despite many visits to Perth over the years I've never been so struck by how poor a job the Perth General Station Joint Committee did matching brickwork to the original stonework during the station's massive re-building of 1884-88. Note the obviously red bricks filling in the gaps under the marvellous glazed roof. This side of the building had been outside and was the entrance side. The area in front of the building (platforms 3 and 4) was originally the turning circle for carriages outside the station with the original station beyond the building (platforms 5, 6 and 7 and the old northbound bays).

Scottish Central Railway
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2009]


Woodside and Burrelton: A trackside hut and roadbridge are two reminders of the station at Woodside and Burrelton. The goods yard and much of the station area site is now small housing estate. The station building also remains standing [See image 15879].

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2009]


Ferry Road: Course of the CR's Leith New Line (1903 to 1968) as it passed under Ferry Road, looking north on 12 July 2010. For a view the other way in 1963 [see image 28071].  The former cutting from Newhaven Junction to the old Chancelot Mill has been substantially filled in, but there's a dip here to allow the walkway to go under Ferry Road.  Platforms were built here (as elsewhere on the line) for a station which never opened, the line remaining goods only.  If you can see a council van coming towards me, it's more than I did.

Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [12/07/2010]


Edinburgh Waverley: 322 481 pulls out of Platform 3 (probably Waverley's least used) on 12 July with the 1000 for Dunbar only.  As far as I know this train and its return journey are ScotRail's only non-stop services.

North British Railway
David Panton [12/07/2010]


Newhaven: Maker's plate on the 1903 bridge carrying Craighall Road over the CR's Leith New Lines from Newhaven junction, just to the south of Newhaven station in July 2010. (For a view over the parapet in 1970 [see image 29369].) Today there's nothing to see except trees.  The fact that the bridge had to be made and transported from Clydebank on the other side of Scotland is surely a reflection of the lack of heavy industry in Edinburgh (though Leith did manage some shipbuilding).

Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [12/07/2010]


Newhaven: The course of the CR's Leith New Lines under Craighall Road, Newhaven, looking towards Newhaven Junction.  Platforms were built here for a station. They are presumably still there, under the earth bulldozed into the cutting after the line closed in 1968.  Like the two other would-be stations on this line they were never opened and the line saw no passengers in its 65-year life.  The (then) existing CR Newhaven station was just a little along Craighall Road: too close to be a separate station, yet too far apart, with no connecton but the road, to be the same one.  I wonder what their intention was on this? 

Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [12/07/2010]


Bonnington Goods: The area around the Water of Leith at Bonnington was once packed with industries like tanneries and foundries and was presumably not a pleasant place to be. Linking all those works with the outside world was a substantial network of sidings fanning out from The NB North Leith branch. Here is the only remnant I know of: crossing Anderson Place to the former VAT69 bond (now inevitably flats) in July 2010. It has surely only survived because removing it would mean lifting and relaying cobbles.

Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Railway
David Panton [12/07/2010]


Pilning: 158958 eastbound approaching Pilning on 12 July with a Cardiff - Portsmouth service.

Severn Tunnel (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd [12/07/2011]


Pilning: The First Great Western 14.15 London Paddington - Cardiff Central westbound through Pilning on 12 July 2011.

Severn Tunnel (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd [12/07/2011]


Jamestown Viaduct [Inverkeithing]: 67001 climbs away from Inverkeithing with the 17.08 Edinburgh - Fife - Edinburgh commuter train on 12 July 2011. The train has just crossed Jamestown Viaduct and is heading for the Forth Bridge.

Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Bill Roberton [12/07/2011]


Pilning: DBS 66013 with a westbound tanker train runs through Pilning station, South Gloucestershire, on 12 July 2011 heading for the Severn Tunnel.

Severn Tunnel (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd [12/07/2011]


Manchester Piccadilly: For almost twenty years all trams to Manchester Piccadilly terminated in the undercroft station, but the new line to Droylsden opened in 2012 and will later extend to Ashton-under-Lyne. First of the Metrolink fleet No. 1001 climbs away from Piccadilly back to the city centre. The bridge in the background carries the railway line from Manchester Oxford Rd.

Greater Manchester Metrolink
Mark Bartlett [12/07/2011]


Pilning: 150 246 on a Cardiff - Taunton service approaching Pilning on 12 July 2011 on the long climb up from the Severn Tunnel.

Severn Tunnel (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd [12/07/2011]


Pilning: View east as 158951 approaches Pilning station, South Gloucestershire, on 12 July 2011 with a Bristol - Cardiff working heading for the Severn Tunnel.

Severn Tunnel (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd [12/07/2011]


Nuneaton North Chord: Now that's what I call progress. View over the Nuneaton North Chord on 12 July 2012. The embankment on the North side of the Birmingham line not only has ballast, but also track. The 'wings' of the Stoney Road overbridge on the right [see image 39223] are also growing. Maybe we'll see trains about October. The class 90 on the WCML in the background is hauling empty Cartics, with two timber wagons and two flats at the back of the consist.

Network Rail
Ken Strachan [12/07/2012]


Nuneaton: A busy evening at Nuneaton, with an up Pendolino passing platform 4 and a Freightliner giving similarly short shrift to platform 5. A 66-hauled freight had just crossed the bridge in the background, proving the value of its reinstatement. The change in the edging slabs on platform 5, along with the longitudinal line of drain gratings, shows where the Ashby bay was filled in [see image 26581].

Trent Valley Railway (London and North Western Railway)
Ken Strachan [12/07/2012]


Milton Keynes Central: Major improvements to the Milton Keynes station forecourt seen on 12 July 2012. Buses used to be kept to the far side of the line of flagpoles in the background. The shelters for bus and taxi passengers are also welcome - this area has always been rather windswept.

London and Birmingham Railway
Ken Strachan [12/07/2012]


Kilpatrick: View over Kilpatrick station from the Erskine Bridge on 12 July 2012.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Veronica Clibbery [12/07/2012]


Kilpatrick: 318254 leaves Kilpatrick on 12 July 2012.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Veronica Clibbery [12/07/2012]


Surgeres: Etat/SNCF Ligne Niort - La Rochelle/CFD Reseau Charente Ligne Marans - St Jean d'Angely. Surgeres station looking east. The 1817 Paris - La Rochelle TGV arrives at Surgeres at around 2100 on a very grey July evening.

Etat/SNCF
Mark Poustie [12/07/2012]


London Bridge: London Bridge and 'The Shard'.

London and Greenwich Railway
Ian Dinmore [12/07/2012]


Oundle: I surmise that this level crossing gate hinge pin, just North of Oundle station, hasn't been used for a while. Just a wild guess, really.

Peterborough Branch (London and Birmingham Railway)
Ken Strachan [12/07/2013]


High Barnet: The stairs to platforms 2 and 3 are framed in the doorway as a Northern line service prepares for departure from High Barnet on 12 July 2013.

High Barnet Branch (Great Northern Railway)
Ken Strachan [12/07/2013]


High Barnet: Looking towards the 'country end' of the footbridge at High Barnet Northern Line tube station in July 2013.

High Barnet Branch (Great Northern Railway)
Ken Strachan [12/07/2013]


High Barnet: Rather greener than the average Tube station entrance - the Northern approach to High Barnet in summer 2013.

High Barnet Branch (Great Northern Railway)
Ken Strachan [12/07/2013]


High Barnet: Provision of wheelchair access to the Northern Line station at High Barnet is via this covered walkway [see image 44090]. View looks North on 12 July 2013.

High Barnet Branch (Great Northern Railway)
Ken Strachan [12/07/2013]


High Barnet: Northern exit from a northern terminus of the Northern Line at High Barnet in July 2013.

High Barnet Branch (Great Northern Railway)
Ken Strachan [12/07/2013]


Northampton: If you're in need of exercise, find out when the new footbridge at Northampton will be open. See how it dwarfs 92029 Elgar - which was heading south at the time in company with 67017 and a rake of Cartics. PS 8th August - it's now open - and has lifts!

Northampton and Market Harborough Branch (London and North Western Railway)
Ken Strachan [12/07/2013]


Euston: All systems go at Euston station during the evening rush hour on 12 July 2013, with two Voyagers sandwiching two Pendolinos at the platforms.

London and Birmingham Railway
Ken Strachan [12/07/2013]


High Barnet: High Barnet station looks very busy but, as it is a terminus, the trains are waiting more patiently than urgently. Notice the original station building on the right. View looks South, away from the buffer stops and towards Euston. Despite the name of the station, I didn't see anyone wearing a beehive.

High Barnet Branch (Great Northern Railway)
Ken Strachan [12/07/2013]


Carnforth: On the second of two Wizards Express excursions to York, 5972 Olton Hall, aka Hogwarts Castle, sets out on the Little North Western from Carnforth towards Settle. The train has just passed under the M6 motorway bridge, mid way between Carnforth and Borwick. 'Hang on... isn't that...' [See image 47960]

Furness and Midland Joint Railway
Mark Bartlett [12/07/2014]


Springburn: The 16.49 service to Dalmuir prepares to leave Springburn on 12 July, with the station temporarily renamed Sprintburn to mark the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
Colin Harkins [12/07/2014]


York: North and southbound Cross Country Voyagers pass whilst calling at York on the afternoon of 12 July 2014.

York and North Midland Railway
John McIntyre [12/07/2014]


Carnforth: Shortly after departure from Carnforth on 12 July, GWR 5972 Olton Hall aka Hogwarts Castle heads east towards Settle with the Wizards Express to York... 'Could have sworn I recognised that eejit on the bridge with the camera...' [See image 47961]

North Western Railway
John McIntyre [12/07/2014]


Thurston: The Grade II listed Jacobean style frontage of Thurston station on 12th July 2014. Passengers had to climb many stairs to reach the platforms until a new entrance was made through the former goods yard. The station narrowly survived closure in the Beeching era thanks to the local M.P. striking a deal with BR management. [Ref query 2 October 2017]

Ipswich, Bury and Norwich Railway
Mark Dufton [12/07/2014]


Springburn: View south over the fully electrified Springburn Station on 12 July 2014.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
Colin Harkins [12/07/2014]


Alnmouth: An up Voyager speeds through Alnmouth on 12th July 2015. Notice the signal box, and the viaduct over the River Aln just visible on the far right - '18 Arches' - which can be seen from the footbridge at the Aln Valley Railway's Lionheart station.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Ken Strachan [12/07/2015]


Stephenson Railway Museum: NER electric motor parcels Van no 3267 in all its glory at the Stephenson Railway Museum on 12 July 2015. The building was previously used to house Metro units on test.

Backworth Waggonway
Ken Strachan [12/07/2015]


Dalgety Bay: Freightliner 66607 coasts through Dalgety Bay with a Winchburgh Junction - Millerhill ballast on 12 July, having just passed 170476 on a stopping service.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [12/07/2015]


Braehead Viaduct: View south towards the centre of the new bridge on 12th July 2015. The OHLE, track work and ballast have been removed and there is a clear view through to the steelwork of the structure. The top of one of the central supporting columns [see image 50878] can be seen in the fenced off area to the right of centre of the picture.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [12/07/2015]


Murrayfield Stadium [Tram]: Edinburgh Trams pass under a heavy sky at Murrayfield Stadium on 12 July.

Edinburgh Trams
John Yellowlees [12/07/2015]


Glasgow Central: 47847 at Glasgow Central at 2135 on 12 July 2015, having brought in the empty stock of the Caledonian Sleeper.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
John Steven [12/07/2015]


Braehead Viaduct: The east (Cutty Sark) end of the new structure on 12th July 2015. The OHLE, track work and ballast have been removed and the piling previously inserted though the trackbed is now exposed.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [12/07/2015]


Partick Central: Transformation almost complete at Partick Central on 12 July 2015. Is that a right-of-way retained along the riverside? No, that would be too sensible.... [See image 30451]

Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Colin Miller [12/07/2015]


Braehead Viaduct: View south over the construction site on 12th July 2015. The OHLE, track work and ballast have been removed and work is proceeding to construct the bridge abutments on the north side of the line. In the foreground, work has started to realign Bredisholm Road with a new accommodation bridge over the A8 and M8.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [12/07/2015]


Percy Main [NTSR]: It's not often you see steam and electric on adjacent lines. The Metro train is heading for Newcastle city centre at Percy Main, while the more traditional motive power is running round at the south end of the former Metro test track, now the Stephenson Railway.

Seghill Railway
Ken Strachan [12/07/2015]


Wingate: Despite the prominence of the brewer's lorry, this pub sign in County Durham seems to give a realistic view of the railway which used to cross Front Street next to this appropriately named pub. A long-term resident told me that the last use of this line was to take coal out from a nearby pit; the line closed in 1966. One pair of gates, and both pairs of gate posts, survive.

Privately owned public house
Ken Strachan [12/07/2015]


Cardiff Queen Street: Cardiff Queen Street with its four running platforms and a bay platform for the Cardiff Bay shuttle service.

Taff Vale Railway
Alastair McLellan [12/07/2016]


Ayr: 10.06 slow train to Glasgow awaits departure on 12-7-16.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Colin Miller [12/07/2016]


Bishopton: Westbound 380006 draws to a stop at Bishopton.

Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Ewan Crawford [12/07/2016]


Farington Curve Junction: DB 90024, sporting bright new Malcolm vinyls, pilots DB red liveried 90019 through Farington Curve Junction with a Coatbridge to Daventry container service on 12th July 2016.

North Union Railway
Mark Bartlett [12/07/2016]


Woolley Tunnel: View west of a third air shaft, believed to be number 5, over Woolley Tunnel down side bore, set back in a small compound, between the exit from the lorry park and the southbound carriageway, near the top of the M1 entry slip road from Woolley Edge Services. Vegetation is growing out of the stonework, topping stones have been taken from the ledge where the shaft diameter reduces, and the guard on the top is in poor condition. Out of sight out of mind appears to be the case with this shaft, as with the one, number 6, on higher ground across Bramley Lane and the two, number 7 & 8, further into the woodland beyond, as compared to that directly alongside the slip road from the northbound services [see image 47010].

Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Goole Railway
David Pesterfield [12/07/2016]


Ashton Swing Bridge (Preston): Most sections of the Ribble Branch have open sleepers and ballast but this short length near the swing bridge is more like one would expect an industrial line to be. Sentinel 4wDM Energy takes a rake of loaded tanks towards the bitumen terminal on 12th July 2016.

Ribble Branch (North Union Railway and Preston Corporation Joint)
Mark Bartlett [12/07/2016]


Leyland: Inspection coach 'Caroline' (number 975025) is propelled northwards at Leyland by DRS 37419 on 12 July 2016.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [12/07/2016]


Farington Curve Junction: DRS 37419 propels the slimline Inspection Saloon 975025 Caroline along the Down Fast line past Farington Curve Junction on 12th July 2016.

North Union Railway
Mark Bartlett [12/07/2016]


Daviot: The southbound Inverness portion of the Caledonian Sleeper climbing the gradient past the small hamlet of Castletown near Daviot. Leading is sparkling 66733 Cambridge PSB followed by a grubby 73697. In the last year or so the sleeper has been hauled by, first,a class 67, then two class 67s, then a 67 and a 73, sometimes two 73s and now the combination as pictured.

Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
John Gray [12/07/2016]


Eskbank: A morning service to Tweedbank slowly draws away from the platform at Eskbank on a dull and overcast 12 July 2017.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [12/07/2017]


Princes Street Gardens: A signal stop in the gardens gives me a chance to record the distinctly dated-looking former 1st class seating in this Class 158. It looks older than the stock, and is less comfortable than the more modern Standard Class seating! This is one of the sets 'imported' from down south some years ago. The native 158s had 1st class distinguishable only by having antimacassars, so seats were easily converted to Standard Class by whipping them off.

Princes Street Gardens
David Panton [12/07/2017]


Scotstoun East: View west towards Scotstoun East from the Jordan street overbridge. Telegraph poles still feature from this angle in 2017. With the removal of the cranes at BAE Govan, the disused but listed hammerhead crane at the former Barclay Curle yard and two at BAE Scotstoun are the only shipyard cranes left in the area. [See image 13158]

Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Colin McDonald [12/07/2017]


Scotstoun East: View east towards the Scotstoun East island platform. The black tower in the centre distance is a doocot which has been erected at the west end of the platform.

Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Colin McDonald [12/07/2017]


South Gyle: 68007 Valiant calls at South Gyle taking commuters home to Fife on 12/07/2017. I did my 14 years standing at this station, thank you very much. Alas, the loco-hauled trains went the wrong way round the circle for me. The pattern hasn't changed.

South Gyle
David Panton [12/07/2017]


Whiteinch Riverside: View east towards the flats which have now been built on site of Whiteinch Riverside station. The cycle route returns to street level at this point.

Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Colin McDonald [12/07/2017]


Sunnyside Junction: 334024 passing the site of Sunnyside Junction signal box in July 2017, with the track into Gunnie Yard still visible. To the left is the entrance to the mock drift mine at Summerlee Heritage Park and also visible alongside the main line are NCB No.9 and two other preserved industrial locomotives.

Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
Alastair McLellan [12/07/2017]


Coatbridge FLT: 86612 and 86608 emerging from Coatbridge F.L.T crossing Gartsherie Road with a container train for Felixstowe North F.L.T. (12/07/17)

Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Alastair McLellan [12/07/2017]


Coatbridge Central: After touring West Scotland with the Network Rail train on the evening of 12th July 2017, 37025 Inverness TMD is seen running through the goods loop at Coatbridge Central as it takes the train to Carlisle.

Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway
Alastair McLellan [12/07/2017]


Whiteinch Riverside: Sustrans' subtle alterations to the abutment of the former Smith Street bridge at the west end of Whiteinch Riverside station, now the start of the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway section of National Cycle Network Route 7.

Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Colin McDonald [12/07/2017]


Scotstoun East: View west along the remains of the island platform at Scotstoun East. The cyclist is passing the site of the station exit.

Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Colin McDonald [12/07/2017]


Edinburgh Waverley: Using the north side crossover to reach Waverley's platform 2 on 12 July 2018 is the 0952 Aberdeen - Kings Cross HST. Trailing power car 43296 is sporting new LNER markings.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2018]


Edinburgh Waverley: General view over the west end of Waverley on 12 July 2018 as 365525, forming the 1045 ex-Glasgow Queen Street, leaves The Mound central tunnel and runs into platform 14.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2018]


Truthall Platform: Restoration of the Helston branch took a significant step forward in 2018 when a new build traditional style GWR halt was opened on the site of Truthall Platform. Seen here from the overbridge on 12th July with a diesel shunter and brake van at the platform.

Helston Railway
John Yellowlees [12/07/2018]


Purton: I was informed that a freight from Castle Bromwich to Southampton Docks would be passing Purton around 1645hrs on 12th July 2018. It was a fully laden, extremely long train filled with Jaguar-Land Rover products. EWS liveried DBS 66037 was the train engine but it was difficult to capture the length of it.

Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd [12/07/2018]


Trinity Junction: Hard to believe that this leafy location once had railways left, right and above. For a view looking then other way in 1967, see: See photograph on Flickr. I am standing behind the pier in the centre of the photograph.

Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
David Panton [12/07/2018]


Weybourne: Afternoon tea break 'on shed' at Weybourne on 12th July 2018. Or it could be that the shed crew never tire of watching their handiwork in action...

Cromer Branch (Eastern and Midlands Railway)
Mark Dufton [12/07/2018]


Trinity [2nd]: Trinity station, seen in July 2018, is still looking good 90 or so years after closure. The 'authentic' white woodwork though has only recently been added.

Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Railway
David Panton [12/07/2018]


Truthall Platform: Nice period features at the newly constructed halt at Truthall on the Helston branch. 12th July 2018.

Helston Railway
John Yellowlees [12/07/2018]


Edinburgh Waverley: Progress on construction of the new platforms 5 and 6 at the east end of Waverley. Scene looking back towards the station concourse from the adjacent platform 7 on 12 July 2018. Beyond the fence at platform 4 is 158738 with the 1224 service to Tweedbank.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2018]


Edinburgh Waverley: The (Virgin Trains branded) LNER 0800 service ex-London Kings Cross, arrives at Waverley on 12 July 2018, with power car 91101 in Flying Scotsman livery.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2018]


North Leith: Leith Citadel was the alternative name for this terminus, and Citadel Youth Club occupies the building today. The frontage on Commercial Street remains intact, while here the site of the platforms has remained undeveloped since the 1960s when the railway pulled out. Note the platform edge and the single, rather puny-looking piece of original roof ironwork.

Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Railway
David Panton [12/07/2018]


Edinburgh Waverley: Close-up, platform 7, Waverley, 12 July 2018 [see image 64935].

North British Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2018]


Edinburgh Waverley: Busy scene on the south side of Waverley on 12 July 2018. On the left is Serco Caledonian Sleeper locomotive 92033 stabled in the dead end siding alongside the south wall. In the centre ScotRail 380006 is in the process of leaving platform 10 with the 1212 service to Dunbar. In the right background the LNER 0730 ex-Kings Cross has drawn to a halt beyond the crossover at platform 11.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [12/07/2018]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1690Battle of the BoyneWilliam of Orange (Protestant) defeats James II (Catholic) in Ireland
1806End of Holy Roman Empire
1905Brynmawr and Western Valleys RailwayOpened formally
1920~Taff Vale RailwayAberthin Platform closed
1972Kinross-shire Railway
Fife and Kinross Railway
Kelty Coup to Cowdenbeath North Junction closed to freight.

News


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

YearCompaniesDescription
2002Closure of ECML for repairsThe East Coast Main Line may be closed at Dolphingston, east of Wallyford station, for repairs following subsidence due to old mine workings. The line may be closed around New Year^s day. At present a 20mph restriction is in force. A similar repair was carried out here in 2001.
2004Executive to gain control of rail tracks [Scotsman]TRANSPORT reform comes as the figures show that commuters to the capital have suffered the worst delays for months.
2004Selby crash driver^s jail release [BBC News]Gary Hart, who was convicted of causing 10 deaths in the Selby rail disaster, is freed from prison.
2004Warning of further subway strikes [BBC News]A union threatens more strike action after stopping trains running on the Glasgow Underground.
2005Trains forced to go slow as heat threatens to buckle rails [Scotsman]SOARING temperatures delayed rail passengers yesterday after trains were forced to slow down because of the risk of rails buckling in the heat.
2005GNER makes tracks to scoop industry Oscar [Scotsman]A TRAIN company has won an award for the way it garnered public and political support for its successful bid for a rail franchise.
2005Hot weather threat to rail services again [Scotsman]RAIL engineers were today watching their thermometers after soaring temperatures caused rails to expand leading to disruption on trains yesterday.
2005Bomb discovered on railway line [BBC News]Army experts carry out a controlled explosion on a bomb found on the railway line between Lisburn and Moira.
2006Waverley train times get back on track [Scotsman]FIRST ScotRail TRAINS to and from Waverley Station are more punctual and reliable than they have been for six years.
2006Opinion split over return of trams [Scotsman]EDINBURGH^S tram plans have divided opinion in the region, with around half of residents supporting the scheme and half remaining to be convinced of its merits.
2006Rail signal workers set to strike [BBC News]The UK railway network is set to be hit by two strikes after a fresh round of pay talks broke down.
2007Three charged over car park death [BBC News]Three men are due to appear in court charged with the murder of a 20-year-old man in a railway station car park.
2009GCR now testing at 75 MPH [In Loughborough]Loughborough based Great Central Railway in Leicestershire has just commenced its first testing work at a top speed of 75mph or 120 kmph.
2010NRC speech by Philip Hammond MP [DfT press release]Pess release from the DfT following Philip Hammond^s keynote speech to the National Rail Conference. [Railscot note - Philip Hammond is the recently appointed secretary of state for transport - Britain^s 19th since 1980.] [From Mark Bartlett]
2011Works signal changes for busy rail route [Network Rail]Network Rail engineers will be renewing track and signalling between Glasgow and Paisley next weekend as part of a £170m project to increase capacity and flexibility on one of country’s busiest routes.
2011India^s ageing rail system among world^s deadliest [AFP]NEW DELHI — Indian train drivers complain of exhausting working hours and a lack of basic safety equipment -- some of the numerous hazards facing one of the busiest and most deadly rail networks in the world.
2012Boulder ^likely cause^ of West Highland line derailment [BBC News]A boulder dislodged during a landslide has been identified as the likely cause of a freight train derailment on the West Highland line. The section near Tulloch, between Crianlarich and Fort William, reopened on Wednesday after having been closed since the incident on 28 June.
2012Train derails after hitting cows at Welsh Hook, Pembrokeshire [BBC News]A train carrying 30 passengers derailed in Pembrokeshire after hitting cows on the line, says Arriva Trains Wales. Nobody was injured and the passengers have now left the train, which was travelling from Gloucester to Fishguard Harbour.
2012Level crossing crash: Motorist killed near Downham Market [BBC News]A motorist was killed when his car collided with a passenger train at a level crossing close to the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire border. The Kia Sportage car was struck by the King^s Lynn to London service near Downham Market, Norfolk, at 13:15 BST.
2013Deadly French train crash at Bretigny-sur-Orge [BBC News]Seven people have been killed in a train crash at Bretigny-sur-Orge, south of the French capital Paris, officials say. The intercity train had just left Paris and was heading towards Limoges when it derailed, crashing into a station platform at about 17:00 (16:00 GMT). Passengers were said to be trapped inside the train and a local official said there were ^many casualties^.
2014 India builds world^s highest railway bridge over Chenab river in Kauri [Straits Times] KAURI, India (AFP) - Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world^s highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016. The arch-shaped steel structure is being constructed over the Chenab River to link sections of the spectacular mountainous region of India^s northern Jammu and Kashmir state. The bridge is expected to be 359 metres high when completed - surpassing the world^s current tallest railway bridge over the Beipanjiang River in China^s Guizhou province, which stands at 275 metres high.
2014Glasgow 2014: Rail stations sport ^fun^ new names during Games [BBC News]Rail passengers will be alighting at stations such as Cambuslangjump, Polevault and Sprintburn during the Commonwealth Games. First ScotRail bosses are installing what they describe as "fun, sport-inspired" signs at a number of stations around Scotland to mark Glasgow 2014. The transport company is an official sponsor of the event and Team Scotland.
2016Italy train crash: ^Twenty-three killed^ near Bari in collision [BBC News]Twenty-three people have been killed and dozens hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy, officials say. The two trains were on a single-track line at the time of the crash, between the coastal towns of Bari and Barletta. The emergency services have been trying to free passengers from the shattered carriages, near the town of Andria.
2017Electrical fire closes London Paddington station [BBC News]Two thousand people have been evacuated and trains cancelled or delayed due to an electrical fire at London Paddington. The fire in an intake room has been extinguished, London Fire Brigade tweeted just before 22:00 BST. National Rail confirmed the station was evacuated while safety checks were carried out. Commuters were told to expect delays and cancellations until the end of service.
2018Hundreds of passengers on Aberdeen to London train left stranded after yob threatens conductor [Evening Express]Hundreds of rail passengers were forced to leave a train mid-journey after a ticketless passenger hurled abuse at staff.
2018Securing a future for one of Englands longest disused railway tunnels [Rail Engineer][Article on Queensbury Tunnel] Lost within the undulations of Britains varied landscape are upwards of 600 railway tunnels which were stripped of their operational status as circumstances changed. Some of these have great scale and a compelling story to tell. By default, redundant tunnels tend to be looked upon as burdens. However, over recent years, around 60 have been []
2018Train rules explained: Your rights when it comes to first class [Independent]As a rail executive tells standard class passengers to leave the first class carriage he was travelling in, we explain your rights when it comes to class distinctions on the railway