This day in history 16 September

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Drumry: Delivered new from Doncaster Works to Parkhead shed the previous year, BR Standard class 4 2-6-0 76103 is about to run through Drumry station on 16 September 1958 with a Singer workmen's train.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [16/09/1958]


Bellgrove: An eastbound freight passes through Bellgrove station behind a Black 5 in September 1958.

Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [16/09/1958]


Drumchapel: Gresley V3 67600 entering Drumchapel on 16 September 1958 with a Balloch - Shettleston train.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [16/09/1958]


Bellgrove: V3 67626 calls at Bellgrove on 16 September 1958 with a Drumry - Shettleston train.

Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [16/09/1958]


Lingerwood Junction: Hunslet narrow gauge 0-6-0 diesel mechanical No.4074 of 1955, photographed propelling a rake of loaded wagons along the Easthouses Tramway towards the discharge shed at Lady Victoria on 16 September 1969. The vehicle attached behind the locomotive is a brake tender. For the scene on this part of the tramway two years later see [[72280]].

Lothian Coal Company
Philip Hindley [16/09/1969]


Lingerwood Junction: Looking south from Lingerwood Junction on the Easthouses Tramway on 16 September 1969. Part of Lingerwood Pit, closed two years earlier, can be seen in the left background beyond the small locomotive shed which accommodated the Hunslet narrow gauge diesels. The centre of the picture is dominated by the tall chimney of the former brickworks, with the overgrown kiln bank stretching towards the camera. The line turning off to the right runs to the discharge point at Lady Victoria.

Lothian Coal Company
Philip Hindley [16/09/1969]


Euston: BR flyer on my seat on a train out of Euston in 1971.

London and Birmingham Railway
John Furnevel [16/09/1971]


Eastfield MPD: Class 24 no 5001 in ex works condition receives a visit from members of the public during the Railfair at Eastfield depot on 16 September 1972.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Cowlairs East Junction: A class 27 on the east end of a Glasgow - Edinburgh PP service passes Eastfield Depot (left - during an open day) on 16 September 1972.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Buckfastleigh: One of the first escapees from Barry scrapyard, ex-GWR 4575 class 2-6-2T No. 4588, was restored to running order by BREL at Swindon Works as early as 1971. The following year it was photographed on the Dart Valley Railway about half a mile outside Buckfastleigh with a train from Totnes Riverside (now Totnes Littlehempston on the South Devon Railway).

Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway
Bill Jamieson [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: Open day at Eastfield shed in September 1972. Independent snowplough no 1 is flanked by class 47 1969 and class 20 8004.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: Class 08 3416 at Eastfield depot during an open day in September 1972.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Beattock: 6904 passing north through Beattock station in late 1972 with a down oil train.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: Class 37 no 6848 stands at Eastfield depot on an open day in Sepember 1972.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: Immaculate Class 47 no 1969 on display at the south end of Eastfield depot during the Open Day held there on 16 September 1972.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: A view of the north end of Eastfield MPD on 16 September 1972 showing the vast array of locos awaiting their next duty. The Photo is taken from the ex Caledonian Railway viaduct that carried the switchback railway over the shed roads and E&G mainline.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Cowlairs East Junction: Class 25 No. 7590 leads an Edinburgh-Glasgow push-pull working approaching Cowlairs East Jct. The photo is taken from Eastfield MPD (behind the camera) on 16 September 1972.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: The south side of Eastfield MPD on 16 September 1972 during the Railfair and open day. The photo was taken from the Metro Cam DMU that operated a shuttle service from Queen Street station up to a temporary platform adjacent to the depot.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: The plan of the layout of Eastfield Depot accompanying the programme for the Railfair open days on 16/17 September 1972. See image [[32548]]

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin Miller [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: Admission programme for the Railfair open days at Eastfield over the weekend of 16/17 September 1972. See image [[32547]]

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin Miller [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: A Glasgow to Edinburgh push-pull service passes Eastfield MPD and under the Caledonian Railway viaduct on 16 September 1972. The Class 27s involved were 5400 leading and 5374 on the rear. There must have been a loco change since 5374 had been on shed earlier in the day See image [[11168]].

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: 9021 'Argyll & Sutherland Highlander' seen on 16 September 1972 at the Eastfield Open Day with the more usual Eastfield locos of Class 27 on the left and Class 47 to the right rear of the Deltic.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: EE Type 1 no 8004 on display at the Eastfield MPD Open Day on 16 September 1972.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Cowlairs East Junction: Two tone green Class 47 no 1779 passes Eastfield MPD with an Aberdeen - Queen Street service on the afternoon of 16 September 1972.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Buckfastleigh: A line-up of stored stock at Buckfastleigh on the Dart Valley Railway in September 1972. The locos involved are (from left to right) 16xx 0-6-0PT No. 1638, 64xx 0-6-0PTs 6412 & 6435 and, at the far end, 14xx 0-4-2T No. 1420.

Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway
Bill Jamieson [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: BRCW Type 2 no 5362 receives plenty of attention during the Railfair at Eastfield MPD on 16 September 1972.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Cowlairs East Junction: The Edinburgh-Glasgow push-pull sets were normally sandwiched between two class 27 BRCW Type 2s. On this occasion however class 25s are the traction on an Edinburgh bound service heading passed Cowlairs East Junction. The locomotives are 7581 leading and 7590 on the rear. The photograph was taken from the former Caledonian Railway viaduct that spanned the E&G line at the north end of Eastfield shed see image [[9082]].

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Eastfield MPD: Open day at Eastfield in September 1972.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1972]


Kinloss [3rd]: Inverness-Aberdeen DMU passing Kinloss on 16 September 1977.

Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Bill Roberton [16/09/1977]


Norwich Victoria: Victoria station (so named because it was built on the site of Norwich's Victoria Leisure Gardens) was the first of three former stations in and around the city to lose its passenger service, doing so during the First World War. However, the branch from Trowse Upper Junction was retained for general goods, cement and finally coal traffic for a further 70 years until electrification work on the main line brought about its closure in 1986. This view of the remaining coal concentration depot (now a Sainsbury's store and car park) and its shunting loco was taken in 1978 at a time when business was still substantial. The terminus itself was through the road bridge just visible on the extreme left and was in use as a large general goods depot until 1966. (With thanks to Bill Smith).

Eastern Union Railway
Mark Dufton [16/09/1978]


Lenwade: A stiff breeze swishes the foliage near Lenwade station on 16th September 1978. The view is of the rail bridge across the River Wensum, just to the north of the station (which is visible behind the distant crossing gates with a DMU railtour at the platform). Freight trains had to stop at this point to receive instructions from the staff based at the former station. After line closure and the conversion of the trackbed into a footpath and cycle route, the bridge remained as part of �Marriot's Way�.

Norwich Extension (Lynn and Fakenham Railway)
Mark Dufton [16/09/1978]


Shields Road Depot: A Memento of Rail Festival 78, held at Glasgow's Shields Road depot.

City of Glasgow Union Railway
Colin Miller [16/09/1978]


Lenwade: In the late 1970s, the former Midland and Great Northern station at Lenwade had a regular passenger service, albeit one visit a year from a succession of special excursions. This is the 1978 trip, in the form of a Birmingham/Cravens DMU chartered by the Aylsham and District Railway Action Committee. Despite the heroic local efforts, the line from Lenwade to Wroxham was closed and dismantled in the early 1980s. The station building survives, sensitively restored as a private family house.

Norwich Extension (Lynn and Fakenham Railway)
Mark Dufton [16/09/1978]


Yoker Depot: A class 303 leaves Yoker Depot sidings on 16 September 1988. In the foreground is the reinstated Rothesay Dock branch.

Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway
Bill Roberton [16/09/1988]


Maryhill Park: Looking west over what would become the site of the new Maryhill Station and reinstated Maryhill Park Junction for the line to Anniesland. The unused (?) new signalbox is beyond the industrial unit to the left.

Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Bill Roberton [16/09/1988]


Wakefield Westgate: One of the refurbished ex-Great Eastern line 'stop- gap' units no 307130, in West Yorkshire Metro livery, stands at Wakefield Westgate station on 16 September 1990 with a service to Leeds. See image [[32034]]

Bradford, Wakefield and Leeds Railway
David Pesterfield [16/09/1990]


Crewe: A southbound Inter City service, with a DVT leading, calls at Crewe on a late September evening in 1991.

Grand Junction Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/1991]


Methil East Junction: 37694 passes the River Leven with empty coal wagons from Methil Power Station on 16 September 1992.

Leven Dock Railway
Bill Roberton [16/09/1992]


Methil East Junction: 37694 leaves Methil Power Station with empty coal wagons on 16th September 1992. The former docks line curves away to the right.

Leven Dock Railway
Bill Roberton [16/09/1992]


Glenrothes with Thornton: 37694 nears Glenrothes with Thornton with an empty coal train from Methil Power Station on 16th September 1992.

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
Bill Roberton [16/09/1992]


Plates, signs, notices etc: Some totems on dispay at a stall in a railwayana auction in September 1996. I think I can safely say the Nottingham Midland one would have been the most pricey.

British Railways
David Panton [16/09/1996]


Millerhill Marshalling Yard [North]: North end of Millerhill in September 1997, with 37108 on a departing PW train about to pass 60058 with the returning Lackenby steel flats.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [16/09/1997]


Millbrook (Beds): A Class 31 with a train at Millbrook on the Bletchley - Bedford line in September 1998. [The train has another 31 at the far end.] The station opened in 1846 as Marston, changed to Ampthill in 1847, then became Ampthill (Marston) in 1850. The name was modified once again in 1877 to Millbrook for Ampthill, before finally (?) settling on the current name of plain Millbrook in 1910.

Bedford Railway
Ian Dinmore [16/09/1998]


Millbrook (Beds): View south east over the level crossing at Millbrook, Bedfordshire, in September 1998. The station is served by trains on the Bedford - Bletchley line. The platforms are off to the left of the crossing.

Bedford Railway
Ian Dinmore [16/09/1998]


Cadder Yard: A Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley service passes Cadder signal box on 16 September 1998.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
David Panton [16/09/1998]


Millbrook (Beds): Two class 31s and two coaches forming the 14.00 Bedford - Bletchley train calling at Millbrook in September 1998.

Bedford Railway
Ian Dinmore [16/09/1998]


Eskbank: Looking south along the trackbed of the Waverley Route through Eskbank in 2003.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [16/09/2003]


Melrose: The surviving restored station building at Melrose in September 2003, looking west towards Tweedbank, a mile and a half away. The A6091 now runs past the site on the left.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [16/09/2003]


Melrose: Road approach to the former Melrose station on 16 September 2003. Part of the main building is now in use as a restaurant.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [16/09/2003]


Fountainhall: The station site at Fountainhall on the Waverley route on 16 September 2003 looking south over the former level crossing. The surviving station house, now an attractive private residence, stands alongside. See image [[51994]]

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [16/09/2003]


Aviemore: EWS 37416 stabled alongside Aviemore station on 16 September 2004 during a visit of The Royal Scotsman to Boat of Garten on the Strathspey Railway.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [16/09/2004]


Aviemore: 'Royal Scotsman' locomotive no 37416 stabled at Aviemore station in September 2004 on the connection to the Strathspey Railway lines. The train was on a visit to Boat of Garten at the time.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [16/09/2004]


Kings Cross: A lineup of three Class 91s and an HST at the 'country end' of Kings Cross on a sunny afternoon of 16 September 2004. At that time the GNER livery was dominant but there have been a few changes since then as franchises have been let and then handed back a few times in the intervening years.

London to Peterborough (Great Northern Railway)
John McIntyre [16/09/2004]


Baileyfield Switch and Crossing Works: Russian coal on its way to Cockenzie power station in September 2006. EWS 66095 has brought the train from the import terminal in Leith Docks and has just passed below the A1140 road bridge heading for Portobello West Junction and the ECML.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [16/09/2006]


Baileyfield Switch and Crossing Works: EWS 66095 with coal from Leith Docks destined for Cockenzie power station in September 2006. The train is passing the VAE Baileyfield Switch & Crossing Works on the climb up to Portobello Junction and the ECML. See image [[14242]]

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [16/09/2006]


Carlisle: SPT liveried 156511 pauses on platform 1 at Carlisle having arrived from Newcastle on 16 September 2006. The service is heading north for stations on the G&SW main line. A Class 57 Thunderbird sits in the sidings on the west side of the station awaiting it's next duty.

Caledonian Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2006]


Carntyne: 320307 brings a Helensburgh train into Carntyne on 16 September.

Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
David Panton [16/09/2007]


Largo Viaduct: Viaduct and Railway Inn, Station Wynd, Largo.

East of Fife Railway
Brian Forbes [16/09/2007]


Cardonald: It might not look much but its a start! Taken from a passing train - one of the new catenery supports now in place in connection with the Glasgow Airport Rail Link.

Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Graham Morgan [16/09/2007]


Livingston North: Looking west at Livingston North showing the preparatory work required to put another track down.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Ewan Crawford [16/09/2007]


Bathgate [4th]: The freight train now standing at platform 1 is for ... track re-doubling.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Ewan Crawford [16/09/2007]


Truro: View east over the level crossing at Truro and towards the viaduct as the Home Secretary waits patiently to go for lunch. The lower quadrant semaphore is off for a Plymouth departure.

Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2008]


Falmouth Docks: Two FGW Bubble Cars led by 153373 approach the Falmouth Docks passenger terminus on a service from Truro. On the right the link to the disused goods branch into the dockyard can be seen.

Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2008]


Falmouth Docks: A view towards the buffers under the distinctive Falmouth Docks canopy showing one of the disused goods sidings associated with the dockyard alongside and a ship under refit beyond

Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2008]


Penzance (Long Rock): 57603 Tintagel Castle stands with Night Riviera sleeper stock at the eastern end of the Ponsandane carriage sidings overlooking the Long Rock level crossing. The single track main line becomes double just round the bend in this view eastwards to Marazion and St. Erth.

West Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2008]


Penmere: Penmere Platform was a late opening in 1925 serving a suburb of Falmouth. It is well maintained and the replica signs add to the atmosphere. 153382 leads a Truro service.

Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2008]


Penmere: The magnificent running in board at Penmere Platform and replica totem.

Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2008]


Penmere: Replica Western Region totems and other signs add to the atmosphere at Penmere, which serves a suburb of Falmouth. FGW 153373 is on the tail of a service departing for Truro in September 2008.

Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2008]


Truro: View west at Truro as 150232 on Platform 3 loads a sizeable number of passengers for an up Penzance to Plymouth service. The Falmouth bay is at the far end of the down platform.

Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2008]


Truro: The Falmouth branch train, formed of 153382/73 waits in the bay at the west end of Truro. The down main line is signalled for both directions for the half mile from here to the branch junction.

Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2008]


Kilmany: Old bridge abutments at Rathillet, just to the west of Kilmany on the former Newburgh and North Fife line, photographed in September 2009.

Newburgh and North Fife Railway
Brian Forbes [16/09/2009]


Strand Road Level Crossing: The morning rush hour traffic is brought to a stand on Strand Road, Preston as 66181 hauls 8 empty bogie tank wagons from the tar distillery at Preston Docks bound for the Lindsey oil terminal on 16 September 2009. Beyond the level crossing the line climbs quickly between the houses on Fishergate Hill before joining the main line at the south end of Preston station.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2009]


Johnstone Junction: Looking South, a Class 318 on a service to Glasgow passing the location of Johnstone Junction on 16th September 2009. Photo taken through the lineside fence.

Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Graham Morgan [16/09/2009]


Elderslie Junction: 66182 at Elderslie en route to Hunterston with empty coal wagons on 16th September

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Graham Morgan [16/09/2009]


Johnstone Junction: Looking South, this is where the Johnstone Curve met the main Glasgow to Ayr line just to the east of Johnstone station. This allowed through trains from Greenock to Ayrshire (this service ended in 1900) and the chord connected the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr Railway to Cart Junction. The chord was retained until the 1960's. All that remains is a very short section of overgrown trackbed as the area is now a housing estate.

Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Graham Morgan [16/09/2009]


Cart Junction: This shows the supports for the recently removed rail bridge that crossed the Black Cart Water just to the West of Cart Junction, carrying the line to Bridge Of Weir, Kilmacolm and Greenock Princes Pier.

Bridge of Weir Railway
Graham Morgan [16/09/2009]


Cart Junction: Looking west towards Bridge Of Weir at Cart Junction. The viaduct that stood here has been recently removed, as seems to be happening to other disused railway bridges of late. All that remains are the stone supports, perhaps left in case the line is put back into use? Beyond the trees is the A737 which blocks the trackbed at this point.

Bridge of Weir Railway
Graham Morgan [16/09/2009]


Clitheroe: A capacity boost for the 1640 Clitheroe to Manchester Victoria as Bubble Car 153382 waits with 156482 for departure. The large building just visible beyond the trees is the Ribble Cement works at Horrocksford See image [[9868]].

Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway (Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway)
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2010]


Pinwherry: The old station at Pinwherry, seen from the north on 16 September 2010 as it slowly vanishes into the undergrowth. The loop here was removed in the 1990s.

Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway
Colin Miller [16/09/2010]


Burscough Bridge: To the east of Burscough Bridge station the line towards Wigan first has to drop beneath the Preston - Ormskirk line before quickly climbing again to cross the Tarleton branch of the Leeds - Liverpool canal. 150140 on a Southport - Manchester Victoria service on 16 September is on the descent to get under the first obstacle.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2010]


Ballantrae: Found behind the Garden Centre in Ballantrae on 16 September 2010. The train stands on a short piece of track, but there are earthworks for an oval around the grassed area. Gauge not measured, I'd guess 10'. There was a miniature railway on the front at Ayr, closed and dismantled some years ago - presumably that is where this little train came from.

Cragiemains Home and Garden Centre
Colin Miller [16/09/2010]


Poulton-le-Fylde: All clear for 158905, on the last leg of its York to Blackpool North journey, as it calls at Poulton-le-Fylde. The bracket junction signal is fully functional but, although the left semaphore is raised over sixty times a day, that on the right (Fleetwood line) hasn't been used for around twenty years. View towards Kirkham from the overbridge outside the main station entrance and booking hall.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2010]


St Pancras: Looking north along Midland Road towards the St Pancras station 'tradesman's entrance' in September 2010.

London Extension (Midland Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [16/09/2010]


Whalley: A new signal, controlled from Horrocksford Junction, has been installed at Whalley during the line upgrade and means that southbound trains no longer have to wait at Clitheroe while the preceding service clears Daisyfield Junction. 150141 leaves the long viaduct, reputed to contain 7 million bricks, and enters Whalley on its way to Clitheroe. See image [[10011]]

Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway (Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway)
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2010]


Horrocksford: The view down the Horrocksford branch from the gates of the Castle Cement works near Clitheroe. Although less than a mile long this is more of a rural branch line than just a siding but it has always been freight only. Its good to see it open for regular cement trains again after a period of disuse. See image [[42683]] for the view in the opposite direction into the works complex.

Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway (Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway)
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2010]


St Pancras: Sir John Betjeman admiring Mr Barlow's roof from the concourse of St Pancras station in September 2010.

London Extension (Midland Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [16/09/2010]


Burscough Bridge: The old station building on the Wigan and Manchester bound platform at Burscough Bridge is no longer in railway use, although it still looks very much the part as it basks in the sunshine on 16 September 2010.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2010]


Clitheroe: The Norman keep of Clitheroe Castle overlooks the railway line. It can be seen here as 156482 leaves the station on the rear of a 153/156 combination heading for Blackburn and Manchester. For the view from the castle see image [[31681]]

Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway (Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway)
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2010]


Whalley: Do not alight here reads the sign outside the old station building at Whalley because a new, slightly raised, platform was built for the reopening and tacked on to the original. The old station was turned into two houses after it first closed in 1962. 150134 calls on its way to Clitheroe.

Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway (Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway)
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2010]


St Pancras: St Pancras station, September 2010.

London Extension (Midland Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [16/09/2010]


Horrocksford Junction: The junction where the short freight branch from the Ribble Cement works joins the Blackburn to Hellifield line is seen here from an overbridge on the branch, as is the end of the run round loop. The signal box is just off to the right and this is also the point where terminating trains from Manchester reverse before dropping back to Clitheroe station. See image [[18737]]

Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway (Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway)
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2010]


Burscough Bridge: The new station building on the Southport platform at Burscough Bridge on 16 September 2010. The building houses the ticket office staffed by County Council staff and an excellent cafe. It also acts as a transport interchange with local buses.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2010]


St Pancras: Scene at St Pancras on 16 September 2010.

London Extension (Midland Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [16/09/2010]


Burscough Bridge: A Southport to Manchester service passes Burscough Bridge Junction SB on 16 September 2010. Although the 'junction' suffix is a little redundant today, there used to be double track lines diverging to the right (towards Burscough Jct station) and to the left (towards Rufford) both of which joined the Preston to Ormskirk line, which can be seen crossing at right angles on the overbridge in the distance.

Southport Branch (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and East Lancashire Railway Joint)
John McIntyre [16/09/2010]


Royal Albert Bridge: A westbound 125 eases over the Royal Albert Bridge which is currently being prepared for repainting by the addition of a complex network of lightweight scaffolding.

Cornwall Railway
Ewan Crawford [16/09/2011]


Royal Albert Bridge: The Royal Albert Bridge viewed at night from the Saltash end of the parallel road bridge.

Cornwall Railway
Ewan Crawford [16/09/2011]


Saltash: 150101 pauses at Saltash en route to Liskeard on 16 September. The view is from the new(ish) footway on the Tamar Bridge and the girders seen here are the west end of the Royal Albert Bridge.

Cornwall Railway
Ewan Crawford [16/09/2011]


Brownhills West: Look out, there's a gronk about... visitors to the museum at the Chasewater Railway wait for D3429 to run round its train, consisting of a van see image [[40346]] and three coaches. The museum building is a 6-road shed, built recently to an old design; a visit is highly recommended.

Cannock Branch (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [16/09/2012]


Chasewater Heaths: D3429 see image [[40369]] pulls out of Chasewater Heaths station on 16 September 2012, heading for Brownhills West.

Cannock Chase and Wolverhampton Railway
Ken Strachan [16/09/2012]


Brownhills West: Room with a view: the guard on the narrow gauge train at the Chasewater Railway inspects his flags. The staff here kindly ran a special train for us after we dallied too long on the standard gauge.

Cannock Branch (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [16/09/2012]


Dunblane: One of tennis player Andy Murray's lesser known achievements (even to him) is the record for the maximum number of fans it is possible to cram into a 158 unit on a wet Sunday morning. Arriving behind time in Dunblane because of the extra patronage for Murray's celebratory walkabout in the town on September 16th 2012, 158 869 takes several minutes to release a multitude into a welcoming downpour.

Scottish Central Railway
Mark Dufton [16/09/2012]


Plates, signs, notices etc: As this sign is between two platforms (at Brownhills West on the Chasewater Railway), it is obviously not in its original location. Nonetheless, it's an excellent example of a maintenance boundary marker. I remember finding a couple of these in Pontymoile, on the South side of Pontypool, as the viaduct on the Blaenavon line was about to be demolished. I wasn't convinced I would have the strength to dig them out, let alone carry them home!

Great Western Railway
Ken Strachan [16/09/2012]


Brownhills West: The origins of the Tri-Rail shop building at the Chasewater Railway are all too clear. I tried to buy such a van body in 1985, the going rate was then 250. I believe that BR Disposals have now run out, and that the acceptable substitute is a 20 foot ISO freight container!

Cannock Branch (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [16/09/2012]


Brownhills West: Looking at this rather large shed, which incorporates a museum, you would have thought it was built in the 19th century, not the 21st.

Cannock Branch (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [16/09/2012]


Brownhills West: Attitudes to health and safety have changed quite a lot since this step was cast into the top of a buffer on a Walsall engineers' van seen on the small, but friendly, Chasewater Railway.

Cannock Branch (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [16/09/2012]


Brownhills : D3429 clearly appeals to at least two generations as it approaches the HQ of the Chasewater Railway on 16 September. The mixture of liveries on the signalbox is interesting - perhaps different parts belong to different companies?

Cannock Branch (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [16/09/2012]


Sittingbourne: Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway's 0-4-0ST Leader in Sittingbourne station on 16 September.

Sittingbourne, Kemsley and Ridham Dock Railway (Bowaters)
Peter Todd [16/09/2013]


Filisur: Two Rhaetian services crossing at Filisur illustrate the variety of advertising liveries on the Ge 4/4 III class. Bright yellow 644 Savognin on a train for Chur also has the St. Moritz portion of the westbound Glacier Express in the consist. Green 647 Grusch is heading for St. Moritz with a Regio Express.

Rhaetian Railway (RhB)
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2013]


Rosyth: 170475 at Rosyth platform 1with the 14.23 Cowdenbeath - Edinburgh service on 16 September. Work will soon start to improve access to this platform.

Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Bill Roberton [16/09/2013]


Bergun: The amazing loops, spirals, tunnels and viaducts of the Rhaeitian Railway Albula line have been made a UNESCO world heritage site. Ge 4/4 III electric loco No. 647 Grusch crosses one of many tall slender structures on a Chur to St. Moritz train shortly after leaving Bergun.

Rhaetian Railway (RhB)
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2013]


Abbotsford: This, according to local notice, is the remains of the 'dock' on the opposite (south) bank for the ferry from Abbotsford Ferry (see image [[37535]]). Abbotsford itself is off camera to the right.

Selkirk and Galashiels Railway
Colin Miller [16/09/2013]


St. Moritz: Every station needs a shunter. Or so it seems in Switzerland. RhB 112 is kept busy at St. Moritz on 16 September making up trains for various destinations, including Tirano in Italy. RhB 629 Tiefencastel is about to leave with a Regio Express for Landquart via Klosters.

Rhaetian Railway (RhB)
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2013]


Rosyth: 67019on an Edinburgh - Leuchars charter passing through Rosyth station on 16 September 2013. 67006Royal Sovereignis on the rear of the train.

Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Bill Roberton [16/09/2013]


Gourock: A year after adorning Gourock Station with a giant poster telling the story of the station and pier in the Second World War, Alastair Alexander has further brightened the concourse by providing a dozen colourful posters about the Clyde and its classic vessels.

Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
John Yellowlees [16/09/2013]


Rosyth: 67006Royal Sovereignon the rear of an Edinburgh - Leuchars charter passing through Rosyth on 16 September. 67019 was heading the train at this point See image [[44611]]

Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Bill Roberton [16/09/2013]


Dalgety Bay: 47501 heads the Northern Belle luxury train through Dalgety Bay station, Fife, on 16 September. The train was returning to London after dropping passengers at Leuchars.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Brian Forbes [16/09/2013]


Samedan: Grab shot of the resident metre gauge steeple cab shunter at Samedan where the lines from Chur, Scuol, St. Moritz and Tirano meet. RhB 214 is one of two built for the railway in 1984 with three powered axles working from the 11kv overhead system.

Rhaetian Railway (RhB)
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2013]


St Marys Bay: RHDRdiesel locomotive no 12 John Southland brings a train into St Mary's Bay Station on 16 September.

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
Peter Todd [16/09/2013]


St. Moritz: Although St. Moritz is a terminus (of three main lines) all platforms are through roads with stabling sidings beyond. A lineup of Rhaetian metre gauge rolling stock and motive power is stabled alongside the lake in September 2013.

Rhaetian Railway (RhB)
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2013]


Shawfair: Looking south over Shawfair Station on 16 September with work on the footbridge well advanced.

Millerhill Deviation (Network Rail)
Bill Roberton [16/09/2014]


Glenesk: Looking north from the B6392 road bridge on 16 September 2014 towards the site of Glenesk Colliery and Junction.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Bill Roberton [16/09/2014]


Falahill Summit: Looking north to the climb up to Falahill on 16 September 2014.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [16/09/2014]


Carlisle: The 1737 Cumbrian Coast service is about to leave Carlisle on Monday 16 September 2015 with 37402 propelling.

Citadel Station Committee (Caledonian Railway and London and North Western Railway)
Bruce McCartney [16/09/2015]


Tweedbank: Ready for the road: 67 026 waits for the road back from Tweedbank on the return working of the 16th September steam special.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
David Spaven [16/09/2015]


Edinburgh Waverley: Period contrasts as Union of South Africa awaits the road east out of Waverley after its (early) arrival with the return working of the Borders Railway steam special on 16th September.

North British Railway
David Spaven [16/09/2015]


Borthwick Bank Signal Box: View from the tail of the 16th September steam special – block-booked by CBR members, supporters, families and friends – climbing Borthwick Bank close to where the photographer’s father captured a snow-bound scene in February 1963 see image [[52639]].

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
David Spaven [16/09/2015]


Tweedbank: Shot of the 1424 leaving Tweedbank with the CBR special waiting for its path with Silver Jubilee 67026 on front. 60009 at the rear.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Bruce McCartney [16/09/2015]


Edinburgh Waverley: All in it together. I hope we, the customer, are somewhere in there too, but unfortunately we don't have a logo. Cue facetious suggestions.

North British Railway
David Panton [16/09/2016]


National Railway Museum York: Don't you dare put your cigarette-ends in here! (Seen at the National Railway Museum, York).

National Railway Museum
Colin Miller [16/09/2016]


Östersund: Inlandsbanan (IB AB) TMZ 1421 'Cathis' diesel loco sits literally at the back door of the company headquarters in Östersund. The loco was built by NOHAB of Trollhättan in 1970 and was used by DSB for 30 years on its passenger and freight services before being sold to IB AB in 2012.

Mittbanan
Charlie Niven [16/09/2016]


Bentham: A light engine movement from the National Railway Museum to Carnforth on 16th September 2017. West Coast Railway's 47245 and Slim Jim 33207 pass through Bentham station heading for home.

North Western Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2017]


Farington Junction: A1 class pacific no.60163 'Tornado' heads north at Farington Jct on 16 September 2017 whilst working 'The Border Raider' tour from Tame Bridge Parkway to Carlisle.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2017]


Leyland: Freightliner 70010 heads for Scotland with a container service at Leyland on 16 September 2017.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2017]


Dalgety Bay: Not something you see every day. Colas 70804 and 60021 climb away from Dalgety Bay / pass the site of Donibristle siding, with a Millerhill - Elgin ballast on 16 September.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [16/09/2017]


Dalgety Bay: Not something you see every day. Colas 70804 and 60021 climb away from Dalgety Bay / pass the site of Donibristle siding, with a Millerhill - Elgin ballast on 16 September.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [16/09/2017]


Long Preston: 60163 Tornado pulls away from a water stop at Long Preston with the returning Border Raider tour on 16th September 2017. The train, steam hauled throughout, ran from Tame Bridge Parkway to Carlisle via Shap and returned via the S&C and Standedge routes.

North Western Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: Unusual station design on the Wuppertal.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [16/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: The supporting structure of the Wuppertal, viewed from below.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [16/09/2017]


Long Preston: Closely following 60163 and The Border Raider through Long Preston on 16th September 2017 was DBS 66176 with a long rake of cement tankers from Avonmouth to Horrocksford Cement Works. This train had been diverted due to an engineering possession south of Clitheroe but had (remarkably) run via Shap and the S&C rather than the Little North Western route through Wennington.

North Western Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2017]


Forth Bridge: An unremarkable Scotrail Class 158, photographed from a remarkable location. This view from the top of the bridge looks towards North Queensferry on 16th September 2016. This was a supervised visit that brought out the 'big kid' in me - I loved it. Your View at Forth Bridge - Barnardo's

Forth Bridge Railway
Iain Teaz [16/09/2018]


Inverkeithing East Junction: GBRf 66740 Sarah passes Inverkeithing East Junction with an Aberdeen - Bo'ness empty stock move on 16 September 2018. This had worked an SRPS charter to Brora the previous day.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [16/09/2018]


Becconsall: While Kerr Stuart 0-6-0T 'Joffre' sits in the headshunt, Hudswell 0-4-0 DM shunter returns to Becconsall yard after one of several test runs on 16 September 2018. The loco originally was built to work underground and didn't have a cab, however during restoration a cab has been added complete with elevated control desk.

West Lancashire Light Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2018]


Donibristle Platform: GBRf liveried 66738 Huddersfield Town leads the Royal Scotsman 'Clans, Castles & Isles' tour from Perth to Sanquhar near Donibristle on 16th September 2018. Royal Scotsman liveried 66746 is on the rear.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [16/09/2018]


Pitlochry: Progress with the platform extensions at Pitlochry in September 2018.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
David Prescott [16/09/2018]


Forth Bridge: A Southbound Class 170 crosses the Forth Bridge on 16th September 2018. My wife and I were up there courtesy of Balbour Beatty and Network Rail on a fund raiser for Barnardos. The former company facilitates the whole thing for Barnardos' benefit. Your View at Forth Bridge - Barnardo's

Forth Bridge Railway
Iain Teaz [16/09/2018]


Bo^ness: G&SW Brake van No.122 from 1901 basks in the sun while being shunted from its restoration point to the museum of Scottish railways at Bo'ness on 16th September 2019.

Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Douglas McPherson [16/09/2019]


Stormy Loops: Scotrail 156506 passing Stormy Loops enroute to Swansea Landore for overhaul on 16th September 2019.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [16/09/2019]


Newtown: A pair of TfW Class 158s, on a service to Birmingham International, call at Newtown on 16 September 2019.

Llanidloes and Newtown Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2019]


Newtown: A double set Class 158 arrives at Newtown with the 1330 hrs Aberystwyth to Birmingham International service on 16 September 2019. The ERTMS 'signals' may not move or display a light but the ETCS cab display provides the driver with necessary information and authority to move, provided from the control centre at Machynlleth.

Llanidloes and Newtown Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2019]


Glasgow Central: A CrossCountry train at Glasgow Central.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [16/09/2019]


Abermule: A view westwards towards Newtown from the level crossing at Abermule with the station house (now in private ownership) on 16 September 2019. Both platforms have been removed as has the signalbox which stood on the left beyond the road.

Oswestry and Newtown Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2019]


Montgomery: Like many rural stations that weren't exactly that close to the place they were supposed to serve, Montgomery station (viewed from the public road) was actually in the village of Caerhowel with Montgomery over 2 miles away!

Oswestry and Newtown Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2019]


Forden: An Aberystwyth to Birmingham International service heads away from the camera towards Welshpool on 16 September 2019 as it passes the former Forden station. Photo taken from the former signalbox by kind invitation of the owner.

Oswestry and Newtown Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2019]


ScotRail: ScotRail’s Great Scenic Tasting Box brings together an exceptional range of food and drink from throughout Scotland. Customers can choose a Great Glen charcuterie or cheddar and caramelised onion slices from the Scottish Borders. Pate from West Lothian, Perthshire water, Moray oatcakes, Aberdeenshire crisps and chocolate, and Edinburgh shortbread provide a feast of flavours from every corner of the country, and it can be washed down with a Glengoyne 10-year-old malt or Edinburgh gin and tonic. A complimentary map and guide to the route is also included. Great Scenic Tasting Boxes are available to buy at Glasgow Queen Street, Fort William and Inverness stations for £16, or two for £30.

ScotRail
ScotRail [16/09/2019]


Glasgow Queen Street High Level: Work to extend platforms 4 and 5 under way on the first day of the 4 week closure which will see the last of the EGIP trackwork improvements at Queen Street and bring these platforms into line with 2 and 3 which were extended in July 2019.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Colin McDonald [16/09/2019]


Galgate: Moving on? TPE EMU 350403 has recently been de-branded ahead of its replacement by a new 5-car Class 397 and transfer to the London Northwestern Railway. The clean but plain set is seen in the cutting at Hampson heading for Glasgow on 16th September 2019.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [16/09/2019]


Forden: A view towards Newtown from the former level crossing at Forden on 16 September 2019. The LC has now been closed and the road diverted but a foot crossing still remains available. Although the station buildings have been removed, the station house and the former signalbox (both in private ownership)remain.

Oswestry and Newtown Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2019]


Hampstead Heath: 378 223 with a London Overground service to Stratford arriving at Hampstead Heath station alongside 378 212 calling with a London Overground service to Richmond, on 16th September 2019. This station was originally opened in 1860; the platform buildings and canopies were rebuilt by British Railways London Midland Region in rather dull reinforced concrete which were replaced when the line was modernised in 1995/96. This saw the 1953 buildings disappear without trace to be replaced by two small open buildings with Victorian-style canopies, the only station on the line to be so treated during the 1990s update.

Hampstead Junction Railway (London and North Western Railway)
David Bosher [16/09/2019]


Forden: A pair of Class 158s on an Aberystwyth to Birmingham International service approach Forden on 16th September 2019. The photograph was taken from the signalbox by the kind invitation of the owner.

Oswestry and Newtown Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2019]


Glasgow Central: One of the soon to be cascaded TPE Class 350 EMUs, seen in Platform 3 at Glsgow Central prior to working to Manchester Airport on 16th September 2019. This sub-class of ten trains will be transferring to the West Midlands when their Class 397 replacements enter service.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [16/09/2019]


Coupar Angus: BR Light Pacific no 72008 Clan MacLeod entering Coupar Angus from the north on 20 July 1953. The train is the Aberdeen - Glasgow Buchanan Street 'Bon Accord'.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [16/09/2019]


Glasgow Central: Cross-Country and Scotrail trains in Platforms 4 and 5 at Glasgow Central on 16th September 2019.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [16/09/2019]


Glasgow Central: 318256 at Glasgow Central on 16th September 2019.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [16/09/2019]


Forth Bridge: Class A1 No.60163 'Tornado' crossing The Forth Bridge above North Queensferry with the northbound ' Aberdonian '.

Forth Bridge Railway
John Gray [16/09/2019]


Red House LC (UWG): Looking east from Red House UWG crossing towards Abermule on 16 September 2019. It was in this area that on 26 January 1921 an eastbound express crashed head on with a westbound stopping service with tragic consequences. Unfortunately the lineside vegetation now prevents you from identifying the local landmarks that were visible in photos of the accident scene. The investigation into the circumstances that lead to the crash are contained within the official report, available here: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docsummary.php?docID=103he

Llanidloes and Newtown Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2019]


Highgate Road High Level: The site of the westbound platform at Highgate Road (High Level), seen from a London Overground GOBLIN service to Barking, soon after departing from Gospel Oak, on 16th September 2019. This station was opened by the Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway with the line in 1868 and closed as a First World War economy in 1915. The low level platforms on the 1870 spur down to Kentish Town remained open until 1918. Although the high level platforms closed in 1915, the line between Gospel Oak and the quaintly-named Junction Road Junction, where the spur from Kentish Town joined the THJR, did not close to passengers until 1925 when the service to Chingford, via a route impossible today, was withdrawn. It reopened to passengers in April 1981 when trains from Barking were diverted to Gospel Oak from Kentish Town.

Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway
David Bosher [16/09/2019]


Marykirk Viaduct: A1 No.60163 Tornado is ten minutes late as it races north across Marykirk Viaduct with The Aberdonian.

Aberdeen Railway
John Gray [16/09/2019]


Newtown: All quiet at Newtown on a dreich 16 September 2019. Standing under the footbridge looking west both platform buildings are still in railway use.

Llanidloes and Newtown Railway
John McIntyre [16/09/2019]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1869Solway Junction RailwayCR_>Abbey Junction CR (Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock) to Brayton opened for goods (Maryport and Carlisle Railway).
1875Polloc and Govan RailwayPolmadie Shed fully open.
1935Rhondda and Swansea Bay RailwayNeath Canal Side closed to passengers.
1957Stirling and Dunfermline RailwayStirling Shore Road shed closed, locomotives transferred to Stirling South.
1968Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway) Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)Auchlochan Nos 9 and 10 Collieries to Larkhall Central closed to freight.
1968Maidens and Dunure Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway)2nd_>Heads of Ayr 2nd (Butlins Camp) to Ayr (Alloway Junction) closed to passengers.

News


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

YearCompaniesDescription
2000Polmadie Open DayThe Polmadie open day is organised by Virgin Trains. This event is to celebrate 125 years of Polmadie Shed. The original shed here was built for the Caledonian Railway and it opened on 16 September 1875. The steam shed here closed in 1967. Steam, diesel and electric locomotives will be represented here. - Vintage shuttle bus from Rutherglen station.
- Opens at 10:00.
- Last admission 16:00.
- Priority to ticket holders.
- Free tickets available from Allan McLean of Virgin Trains.
- Contributions welcome for "Children First" charity.
- Formal entry location; 109 Polmadie Road.
2003Appeal to extend Edinburgh CrossRail to ShawfairSir Tom Farmer is to appeal to the Scottish Executive over Midlothian Council^s refusing planning permission for an extension of the Edinburgh CrossRail route from Newcraighall to Shawfair. Shawfair station would be located by the former Monktonhall Colliery a site which is earmarked for developments including Carnie Business Park and many new homes. The currently proposed route for re-opening the Waverley Route runs further west and does not follow the original route of the line. The original route has been crossed by the Edinburgh Bypass on the level and would require a considerable bridge to be built over the line if reinstated as the routes meet at an oblique angle by the Sherrifhall roundabout.
2008Night time is the best time for airport platform [Network Rail Article]Network Rail is planning a series of late night improvement works at Manchester Airport railway station. The aim of the work is to complete the eagerly anticipated third platform on time.
2009Men in court over station brawl [BBC News Article]Ten men from Aberdeen and Dundee appear in court in relation to a brawl at Stonehaven railway station earlier this year.
2010Hopes remain for closed Colne - Skipton railway line [BBC]A campaign to get the disused railway line between east Lancashire and North Yorkshire reopened remains on track, its backers have said
2011ScotRail to provide more trains for Broughty Ferry [Rail.co]Nine more trains will call daily at Broughty Ferry from Monday, 12 December, it was announced today. The new calls will improve local connections in the Dundee, Perth and Angus travel to work area and connections southbound to the Central Belt. The services will also provide new day trip opportunities northbound to Aberdeen.
2011Barriers go up at station to beat rail fare dodgers [Evening Times]Fare dodgers will have no escape when ticket barriers come into force at Glasgows biggest rail station.
2013Borders railway will never pay [Scotland on Sunday]Borders railway is a white elephant which will cost so much that it simply isnt worth it, writes Brian Monteith. A project that is likely to be at least four years late and is approaching being five times its original projected cost, it is entirely fitting that the Borders railway is the spawn of the Holyrood parliament. More worrying still, and entirely in keeping with the management of the construction of their own temple to political self-indulgence, our MSPs have thus far not managed to exert any sort of control on what will become the most expensive railway in Scotland if not Britain.
2013Sellafield train derails in South Cumbria - but no risk to public, say Network Rail [Westmorland Gazette]A freight train bound for Sellafield and hauling nuclear flasks has derailed in South Cumbria this afternoon - blocking both lines. The incident happened between Roose and Barrow on its journey towards the Furness town. However, Network Rail have moved to allay local concerns after revealing the train was only doing 5 mph at the time of the incident, the flasks were empty and there is no risk to the general public.
2014Commuter races London Underground train - and wins [Telegraph]A commuter has proved that travelling on foot can be just as fast as taking the Tube and staged a race against a London Underground train to prove his point. James Heptonstall filmed his 380m sprint from Londons Mansion House to Cannon Street station while his friend Noel Carroll took the Circle Line Tube for the same journey.
2015ScotRail to increase capacity on overcrowded Borders line [The Times]Extra carriages will be added to ease congestion on the new Borders Rail service after passengers complained that they were being “packed in like sardines”. The operator, ScotRail, has been criticised after delays and overcrowding blighted its new service, which was officially opened by the Queen a week ago.
2016Train derailed in ^landslide^ near Watford Junction [BBC News]A train has derailed near Watford Junction, operator London Midland has confirmed. No-one was injured when the 06:19 BST service from Milton Keynes to Euston left the track. The accident was caused by a reported landslide, believed to have happened after flooding in the area. A spokesman said London Midland and Virgin services would be ^severely disrupted^ from the north-west of England, Scotland, and the Midlands.
2016Train driver was nine times alcohol limit at Waverley Station [Scotsman] A TRAIN driver has pleaded guilty to being almost nine times the alcohol limit as he prepared to take a service from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Colin Chapman, 54, was said to have been caught at Waverley Station before the late night service departed on May 25. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard yesterday that he provided a blood sample of 174 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. Railway regulations stipulate a maximum reading of 20mg per 100ml. The court heard that Chapman, of Milngavie, had resigned as a train driver following his arrest.
2017Commuters hit by third delay to ScotRails new electric service [Scotsman]The launch of electric trains on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line has been delayed for a third time leaving them more than a year late. Commuters will not be travelling on the new Japanese-designed fleet until early next year rather than December, ScotRail told The Scotsman.
2019£194m railway stations upgrade revealed by Transport for Wales [BBC News]Details of how all railway stations in Wales will benefit from a £194m investment pot have been unveiled. Transport for Wales (TfW) said it included a facelift for Swansea and 1,500 car parking spaces Wales-wide. Wales^ 247 stations will see wi-fi brought in, better security, buildings and shelters and improved passenger information over the next 15 years.
2019Caledonian Sleeper staff set strike date [BBC News]Members of the RMT union are taking industrial action over concerns about staffing levels and training.
2019Scenic railways provide a taste of Scotland [ScotRail]Customers travelling on Scotland^s most scenic railways can now indulge in locally sourced Scottish produce while they take in the rolling scenery. ScotRails Great Scenic Tasting Box brings together an exceptional range of food and drink from throughout Scotland. Customers can choose a Great Glen charcuterie or cheddar and caramelised onion slices from the Scottish Borders.