This day in history 10 September

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Crookston: Fowler 2P 4-4-0 no 40651 leaving Crookston on 10 September 1953 with a local train for Paisley West. [Ref query 949]

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [10/09/1953]


Mosspark West: One of Hulford shed's class 2P 4-4-0s no 40643 leaving Mosspark West (Mosspark from 1974) with a train for Kilmarnock via Dalry on 10 September 1953. [Ref query 12 May 2018]

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [10/09/1953]


Ayr Shed: Caley 3F no 57614 outside Ayr shed in September 1960. The 0-6-0 survived for a further two years before eventual withdrawal from here in October 1962.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
K A Gray [10/09/1960]


Ayr Shed: Looking over Ayr MPD from the footbridge in September 1960. Ex-Caledonian 0-6-0 no 57644 nearest the camera.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
K A Gray [10/09/1960]


St Boswells: With less than two years to go before the last scheduled passenger train over the through route, a departure for Berwick via Kelso waits in the bay at the south end of St Boswells station on 10 September 1962. Locomotive in charge is Hawick's standard class 2 2-6-0 no 78049.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
R Sillitto/A Renfrew Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [10/09/1962]


Plates, signs, notices etc: Sleeper plate denoting the limit of LNER maintenance, photographed in Leith Docks in September 1962.

London and North Eastern Railway
R Sillitto/A Renfrew Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [10/09/1962]


Berwick-upon-Tweed: Tweedmouth's A1 Pacific no 60137 Redgauntlet at Berwick in September 1962. On the far left is 78049, recently arrived with a train from St Boswells. In the bay is a horse box, once a common sight on the railways. Typically they were equipped to carry up to 3 horses, a groom, fodder and racing tack, with a compartment for the groom complete with bunk and toilet facilities.

North British Railway
R Sillitto/A Renfrew Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [10/09/1962]


Berwick-upon-Tweed: Tweedmouth based V2 2-6-2 no 60865 arrives at Berwick from the south in September 1962.

North British Railway
R Sillitto/A Renfrew Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [10/09/1962]


Berwick-upon-Tweed: Gateshead A4 Pacific no 60001 'Sir Ronald Matthews' photographed at Berwick in September 1962 with a fish train.

North British Railway
R Sillitto/A Renfrew Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [10/09/1962]


St Boswells: Platform view south along the Waverley route from St Boswells on 10 September 1962. St Margarets B1 no 61244 Strang Steel is about to run through the station heading north with a brake van.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
R Sillitto/A Renfrew Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [10/09/1962]


Kelso: The single coach St Boswells - Berwick branch train stands alongside the platform at Kelso on 10 September 1962. Hawick shed's standard class 2 2-6-0 no 78049 is the locomotive in charge.

Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
R Sillitto/A Renfrew Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [10/09/1962]


Kennishead: 73072 pilots 60134 through Kennishead on car sleeper.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
John Robin [10/09/1963]


Lancaster: A pair of class 50s hauling train 1M20 the up 'Royal Scot' taking the middle road through Lancaster station on 10 September 1971.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/1971]


Conder Viaduct: A down parcels train crossing the viaduct over the River Conder at Galgate, south of Lancaster, in September 1971.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/1971]


Lancaster: A class 50 brings a WCML service past Lancaster No 4 box in September 1971.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/1971]


Lancaster: A down WCML express passing through Lancaster in September 1971.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/1971]


Delamere: Delamere station is situated about six miles west of Northwich on the ex-CLC route from Manchester to Chester and today boasts a popular station cafe. That was, unfortunately, still way into the future on my brief visit in September 1972. A dmu can just be seen disappearing in the direction of Chester.

West Cheshire Railway
Bill Jamieson [10/09/1972]


Middlewich: Middlewich station looking north from the A54 bridge in September 1972. It had closed to passengers in 1960 and to freight seven years later, although the line from Sandbach to Northwich, on which it was the only intermediate station of any significance, was still open to freight traffic, as it is today.

Sandbach to Northwich (London and North Western Railway)
Bill Jamieson [10/09/1972]


Salzbergen: DB 23-076 photographed in full flight near Salzbergen on 10 September 1977. The locomotive was bringing a special from the Hook of Holland into Rheine. The passengers look like they're enjoying the trip almost as much as the crew!

Deutsche Bahn
Peter Todd [10/09/1977]


Gloucester Road: A Piccadilly Line service for Heathrow Airport leaving Gloucester Road in 1980. [Ref query 6778]

Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/1980]


Gloucester Road: View east over Gloucester Road Underground station in 1980 with a train at one of the District Line platforms. Cromwell Road runs past on the left of the picture.

Metropolitan District Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/1980]


Saxmundham: 1983 - 1984 was a time of major transition on the East Suffolk line from Ipswich to Lowestoft. To ensure its survival, sections of the line were singled, signalling was simplified and loco-hauled workings withdrawn. Here, wrong line working is in force in connection with the singling process as 47150 creeps through Saxmundham with the last down SO London Liverpool Street (10.52) to Lowestoft express on 10 Sept 1983. This was a summer service for Londoners heading for holiday camps around Lowestoft. Passengers returned to London behind 31239 on the last up working the following Saturday, bringing to an end a long tradition of holiday camp expresses on the line.

Halesworth to Woodbridge Extension (East Suffolk Railway)
Mark Dufton [10/09/1983]


Prague: Tram stop on Smetanovo Nábřeží on the east bank of the River Vltava. The famous Charles Bridge is in the background with Prague Castle (remember the Defenestration?) and St Vitus Cathedral above. The tram is a Tatra T3 which was built by the Czech company ČKD. Over 14,000 of this type of tram were built for use in the former Eastern European states including, at one time, 1,000 in Prague alone. The first electric tramline started from the top station of the funicular [see image 62356] in 1891.

Tramvajov� doprava v Praze
Charlie Niven [10/09/1992]


Millerhill Marshalling Yard: Transrail liveried 56072 leaves Millerhill yard northbound with coal empties in September 1995.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/1995]


Millerhill Marshalling Yard [North]: Coal empties leaving Millerhill Yard northbound on 10 September 1995 behind Transrail liveried 56072.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/1995]


Auchendinny Tunnel: Looking out from the south portal of Auchendinny Tunnel on 10 September 2002. The former station stood on the other side of the bridge which carried the railway over the North Esk [see image 43919]. The Penicuik terminus was located approximately one kilometre to the south.

Penicuik Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/2002]


Auchendinny: The remains of Auchendinny station in September 2002 looking east towards the tunnel. The former rail bridge over the North Esk can just be seen in the distance.

Penicuik Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/2002]


Auchendinny: Looking north from Auchendinny Station in 2002 towards the bridge over the North Esk and the tunnel beyond.

Penicuik Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/2002]


Auchendinny Tunnel: East end of Auchendinny tunnel, September 2002.

Penicuik Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/2002]


Reedham Swing Bridge: Crossing Reedham Swing Bridge, September 2004.

Lowestoft Railway and Harbour
Ian Dinmore [10/09/2004]


Todmorden: Todmorden looking east on a quiet Sunday.

Manchester and Leeds Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2006]


Hadfield: EMU for Manchester leaves Hadfield.

Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2006]


Dinting: An evening Glossop service crosses Dinting Viaduct.

Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2006]


Dinting: Platform scene at Dinting on a September afternoon in 2006 looking towards Manchester. [See image 31135]

Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2006]


Edinburgh Waverley: The east end of Waverley on a Sunday morning in September 2006 with work in progress in several areas, including the new north side Balmoral through platform. A Virgin Voyager is leaving platform 1/19 on a CrossCountry service to Plymouth, while stabled class 67 and 90 sleeper locomotives and a class 322 EMU occupy bay platforms.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/2006]


Edinburgh Waverley: East end view over Waverley on 10 September 2006 showing platform extension work in progress, alongside construction of the new north side 'Balmoral' through platform. A GNER service from Kings Cross is arriving, passing a class 323 EMU, while over on the left class 67 and 90 'sleeper' locomotives are stabled in the short bays.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/2006]


Leith Walk West Goods: At the junction of Leith Walk and Stead's Place stood the entrance to the former Caledonian goods depot at Leith Walk West. View in September 2006 with the metal entrance gates still in place but the site now occupied by new flats.

Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
John Furnevel [10/09/2006]


Rumbling Bridge [2nd]: Lanscaped remains at Rumbling Bridge - closed 1964

Devon Valley Railway
Brian Forbes [10/09/2006]


Glasgow Central: 220011 Tyne Voyager crossing the Clyde Viaduct. Must have been a warm day or the driver must have forgot to shut the door

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: 156510 approaching Glasgow Central with an early morning service

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: 314216 departs from Glasgow Central on an empty coaching stock movement

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/09/2007]


Arkleston Junction: Glasgow bound 334 at Arkleston Junction. The old Renfrew line trackbed is overgrown as are what remains of the CE sidings (distant right).

Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2007]


Arkleston Junction: You want to put a third track where? View looks east to Glasgow from Arkleston Junction. Once a tunnel, then opened out for four tracks, now two.

Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2007]


Arkleston Junction: Looking west to Gilmour Street from Arkleston Junction. The Renfrew route was on the right and the Barrhead route was built - but not connected - to the left.

Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: 334026 arriving at Glasgow Central on 10 September.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: 156501 leaves Glasgow Central on 10 September on a Carlisle service.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: 156445 on the approach to Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: 314210 leaves Glasgow Central on 10 September with a Neilston service.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: 156467 crossing the Clyde Viaduct on 10 September on the approach to Glasgow Central.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: 334021 departs Glasgow Central with a service for Gourock

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/09/2007]


Lancaster: Although the Lancaster Canal runs near to the WCML for much of its length this bridge just south of Lancaster Castle station is the only point where the active section of the canal crosses the railway. A northbound Trans Pennine 185 unit drops down the bank towards its stop at Lancaster on 10 September. (Map Ref SD 474609)

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [10/09/2008]


Shap Summit: A soundbound freight has just crossed over Shap Summit. This is the view from the very high footbridge just to the south.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Mobberley: Inside the northbound platform's waiting shelter at Mobberley station. A very nice survivor.

Cheshire Midland Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Barlaston: Barlaston: Currently no train service operates from this station..

North Staffordshire Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Wedgwood: A southbound Pendolino approaches the level crossing at Wedgwood at speed in 2009. At the time there were no stopping services at the station.

North Staffordshire Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Stone: A non-stopping service passes Stone on the Stafford to Stoke-on-Trent line.

North Staffordshire Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Goostrey: A visit to Goostrey, with that building, is like a step back in time. It's nice to see an old timber construction building survive on a mainline.

Manchester and Birmingham Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Abington: A pair of 92s take the evening Mossend - Wembley service south through Abington.

Caledonian Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Stone: Stone looking south. The line to the left is the Lichfield route and that to the right is to Stafford. The platforms on the Lichfield route have been removed. It looks a bit like standing on the prow of a ship here.

North Staffordshire Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Mobberley: Mobberley looking at the Chester bound platform, level crossing and signalbox.

Cheshire Midland Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Barlaston: A London Midland service passing non-stop through Barlaston on its way south.

North Staffordshire Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Knutsford: Platform scene at Knutsford in September 2009, looking north east towards Altrincham.

Cheshire Midland Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Irlam: Looking west at Irlam, Greater Manchester, on 10 September 2009. The strange set back position of the old station building in relation to the platforms gives away the fact that the line was re-aligned in 1893 when the Manchester Ship Canal opened.

Cheshire Lines Committee (Great Northern Railway, Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and Midland Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Ascott-under-Wynchwood: View to Oxford on the, in 2009, single track OWW. The line has since been doubled with a second platform being provided to the left. Behind the camera is a level crossing and the signal box. If you're wondering what's wrong with the colours - this photograph was over-exposed.

Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Norton Bridge: The inaccessible island platform at Norton Bridge station in 2009. The view looks east over the line with the junction off to the left. The access footbridge had been removed.

Grand Junction Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Glazebrook: A wonderful but neglected fountain on the westbound platform at Glazebrook. 1872 is featured prominently.

Cheshire Lines Committee (Great Northern Railway, Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and Midland Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Stone: The fine facade of Stone station, south of Stoke on Trent. The platforms to the left on the Stoke line are still open whereas the ones on the Lichfield line, to the right, have been removed. The junction between the two lines is beyond the station building. View looks north.

North Staffordshire Railway
Ewan Crawford [10/09/2009]


Crianlarich: 61994 The Great Marquess stands in the sidings at Crianlarich with the service coach on 10 September prior to heading for Oban.

West Highland Railway
Brian Forbes [10/09/2010]


Wallsend: A Tyne and Wear Metro departure for South Shields from Wallsend early on Saturday afternoon 10 September 2011.

Newcastle and North Shields Railway
Andrew Wilson [10/09/2011]


Fawdon: Photograph taken from the rear of a Metro service departing from Fawdon for Newcastle Airport on 10 September 2011. The train has just left from the staggered platform on the far side of the level crossing - the Newcastle bound platform stands on left. [See image 21036]

North Eastern Railway
Andrew Wilson [10/09/2011]


Cambridge: This is the Cambridge end of the Northern (from Huntingdon) part of the new Guided Busway. The bus is about to turn right along Milton Road to the city centre and station. The avenue of trees ahead runs along the old line to Chesterton Junction, adjacent to Cambridge Science Park. There is a scheme afoot to open a new Cambridge Science Park station, in which case it would make sense to extend the Busway across Milton Road into the former goods yard adjacent to the station. Notice the absence of concrete blocks [see image 32111].

St Ives Branch (Eastern Counties Railway)
Ken Strachan [10/09/2011]


Ross-on-Wye: I was in Ross on 10 September and happened to stop at a garden centre. I was very surprised to see that the main shop is inside the erstwhile engine shed [see image 30119]. The lady on the till said that lumps of soot still fall from time to time! [See image 36285]

Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway
John Thorn [10/09/2011]


Ross-on-Wye: Inside the garden centre at Ross-on-Wye that occupies the former locomotive shed [see image 36282]. The shed was a sub to Hereford, coded 86C when it was officially closed by BR in October 1963.

Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway
John Thorn [10/09/2011]


Penrith: A Glasgow - Euston Pendolino tilts through Penrith as it heads south on 10 September 2011.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [10/09/2011]


Tebay: A northbound Pendolino speeds through the Lune Valley towards Tebay on 10 September, passing traffic on the M6 motorway.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [10/09/2011]


Glasgow Central: Ex-LMS Black 5 44932 after an on-time arrival at Glasgow Central on 10 September with 1Z20 The West Highlander, steam hauled between Carnforth and Glasgow.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Ken Browne [10/09/2011]


Penrith: An Edinburgh - Manchester Airport service calls at Penrith on 10 September 2011.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [10/09/2011]


Glasgow Central: The crew of Ex LMS Black 5 44932 enjoy a well earned rest after an on time arrival at Glasgow Central with 1Z20 The West Highlander tour, steam hauled between Carnforth and Glasgow.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Ken Browne [10/09/2011]


Penrith: A TransPennine Manchester Airport - Edinburgh service calls at Penrith on 10 September 2011.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [10/09/2011]


Scout Green: The first day of a railtour from Preston to Mallaig, The West Highlander on 10 September 2011, with Black 5 no.44932 working hard passing Scout Green on the climb from Tebay to Shap summit.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [10/09/2011]


Penrith: Having just passed through Penrith, a southbound Pendolino is about to cross the M6 motorway at junction 40 on 10 September 2011. To the right is the present day Down Slow line which used to continue west from the WCML towards Keswick and Cockermouth [see image 21956].

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [10/09/2011]


Wallsend: A Tyne and Wear Metro train arriving at Wallsend on Saturday 10 September on its way to South Shields.

Newcastle and North Shields Railway
Andrew Wilson [10/09/2011]


Long Stanton: This station, on the former Huntingdon-Cambridge line, has been converted to a private home named 'Gresley House'. The whirring sound you hear is Sir Nigel himself, spinning in his grave, as a double decker bus heads for Cambridge on 10 September along the new Guided Busway.

Eastern Counties Railway
Ken Strachan [10/09/2011]


Whitby: 'Right lads, kettle's boiled...' Fireman of 75029 'The Green Knight' at Whitby on 10 September 2012.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Steven [10/09/2012]


Pickering: Commemorative plaque on the wall of the Black Swan Inn, Pickering, photographed in September 2012.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Steven [10/09/2012]


Montreux: A SBB New Pendolino calls at Montreux on an Italy bound service from Geneva. The similarities of these ETR610 units to the Virgin Pendolinos are apparent but the generous loading gauge makes for a much bigger train.

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
Mark Bartlett [10/09/2013]


Vevey: Vevey, on the shore of Lake Geneva, is a meeting point for metre and standard gauge networks. Here an articulated unit on a Blonay service waits to leave the narrow gauge platform with an older single car stabled alongside. On the right a SBB EMU waits in a standard gauge bay.

Transport Montreux Vevey Riviera
Mark Bartlett [10/09/2013]


Montreux: Three different operational gauges make Montreux station unique in Switzerland. All the trains in this view are of metre gauge but under the canopies are the SBB standard gauge platforms and just off picture to the right are the 800mm tracks of the Rochers de Naye cog railway. MOB GDe4/4 6005 leaves with the daily Chocolate Train, a tourist service, while railcars 7004 and 1007 await duties.

Montreux Oberland Bernois
Mark Bartlett [10/09/2013]


Blonay: Three very different looking Swiss metre gauge units stand at Blonay on the line from Vevey. The cream coloured EMU at the left hand station platform was one of two providing a 30-minute interval shuttle between here and Vevey. The silver and red sets were stabled between duties.

Transport Montreux Vevey Riviera
Mark Bartlett [10/09/2013]


Millbrook (Beds): The 16.57 to Bletchley arrived well ahead of time, and departed on time - which didn't stop someone thinking she'd missed it. [see image 52616]

Bedford Railway
Ken Strachan [10/09/2015]


Galabank Junction: 67026 Diamond Jubilee emerges from the cutting just to the north of Stow. 10 September 2015

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Bill Jamieson [10/09/2015]


Millbrook (Beds): The station master's house has definitely gone downhill since 1998 [see image 45199], but the post box is still looked after.

Bedford Railway
Ken Strachan [10/09/2015]


Glenesk: Preserved A4 Pacific 60009 Union of South Africa passing the site of Glenesk Colliery with an Edinburgh - Tweedbank steam special on 10 September 2015.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/2015]


Dumfries: The restored drinking fountain on the down platform at Dumfries in September 2015 [see image 19189].

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
John Yellowlees [10/09/2015]


Carnforth: 37409 Lord Hinton takes the daily Preston to Barrow-in-Furness loco hauled service away from Carnforth on 10 September. On the rear is refurbished DBSO 9707, which had led the train from Carlisle to Preston. The section of platform on the right is now out of use and rather neglected compared to the rest of the station.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [10/09/2015]


Glenesk Junction: Having cleared Glenesk Viaduct between Shawfair and Eskbank on 10 September, the 1024 Edinburgh Waverley - Tweedbank has just passed the site of the former junction for the Dalkeith branch. [See image 30685]

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/2015]


Marston Crossing: You can't always trust local information. The lady occupant of this house, who unexpectedly appeared at her front door after I took this picture, told me it was formerly Marston Vale station; and that the white door on the left led to the ticket office. Although the demolished brickworks opposite was called Marston Valley (its office block has just been renovated), I cannot find any record of a Marston Vale station. So I will stick to my initial hunch, that this was a crossing keeper's cottage. The location is between Millbrook (left) and Lidlington (right) on the Bedford to Bletchley line. The crossing on the left is to be replaced by a bridge; which our informant fears will cause her house to be demolished to allow its construction.

Bedford Railway
Ken Strachan [10/09/2015]


Glenesk: Bringing up the rear. 67026 Diamond Jubilee passing Glenesk southbound on 19 September 2015 at the rear of the steam special heading for Tweedbank behind 60009 Union of South Africa.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/2015]


Millbrook (Bedfordshire): Things to do at Millbrook: (1) Assure a concerned passenger that she hasn't missed her train for Bedford - it will depart from the other platform; (2) look through the hedge (too thick to allow photography) of the guards van at right angles to the line; (3) enjoy the platform decorations on the Bletchley bound platform.

Bedford Railway
Ken Strachan [10/09/2015]


Umeå: This shot of the out-of-town EMU depot shows that it is several hundred metres long. The adjacent freight yard is just visible on the left.

Botniabanan
Charlie Niven [10/09/2016]


Inverness: When was a pair of Class 20s last at Inverness?

Inverness and Nairn Railway
John Yellowlees [10/09/2016]


Helmsley: Looking north along the road running from Harome towards the A170 Pickering Road, across bridge HMY/10 crossing the in cutting section of line that ran east from Helmsley to Kirkbymoorside. The bridge is sited some 400metres east of Helmsley station, and, other than some movement at the parapet ends, appears to be in a sound condition.

Gilling to Pickering Line (North Eastern Railway)
David Pesterfield [10/09/2016]


Helmsley: View looking east at, and through, bridge HMY/10 sited some 400 metres beyond Helmsley Station on the line towards Kirkbymoorside and Pickering. The former trackbed is soggy on the Helmsley side but is firm and dry on the other side. The bridge has slight skew, and is sited on a road with a significant fall towards the A170 road..

Gilling to Pickering Line (North Eastern Railway)
David Pesterfield [10/09/2016]


Aberdour: The 'GBRf 15' tour from Edinburgh to Inverness and return nears Aberdour hauled by Harry Needle 20096 and 20107, with Colas 47739 on the rear.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [10/09/2016]


Loughborough Central: With apologies for the grain, you would think the 'Moon and Three Signals' would be a railway pub; but it's and end of gala view at Loughborough [see image 57193]

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [10/09/2016]


Slingsby: Looking south east from the bridge over Wath Beck, across the level crossing over Railway Street, towards the former Slingsby Station between Hovingham and Malton. The building across the infilled trackbed is the Station Bakery, and still has a sign on the fence advertising (exceedingly good) home made cakes. [See image 19992]. A section of platform edging stones still runs from the fence to below the RH side of the bakery window.

Pilmoor to Malton Line (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
David Pesterfield [10/09/2016]


Slingsby: On the north side of Slingsby station, standing on either side of the roadway into a camping and caravan site that now occupies railway land east of the former station, are the two large concrete gates posts that would have carried the substantial gates across the station goods yard entrance.

Pilmoor to Malton Line (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
David Pesterfield [10/09/2016]


Quorn and Woodhouse: A bit of a mixture of eras with modern cars and 1940's window shatter protection visible, but feast your eyes on that Deltic with a down train from Marylebone, er, Leicester... [see also image 57050]

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [10/09/2016]


Belgrave and Birstall: 'I'm not coming out, it's raining'. 45041 seems reluctant to rejoin its train at Leicester North after running round at the GCR Autumn Diesel Gala.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [10/09/2016]


Barton and Broughton: A lightly loaded Coatbridge to Daventry container service gives an opportunity for a south facing shot of Freightliner 70005 from the St. Heliers Place footbridge in Barton. The old station site is at the end of the straight track by the second bridge.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [10/09/2016]


Loughborough Central: Looking North along platform 1 at Loughborough on 10 September 2016. The Diesel Gala crowds had gone home and the staff were closing up.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [10/09/2016]


Quorn and Woodhouse: The space under the road bridge at Quorn station has been turned into a NAAFI canteen for Forties weekends. The gent at the centre of the shot may appear a little waxen, but was very much alive. View looks North.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [10/09/2016]


Leicester North: How about it lads? I'm up for Marylebone. 37714 gets a bit more enthusiastic than 45041 at Leicester North on 10 September 2016 [see image 56531].

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [10/09/2016]


Loughborough Central: Steam giving way to diesel on the GCR at Loughborough Central on 10 September 2016.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [10/09/2016]


Preston (Ribble Branch): The last surviving Grant-Ritchie 0-4-0ST (272/1894) returned to service on 10th September 2016 after restoration at the Ribble Steam Railway. One of only two Grant-Ritchie locos left in the UK this veteran of the Fife Coalfield survived because for many years it was in the Thomas Muir scrapyard in Thornton [See image 56564]. It is seen making its debut with the Victorian Train at the 2016 RSR autumn steam gala.

Ribble Branch (North Union Railway and Preston Corporation Joint)
Mark Bartlett [10/09/2016]


Loughborough Central: That 'end of gala' feeling. Sadly, it was time to go home.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [10/09/2016]


Quorn and Woodhouse: Bet the trees weren't that lush in steam days. But the class 31 in original butterscotch livery looks very 'sixties'. View looks North, from the road overbridge.

London Extension (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [10/09/2016]


Wetheral Viaduct: An unexpected Rail Operations Group train leaving Wetheral viaduct on 10/09/2016 approaching Great Corby heading towards Newcastle. So unexpected was it, I managed to maintain the drivers anonymity with the sign!

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Brian Smith [10/09/2016]


Umeå: A staggered lineup at the new EMU depot on the outskirts of Umeå. When the high speed line was opened in 2010 the depot was moved out of the city centre adjacent to Umeå Central to a new site next to the new freight yard visible on the far left background. Left to right are Norrtåg X62 and the older type X11 used as a spare set and X55 known as the SJ 3000 [see image 55897].

Botniabanan
Charlie Niven [10/09/2016]


Aberdour: Dawn of a new era as ScotRail HST (power cars 43132 and 43021) nears Aberdour, heading from Craigentinny to Aberdeen on 10 September 2017.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [10/09/2017]


Dinant: SNCB EMU 08099 rumbles over the level crossing in Dinant as it slows for the station with a service from Brussels Airport that has travelled down the scenic Meuse Valley from Namur. One last railway picture as we headed back to the UK. 10th September 2017

Soci� Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges (SNCB)
Mark Bartlett [10/09/2017]


Niddrie West Junction: GBRf 66709 takes the Millerhill route at Niddrie West Junction on 10 September 2017 with a trainload of spent ballast. The locomotive is in 'MSC Sorrento' promotional livery. Note the new housing development now occupying the site of Niddrie Yard [see image 4546].

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [10/09/2017]


Victoria Harbour [British Columbia]: Black Ball Ferries 'MV Coho' negotiates the narrow passage into Victoria Harbour on Vancouver Island after crossing from Port Angeles in the USA on 10th September 2018. In the foreground one of the small harbour tour boats goes about its business. Photo by David Lawson.

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
Mark Bartlett Collection [10/09/2018]


Muirhouse Central Junction: 156450 passes Muirhouse Central Junction with a service from Barrhead. Pollockshields East station is on the left and the 'Terminus Curve' bears right.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Bill Roberton [10/09/2018]


Mount Florida: 314211 leaves Mount Florida with a Newton service on 10th September 2018. 314215 is heading for Glasgow Central, on the left.

Cathcart District Railway
Bill Roberton [10/09/2018]


Muirhouse North Junction: 156 504 passes Muirhouse North Junction with a Carlisle train on 10th September 2018. The lines to the right are for the Cathcart Circle/Newton/Neilston.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Bill Roberton [10/09/2018]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1847Caledonian RailwayCarlisle to Beattock opened.
1928Lanarkshire and Ayrshire RailwayKings Park station opened. (Alternative date 08/10/1928.)
1930Monkland and Kirkintilloch RailwayCoatbridge station closed.
1951Monkland and Kirkintilloch RailwayPassenger trains running from Sunnyside Junction to Whifflet South Junction through Coatbridge for the Bothwell service cease to run - last regular passenger service over this section of line.
1951Glasgow Bothwell Hamilton and Coatbridge RailwayBothwell to Blairhill via Coatbridge (Sunnyside Junction) closed to passengers. Bellshill closed. Some irregular passenger trains continue to use the line.
1951Berwickshire RailwayDuns to Reston closed to passengers.
1951Ayr to Mauchline Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)Muirkirk to Ayr (Hawkhill Junction) closed to passengers.
1951Penicuik RailwayPenicuik to Rosewell and Hawthornden (Hawthornden Junction) closed to passengers.
1951Selkirk and Galashiels RailwaySelkirk to Galashiels (Selkirk Junction) closed to passengers.
1951Wilsontown Branch (Caledonian Railway)Wilsontown to Auchengray (Wilsontown Junction) closed to passengers
1951Berwickshire RailwayClosed to passengers from Duns to Reston.
1951Penicuik RailwayLine closed to passengers; Rosslyn Castle and Penicuik closed.
1962Edinburgh and Dalkeith RailwayPortobello (Niddrie North Junction) to Morningside Road to Edinburgh (Haymarket Central Junction) closed to passengers
1962Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction Railway
Niddrie North Junction to Haymarket Central Junction via Duddingston Junction closed to passengers. Remains open for freight and diverted passenger trains.
1962Barry Dock and RailwaysCadoxton to Pontypridd closed to passengers.
1962Sutherland and Caithness RailwayBorrobol Platform renamed Borrobol.

News


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

YearCompaniesDescription
2007Intelligent transport [Railway Strategies]Roger Willison- Gray, Rail Expert at LogicaCMG, examines how today’s technology is being applied in the rail sector to build loyalty and share of customer
2007Strategy for 30 years of growth [Railway Strategies]A railway that will expand to carry at least 180 million more passengers is at the heart of the Department for Transport’s rail White Paper, published in July. Here’s what Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly announced
2007New DfT ministerial team [Railway Strategies]Ruth Kelly has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Transport.
2007South London consultation [Railway Strategies]Network Rail's recently published South London Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS) examines options for tackling passenger and freight capacity issues on the complex suburban rail network in the south and south east of the capital and parts of Kent, Sussex and Surrey, where 66 per cent of all rail trips are commuter journeys and the population is expected to grow by seven per cent up to 2019.
2008A shared railway vision for Reading [Network Rail Article]Proposals to deliver the biggest ever investment at Reading are unveiled for the first time today by Network Rail. Backed by the Department for Transport, the scheme aims to boost performance and expand the railway. Five new platforms, an elevated railway, a new station entrance and a new train depot are among a host of improvements presented at a Network Rail exhibition.
2009Call to rebuild Barnstaple to Bideford Railway [North Devon Gazette]TORRIDGE District Council has been called on to support the idea of bringing back the Bideford to Barnstaple rail link
2013First TransPennine boss puts a stop to warning light for overcrowded trains [Manchester Evening News]Greater Manchester^s busiest train operator has put the brakes on a traffic light warning system for overcrowded trains because services would be on red most of the time. Norman Baker, the rail minister, has written to train operators urging for each service to be marked up by a green, amber or red light to steer passengers away from the busiest services. His call comes in light of figures which show some rush hour trains are overloaded by 60 per cent. But on First TransPennine services, the traffic light indicator would spend much of its time on red. The firms routes in and out of Manchester are so overcrowded that at peak rush hour times nearly a quarter of passengers are forced to stand for journeys. Figures show the early morning train running from Manchester to Middlesbrough is the third most crowded in the country, after services from Heathrow to London Paddington and London Euston to Birmingham.
2013Lorry driver bailed following arrest for blocking railway line in Northamptonshire [Northampton Chronicle]A lorry driver from Northamptonshire has been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of blocking a railway line in Northampton. The British Transport Police told the Chron this morning that a 39-year-old man from Irthlingborough, who was transporting a Mick George skip, has been bailed pending further enquiries. The lorry ended up on the line in the Church Brampton area near Nene Way after rolling down an embankment onto the track. A police spokesman said: There were no injuries, but all services on the line between Northampton and Rugby were stopped as a result.
2015Project examines feasibility of railing windblown timber from Flow Country [HITRANS]Talks are under way to investigate the feasibility of making much greater use of rail to transport the estimated 4 million tonnes of standing and fallen timber from the Flow Country in the North of Scotland to processing markets in the south via Inverness. [From David Spaven]
2016Five hurt as Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch steam train hits tractor [BBC News]Five people have been injured after a miniature steam train collided with a tractor at a crossing in Kent. Emergency services were called to the tracks near Hythe Road, in Dymchurch, at about 14:30 BST. Fifty passengers were evacuated from the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway train after the engine and a carriage came off the tracks, onto their side.
2018East Coast Azuma trains thwarted by northern track [BBC News]New trains planned for the East Coast mainline do not work properly with track-side equipment, it has emerged. The Azuma trains cause electromagnetic interference to older signals and points in the north of England. This means the electro-diesel trains can only run on diesel, travelling much more slowly than their promised speed. [One of the article^s dates is inaccurate, the West Coast Main Line was electrified to Glasgow in 1974.]
2018Network Rail agrees £1.46bn commercial estate sale to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners [Network Rail]Network Rail has agreed terms with Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners for the sale of its commercial estate portfolio. Proceeds from the £1.46 billion transaction will help fund the railway upgrade plan, bringing major improvements for passengers and reducing the need for taxpayers to fund the railway.
2018Network Rail sells arches to investment funds for £1.46bn [ITV News]Network Rail has agreed a controversial deal to sell off its commercial property business to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone for £1.46 billion. The move will see thousands of railway arches, occupied by small businesses, come under the ownership of the investment giants. Telereal and Blackstone will hold equal ownership stakes and said on Monday that they intend to be long-term owners of the estate. Amid fears that existing occupants “ such as bars, bakeries, breweries, garages and hairdressers “ are set for rapid rent increases, the duo claimed to have adopted a tenants first approach.
2018ScotRail stations up for top award [ScotRail]Three ScotRail stations have been nominated amongst the best stations in Britain. ScotRail has announced that Aberdour, North Berwick and Port Glasgow station have been shortlisted in the Station of the Year category of the National Rail Awards 2018. The stations will be judged against set criteria, including safety, infrastructure and customer-friendly presentation.