This day in history 01 August

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Coupar Angus: Perth based Black 5 4-6-0 no 45470 runs north east through Coupar Angus on the first day of August 1953 with a down special.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1953]


Kinnaber Junction: The down 'Granite City' approaching Kinnaber Junction in the summer of 1953 behind Black 5 4-6-0 no 44796. Montrose Water Works is on the left. Note the severe 'kink' in the East Coast line's approach to the junction which was eliminated.

Aberdeen Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1953]


Dubton: Scene at Dubton Junction on Saturday 1 August 1953, with Perth based Black 5 4-6-0 no 44796 approaching at speed with a relief working from Aberdeen bound for Glasgow Buchanan Street. Turning south on the right is the line to Montrose.
See query 2151

Aberdeen Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1953]


Dubton: Perth based Black 5 4-6-0 no 44797 passing Dubton Junction on the first day of August 1953 with a down holiday special from Kilmarnock.
See query 2163

Aberdeen Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1953]


Kinnaber Junction: One of Ferryhill shed's A2 Pacifics, no 60531 Bahram, on an 'up' express, has cleared Kinnaber Junction on Saturday 1st August 1953. The Caledonian main line is out of shot off to the left.

North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1953]


Langside Junction: The 5.30pm ex-St Enoch runs south through Langside Junction on the first day of August 1955 en route to Carlisle. Locomotives are Fairburn tank 42122 and Jubilee 45608 Gibraltar.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1955]


Crossmyloof: McIntosh 2P 0-4-4T 55268 at Crossmyloof with a train for East Kilbride in the summer of 1955. The locomotive was one of ten of the class built by Nasmyth and Wilson of Manchester in 1925.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1955]


Strathbungo: 2P 4-4-0 no 40592 runs south through Strathbungo on 1 August 1955 with a train for Kilmarnock.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1955]


Knightswood South Junction: V1 67631 approaching Knightswood South Junction with a Helensburgh - Bridgeton train on 1 August 1957. Turning off to the west is the freight only Cowdenhill Branch, which served various industrial locations in the area.

Stobcross Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1957]


Saughton Junction: A Swindon InterCity DMU passes Saughton Junction in August 1957 with a Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley shuttle service. Note the goods yard (left) and carriage sidings (right) are still in use.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1957]


Saughton Junction: Haymarket A2 Pacific no 60519 Honeyway is about to take a train past Saughton Junction on the first day of August 1957 and will soon start to turn north towards the Forth Bridge.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1957]


Saughton Junction: An Edinburgh - Glasgow InterCity DMU runs through Saughton Junction on 1 August 1957 passing a K3 2-6-0 with empty stock from Saughton carriage sidings heading for Waverley.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1957]


Saughton Junction: Gresley A3 no 60099 'Call Boy' brings a train off the Forth Bridge line through Saughton Junction on the first day of August 1957. The Pacific will soon be passing its home shed at Haymarket.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1957]


Saughton Junction: One of the first batch of newly delivered Swindon InterCity DMUs runs through Saughton Junction on 1 August 1957 on an Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Queen Street service.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1957]


Saughton Junction: Haymarket A3 Pacific no 60089 Felstead speeds west through Saughton Junction on Thursday 1 August 1957 at the head of the Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Queen Street leg of the down North Briton ex Leeds City.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1957]


Knightswood North Junction: Parkhead based V3 2-6-2T 67628 passing through Knightswood North Junction on 1 August 1957 with a Milngavie - Bridgeton train.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1957]


Carlisle Kingmoor Shed: Scene in the yard at Kingmoor on 1 August 1959, with McIntosh ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T no 55234 and BR Standard class 9F 2-10-0 no 92152 amongst the locomotives on shed.

Caledonian Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Symington [2nd]: Stanier Pacific no 46241 City of Edinburgh photographed at Symington with a down train in the summer of 1959.

Caledonian Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Symington [2nd]: Black 5 no 45163 with a down train at Symington in August 1959.

Caledonian Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Symington [2nd]: Black 5 no 45311 about to run south through Symington with a 13-coach CTAC Scottish Tours Express on Saturday 1 August 1959. (CTAC = Creative Tourist Agencies Conference)

Caledonian Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Symington [2nd]: Stanier Coronation Pacific no 46239 City of Chester brings the down Royal Scot through Symington on a bright and sunny Saturday 1 August 1959.

Caledonian Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Symington [2nd]: Black 5 no 45491 with a northbound train at Symington in August 1959.

Caledonian Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Symington [2nd]: Stanier Pacific no 46243 City of Lancaster, in Crimson Lake livery, about to run through Symington at speed on the first day of August 1959 with the up Glasgow Central - London Euston 'Mid-day Scot'.

Caledonian Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Carlisle Kingmoor Shed: WD165 photographed in the yard at Kingmoor on 1 August 1959. The ex-WD 0-6-0ST (AB 2183 of 1943) was on its way north to Steeles of Hamilton, from where it was eventually acquired by the Wemyss Private Railway and renumbered 15 see image [[6246]]. Several years later, following a spell in Muir's yard in Thornton, the locomotive was purchased for preservation. It is currently undergoing a scheduled overhaul on the East Lancashire Railway, where it carries the name Earl David.

Caledonian Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Symington [2nd]: 46241 City of Edinburgh stands at Symington with a northbound train in August 1959.

Caledonian Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Symington [2nd]: A WCML service calls at Symington on the first day of August 1959. The driver of Polmadie Coronation Pacific no 46230 Duchess of Buccleuch looks back along the platform prior to resuming the journey north.

Caledonian Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Carlisle Kingmoor Shed: McIntosh ex-Caledonian 0-4-4T no 55234 simmers in the yard at Kingmoor in the summer of 1959.

Caledonian Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Symington [2nd]: Stanier Pacific 46201 Princess Elizabeth photographed at Symington in August 1959 with a down WCML train.

Caledonian Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Symington [2nd]: Carlisle Kingmoor's Crab 2-6-0 no 42905 is heading for home with an up freight on the WCML approaching Symington station on the first day of August 1959.

Caledonian Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Symington [2nd]: Jubilee no 45621 'Northern Rhodesia' with a down train at Symington on Saturday 1 August 1959.

Caledonian Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [01/08/1959]


Crewe: Crab 2-6-0 no 42934 photographed at Crewe station in the summer of 1960.

Grand Junction Railway
David Stewart [01/08/1960]


Hartford: Edge Hill Black 5 45421 southbound at Hartford, Cheshire, in the summer of 1960. [Ref query 4427]

Grand Junction Railway
David Stewart [01/08/1960]


Langloan: Platform view from Langloan station on 1 August 1961 looking east towards Langloan West Junction see image [[36882]]. [Ref query 4429]

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1961]


Sunnyside Junction: 67675 about to run through Sunnyside Junction in August 1961 with a North Clyde service for Airdrie. The train is about to pass below Gartsherrie Road to reach its next stop at Coatbridge Sunnyside station. [Editor's note: The area occupied by the lifted sidings on the left is now part of Summerlee Industrial Heritage Museum] See image [[26202]]

Hornock Deviation (Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1961]


Whifflet Upper: Platform view east at Whifflet Upper station on 1 August 1961 with a train recently arrived from Maryhill Central. The locomotive is Motherwell shed's Standard class 4 2-6-0 no 76000.

Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1961]


Tollcross: Looking east towards Tollcross on 1 August 1961. The station closed to passengers on 5 October 1964.

Glasgow Central Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1961]


Glasgow St Enoch: Platform scene at St Enoch on 1 August 1961. Over to the left are station pilots 40620 and 55225, while on the right Peak D19 is preparing to leave with the 4pm to Leeds City.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1961]


Langloan: A Maryhill - Whifflet train approaching the platfom at Langloan on 1 August 1961. In charge is Motherwell based Fairburn 2-6-4T no 42203.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1961]


Whifflet Upper: Motherwell based Standard Mogul 76000, recently arrived at Whifflet Upper station on 1 August 1961 at the head of a train from Maryhill Central.

Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1961]


Whifflet Upper: 42203 with empty stock at Whifflet Upper station in August 1961. See image [[32680]]

Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1961]


Langloan: A Dalmuir - Coatbridge Central service arriving at Langloan station on 1 August 1961. At the head of the train is Dawsholm based Fairburn 2-6-4T no 42694.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1961]


Coatbridge Junction: BR Standard class 4 2-6-0 no 76091 approaching Coatbridge Junction in the summer of 1961 with a Balloch - Coatbridge train. [Ref query 38460]

Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [01/08/1961]


Carlisle: Summer holiday traffic about to leave Carlisle on the first day of August 1964, with Black 5 no 45228 having just taken over train 1S36, the 08.15 Newcastle Central - Heads of Ayr.

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [01/08/1964]


Carlisle: Britannia Pacific no 70039 Sir Christopher Wren stands alongside the west wall at the north end of Carlisle station in August 1964. One of several of the class to spend its final operational days at Carlisle, no 70039 was eventually withdrawn from Kingmoor shed in September 1967 and said its final goodbyes from the yard of Messrs McWilliams at Shettleston in January 1968.

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [01/08/1964]


Carlisle: The 8.35am Glasgow St Enoch - London St Pancras prepares to leave Carlisle platform 4 on the first day of August 1964. Holbeck Jubilee 45626 Seychelles has just taken over the train for the next leg of the journey to Leeds.

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [01/08/1964]


Carlisle: The 8.35am Glasgow St Enoch - London St Pancras standing at a grey and overcast Carlisle station on 1 August 1964. Locomotives are Kingmoor's Britannia Pacific 70003 John Bunyan and Holbeck Jubilee 45626 Seychelles.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
K A Gray [01/08/1964]


Aviemore: 47546 takes an Inverness train north out of Aviemore on 1 August 1980.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Peter Todd [01/08/1980]


Aviemore: 40184 with a southbound train approaching Aviemore on 1 August 1980.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Peter Todd [01/08/1980]


Carlisle Kingmoor MPD: 81007 at Kingmoor on 1 August 1982.

Caledonian Railway
Colin Alexander [01/08/1982]


Oban: Oban station frontage on 1 August 1984.

Callander and Oban Railway
Craig Seath [01/08/1984]


Lenzie: George Orwell was wrong! 1984 Summer train for Glasgow.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Brian Forbes [01/08/1984]


Gourock: It's August 1985 and the blue enamel platform number signs at Gourock are already an anachronism compared with with the 'Strathclyde Red' (orange to you and me) of 303038. That notice about loading also belonged to a vanished era when the loading of goods at a passenger station was likely. To be pedantic (oh, let's) the order doesn't preclude loading or unloading without passing the notice, though the porters would have to be unusually strong and have a good aim.

Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [01/08/1985]


Aberdour: Hunslet Barclay 20904 leads the Chipmans weedkiller train through Aberdour station on 1 August 1989. 20901 is out of sight at the rear of the train.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [01/08/1989]


Motherwell Bridge and Engineering Works: Looking south over the closed portion of the Motherwell Bridge and Engineering works from the Logan Road footbridge. The WCML passes to the left. See image [[4468]]

Motherwell Bridge and Engineering Co. Ltd.
Bill Roberton [01/08/1992]


Ravenscraig No 4 Yard: Looking north over the east side of British Steel Ravenscraig post closure. This was the iron ore unloading yard with the stockyard to the right and the sinter plant in the distant left. The Wishaw Deviation of the WCML is to the left.

British Steel Corporation
Bill Roberton [01/08/1992]


Middlesbrough: View from Middlesbrough platform 1 in August 1997, as a Transrail class 60 passes eastbound with a trainload of empty steel flats heading for Lackenby. In the background is part of Middlesbrough FC's 35,000 capacity Riverside Stadium, opened 2 years earlier.

Middlesbrough Branch (Stockton and Darlington Railway)
John Furnevel [01/08/1997]


Cranmore: LMS Jinty 3F 0-6-0T 47493, formerly a resident of Woodham's Barry scrapyard, seen on the East Somerset Railway at Cranmore on 1st August 1998.

East Somerset Railway
Peter Todd [01/08/1998]


Blackford Hill: Freight on the sub. Coal empties westbound between Blackford Hill and Morningside Road on a warm and sunny day in the summer of 2006.
See query 2044

Edinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway
John Furnevel [01/08/2006]


Hamilton West: A Larkhall - Dalmuir train boarding at Hamilton West in August 2006. SPT liveried EMU 318260.

Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
John Furnevel [01/08/2006]


Kelvinbridge [Subway]: Oh dear...! Pondering the descent into Kelvinbridge Subway from Great Western Road on a Monday morning in August 2006. See image [[4714]]

Glasgow District Subway
John Furnevel [01/08/2006]


Newcraighall Junction: The siding destined to become the start of the Borders Railway route to Tweedbank see image [[33891]]. View north on 1 August 2006 as a DMU leaves the turnback siding at the north end of Millerhill yard to run back to the platform at Newcraighall station on the other side of the bridge. 158740 had arrived there from Bathgate some 15 minutes earlier and would depart shortly as the next service to Dunblane.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [01/08/2006]


Hamilton West: A train for Dalmuir runs into Hamilton West in the summer of 2006.

Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
John Furnevel [01/08/2006]


Leadburn: No notices posted - view north across the platforms at Leadburn station on 1 August 2007.

Peebles Railway
John Furnevel [01/08/2007]


Leadburn: View east at Leadburn towards Pomathorn on 1 August 2007 with the island platform on the right.

Peebles Railway
John Furnevel [01/08/2007]


Maryport: Former Clyde Shipping tug/tender 'Flying Buzzard' (perhaps the last steam tug built for use on the Clyde), built by Fergusons at Port Glasgow, 1951, ingloriously run down and sunk by her tow (a tanker) in the river off Dumbarton, 1952. Raised and repaired, she carried on working on the Clyde then at Dundee thereafter. She arrived at Maryport in Cumbria during 1983 and was part of the maritime museum there for 20 years, but when that closed she was purchased by Julie Jessop and Mike Nelder, who had visions of sailing her to Vancouver (why there I never found out!) and set about converting her for that voyage, bearing in mind her boilers had been removed so 'new' main engine and gearbox had to be fitted. Vessel photographed in the outer harbour at Maryport, 01 August, 2007, having been moved out from the wet basin to allow yours truly to visually survey the hull (which was in excellent overall condition due to all those years in almost fresh water in the Clyde and Tay estuaries). She eventually sailed from Maryport in December, 2008 and was seen, again by yours truly, in Trinidad, 15 November, 2009, the extension of the voyage to Vancouver having been temporarily put on hold. As far as is known, at the start of 2016 she was still in the Caribbean, having never gone any further (we can only surmise that Mike and Julie liked the Caribbean and decided to stay – why ever not!).

Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Robert Blane [01/08/2007]


Bangour Junction: Looking east at the site of Bangour Junction in August 2007. The overbridge which now carries the A899 over the railway is the location of a signalbox associated with the branch which diverged in a north westerly direction immediately to the east of the overbridge, before it looped back on itself then once again reversed at the village of Dechmont before following a westerly route to it's terminus. A short lived private line, it existed to serve the hospital of the same name. The scrubland to the left contained a set of sidings associated with the branch, and a sizeable headshunt existed extending almost to the overbridge at Nettlehill. Most of the remains of the Bangour branch were obliterated with the A899 and M8 construction in this area.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
James Young [01/08/2007]


Glasgow Central: By Royal Appointment.... Class 67005 in Royal Train livery at Glasgow Central!

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Colin Harkins [01/08/2008]


Glasgow Central: 67005 Royal Train locomotive having hauled the Caledonian Sleeper empties into Glasgow Central. Photgraphers note.... I stumbled upon the loco by chance.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Colin Harkins [01/08/2008]


Ribble Junction (WLR): Ribble Junction, on the embankment just south of the River Ribble bridge, was only a junction until 1900 when the curve to Middleforth Jcn closed and that to Preston E.L. opened, allowing passenger trains to be diverted and Preston Fishergate Hill to be closed to passengers. SD 530283

West Lancashire Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2008]


Ribble Junction (WLR): Few traces remain of the West Lancashire Railway around Preston but these bridge piers, which carried their last train in 1965, look as if they will be around a while. On the far, Preston, side of the river the line turned west for a short run into Preston Fishergate Hill station. This closed to passengers in 1900 and goods in 1965 and the site has been built over. SD 530283

West Lancashire Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2008]


Farington Curve Junction: The pointwork around Farington Curve Junction can be clearly seen in this view south from Bee Lane bridge in August 2008 as a Pendolino heads north towards Preston. The Ormskirk route curves off to the far right while, in the centre, the line to Blackburn starts to climb before eventually turning east and crossing over the WCML.

North Union Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2008]


Farington Curve Junction: 92015 on 6L30 Carlisle New Yard to Crewe infrastructure train, comprised entirely of ballast wagons, on the Up Fast line at Farington Curve Junction. The fast and slow lines diverge slightly here and the mechanical signal box once stood between them, up against Bee Lane bridge from which this picture was taken looking towards Preston.

North Union Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2008]


Stranraer: Looking back through Stranraer Harbour station from the buffer stops on 1 August 2008. The station signal box now appears to be permanently switched out with only the platform line in use.

Portpatrick Railway
Bill Roberton [01/08/2008]


Stranraer: View along the platform line at Staranraer Harbour station towards the buffer stops on 1 August 2008. See image [[34557]]

Portpatrick Railway
Bill Roberton [01/08/2008]


Stranraer: Platform view at Stranraer Harbour station looking towards the town on 1 August 2008. See image [[20451]]

Portpatrick Railway
Bill Roberton [01/08/2008]


Inverness: 170395, 158713 & 158717 stand at Inverness ready for their next turn of duty on 1st August.

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Graham Morgan [01/08/2008]


Inverness MPD: 08788 standing in the yard at Inverness Depot on 1st August

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Graham Morgan [01/08/2008]


Needlefield Carriage Sidings: A sleeping car sitting at Inverness Depot on 1st August being readied for use on the Highland Sleeper later that evening.

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Graham Morgan [01/08/2008]


Barton and Broughton: On the roll again after waiting in the goods loop just south of the closed Barton and Broughton station. 66419 accelerates a lengthy Tesco container northwards past the old station building on a very wet Saturday morning.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2009]


Barton and Broughton: Having waited in Barton down goods loop for a Voyager to pass 66419 gets the Tesco containers under way again and draws forward onto the main line to continue its northwards journey. Originally there were four tracks from Preston to this point but they were reduced to two in the late 1960s, apart from an up loop just outside Preston and this one.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2009]


Levisham: 45212 departing a wet Levisham on 1 August 2009.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Peter Todd [01/08/2009]


Farington Curve Junction: A Blackpool to York service climbs away from Farington Curve Jct and sweeps around the curve, before crossing the WCML and heading east through Lostock Hall on 1 August 2009. The Ormskirk line which also leaves the WCML at Farington Curve Jct is behind the camera to the right.

East Lancashire Railway
John McIntyre [01/08/2009]


Farington Curve Junction: An Ormskirk to Preston service starts the descent to Farington Curve Jct. The Class 153 will pass under the road bridge seen on the left of the unit. The photo is taken from the site of the former junction which forked to the right and led to Lostock Hall.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
John McIntyre [01/08/2009]


Levisham: 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley arriving at a very wet Levisham station on 1 August with a southbound train... the chime whistle still sends a tingle down the spine.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Peter Todd [01/08/2009]


Farington Junction: Stanier Princess Royal class pacific no.6201 'Princess Elizabeth' heads a northbound railtour at Farington Jct on 01 August 2009. Missing from the mainline in recent years, the loco has recently had a mailine test run from Carnforth so hopefully 'Lizzie' will be back on charters during 2019.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [01/08/2009]


Eshiels Tunnel: The south portal of Eshiels tunnel, on the eastern edge of Peebles, seen here on 1 August 2010. The 70 yard long, curved, single-track tunnel, brought the Peebles Railway east out of the town and under the A72 road on its way to Galashiels. The tunnel was sealed and the cutting forming the western approach infilled following closure of the line by BR in 1962. It was recently reopened (spring 2010) as part of a walkway / cycleway between Peebles and Innerleithen, with the project jointly funded by Sustrans and Scottish Borders Council.

Galashiels, Innerleithen and Peebles Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [01/08/2010]


Wells-next-the-Sea: The former station at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, closed in 1964.

Wells and Fakenham Railway
Colin Alexander [01/08/2010]


Weybourne: Hunslet 1982 of 1940 'Ring Haw' with a train at Weybourne on the North Norfolk Railway on 1 August 2010

Cromer Branch (Eastern and Midlands Railway)
Colin Alexander [01/08/2010]


Sheringham: Hunslet 0-6-0ST 'Ring Haw' (No 1982 of 1940) stands alongside D2063 at Sheringham on 1st August 2010.

Cromer Branch (Eastern and Midlands Railway)
Colin Alexander [01/08/2010]


Neidpath Viaduct: Manor road bridge seen looking west along the Tweed, west of Neidpath Viaduct on 1 August 2010. To the right of the river, above the level of the flood plain, the trackbed of the former Caledonian route from Peebles starts to curve to the right towards Lyne station. It will eventually meet up with the WCML at Symington.

Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
John Furnevel [01/08/2010]


Edinburgh Gateway: Fife-bound 158870 passes the site of the proposed tram/train interchange at Gogar on 1 August 2011.

Forth Bridge Connecting Lines (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [01/08/2011]


Gogar Tram Depot: The east end of the Edinburgh Tram depot at Gogar on 1 August, with tracklaying in progress.

Edinburgh Trams
Bill Roberton [01/08/2011]


Portobello West Junction: A class 322 runs west past Portobello Junction on 1 August 2011 with the 10.36 North Berwick - Edinburgh Waverley service. The train has just passed an eastbound 158 forming the 10.51 Waverley - Newcraighall, which can be seen in the left background. Hard to believe that tomorrow morning's 07.56 North Berwick - Glasgow Central is scheduled to be the last revenue-earning journey undertaken by a 322 in Scotland.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [01/08/2011]


Gogar Tram Depot: West end of the tram depot at Gogar on 1 August 2011, with the 'main line' to the airport being prepared.

Edinburgh Trams
Bill Roberton [01/08/2011]


Portobello West Junction: The Monday morning 'Binliner' crossing Baileyfield Road on the ECML through Portobello on 1 August 2011. DBS 67027 is hauling a full complement of compacted household waste containers en route from Edinburgh Council's Powderhall Depot to the Viridor landfill site at Oxwellmains.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [01/08/2011]


Barton and Broughton: The 12-car 1M44 Shieldmuir - Warrington Royal Mail service, led by 325008, photographed at speed on the WCML near Barton and Broughton, Lancashire, on 1 August 2011.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
John McIntyre [01/08/2011]


Portobello West Junction: A complete load of rubbish. A full complement of compacted refuse containers from Powderhall eastbound through Portobello in August 2011 en route to Oxwellmains. A little to the left of the road junction is the site of a former railway junction (Leith South), where coal trains on the Lothian Lines once took the same route now followed by Sir Harry Lauder Road, skirting the north side of what was Portobello Yard, before turning south to cross bridges spanning both the ECML and the former Waverley Route. For a map see image [[1404]].

North British Railway
John Furnevel [01/08/2011]


Gourock: VIPs gathered at Gourock on 1 August 2012 for the official opening of the new station.

Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
ScotRail [01/08/2012]


Lostock Hall: K4 no 61994 made a surprise appearance on the weekly 'Fellsman' trip from Lancaster to Carlisle via the S&C on 1 August 2012, not that you would have guessed it was the first of August as it was duller than many a winters day! The outward trip is seen here moving swiftly through Lostock Hall station.

Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [01/08/2012]


Royal Oak: GBRf 66702 stands in the Crossrail loading terminal at Royal Oak on 1 August whilst its wagons are bucket loaded with tunnelling spoil.

Great Western Railway
David Pesterfield [01/08/2013]


Northam: Grab shot showing the South end of Northam train maintenance depot, between Southampton and Eastleigh, in August 2013. The depot maintains South West Trains Desiro Class 444 and 450 EMUs.

London and South Western Railway
Ken Strachan [01/08/2013]


Paddington: First production build HST power car 43002 at the town end of Paddington platform 4 in August 2013. Sister unit 43180, built towards the end of the HST programme, is standing over in platform 2.

Great Western Railway
David Pesterfield [01/08/2013]


Llandovery: View south from Llandovery Station over the end of the station loop in August 2013. Bagged ballast and a stack of new wooden sleepers with chairs stand alongside the engineers siding accessed off the northbound platform line. [Ref query 9186]

Vale of Towy Railway
David Pesterfield [01/08/2013]


Eastleigh: The 16.24 Basingstoke - Portsmouth Harbour snakes across to platform 3 on the northern approach to Eastleigh station on 1st August 2013. The line to the left passes through Chandlers Ford to Romsey see image [[34131]], and was reopened to passengers in the late 1980's if I recall correctly.

London and South Western Railway
Ken Strachan [01/08/2013]


Eastleigh: Ten cars of South West Trains class 444 stock head South at Eastleigh on the through lines in August 2013.

London and South Western Railway
Ken Strachan [01/08/2013]


Eastleigh: 31190 was so ashamed of its matt and faded BR green paintwork at Eastleigh on 1st August, that it tried to hide behind a lamp post. But railway photographers are observant folk.

London and South Western Railway
Ken Strachan [01/08/2013]


Eastleigh: An open, but incomplete, invitation (right) at Eastleigh on 1st August could possibly distract the eye from classes 08, 56, and 66 visible in the background - let alone the virtual quarry beyond the ballast wagons.

London and South Western Railway
Ken Strachan [01/08/2013]


Redbridge: If you look at a railway map, Redbridge (West of Southampton) may look like a good place to watch both freight and passenger operations. In practice, a rake of empty container flats was the only sign of freight and most passenger trains passed through without stopping. There was also little shade from the sun. Lesson learned!

London and South Western Railway
Ken Strachan [01/08/2013]


Eastleigh: The SWT 17.01 to Waterloo makes a colourful sight at Eastleigh on a nice warm August afternoon in 2013.

London and South Western Railway
Ken Strachan [01/08/2013]


Cowdenbeath: Edinburgh train waiting to leave Cowdenbeath on 1 August, alongside an impressive floral display maintained by the local Rotary Club.

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
John Yellowlees [01/08/2013]


Haymarket: Looking west through the windows of the footbridge at Haymarket on 1 August 2013.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Yellowlees [01/08/2013]


Didcot Parkway: Direct Rail Services 66418 approaching Didcot eastbound on 1 August with a train of empty container flats.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [01/08/2013]


Edinburgh Waverley: Work continues on the southernmost platforms at Waverley Station on 1 August, with 91009 and 334036 awaiting departure.

North British Railway
Bill Roberton [01/08/2013]


Eastleigh: BR Class 73 electro-diesels 73207 and 73208 bask in the sun at Eastleigh on 1st August 2013. Both locomotives were built at the nearby works in the 1960s.

London and South Western Railway
Ken Strachan [01/08/2013]


Swansea Victoria: Running in board from the former Swansea Victoria station that was located near what is now the Waterfront and Victoria Quay. The board is now on display at the Swansea Museum Tramway Centre. Only a retaining wall, underpass, and partial earthworks remain as a physical indication that a railway existed in the area.

City and County of Swansea Council
David Pesterfield [01/08/2013]


Princes Street Gardens Cutting: 156432 runs through Princes Street Gardens with a Glasgow Central service on 1 August as two 170s are about to pass.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Bill Roberton [01/08/2013]


Didcot Parkway: Locomotives 08752, 66054, 66134 and 66116 stand in the yard in front of Didcot A Power Station on 1 August 2013. The coal-fired power station ceased generating in March 2013 after 43 years. The decommissioning process is scheduled for completion by the end of the year, following which the station's six iconic cooling towers will be demolished, removing a notable landmark from the Oxfordshire skyline.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [01/08/2013]


Swansea: The truncated former railway swing bridge, sited next to The Pumphouse at the end of Gloucester Place, Swansea, in August 2013. The bridge once extended across the entrance channel to the large dock alongside the National Waterfront Museum's former Coast Lines transit shed.

South Wales Railway
David Pesterfield [01/08/2013]


Swansea: The remaining landward section of the former railway swing bridge, located next to The Pumphouse at the end of Gloucester Place, Swansea. See image [[44055]]

South Wales Railway
David Pesterfield [01/08/2013]


Llandovery: The driver of 153323 reaches out from his cab to operate the crossing barriers in order to enter Llandovery station with the 16.37 Heart of Wales line service forward to Swansea

Vale of Towy Railway
David Pesterfield [01/08/2013]


Reading TMD: First Great Western DMU 165121 in a siding alongside the newly opened replacement Reading TMD on 1 August 2013. The new depot is sited on the up side of the main line just west of Reading station.

Great Western Railway
David Pesterfield [01/08/2013]


Oubeck Loops: A single flask on the morning train from Crewe to Sellafield was an easy task for DRS EE Type 3s 37610 and 37402 on 1st August 2014. The train is approaching the Oubeck loops south of Lancaster, the trickle of water in the foreground being the Ou Beck from which the location gets its name.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2014]


Moy: 66114 passes Dalmagarry, near Moy, with the southbound Lairg tank empties on 1st August 2014.

Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
John Gray [01/08/2014]


Largs: The current Poetry on the Platform at Largs station on 1 August 2014 see image [[3908]].

Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
John Yellowlees [01/08/2014]


Seaton [Tram]: Two half scale replica tramcars meet at a passing loop just north of the Seaton Tramway depot. The loop is one of several on the three mile line, allowing a frequent service at peak times. Tram No.2 is seen heading north for Colyton along the old railway formation.

Seaton Tramway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2015]


Tighnabruaich Pier: The paddle steamer Waverley calls at Tighnabruaich on 1 August 2015 whilst on a cruise from Glasgow. Behind the ex LNER steamer is the Island of Bute. In the building at the entrance to the pier were poster boards still displaying 'British Railways' in Scottish Region colours.

Piers on the Firth of Clyde
John McIntyre [01/08/2015]


Much Natter: The finest miniature railway in the country? I wouldn't argue with that description of the Beer Heights Light Railway at Pecorama on the hills overlooking Beer and the Devon coastline. The line is now thirty years old and this is Much Natter station with a two train service operating on 1st August 2015. The scenic round trip takes around fifteen minutes to complete.

Beer Heights Light Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2015]


St-Jean-Pla-de-Corts: Looking east over the former goods yard at St-Jean-Pla-de-Corts, beyond Le Boulou, on the now freight only branch from Elnes that continues, albeit abandoned from approx 750m beyond the yard, to Ceret station site. The yard contains two rakes of piggyback wagons stabled either side of the through line. Those on the left carry the Lorry Rail legend, whilst those on the right are brand new LOHR Industries wagons, still with the transit label attached. In the distance, beyond the yard, is a further rake of mixed bogie wagons stabled up to a large concrete stop block on the remaining section of operational line. See image [[53120]] for view in opposite direction.

SNCF
David Pesterfield [01/08/2015]


St-Jean-Pla-de-Corts: The end vehicle in a line of new articulated LOHR Industries piggyback wagons stabled in the former small yard at St-Jean-Pla-de-Corts in the Pyrenees-Oriental region on the branch line to Ceret.

SNCF
David Pesterfield [01/08/2015]


Colyton: A half scale replica tram waits at Colyton, Devon, to leave on the three mile journey to Seaton. Colyton station, once one of two intermediate stops on the Seaton branch line, can be seen behind. The branch closed to trains in 1966 but was reopened for the narrow gauge trams between Colyton and Seaton in 1971.

Beer and Seaton Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2015]


Much Natter: An outbound train on the Beer Heights Light Railway passes the Motive Power Depot. The substantial shed is actually one of three similar buildings alongside the line. The train will loop round at the bottom end of the site before running along the line in the foreground towards the tunnel and panoramic hill side beyond.

Beer Heights Light Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2015]


Ceret: The impressive 1885 Pont ferroviaire de Ceret viaduct, across the Le Tech river at the eastern side of Ceret, on the remaining section of the branch line that originally ran from Elne to Arles-sur-Tech; but no longer exists beyond the former Ceret station sited some 700 metres to the left. Most of the final section between St-Jean-Pla-de-Corts yard and Ceret station is now mothballed and overgrown.

SNCF
David Pesterfield [01/08/2015]


Colyton: Seaton Tramway No.12, a replica of a London Transport original, arrives at the Colyton terminus after the three mile run from Seaton on 1st August 2015.

Seaton Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2015]


Seaton [Tram]: A Glasgow liveried miniature tram runs through a passing loop near Seaton heading for Colyton on the Seaton Tramway, which has now been operating on part of the old L&SWR Seaton branch line for fifty years, the first tram running (initially on battery power) in 1970.

Seaton Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2015]


Much Natter: A train on the miniature Beer Heights railway emerges from the tunnel on its way back to the main station. Trains pass through the long tunnel twice while making a scenic circuit of the line and on the far side emerge onto a headland with panoramic views.

Beer Heights Light Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2015]


Seaton [Tram]: Although the narrow gauge Seaton Tramway follows the old LSWR branch formation (the Seaton Railway) for most of its length it performs a sharp turn outside Seaton and heads for the town centre. No.12, based on a London tram, stands at the purpose built tram terminus before returning to Colyton.

Seaton Tramway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2015]


Much Natter: Beer Heights Light Railway 0-4-0ST (with tender) No.4 Thomas II is turned at the Much Natter terminus, on the hillside high above Beer Village, Devon, and the English Channel.

Beer Heights Light Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2015]


St-Jean-Pla-de-Corts: The pointwork at the east end of St-Jean-Pla-de-Corts yard with the through line from Ceret running straight ahead to cross Route de Vives level crossing en route towards Le Boulou and branch to main line connection at Elne. A loading siding alongside a large storage pad is on the south side of the through line, with a stabling siding on the north side. See image [[52438]] for view in opposite direction

SNCF
David Pesterfield [01/08/2015]


Bridge of Allan: A Class 170 DMU approaches the 1985 Bridge of Allan station from Dunblane. There is a currently a TACTRAN proposal in development to relocate to station further south, nearer to Cornton and Causewayhead.

Scottish Central Railway
Colin McDonald [01/08/2016]


Burnton Loop: NCB No 24 climbs through Burnton loop with coal from Pennyvenie. Minnivey mine in the background. May 1974.

Dalmellington Iron Company
Bill Roberton [01/08/2016]


Cornton Level Crossing: The level crossing at Cornton on 1st August 2016. Network Rail is seeking to close the existing vehicle and foot crossings at Cornton and replace them with a road bridge incorporating pedestrian and cycle access before the railway through Stirling is electrified in 2019. Plans were unveiled at two local public meetings in June 2016.

Scottish Central Railway
Colin McDonald [01/08/2016]


Cornton Level Crossing: A quick grabshot taken while walking (briskly) across the line at Cornton on 1st August 2016. Before the railway through Stirling is electrified in 2019, Network Rail plans to close the existing vehicle and foot crossings at Cornton and replace them with a road bridge with pedestrian and cycle access.

Scottish Central Railway
Colin McDonald [01/08/2016]


Lochailort: Black 5 No.45407 puts in some effort on the climb out of Lochailort with the morning * Jacobite * for Mallaig.

Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway)
John Gray [01/08/2016]


Polnish No 106 Tunnel: Black 5 No.44871 on the climb up to Polnish with 'The Jacobite' for Mallaig. In the background * Camas Driseach * and on the extreme right of the picture is part of Inverailort House, the grounds of which,were used for training by Commandos and SOE Operatives in WWII.

Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway)
John Gray [01/08/2016]


Glasgow Central: 350405 TranPennine Express at Glasgow Central on 1st August.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [01/08/2016]


Carlisle: Despite being surrounded by overhead electrification, 46115 'Scots Guardsman' looks right at home at the North end of Citadel, waiting to carry on hauling 'The Fellsman' at 13.20 on 1st August 2017.

Caledonian Railway
Ken Strachan [01/08/2017]


Garelochhead: A glimpse of 156485 as it passes over the entrance subway, on departure from Garelochhead, with the morning service from Oban to Glasgow on 1st August 2017.

West Highland Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2017]


Garelochhead: 0730 at Garelochhead and Scotrail Sprinter 156500 leads the 0521 from Oban to Glasgow into the station. In the yard a Road-Rail maintenance truck sits alongside the engineers siding.

West Highland Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2017]


Lindisfarne Street Tram Depot: There is something ironic about parking a 21st century electric car outside a 19th century tramshed. Notice the extension to the right (South East) end of the shed, which was located adjacent to the London Road railway goods station - then on the Southern edge of the city.

City of Carlisle Electric Tramways
Ken Strachan [01/08/2017]


Carlisle: Carlisle station is currently almost unrecognizable, being clad in scaffolding to allow refurbishment of the glass roof.

Caledonian Railway
Ken Strachan [01/08/2017]


London Road [Carlisle]: It may have lost its informal awning see image [[38289]]; but against all the odds, the goods depot at London Road (formerly the original terminus of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway) is still standing between the Newcastle and Carlisle line (right) and the old tram shed (left).

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ken Strachan [01/08/2017]


Lostock Hall: Royal Scot 4-6-0 46115 'Scots Guardsman' charges through Lostock Hall station on 1 August 2017 with the northbound leg of 'The Fellsman' railtour.

Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [01/08/2017]


Grangemouth: Colas 60095 nears its destination with the Dalston - Ineos empty tanks. Note the electrification masts. 1 August.

Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal)
Bill Roberton [01/08/2017]


Fouldubs Junction Yard: DRS 66432 leaves Fouldubs sidings with the 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen intermodal service. 1 August.

Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal)
Bill Roberton [01/08/2017]


Wemyss Bay: The concourse at Wemyss Bay with the flowers in full bloom.

Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Alastair McLellan [01/08/2017]


Bo^ness: NCB no.19 (Hunslet 3818 of 1954) leaves Bo'ness with the 12.10 to Manuel, on 1 August.

Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Bill Roberton [01/08/2017]


Garelochhead: GBRf 73971 waits for the radioed signal to leave Garelochhead with the Fort William portion of the northbound sleeper service on 1st August 2017.

West Highland Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2017]


Heworth Viaduct: Looking north to the lengthy steel bridge on the former York Foss Island branch that still crosses both Huntington Road and the River Foss under its new use as part of a foot and cycle track that runs from Wiggington Road, passing the nearby Rowntree branch junction, through to York Layerthorpe, and then continuing along the former Derwent Valley Light Railway trackbed to Osbaldwick on the eastern outskirts of York.

Foss Branch (North Eastern Railway)
David Pesterfield [01/08/2017]


Whalley: Approaching the foot crossing west of the Whalley Viaduct, 46115 'Scots Guardsman' is working hard on the 1 in 82 climb for much of the way to the summit at Ramsgreave on 01 August 2017.

Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway (Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway)
John McIntyre [01/08/2017]


Grangemouth No 1 Signal Box: Colas 60095 nears its destination with the Dalston - Ineos empty tanks. Note the electrification masts. 1 August.

Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal)
Bill Roberton [01/08/2017]


Balloch Pier: [[PS Maid of the Loch]], still berthed alongside Balloch Pier in August 2017and acting as a cafe while awaiting operational restoration. The station finally closed in 1986 but the line of the old platform, minus its canopy, is shown by the white railings.

Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2017]


Fouldubs Junction: Fouldubs Junction 'box on 1 August with a catenary mast intruding on the scene. A portent of doom for the signalbox?

Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal)
Bill Roberton [01/08/2017]


Lochmaddy Pier: The water tight doors of MV Hebrides are opening for the Lochmaddy linkspan on arrival from Uig on 1st August 2018. HGV drivers are waiting to unload trucks from the vessel.

Caledonian MacBrayne
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2018]


Morar: The 1815hrs from Mallaig leaves Morar on 1st August 2018 heading for Fort William. Tree growth in the area prevented a direct Then and Now comparison with Ewan's earlier postcard See image [[53483]]. Although the Morar Hotel can still be seen, the station is now hidden from this viewpoint at the Morar Cross but it is still worth the climb.

Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2018]


Morar: Black 5 45212 leaves Morar heading for Arisaig with the evening Jacobite service from Mallaig to Fort William on 1st August 2018. This view from the Morar Cross looks towards the famous silver sands of the Morar estuary.

Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2018]


Pitlochry: The main station building on the southbound platform at Pitlochry.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Gray [01/08/2018]


Armadale Pier: Calmac's MV Lord of the Isles reverses up to the linkspan at Armadale on Skye after making the crossing from Mallaig on 1st August 2018.

Caledonian MacBrayne
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2018]


Lochmaddy Pier: Calmac MV Hebrides comes alongside Lochmaddy Pier and slowly approaches the linkspan after crossing from Skye to North Uist on 1st August 2018.

Caledonian MacBrayne
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2018]


Pitlochry: 66301 'Kingmoor TMD' races south through Pitlochry with the returning Inverness empties for Mossend on 1st August 2018.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Gray [01/08/2018]


Morar: Morar station from the level crossing in August 2018. Unlike some of the Mallaig line stations this one serves a significant centre of population. The road through here is much quieter since the Morar bypass was completed.

Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2018]


Lochmaddy Pier: The neat Calmac terminal building at Lochmaddy on North Uist, which has been built on stilts out over the water. The regular scheduled service from here is to Uig on the Isle of Skye. 1st August 2018.

Caledonian MacBrayne
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2018]


Sconser Pier: Diesel-electric Hybrid ferry MV Hallaigh nears the slipway at Sconser on Skye after crossing from the Isle of Raasay, its regular Calmac route. The green buoy marks a sandbank that it has to sail around as it nears the landing point. 1st August 2018.

Caledonian MacBrayne
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2018]


Uig Pier: The view over the stern of MV Hebrides as she arrived in Uig from Lochmaddy on 1st August 2018. The linkspan is at the end of a long pier that for most of its length is only wide enough for a single vehicle so strict marshalling of traffic is in place.

Caledonian MacBrayne
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2018]


Pitlochry: The ornate, but no longer working, water fountain on the southbound platform of Pitlochry Railway Station in August 2018.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Gray [01/08/2018]


Edinburgh Waverley: Repositioned escalators nearing completion on 1st August 2018 at Waverley, just in time for the Festival.

North British Railway
John Yellowlees [01/08/2018]


Morar: 45212 heads away from Morar tender first with the evening Jacobite returning to Fort William. The train is approaching the viaduct over the River Morar and the loch of the same name can just be glimpsed on the left.

Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2018]


Mallaig: A long way from the Worth Valley, which is where 45212 spent most of its preservation career, the Black 5 runs round the stock of the afternoon Jacobite at Mallaig on 1st August 2018.

Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2018]


Dunblane: The new down inner home at Dunblane awaiting, literally, erection.

Scottish Central Railway
David Prescott [01/08/2018]


Ballater: Almost burnt to the ground in May 2015, Ballater Railway Station has been rebuilt at at cost of around £3,000,000. Due to reopen soon and painted in the original colours. It was known as the Royal Station, as it was used by royalty from Queen Victoria (God bless Her!) onwards, when they stayed at Balmoral Castle. The line closed to passengers in February 1966.

Aboyne and Braemar Railway
John Gray [01/08/2018]


Ballater: Ballater Station as rebuilt,looking towards Aberdeen.

Aboyne and Braemar Railway
John Gray [01/08/2018]


Ballater: Ballater Station,platform side with the replica Royal Coach alongside.This was saved by firefighters in 2015.

Aboyne and Braemar Railway
John Gray [01/08/2018]


Wickham Market: The fine restoration of Wickham Market station building in 2017 is commemorated by a plaque under the reinstated canopy. This view looks south towards Woodbridge and Ipswich on 1st August 2019.

Halesworth to Woodbridge Extension (East Suffolk Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2019]


Livingston South: This braille-imprinted sign is all of 15cm square and must be the smallest station name sign ever produced. I find it hard to see how the braille would be of any use, but I suppose it is a box ticked.

Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [01/08/2019]


Livingston South: A stopping service for Edinburgh calls at Livi South on 1 August. The distance to the town centre from here (as from Livingston North) is an indication of the regard in which railways were held when New Towns were planned. Mind you, once you get to the town centre you wonder why you bothered.

Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [01/08/2019]


Edinburgh Waverley: An on time arrival for the first 'Azuma' service into Waverley on 1st August 2019.

North British Railway
John Yellowlees [01/08/2019]


Ninian Park: Transport For Wales 153367, on a Raydr to Coryton service, departs Ninian Park station on 1st August 2019. The single unit is taking the junction at Penarth South curve towards Cardiff Central passing Canton Carriage sidings.

Penarth Harbour and Dock Railway
Alastair McLellan [01/08/2019]


Dunbar: The 1730 from Kings Cross on 1st August 2019 used an 'Azuma' for the first time and a few locals out to see this first call at Dunbar station.

North British Railway
John Yellowlees [01/08/2019]


Cardiff Central: 70813 brings a train load of cement tanks from Moorswater Tarmac, on the Looe branch in Cornwall, through Cardiff Central heading to Aberthaw Tarmac on 1st August 2019.
See query 2134

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [01/08/2019]


Wickham Market: Looking south from the surviving platform at Wickham Market as 170273 approaches heading for Lowestoft on 1st August 2019. Alongside the train the remains of the staggered Up Platform can be seen. This was actually an island and trains for the long closed Framlingham branch would depart from the far side.

Halesworth to Woodbridge Extension (East Suffolk Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2019]


Wickham Market: A view towards Lowestoft along the surviving platform at now singled Wickham market station in July 2019. Big changes here since Mark Dufton photographed the station in 1976 See image [[35159]] but the building itself survives in good order as a community café and meeting rooms and the canopy has been restored. 170273 calls on the way to Lowestoft.

Halesworth to Woodbridge Extension (East Suffolk Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2019]


Cardiff Canton Depots: Cardiff Canton Carriage sidings on 1st August 2019 with 67012 and an unidentified EMU in attendance. The latter is possibly 769002, the first of the Class 319 bi-mode conversions for Transport for Wales, which was reported delivered to Canton in March 2019.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [01/08/2019]


Purton: A 'Steam Dreams' excursion ran from Paddington to Cardiff via Slough, Swindon, Kemble, Gloucester and Newport on 1st August 2019. Two locomotives were involved, namely LNER 4-6-0 B1 61306 'Mayflower' (The original Mayflower was 61379 of Boston shed) and LMSR Black 5 44871. The two 4-6-0s are seen heading north on the south side of Purton on the GWR Swindon to Gloucester line.

Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway (Great Western Railway)
Peter Todd [01/08/2019]


Livingston South: Livingston South - and its Mini-Me. The smaller sign is embossed with Braille. Why hasn't anyone thought of this before? Well, I can think of a number of reasons but I leave it to you to come up with your own - then you too can censure yourself for being disablist.

Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [01/08/2019]


Edinburgh Waverley: Anticipating Azuma. Platforms 5 and 6 at Waverley on 1st August 2019.

North British Railway
John Yellowlees [01/08/2019]


Edinburgh Waverley: A welcome banner for the first Azuma service to Waverley on 1st August 2019.

North British Railway
John Yellowlees [01/08/2019]


Cardiff Central: A long lens shot of 61307 and 44871, and their 'Steam Dreams' stock, leaving Cardiff for servicing at the Barry Tourist Railway on 1st August 2019. This was an excursion from Paddington.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [01/08/2019]


Ninian Park: 153367 approaching Ninian Park station, with a Radyr to Coryton service, shortly after passing Leckwith South Junction on 1st August 2019.

Penarth Harbour and Dock Railway
Alastair McLellan [01/08/2019]


Cardiff Central: 61307 'Mayflower' and Black Five 44871 departing Cardiff on the rear of the 'Steam Dreams' ECS proceeding to the Barry Tourist Railway for servicing. 1st August 2019.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [01/08/2019]


Cardiff Central: A 'Steam Dreams' excursion visited Cardiff on 1st August 2019. B1 61307 'Mayflower,' and Black Five 44871, brought the train as far as Maindee Jct from Paddington where the train reversed on the triangle. This was to get the steam at the front for the return. 47802 brings the train into Cardiff alongside a Valley Lines Sprinter.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [01/08/2019]


Marlesford: Marlesford, an intermediate station on the long closed Framlington Branch, sits alongside the busy A12 road rather than in the village itself. The last passengers used its platforms in 1952 although goods trains passed through for a further eleven years. The station building is now a private home. If any other relics of railway days exist they are hidden behind fencing and hedges. 1st August 2019.

Framlingham Branch (East Suffolk Railway)
Mark Bartlett [01/08/2019]


Cardiff Central: 47802 leaves Cardiff Central with the stock of a 'Steam Dreams' special from Paddington that was heading to the Barry Railway for servicing on 1st August 2019. 61307 and 44871 were on the rear for this short leg.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [01/08/2019]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1811Govan WaggonwayWilliam Dixon (Junior) buys land from the Corporation of Glasgow for building a waggonway from the Govan Colliery at Govanhill to the Glasgow, Paisley and Ardrossan Canal at Port Eglinton Basin.
1828Bolton and Leigh RailwayLecturers Close, Bolton, to Chequerbent collieries opened. The 0-4-0 locomotive "the Lancashire Witch" was named.
1846Edinburgh and Glasgow RailwayLine extended from Haymarket to meet the North British Railway at North Bridge station.
1848Newcastle and Carlisle RailwayGeorge Hudson gains controls of the line.
1849Dunse Branch (North British Railway)Line opened as double track, Duns to Reston.
1854Wycombe RailwayMaidenhead, Wycombe Junction, to High Wycombe opened.
1855Peebles RailwayPR_>Bonnyrigg PR opened.
1855Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway)Line opened for passengers from Coupar Angus to Blairgowrie.
1858Ayr and Dalmellington RailwayGlasgow and South Western RailwayAyr and Dalmellington Railway absorbed by Glasgow and South Western Railway.
1859Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny RailwayCompany incorporated. Backed by Crawshay Bailey of Nantyglo Iron Works, James Hill of Blaenavon Iron Works and Thomas Brown of Ebbw Vale Iron Works. Engineer; John Gardner.
1859Vale of Llangollen RailwayAct passed. Engineer: Henry Robertson.
1860~London and North Western RailwayAdderley Park opened
1861West of Fife Mineral Railway Charlestown Railway West of Fife Railway and HarbourWest of Fife Mineral Railway merged with Charlestown Railway to create the West of Fife Railway and Harbour Company.
1861Rumney RailwayAct passed to convert tramroad into a railway and modify levels and for a branch from Machen to the Rhymney Railway at Caerphilly.
1863South Wales Railway, Great Western RailwaySouth Wales Railway amalgamated with the Great Western Railway.
1863Swansea and Neath RailwaySwansea Wind Street station opened.
1864Croesor TramwayOpened from Carreg-hylldrem to Portmadoc
1865Edinburgh and Glasgow RailwayNorth British RailwayEdinburgh and Glasgow Railway absorbed by North British Railway. (The Scottish Central Railway and Caledonian Railway are granted running powers over the former Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway main line.
1866Strathspey RailwayStrathspey_>Abernethy Strathspey to Boat of Garten opened.
1868Brecon and Merthyr RailwayBranch to Merthyr opened. Engineer; Alexander Sutherland.
1868Peebles RailwayBonnyrigg Road re-named PR_>Bonnyrigg PR .
1871Kirkcudbright RailwayGatehouse re-named Tarff.
1872Greenock and Ayrshire RailwayGlasgow and South Western RailwayGreenock and Ayrshire Railway absorbed by Glasgow and South Western Railway.
1873Callander and Oban Railway1st_>Killin 1st to 1st_>Tyndrum 1st opened.
1874Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)Loop opened along with Balerno Goods. Stations opened at Colinton, Juniper Green, 2nd_>Currie 2nd and Balerno.
1875Deeside Extension RailwayGreat North of Scotland RailwayDeeside Extension Railway absorbed by Great North of Scotland Railway.
1875Monmouthshire Canal Tramway, Great Western RailwayThe Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company gives the Great Western Railway running rights over their system.
1875Forth and Clyde Junction RailwayForth and Clyde Junction Railway lease to the North British Railway for 50 years.
1876Bristol and Exeter Railway
Great Western Railway
Great Western absorbs the Bristol and Exeter
1877Leven and East of Fife RailwayNorth British RailwayLeven and East of Fife Railway absorbed by North British Railway.
1877St Andrews RailwayNorth British RailwaySt Andrews Railway absorbed by North British Railway.
1877City of Glasgow Union RailwayGorbals opened to replace GB_and_NDR_>South Side GB and NDR . (Or 01/09/1877.)
1877Taff Vale RailwayPassenger trains transferred from Merthyr Plymouth Street to Merthyr High Street. Connection from Brandy Bridge Junction to Mardy Junction (Vale of Neath Railway) opened. The connection was joint Great Western Railway and Taff Vale Railway.
1879Leith North Passenger Branch (Caledonian Railway) Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway) Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)Passenger service starts, a new passenger portion opens from Newhaven Junction to Leith North on the south side of the existing goods lines. Granton Junction to Crew Junction to Newhaven Junction opened to passengers. Stations opened at Craigleith and Murrayfield on the Granton branch, Granton Road on the Leith North branch, Newhaven and Leith North on the new line.
1879Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)Glasgow Central opened. Initially serving westbound trains over the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway .
1879Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway)1st_>Slateford Junction 1st to Granton Junction authorised for passengers - with the opening of the Leith North Passenger Branch (Caledonian Railway) .
1880Monmouthshire Canal Tramway, Great Western RailwayAct passed for merging the Monmouthshire into the Great Western Railway.
1881Montrose and Bervie Railway North British RailwayThe Montrose and Bervie Railway is absorbed by the North British Railway.
1881Wemyss and Buckhaven RailwayLine opened from Thornton to Buckhaven.
1882Down and Stoke Ferry RailwayAbbey opened
1883Girvan and Portpatrick Junction RailwayPortpatrick RailwayLifting of ban of Girvan line trains from the Portpatrick Railway.
1883Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)St Rollox station opened.
1883Caledonian RailwayThe Carmuirs Fork between Carmuirs West Junction to Carmuirs East Junction is opened to passengers. Running powers are granted to the North British Railway.
1883Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company) Stirlingshire Midland Junction RailwayCaledonian Railway granted access to the various industrial sidings by Falkirk Grahamston.
1883City of Glasgow Union RailwaySt Enoch vested in the Glasgow and South Western Railway.
1884#Tiverton and North Devon Railway#Line opened. Built to standard gauge.
1884Buckie and Portessie Branch (Highland Railway)Line opened.
1885Kelvin Valley Railway North British RailwayKelvin Valley Railway absorbed by North British Railway. (Alternative date 31/03/1886.)
1885Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway Glasgow and South Western RailwayAgreement that the Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway be acquired by the Glasgow and South Western Railway. (Not proceeded with at this time.)
1886Glasgow City and District RailwayKnightswood North Junction to Knightswood South Junction opened. The section included a tunnel under the Forth and Clyde Canal and Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway.
1886Portpatrick and Wigtonshire Joint RailwayThe Portpatrick Railway and Wigtownshire Railway comes under management of the joint committee.
1887Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank RailwayJordanhill station opened.
1892Ayrshire and Wigtownshire Railway Glasgow and South Western RailwayAyrshire and Wigtownshire Railway absorbed by Glasgow and South Western Railway.
1892Glasgow and Paisley Joint RailwayBridge Street station fully taken over by the Caledonian Railway.
1893Greenock and Wemyss Bay RailwayCaledonian RailwayGreenock and Wemyss Bay Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
1895Glasgow Central RailwayOpened to goods from Maryhill Junction to Bellshaugh Junction (using the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway) and from Bellshaugh Junction to Kelvindale Paperworks.
1896Great North of Scotland RailwayDoubled Insch to Kennethmont opened.
1901Rhymney Valley Branch (Barry Dock and Railways)Tynycaeau Junction to Penrhos Upper Junction (with the Rhymney Railway) opened. Walnut Tree Viaduct opened.
1902Lochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway Caledonian RailwayLochearnhead, St Fillans and Comrie Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
1902Paisley and Barrhead District RailwayCaledonian RailwayPaisley and Barrhead District Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway.
1902Cromarty and Dingwall Light RailwayLine authorised.
1903Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)Line opened to minerals.
1904Lanarkshire and Ayrshire RailwayMount Florida and Cathcart to Newton and Kirkhill Junction to Westburn Junction opened for passengers. Burnside and Kirkhill stations opened.
1905Brynmawr and Western Valleys RailwayOpened to freight.
1908Edinburgh and Dalkeith RailwaySouth Esk station closed.
1908Marquis of Lothians WaggonwayNewtongrange station opened.
1913Earl of Carlisles WaggonwayNewcastle and Carlisle RailwayBrampton Town branch re-instated.
1923Glasgow District SubwayTaken over by Glasgow Corporation Tramways.
1931West Highland RailwayFersit Halt and branch opened, Loch Treig was to be converted into a reservoir to serve the smelter at Fort William.
1961Banff, Macduff and Turriff Extension RailwayMacduff to Turriff (excluded) closed completely.
1961Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven RailwayJunction Bridge goods depot (by Bonnington) is closed.
1964East Fife Central RailwayLochty (excluded) to East of Fife Central Junction (excluded) closed to freight. (Alternative date 10/08/1964.)
1966The Official End of the British EmpireThe Colonial office is closed and its flag lowered.
1966Lanarkshire and Ayrshire RailwayKirkhill (Kirkhill Junction) to Carmyle (Westburn 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
200212 class 303s remain12 class 303s remain in use in Glasgow operating 9 diagrams. These are likely to be withdrawn this winter. 311103 will be preserved by the Summerlee Heritage Centre and 303032 will be preserved by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society.
2004Reward to help find rail saboteur [BBC News]Rail chiefs offer a 25,000 reward to help catch a saboteur who has caused 1m worth of damage.
2005Ex-regulator enters Railtrack row [BBC News]Former rail regulator Tom Winsor accuses the government of paying "scant regard" to the legal implications of its actions in the lead up to Railtrack^s collapse.
2005More late-night trains on track to show up for Festival [Scotsman]LATE-NIGHT rail services during the Edinburgh Festival were given a major boost today after a campaign by the event^s organisers.
2005Borders rail link backed [Scotsman]A MIDLOTHIAN councillor has welcomed the mounting momentum for re-opening the rail link between Edinburgh and the Borders.
2006New Glasgow bridge benefits road and rail users [Scotsman]THE 7 million replacement of a key road bridge on the south side of Glasgow was completed yesterday, one month early.
20061000 theft at station [Scotsman]THIEVES broke into a radio mast compound at a Lothian railway station and stole 1000 of copper piping.
2006Calls for extra car parking at airport rail link [Scotsman]A LEADING motorists^ lobby group has called for extra car parking spaces to be built alongside the proposed new railway station at Edinburgh Airport.
2006Glasgow rail service gets midnight boost for Festival^s duration [Scotsman]MIDNIGHT rail services to Glasgow are being laid on every night for almost a month to coincide with the Edinburgh Festival.
2007South Sub rail group call for more onboard [Scotsman]RESIDENTS are being encouraged to show their support for the reopening of the Edinburgh South Suburban Railway.
2007Train blaze began in car says probe [Scotsman]A FREIGHT train fire that shut the main east coast rail line started in one of the cars that was being transported.
2008Full steam ahead for new engine [BBC]The first steam engine built to run on the UK mainline for almost 50 years has made a successful trial run. Tornado was funded and assembled by steam enthusiasts in Darlington in an 18-year project costing 3m. [Railscot note: Regulars will be familiar with the photographs of the late Robin Barbour, kindly contributed from time to time by Bruce McCartney. As a result of a bequest in his will the late RB is the owner of the left hand eccentric crank on this locomotive!]
2008Row over Saltire plans for all trains in Scotland [Herald]A political row broke out today over plans to adorn all the trains in Scotland with a Saltire livery. Stations will also be repainted using a dark blue colour scheme, similar to that at Glasgow Central and Edinburgh^s Waverley station. But the move prompted opposition parties to question whether the move was being carried out by the SNP Government for its own "nationalistic" aims.
2009Scotrail fined nearly 1m for service failures [Evening Times]TRAIN operator First ScotRail has been fined almost 1million for failures in passenger service.
2010Metropolitan line air conditioned tube trains launched [BBC News]The first air-conditioned Tube train has gone into service on the London Underground. [From Mark Bartlett]
2011Published: New guide to improving Britain^s stations [Network Rail]From local gateways to major commuter hubs, getting the best for all Britains stations is the aim of a new design guide published today by Network Rail. Developed with the help of rail industry partners, passenger groups and design bodies, the Guide to Station Planning and Design will provide a source of good practice for any organisation involved in improving stations, big or small
2012Official opening for 8m station [Greenock Telegraph]GOUROCK^S revamped 8 million train station is to be officially opened today, 1st August, by a senior Scottish Government minister. Network Rail chiefs will formally unveil the new-look station at a ceremony led by Alex Neil MSP, cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment. It marks completion of a two-year project by Network Rail to provide a brighter and more welcoming environment for passengers and staff.
2012Copycat station is a glass act [Network Rail]A railway station built to serve a growing seaside resort and designed to be a miniature copy of a nearby hotel is making the most of what little sunshine there is during the dull and wet British summer. Grange-over-Sands station has ornate Victorian glass canopies at the front of the station building and above both platforms, incorporating fine filigree work and finials. The summer sunshine is flooding the station now that the glazing has been replaced and when the sun does not shine, new lighting takes over. The station opened in 1867 and was designed by EG Paley as a mini version of Grange Hotel, which he also designed and is situated across the road
2013Hundreds of Railcare jobs at risk in Glasgow and Milton Keynes [BBC News]About 500 skilled engineering jobs in Glasgow and Milton Keynes have been put in jeopardy after rail fleet repair firm Railcare went into administration. Rail union RMT said earlier this week it was made aware that Railcare was in trouble after it failed to pay staff wages. This followed the collapse of a planned takeover by a German company. Accountancy firm BDO was appointed as the administrator at noon and said it was liaising with customers.
2013Virgin calls for 135 mph running on West Coast Main Line [Global Rail News]Virgins chief operating officer Chris Gibb has said that 135mph running on some sections of the West Coast Mainline is vital if rail is to challenge competition from the airlines and make best use of capacity. Although Pendolinos are capable of operating at 140mph and this capability is being maintained by Alstom to travel at this speed would require signalling alterations, whereas 135mph would present no such issues as drivers would still be able to see two sections ahead, which deals with any sighting problems.
2014Train tickets: the best bargains and the worst ripoffs [Guardian]You can buy a train ticket for 3 from Birmingham to Edinburgh or 107 arriving slightly later. We highlight some of the extraordinary anomalies of Britain^s bewildering rail fare system.
2015Borders Railway ^ambassadors^ to help passengers [BBC News]Some of the first people to use the new Borders Railway will be met by official ^ambassadors^. Scottish Borders Council is recruiting people to welcome passengers at stations at Stow, Galashiels and Tweedbank. They will provide information and advice from the railway^s opening weekend in September until November. The ambassadors will have a good knowledge of local tourist attractions and onward travel in the region. Councillor Stuart Bell said: ^The three new railway stations in the Scottish Borders will act as gateways to the rest of the area and these ambassadors will help to encourage visitors to explore the whole of the Scottish Borders.
2016VIDEO: Glasgow Queen Street [Rail Engineer]For 20 weeks, it’s been all change at Glasgow Queen Street as a considerable package of work is pushed forward as part of the ongoing Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP). Involved are platform extensions to handle new eight-car trains, track layout changes in the station throat and, through the thousand-yard long approach tunnel, renewal of its degraded 40-year-old slab-track. [From Richard Buckby]
2017Aberdours past brought back to life with new heritage centre [Courier]Aberdours future is bright thanks to a new heritage centre. It will open to the public in Aberdour railway station on Friday July 28. Two vacant rooms in the station building have been refurbished and fitted out for exhibitions and displays, serving as a hub for a variety of activities in and around the village. A steering group, under the auspices of Aberdour Community Council, planned and oversaw the development of the centre with the support of many local volunteers. The new centre has been made possible through fundraising activities in the Forthside village over the past two years. Bill Rennie, the chairman of the Aberdour Heritage Centre steering committee, said generous grant contributions had come from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Railway Heritage Trust, the Stations Communities Regeneration Fund, Fife Environment Trust and local organisations.
2019Sleeper train overshoots a platform at Edinburgh Waverley [BBC News]An investigation has been launched after a Caledonian Sleeper train arriving at Edinburgh Waverley overshot the platform. The Northbound Lowlander service ended up in Abbeyhill to the east of the station following the 08:45 incident. It blocked a junction, halting trains to and from North Berwick, Dunbar, Tweedbank and London. Officials from the train^s operator said early indications were that there were no technical problems
2019Beloved steam locomotive The Aberdonian returns to the north-east [Press and Journal]A historic locomotive steamed into Aberdeen today, much to the delight of train spotters.
2019Brand new Azuma trains to run to all Scottish cities by November [Scotsman]Brand-new Azuma trains are expected to operate to all of Scotland’s cities by November after being launched from Edinburgh today, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has revealed.
2019Celebrating York’s importance as a rail city on Yorkshire Day [Network Rail]A new webcam which gives a bird’s eye view of the comings and goings at York station – including the brand new Azumas – went live today.
2019Improved information screens to provide Oban commuters with faster and clearer information [Press and Journal]Tourists and commuters in Oban will benefit from improved information after the installation of new display screens at the town^s railway station.