Hyndland [1st]: Trains at Hyndland station. V1 2.6.2T 67615.
Hyndland [1st]: Trains at Hyndland station. NB J8Y 0.6.0 64584.
Lanark: CR 0.4.4 54449 arriving from Edinburgh. (Raining)
Lanark: CR 4.4.0 54504 arriving from Muirkirk. (Very dull).
Possil: The mid-day train from Rutherglen approaching Possil station on 22 July 1957 behind Fairburn tank 42126. [Ref query 10059]
Possil: A terminating service from Dalmarnock arriving in the bay platform at Possil in the summer of 1957. Locomotive is Fairburn 2-6-4T 42208.
Hawick Shed: Class J35 0-6-0 no 64509 stands alongside Hawick shed in the summer of 1958. The old coach behind the locomotive is thought to have been the shed's tool van.
Newcastle Central: York shed's B16 4-6-0 no 61459 waits out a signal check on the goods lines alongside Newcastle Central in the summer of 1961, two months prior to its withdrawal.
Newcastle Central: 61942 runs into Newcastle Central on 22 July 1961 with a summer Saturday arrival from Scarborough.
Newcastle Central: A summer Saturday arrival at Newcastle Central on 22 July 1961, featuring K3 2-6-0 no 61942 entering the station off the High Level Bridge with the 10.50am ex-Scarborough.
Newcastle Central: A3 Pacific no 60074 Harvester stands at Newcastle Central on 22 July 1961 after bringing in the summer Saturday 5.20am Leicester London Road - Craigendoran.
Newcastle Central: K3 2-6-0 no 61935 about to take a train out of Newcastle Central in July 1961. The train is the 9.20am ex-Glasgow Queen Street - ultimate destination Scarborough.
Tollcross: Motherwell based Fairburn 2-6-4T 42203 eastbound approaching Tollcross station in July 1961 with a Maryhill - Whifflet train. Tollcross Park is on the right while on the left are playing fields alongside the Macfarlane Lang Victoria Biscuit works, the tall chimney of which is obscured by the telegraph pole. [Ref query 5370]
Newcastle Central: V2 2-6-2 no 60911 with a returning South Shields - Annitsford party special on 22 July 1961, routed past Newcastle Central station via the goods lines. (Annitsford station, on the ECML between Killingworth and Cramlington, had officially closed to scheduled passenger services almost 3 years earlier.)
Glasgow Queen Street High Level: B1 4-6-0 no 61342 at the head of a special train at Queen Street in 1962, with the Queen of Scots pullman standing alongside.
Norwich: In the days before dedicated customer care, anxious passengers accost BR staff on the concourse at Norwich on 22nd July 1978. Train information used to be conveyed via an unreliable combination of chalked notices, randomly sited posters, small print departure boards (some near floor level), frequently incorrect DMU blinds and a garbled tannoy, so it was always advisable to ask anyone who looked “official”. The four rail routes from Norwich radiated out north, east, south and west, so before the advent of on-train, and later mobile phones, a mistake could prove very stressful, both for the passenger and anyone waiting for them at their destination.
York: A Newcastle - Bristol train passing Dringhouses yard, York in 1980 behind 'Peak' 45072.
York: 40122 leaving York yards for the north in July 1980.
Mirfield: The closure of the Woodhead route in July 1981 resulted in the South Yorkshire to Fiddler's Ferry power station MGR coal traffic being rerouted via Mirfield and Standedge. On a glorious evening almost exactly two years after Woodhead had closed, No. 56017 passes Heaton Lodge, just west of Mirfield, with a westbound loaded train.
Mirfield: Coal wagons of different vintages pass at Heaton Lodge to the west of Mirfield on a summer's evening in 1983. On the down slow line is an empty rake of HAA hoppers returning from Fiddler's Ferry PS to the Yorkshire coalfleld, while nearer the camera, EE Type 4 40024 Laconia takes a train of loaded vacuum braked HTV type hoppers westwards.
Kirkham and Wesham: A Peak hauled Summer Saturday train returns from Blackpool North, with Class 46 No. 46039, along the former four track section east of Kirkham. Although the Blackpool line is still busy today these lengthy trains of holiday makers are long gone. 46039 itself had only three months of service left before withdrawal and was cut up at Swindon in 1985.
Tywyn Wharf: Talyllyn Railway 0-4-0WT no 6 Douglas standing alongside no 3 Sir Haydn at Tywyn shed in July 1992.
Nant Gwernol: Talyllyn Railway No 4 Edward Thomas stands at Nant Gwernol with a train in July 1992.
Tywyn Wharf: 0-4-2ST No 3 Sir Haydn at Tywyn Shed on the Talyllyn Railway in July 1992.
Newton Junction: 56124 in Railfreight Coal livery coming off the Ayr harbour branch with coal empties at Newton Junction on 22 July 1993
Boat of Garten: 57566, alias 828, takes water alongside the gas house at Boat of Garten on 22 July 2000.
Lichfield Trent Valley Junction: SB at Lichfield Trent Valley Junction in July 2003.
Achanalt: Heading east from Achanalt this Sprinter crosses a famous Bridge.
West Brompton: A Wimbledon - Barking District line train approaching West Brompton station on a warm and sunny afternoon in July 2005. West London Line platforms 3 & 4 stand to the right beyond the metal fence.
West Brompton: The 14.22 Brighton - Birmingham - Manchester Piccadilly Virgin CrossCountry service runs through platform 4 on the WLL side of West Brompton station in July 2005 as a District Line train on its way up the hill from Fulham Broadway approaches the adjacent London Underground platforms. The Voyager will call at Kensington Olympia on its way across west London.
Stratford: A delayed arrival from Richmond recently terminated at the 'North London Line' platforms at Stratford in July 2005 with passengers boarding for the return journey. Behind the camera the line continues to North Woolwich, scheduled to close the following year with the expanding Docklands Light Railway taking over most of the route.
Richmond: Man in Bikini. The Waterloo bound platform at Richmond, on a July afternoon in July 2005.
Highbury and Islington: Looking east towards Highbury & Islington station NLL platforms in July 2005. A Richmond - North Woolwich Silverlink service stands at the eastbound platform, while a westbound freight is approaching on the relief line. The current interchange links provided here, serving passengers on the North London Line, Victoria Line and Northern City Line will be further extended when the station becomes the new northern terminus of phase one of the East London Line extension in 2010. The London Borough of Islington is currently considering redevelopment of the station, including building a large office/retail block over the current station site.
Kensington Olympia: 'Hmmm... one across, type of engine, noisy, smelly, 6 letters, D something....' Concentrating on the crossword at Kensington Olympia in July 2005 as a northbound freight passes through on the centre road and a District Line train for High Street Kensington waits in the bay on the right.
Mitre Bridge Junction: Good places not to have a points failure - No 43 Mitre Bridge Junction. Freightliner 66570, having brought a southbound container train around the spur from Willesden Junction High Level station in July 2005, completes the switch from the North London Line to the West London line at Mitre Bridge Junction, just prior to crossing the Grand Union Canal.
Richmond: The road approach to Richmond station on a wet Friday afternoon in July 2005. Note the Art Deco, Portland Stone frontage, with its distinctive square clock. The whole area between the station entrance and the bus stop on the far right has since been paved over and pedestrianised.
Mitre Bridge Junction: View west from Scrubs Lane towards Mitre Bridge over the Grand Union Canal in July 2005. The train is a Silverlink West London Line service from Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction which is about to bear left at Mitre Bridge Junction, following which it will cross over the WCML to reach the high level station [see image 5193]. Beyond the wall on the left are the various yards and rail facilities located around Old Oak Common. The geese on the left gave me a bit of a hard time getting past!
Canning Town: The DLR platforms at Canning Town in July 2005. Built above the original station, the escalators lead down to the North London line, Jubilee line, bus interchange and station exit.
Heron Quays: A city bound train on the Docklands Light Railway emerges from the office blocks surrounding Heron Quays station in July 2005, running out onto the bridge over the old East India Dock as it heads for Canary Wharf.
Kensington Olympia: The 14.22 Brighton - Manchester Piccadilly Virgin Voyager crosses onto the platform 2 loop at Kensington Olympia as it slows to make its scheduled stop on 22 July 2005. Bay platform 1, on the far left, is used by District line services.
Canning Town: The elevated DLR platforms at Canning Town in July 2005. The North London line, Jubilee line and bus interchange are at ground level. Note passengers waiting at the North London Line platform, bottom left, with the busy bus station beyond. [The NLL route between Stratford and North Woolwich is due to close at the end of 2006 and will be replaced by the DLR's new Stratford International line] [See image 5174].
Stratford: Gangway please!!! The driver of Silverlink 313111 about to attempt a quick change of ends at Stratford in 2005. Good luck with that. The NLL service from Richmond had arrived late due to engineering works around the station. View is north along low level platforms 1&2, with the route to North Woolwich (used on a reduced frequency by then) behind the camera. [Note: Since the photograph was taken the layout at Stratford has changed considerably. NLL services now operate from new high level platforms 1&2, while the platforms in the picture became 16&17 and are now used by DLR services.]
West Brompton: Train for Wimbledon arriving at West Brompton District Line platforms in the shadow of Earls Court Arena on a sunny afternoon in July 2005.
Richmond: Sandwiched between the LU District Line and the LSWR through lines at Richmond are the North London Line platforms. A photograph from July 2005 shows one of the NLL Silverlink class 313 dual voltage units at platform 4 preparing to leave on a service to North Woolwich. [See image 5176]
Canary Wharf: The DLR station at Canary Wharf in July 2005, seen looking south from West India Quay.
Kensington Olympia: A Brighton - Watford Junction cross - London peak hour service operated by a Southern Trains class 377 EMU about to restart from Kensington Olympia on 22 July 2005.
Baker Street: Heavy police presence in and around Baker Street Underground station on Friday 22 July 2005, the day after the failed London bombing attempts. Meanwhile the tall gentleman standing in the background outside number 221b puffs on his pipe and quietly ponders the situation.
Kensington Olympia: '...complete with full matching accessories.' Hanson Aggregates Class 59 no 59104 takes the centre road through Kensington Olympia on the West London Line on 22 July 2005 with a company train heading north towards Willesden Junction. The station footbridge appears to be 'in transition' at this time.
West Brompton: The West London Line platforms at West Brompton looking south from Old Brompton Road in July 2005. Passengers awaiting a Watford - Brighton train on platform 3 stand well back (apart from one eejit) as a 'eurostar' runs through empty on its way from North Pole to Waterloo. A District line train from Wimbledon has recently arrived at platform 2. [See image 37756]
Canary Wharf: A Docklands Light Railway service leaves Canary Wharf northbound on 22 July 2005.
Stratford: All 3 Jubilee line platforms occupied at Stratford terminus on the afternoon of 22 July 2005. View is south showing (from far left to right) platforms 15, 14 and 13.
West India Quay: One of the driverless trains on the London Docklands Light Railway automatically slows on the approach to West India Quay station on a sunny afternoon in July 2005. Leading unit no 67 is carrying an all-over advertisement for the London Docklands Jaguar motor dealership.
Stratford: Looking south west from the GE main line platforms at Stratford in 2005 with a commuter service leaving for Liverpool Street. On the right is Stratford Central Junction, which gives access to the North London Line [see image 49138].
Mitre Bridge Junction: A Virgin Trains Manchester - Birmingham - Brighton service crosses the Grand Union Canal via Mitre Bridge on the West London Line in July 2005. The train has travelled from Birmingham via Oxford, Reading and the Great Western main line, and reached the southbound West London Line via Acton East Junction, Acton Wells Junction, West London Junction and Mitre Bridge Junction. Who needs railtours?
Canning Town: British Transport Police officers board a Docklands Light Railway service at Canning Town on 22 July 2005. This was part of a public reassurance exercise following the abortive bombing attempts in London the previous day.
West Brompton: A random commuter study on the southbound platform at West Brompton on a hot day in July 2005.
Richmond: A pair of Silverlink class 313 dual voltage electric units standing side by side in the rain at Richmond's North London Line platforms 3 and 4 in July 2005. Platforms 5-7 beyond are used by District Line trains. This was the period when NLL services were running through to North Woolwich. [see image 5174]
Kensington Olympia: Early morning at Kensington Olympia in July 2005 with the morning rush hour not yet in full swing. An empty Eurostar is passing through southbound en route from North Pole Depot to Waterloo International where it will form the 08.11 service to Paris Nord. In the bay platform on the left a District Line train will soon leave on a slightly shorter journey with a shuttle service to Earl's Court and High Street Kensington.
Mitre Bridge Junction: A Virgin Trains Manchester - Birmingham - Brighton service photographed on the level crossing 50 yards north of Mitre Bridge Junction in July 2005. Immediately after passing through the junction the train will cross the Grand Union Canal [see image 4921] and run south east to Clapham Junction on the West London Line, at which point it will turn south towards Brighton.
Kensington Olympia: Penny for them... The driver of a morning District line train studies his newspaper during turnaround at Kensington Olympia on 22 July 2005, the day after the failed bombing attempts at Warren Street, Shepherds Bush and Oval stations.
Canary Wharf: View from the top of the escalators at the cavernous Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Underground station in July 2005. [See image 5220]
Canary Wharf: The 'suicide doors' alongside the Canary Wharf westbound Jubilee Line platform on 22 July 2005. [See image 5217]
Stratford: Passengers heading for a Willesden Green Jubilee line train along Stratford's platform 13 on 22 July 2005.
West Brompton: West Brompton station in July 2005 showing the original District Line building with the newer West London Line construction to the right.
Farington Curve Junction: A southbound Virgin Super Voyager passes Farrington Curve Junction on the Up Fast on 22 June 2006 in bright sunshine.
Leith Central: View east from the site of Leith Central station in July 2006 looking towards Easter Road. Note the surviving stonework on each side of what is now a car park serving a new supermarket built just behind the camera. Note also the tenements standing on the far side of Easter Road. The central section looks more modern, as well as being a five-storey building, whereas its neighbours only have four! The original middle section of the block was demolished in 1901 to make way for the line and bridge across Easter Road into the new station. Following closure of the station a replacement central section was built. [See image 4360]
Leith Central: Looking west across Easter Road in 2006 at the remaining bridge abutment and north wall of Leith Central. Platform level was approx 20 feet above the pavement.
Leith Central: The Great Wall of Leith. The north wall of Leith Central station in 2006, now forming the boundary of the Co-op Supermarket car park. View northwest across Easter Road, with part of the western abutment of the railway bridge that once spanned the road still standing. The grey roof of the Co-op supermarket is visible on the extreme left of the picture, while just out of shot alongside is 'Leith Waterworld', a leisure facility which was also built on the site of the old station. [See image 11664]
Forth Bridge: The Hamish Gilchrist memorial in South Queensferry to those killed during construction of the Forth Bridge - unveiled July 2007.
Markinch: Getting there. View south east over the Markinch interchange site on 22 July 2007. [See image 17092]
Carrog: Train from Llangollen approaching the present terminus at Carrog in the summer of 2007.
Markinch: Old and new station buildings stand side by side at Markinch on 22 July as a southbound service pulls in.
Sinclairtown: Site of the former Sinclairtown station on 22 July 2007 showing the remains of the booking office base and the line of the old stairway. Note also the blocked up doorway (top right) that once provided access from St Clair Street. View south towards Kirkcaldy town centre.
Kirkcaldy Harbour: View north over the harbour in July 2007 showing the former branch coming in behind the mill and running out onto the railway arches. On the left is some of the new housing built within the old harbour area.
Kirkcaldy Harbour: Looking north on 22 July 2007 at the surviving former railway bridge in Kirkcaldy harbour.
Kirkcaldy Harbour: The surviving bridge abutments, embankment and arches are all part of the branch that once served Kirkcaldy Harbour (off picture to the left). View south along the A921 towards the Town Centre on 22 July 2007, with the former Nairns Linoleum factory in the background.
Dysart: Looking east across Windmill Road, Kirkcaldy on 22 July 2007 at the now sealed former entrance to Dysart station.
Lancaster: Northern end of Lancaster (Castle) station at 1700 hrs on 22 July. Voyager 221108, on the left, has just terminated on a service from London and will shortly go forward ECS to Carnforth for a short layover before returning to form a Euston service. 221109 is just pulling in on a service from Scotland to Birmingham New Street.
Lancaster: A sizeable complement of passengers waiting for the guard to open the doors of single car 153378 on a Millom service in Platform 1 at Lancaster. Alongside, in bay Platform 2, 156423 waits to leave for Morecambe.
Dalston: EWS 66100 heads empty tankers from the BP terminal at Dalston, Cumbria, on 22 July 2009, bound for the Grangemouth refinery. The train is seen here approaching Low Mill level crossing near the start of its journey north.
Dalston: 153304 leads an unusual 3-car combination on a Northern service from Carlisle to Whitehaven at Low Mill level crossing Dalston, Cumbria, on 22 July 2009. The unit would appear to have a problem with its lights.
Slochd Summit: A southbound service heads for the narrows at Slochd Summit loop.
Slochd Summit: A southbound empty cement train passing Slochd Summit on 22 July 2010 behind Freighliner 66609 on its way back to Oxwellmains.
Dalwhinnie: Southbound 4D47 Inverness-Mossend heads away from Dalwhinnie. The heat of the exhaust blurs the traffic on the nearby A9. View looks north.
Launceston: Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST Covertcoat on the narrow gauge Launceston Steam Railway on 22 July 2010.
Becconsall: Kerr Stuart 0-6-0T Joffre photographed on 22 July 2012 during a ceremony in the West Lancashire Light Railway's Becconsall yard. [See image 39686]
Czestochowa: Smithy Lye, or whatever the Polish equivalent happens to be, photographed in July 2012. Lots of EN57 emus awaiting the call to duty [see image 12171].
Becconsall: The renaming ceremony of Kerr Stuart 'Joffre' at the West Lancashire Light Railway on 22 July 2012 was undertaken by Steven Davies, Director of the NRM. He was wearing military uniform as he had earlier attended a ceremony at Preston Railway station where a plaque was unveiled to commemorate the 'Preston Pals'. (See news item).
Becconsall: With nameplates still covered, Kerr Stuart 0-6-0T 'Joffre' shunts a recreated WW1 train on 22 July 2012 in the West Lancashire Light Railway's Becconsall yard. The locomotive was originally built for the French Government for use by French Artillery in 1915 and after WW1 was used in a limestone quarry in France. It was 'repatriated' in 1974 and, following a lengthy restoration by the West Lancashire Light Railway, has begun operating for the first time since leaving for foreign shores 97 years ago.
Dunblane: DRS 66303 about to pass Dunblane signalbox on 22 July 2013 with the Inverness - Mossend intermodal service.
Glenfinnan: Black 5 No.44871 tackles the 1 in 60 gradient up to Glenfinnan Viaduct on 22 July with the seven coach morning Jacobite service to Mallaig.
Bridge of Allan: 170478 calls at Bridge of Allan with a Dunblane service on 22 July 2013. This is believed to be one of only two 170 units still in SPT livery.
St James Deeping: This longshot was taken from the level crossing at St James Deeping in July 2014. The signal box here was dismantled brick-by-brick and placed in storage by Network Rail before being transferred to the St James Deeping Signal Box Group.
Pickering: Master of disguise 61264 brings a train into Pickering on 22 July 2014 masquerading as B1 61034 Chiru.
Glasgow Central: A London Midland 350 on loan to FTPE for Commonwealth Games strengthening at Glasgow Central on 22 July 2014.
West Kilbride: The beautifully-kept gardens on the road approach to West Kilbride station in July 2014.
Millerhill South Junction: Looking north along the former south/east chord at the south end of Millerhill Yard on 22 July 2014. Coaching stock stands alongside the wagon repair shop top right, while groundwork is underway elsewhere. Part of the area once occupied by the down yard is earmarked to house a recycling centre for food and residual waste, with a new EGIP electric train servicing facility to be constructed on the up side. [See image 48305]
Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal: To paraphrase the famous soft drink advert, made in Daventry - from girders. You can't beat playing with a full deck [see image 48046 for a similar view a few days earlier]. The embankment behind the North pier is also taking shape.
St James Deeping: Approaching the level crossing at St James Deeping on the line between Peterborough and Spalding in July 2014 is East Midlands diesel railcar 153357.
West Kilbride: The approach side of West Kilbride station in July 2014. Usually hidden by a fence (over which this was taken) showing the west elevation. Sadly, Chu Chu's restaurant was the last occupant and the building is unused. [See image 40294]
Lancaster: Bright July afternoon sunshine, but most of the cutting on Lancaster bank is still in shadow. A Colas Class 66 powers up the 1:82 with the Carlisle to Chirk log train.
Rimington: Ex LMS Black 5 no. 45231 drifts through the site of Rimington station between Gisburn and Chatburn in the Ribble Valley on 22 July 2015. The loco was hauling the return leg of The Fellsman railtour from Carlisle to Lancaster. The remains of the platform are between about the second to the fifth carriage. The station house is to the right and is a private residence.
Shrewsbury: An ATW class 175 DMU leaving Shrewsbury station for the north on 22 July 2015.
Bargeddie Bridge: View of the west end of the new bridge in the evening sunshine on 22nd July. The trackbed on the approaches to the bridge has now been restored and the bridge itself is ballasted and awaiting track laying.
Headfield Junction: Freightliner 66615 in the Hope Construction cement depot at Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, on a part rake of 4 wheel pressure discharged tanks being off-loaded one by one with the loco drawing forward after each one is emptied. [See image 56020] The rakes are made up of a mix of parallel and dipped centre tanks. Once all are emptied the loco will return the empties back to the cement works sidings at Hope in Derbyshire.
Headfield Junction: Looking across the former L&Y main line to the Hope Construction cement plant, with the off-loading of full tank wagons taking place in the background. Whilst there are two tracks through the building to allow two rakes to be off-loaded together, only the rake on the far line is being emptied one tank at the time. The second rake is stabled beyond the building and will eventually be pushed back and then drawn forward as unloading takes place. [See image 55995]
Tain: 158710, on a service from Inverness to Ardgay, draws to a stand alongside the station building at Tain, now converted into the recently opened and excellent Platform 1864 restaurant that has won Railway Heritage awards for the tasteful building conversion.
Keoldale: The tiny Cape Wrath Ferry leaves the slipway at Keoldale with a full complement of passengers to cross the Kyle of Durness. However, it will have to make an additional trip for those left behind. On the far side of the Kyle the ferry connects with minibuses that take the passengers along the isolated twelve mile road to Cape Wrath lighthouse on the north west tip of mainland Scotland.
Headfield Junction: Shortly after passing Headfield Junction the branch line to Dewsbury Railway Street Goods Yard crossed three bridges in close proximity, with Mill Street East overbridge, seen here looking south east, lying between that over the Dewsbury branch of the Calder & Hebble Navigation Canal and that across the River Calder. The branch line is still extant over most of its length although the goods yard and surrounding area is now mostly retail and warehousing. In the early 1970s, shortly after passing out as an Electricity Board electrician, I was based at the depot to left, regularly seeing some of the daily workings to the goods yard; but, regrettably, never taking any photographs.
Dewsbury : An investigatory visit along Railway Street and Goods Lane, where the old Railway Street Goods Yard previously stood, brought an unexpected view of the arched viaduct from the former GNR line that ran between Wakefield Westgate and Bradford Exchange via Ossett, Dewsbury Central and Batley. The view looking east shows the section running to the rear of a warehousing company yard, as seen through the boundary fencing alongside Goods Lane. Dewsbury Central station was sited some 400m off to the left.
Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury: View south east from the Headfield Road overbridge over the former L&Y line to Wakefield Kirkgate to the junction with Lock Street. This shows the south skew abutment of the lengthy angled bridge on the former Midland Railway line running from Notton Junction for the section beyond the spur that crossed the L&Y line as it continued to Mill Street West Goods Yard.
Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury: There is an old saying... 'two's company, three's a crowd'. This could apply to the railway bridges over the initial section of the Dewsbury branch of the Calder & Hebble Navigation Canal at Thornhill Lees, where the two rail bridges, the original stone arch bridge and a later steel bridge, have kept close company with each other for many decades; only to have a new bridge carrying an high pressure gas pipeline placed up close and impersonal on the south side. The gas pipeline runs east to west along the solum of the redundant section of former four track trackbed and then turns north to run along the trackbed of the former Spen Valley line towards Cleckheaton.
Events from the chronology which occured on this day. This generally lists events before 1995, the creation of the website.
|1848||Salisbury and Yeovil Railway||Act passed|
|1848||Hartlepool Dock and Railway|
The Great North of England, Clarence and Hartlepool Junction Railway
|Both companies leased by the York Newcastle and Berwick Railway at George Hudson^s instruction.|
|1861||Inverness and Perth Junction Railway||Act obtained for a line between Dunkeld and Forres, and Ballinluig to Aberfeldy. Engineer : Joseph Mitchell.|
|1861||~London, Chatham and Dover Railway||Adisham opened|
East of Fife Railway
Leven and East of Fife Railway
|Leven Railway and East of Fife Railway merge to form the Leven and East of Fife Railway.|
|1885||Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway||An act for a line between London Road Junction (by Abbeyhill) and Lochend South Junction (then called Lochend Junction) is passed.|
|1889||Swansea Vale and Neath and Brecon Junction Railway||Midland Railway re-operates Colbren to Ynysgeinon after Sir Edward Watkin takes the company to court.|
|1901||West Highland Railway||Sleeper cars from Kings Cross to Fort William commence.|
|1903||Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway|
|Line opened by Mrs Ellic of Glengarry, service operated by the Highland Railway who were keen to keep the North British Railway away from Inverness. Steamers connected the Pier station to Inverness via Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal.|
|1903||Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway||Aberchalder opened.|
|1928||Girvan and Portpatrick Railway||Northbound freight train de-rails just north of Pinwherry loop, after passing through the tightly curved station at speed.|
|1968||Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway||St Leonards closed to freight.|
|1968||Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway||Bonnington goods depot is closed. Line to Bonnington South Junction falls out of use.|
These are old news items which which occured on this day. This generally lists events after 1995, the creation of the website.
|2005||Green light for Borders rail link [BBC News]||Plans to reopen the Waverley rail line in the Borders are approved by a Holyrood committee.|
|2005||Borders Rail Bill [Scottish Executive]||Minister comments on Waverley Railway Committee report to re-introduce rail link.|
|2005||Witnesses sought after man’s rail track death [ic WestLothian.co.uk]||A 33-year-old man was killed on the tracks of the Bathgate to Edinburgh railway line this week.|
|2005||Borders rail link on track as MSPs back calls for service [Scotsman]||RE-OPENING of the Waverley rail line between Edinburgh and the Borders won powerful backing from a committee of MSPs today.|
|2005||26040 moves under its own power||After over two and a half years of restoration and repair work 26040 finally moved under its own power for the first time in preservation at 14.30 on Sunday the 17th July 2005. Bought in September 1993 from a British Rail disposal tender list and with the cab fittings almost completely stripped out for asbestos removal work in 1994, this locomotive was stored for eight years at Methil Power Station before being moved for restoration to the former Methil West goods yard (now a private site) in September 2002. A brief startup in May 2004 revealed problems that took many months to cure, but the locomotive has been started regularily since March 2005 and many small repairs to its electrical control system have been carried since. It isn^t set to travel far in the near future however as it is sitting on a track only 10 feet longer than itself and further work is required, particularily to the train brakes, before it would be ready to pull a train in preservation.|
|2006||Plea after body of murdered man found next to rail line [Scotsman]||A MAN whose body was found near a disused railway line in the Parkhouse area of Glasgow was killed in a "sustained and brutal" attack, police said yesterday.|
|2006||First ScotRail paying £120,000-a-month in fines [Scotsman]||FIRST ScotRail is being fined almost £120,000-a-month for customer service failings.|
|2008||Railway crime ^hotspots^ revealed [BBC News Article]||The 10 worst areas for rail crime in Scotland are identified - showing an estimated 2,000 crimes committed last year.|
|2009||Scotland^s railway trespass time-bomb [Network Rail Article]||Scottish families face ‘inevitable tragedy’ if young people can’t be persuaded to stay off the railway tracks, Network Rail warned today (22 July).|
|2010||Port celebrates return of the trams [Gazette]||THE tram link will return to Fleetwood on Monday after a nine month wait. [From Mark Bartlett]|
|2011||Revealed: Designs for London^s newest public square at Kings Cross [Network Rail]||Plans to create a new public space for London by the end of 2013 as part of the redevelopment of King’s Cross station have been unveiled today by Network Rail. At more than 7000 square metres, the new King’s Cross Square will be 50% bigger than Leicester Square, opening up the space currently occupied by the 1970s concourse extension and revealing the stunning Grade I listed Victorian station façade for the first time in almost 150 years.|
|2011||Gloucestershire steam railway raided for £60k of metal [BBC News]||Thieves stole £60,000 of metal after raiding the headquarters of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Brass, copper and bronze components were stripped from locomotives and rolling stock at the base in Toddington, Gloucestershire.|
|2013||Part of London Bridge station to be rebuilt in mid-Wales [Daily Post]||PART of London^s oldest railway station is to be rebuilt in mid Wales. London Bridge station, opened in 1836, is undergoing a £6bn redevelopment and planning agreements required Network Rail to save as much as possible of the original roof. Network Rail has saved about a third of the Grade II listed barrel arch roof and donated it to the Vale of Rheidol Railway.|
|2015||Eurostar shows off updated Class 373 interior [Rail News]||Eurostar has made public the first interior photos of its modernised Class 373 fleet. The images were released alongside Eurostar’s latest performance figures which showed that passenger numbers over the past three months had broken the operator’s single quarter record. Around 2.8 million passengers travelled on the high-speed service in the second quarter of this year, an increase of 3 per cent on last year. Despite an increase in sales revenue in the last quarter, revenue for the year so far was down, having been impacted by the Paris terrorist attacks and a lorry fire in the Channel Tunnel. [From Richard Buckby]|