This day in history 17 September

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Corkerhill Shed: Jubilee 4-6-0 45575 Madras receiving attention on Corkerhill shed in September 1949.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [17/09/1949]


Corkerhill Shed: Mixed traffic contrast in the shed yard at Corkerhill in September 1949. Horwich Mogul 42910 stands alongside Caley Jumbo 57266.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [17/09/1949]


Innellan Pier: A grey day on the Firth of Clyde in September 1955, with MV Maid of Argyll alongside Innellan Pier.

Piers, Slips and Staiths
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [17/09/1955]


Paisley Harbour: Maid of Argyll photographed at her destination, Paisley Harbour, on 17 September 1966. Not quite Piers of the Clyde, but perhaps close enough? The quay was rail-served from the Renfrew branch. See image [[40522]]

Paisley and Renfrew Railway
Colin Miller [17/09/1966]


Inchinnan: The Caledonian Steam Packet Co's Maid of Argyll passing the Scherzer bridge at Inchinnan while sailing up the Cart Navigation on a Clyde River Steamer Club Charter on 17 September 1966. See image [[38500]]

Caledonian Steam Packet Company
Colin Miller [17/09/1966]


Wakefield Westgate: 7029 Clun Castle heads north through Wakefield Westgate on an Ian Allan special from Kings Cross to Leeds (and the Middleton Railway) on 17 September 1967. Visible to the right of shot are the former bay platforms used for the local Wakefield to Bradford Exchange services, via Ossett, Dewsbury Central, Batley and Drighlington, and those to Castleford via Stanley & Methley. These have now been grassed over see image [[33613]]. The up through road was removed on electrification to give room for overhead wiring support masts to be erected through the station area see image [[25348]]

Bradford, Wakefield and Leeds Railway
David Pesterfield [17/09/1967]


Carlisle: The Wedding Party - Carlisle - September 1971. Peak no 30 is about to depart for Leeds via the S&C while 444 stands with an unidentified train in bay platform 5 beyond. The bride and groom have just left on a train for Edinburgh.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/1971]


Viaduct Goods: Class 40 bringing a train from the north into Carlisle in September 1971 with some clearance work still to be completed on the former Viaduct Yard.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/1971]


London Road Junction [Carlisle]: A Brush Type 4 with a down WCML express is about to run into Carlisle station in September 1971, having just passed over a freight heading for London Road Junction on the Carlisle goods lines. Meantime, an EE Type 4 with a parcels train from Newcastle is held at signals on the climb up to the station awaiting passage of the express. The substantial bridge supports that once carried the lines into Crown Street goods depot (closed in 1966) stand in the centre of the picture. See image [[24608]]

Carlisle Goods Loop (Carlisle Goods Traffic Committee)
John Furnevel [17/09/1971]


Bushey: Morning rush hour at Bushey station on 17th September 1975. The train arriving is a Watford Junction to Euston stopping service, formed from Class 501 units that were then 20 years in to their 30 years of service. It is about to rejoin the main line after taking the loop out to Watford High Street station.

London and Birmingham Railway
Mark Dufton [17/09/1975]


Haymarket East Junction: A westbound commuter service restarting from Haymarket in September 1979. The DMU is about to pass Haymarket coal depot after leaving a blue haze over Haymarket East Junction.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/1979]


Waterloo: A Class 421 (4-CIG) emu waiting to leave Waterloo in 1981 with other commuter stock stabled in the west sidings in the background. [This section of the station would change beyond recognition just over 10 years later when the International terminus for the new Eurostar services was built here. These would be handled at Waterloo from 1994 until finally being moved to the transformed St Pancras station in 2007.]

London and South Western Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/1981]


Regua: Regular steam working from Regua along the Linha do Corgo to Chaves had ceased around 1978, but in the early eighties there were still plenty of the CP's unique 2-4-6-0T metre gauge Mallets dumped around the depot yard. In typical condition was No E212, whose final resting place was a short road off the dual gauge turntable.

Douro Valley Portugal (CP Rail)
Bill Jamieson [17/09/1982]


Aviemore: A northbound mail train gets underway on the afternoon of 17 September 2004, following a stop at Aviemore station. The locomotive is EWS 67008.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/2004]


Aviemore Shed: Having recently brought in the last scheduled train of the day from Broomhill, Standard class 4 2-6-4T no 80105 stands on the Strathspey Railway's Aviemore shed in September 2004.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/2004]


Aviemore: EWS 67008 with a northbound mail train photographed during a stop at Aviemore station on 17 September 2004.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/2004]


Grantown-on-Spey East: The abandoned former station at Grantown-on-Spey East. View north east along the trackbed towards Craigellachie in September 2004.

Strathspey Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/2004]


Hope Cement Works: For once, the sign is right: there's a steam engine crossing see image [[58266]]. Scene at Hope Blue Circle cement work on 17 September 2005. [Ref query 23 September 2017]

Hope Cement Works Branch
Ken Strachan [17/09/2005]


Hope Cement Works: I think they've got enough axles there. From the left, side tank steamer no. 1704, a Sentinel diesel shunter, 5927 Hogwarts Express see image [[47572]], and 20.905 at a Works Open Day in 2005.

Hope Cement Works Branch
Ken Strachan [17/09/2005]


Hope Cement Works: 48151 hauling an Open Day special from the main line sidings into Hope cement works on 17 September 2005. [Ref query 827]

Hope Cement Works Branch
Ken Strachan [17/09/2005]


Hope Cement Works: A Sentinel diesel shunter see image [[24631]] at Hope, seen during a 2005 Open Day.

Hope Cement Works Branch
Ken Strachan [17/09/2005]


Hope Cement Works: 20905 see image [[38046]] looking very smart, ex-works even, at a Blue Circle cement works Open Day at Hope in September 2005. Contrary to appearances, it is not about to pole vault over the internal level crossing.

Hope Cement Works Branch
Ken Strachan [17/09/2005]


Hope Cement Works: Look back in bemusement: the driver of 48151 checks on, er, something during the Blue Circle cement works Open Day. See image [[58266]]

Hope Cement Works Branch
Ken Strachan [17/09/2005]


Hope Cement Works: 48151 see image [[42014]] stands alongside an aesthetically challenged diesel shunter at a Works Open Day in 2005

Hope Cement Works Branch
Ken Strachan [17/09/2005]


Hope Cement Works: All right, 48151, I'm going to give you a damn good thrashing. Basil Fawlty appears to be at the controls as the demonstration steam train passes under the road bridge approaching Hope Cement works in September 2005. see image [[59063]]

Hope Cement Works Branch
Ken Strachan [17/09/2005]


Ardrossan Harbour Junction: Looking toward Adrossan Town from Ardrossan Harbour Jct LC.... Notice the cant.

Ardrossan Railway
Colin Harkins [17/09/2005]


Edinburgh Waverley: Rewiring taking place at the east end on 17 September 2006 in connection with construction of the new Balmoral platform. Note the fog which prevented any external shots.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/2006]


Edinburgh Waverley: Waverley update - 17 September 2006. Southside (Klondyke) through platform works looking west. All getting a bit congested.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/2006]


Edinburgh Waverley: Progress at Waverley on 17 September 2006. Work is now underway at the east end, including reinstatement of the old platform 5.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/2006]


Edinburgh Waverley: Platforms 20 & 21 seen through the early Sunday morning fog under the North Bridge, with only a Coke machine and the coned-off outline of a previous nights murder victim for company. View east from the car park on 17 September 2006.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/2006]


Cumbernauld: 156 430 on the crossover from the reversing siding to the up line at Cumbernauld on 17 September 2008 ready to form the next service to Motherwell.

Caledonian Railway
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Bargeddie: 156 505 with a Whifflet - Glasgow Central service calls at Bargeddie on 17 September 2008.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Bargeddie: 156 510 on a Whifflet train at Bargeddie on 17 September 2008.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Eglinton Street: Looking over the north end of the station site at Eglinton Street towards Glasgow Central on 17 September. Note the spelling.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Carfin: A Glasgow Central - Edinburgh Waverley service, formed by 156 478 calls at Carfin on 17 September 2008.

Wishaw and Coltness Railway
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Gartcosh: Not the usual type of unit used on this route, 158 734 is seen at Gartcosh on 17 September with a Glasgow Queen Street to Cumbernauld service

Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
David Panton [17/09/2008]


West Street [Subway]: A fairly typical scene at West Street on 17 September, least used of the Glasgow Subway stations.

Glasgow District Subway
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Holytown: A 4-car 156 with an Edinburgh - Glasgow Central service, picks up passengers on 17 September at Holytown.

Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Motherwell: Temporary footbridge to platform 4 at Motherwell seen on 17 September with 318 252 recently arrived with a service for Lanark via Holytown. The group at the end of platform 3 standing beneath the now closed original structure were engaged in discussions regarding its replacement.

Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Cambuslang: 156 478 on a Glasgow Central - Edinburgh Waverley service calls at Cambuslang on 17 September 2008.

Clydesdale Junction Railway
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Hamilton Central: 334 029 at Hamilton Central on 17 September with a Milngavie service.

Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Hamilton Central: Arrival at Hamilton Central on 17 September 2008 in the form of 318 256 with a service for Motherwell.

Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Cumbernauld: 156 430 arrives at Cumbernauld on 17 September with the shuttle service from Motherwell.

Caledonian Railway
David Panton [17/09/2008]


Builth Road Low Level: The old Low Level station, now a pub, and the former trackbed seen from the end of the platform at Builth Road High Level looking south to Builth Wells. There used to be a lift at this point, allowing passengers and their luggage to transfer between the Central Wales line and that from Newtown to Brecon, which passed under the bridge here but closed in 1962.

Mid Wales Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2009]


Millburn Junction: DR 77001-Plasser & Theurer AFM 2000 Track finishing machine at Inverness on 17 September 2009

Inverness and Nairn Railway
John Gray [17/09/2009]


Builth Road Low Level: Builth Road Low Level opened as Lechryd but was renamed in 1889 and became an interchange with the Central Wales Extension line. Since closure in 1962 the Low Level station building has become a pub as seen here in this view north towards Llanidloes. ATW 153312 is crossing the old formation and running into the High Level station on a Swansea to Shrewsbury service.

Mid Wales Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2009]


Newtown: The Down side waiting shelter at Newtown is a large affair, as seen in this view looking towards Welshpool. All movements on this line operate on the Radio Electronic Token Block system.

Oswestry and Newtown Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2009]


Newtown: Newtown is a passing loop on the line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and retains its substantial main building on the Up side, as seen in this picture looking towards Machynlleth in September 2009.

Oswestry and Newtown Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2009]


Erwood: The old weighbridge at Erwood is a significant relic from the past that has survived to become a feature at the craft centre. The trackbed from here towards Brecon has been turned into a public road as far as Llanstephan, complete with original bridges, and is an interesting alternative to the 'A' road.

Mid Wales Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2009]


Whittington Low level: Whittington Low Level station, on the Chester to Shrewsbury route, closed in 1960. Despite a number of vigorous local campaigns it has never reopened but the station building survives as a private residence. The High Level station was on the Cambrian route to Oswestry that crossed this line at right angles. This view is south towards Shrewsbury from the level crossing.

Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Chester Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2009]


Dunlop: 156 462 arrives at Dunlop via the new line on 17 September 2009 with the 1604 to Glasgow Central. The older platform here is currently being refurbished.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Ken Browne [17/09/2009]


Builth Road: Builth Road High Level must once have been a bustling interchange station but all is peaceful now with only four Central Wales Line trains each way a day and 'request halt' status. The former station buildings are now private residences and this view looks south to the bridge over the Brecon line, where the lift to the Low Level station See image [[25482]] was situated until that line closed in 1962.

Central Wales Extension Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2009]


Erwood: Erwood, on the line from Builth Wells to Brecon, closed with the line in 1962. The station has been rebuilt as a craft centre and cafe with two elderly coaches incorporated into the facilities. The fencing on the right surrounds an elderly Fowler diesel shunter that is being cosmetically restored. Perhaps I should have turned that station sign round.

Mid Wales Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2009]


Stewarton: 156 436 enters the new platform at Stewarton with the 16.22 to Kilmaurs on 17 September 2009.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Ken Browne [17/09/2009]


Dunlop: 156 462 leaving Dunlop with 16.04 to Glasgow Central on 17 September passing a pair of track machines just beyond the station.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Ken Browne [17/09/2009]


Penybont: The first Central Wales line station north of the passing loop at Llandrindod Wells is Penybont, which also had a loop at one time. Now served by four trains each way daily the basic facilities suffice and the station is a request stop halt.

Central Wales Extension Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2009]


Moniaive: The station building at Moniaive really looks as though the next gust of wind will reduce it to rubble and matchwood. Having last seen a train over 60 years ago its a remarkable survivor but surely cannot be around for too much longer.

Cairn Valley Light Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2010]


Welton: This former WCML station is just behind Watford Gap services on the M1. The modern, fast, large, and well maintained Pendo contrasts first with the small and slow track inspection carts, and secondly with the old-fashioned and distinctly under-maintained goods shed. With gaps in the roof and a tree growing out one window, it just doesn't look loved.

London and Birmingham Railway
Ken Strachan [17/09/2010]


Carrbridge: Nearly 9 months after the derailment at Carrbridge see image [[27143]], work is still ongoing to replace the cables that were damaged in January. The temporary ones are currently being replaced with fully ducted cables around the station passing loop. Also, the resident's garage that was flattened in the incident has this week been replaced with a brand new one.

Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
Gus Carnegie [17/09/2010]


Welton: Rarely have I seen a brick building survive so well with the roof, awning, doors, and windows in such a state. But it reminds us of this former WCML station just behind Watford Gap services on the M1. Photographed in September 2010.

London and Birmingham Railway
Ken Strachan [17/09/2010]


Berkhamsted: Call that a train ... tee, hee ... 350242 at Berkhamsted on 17 September 2010.

London and Birmingham Railway
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2010]


Waterside: The Dalmellington line, as seen looking northwards from the overbridge that provides access to the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre. The track looks well used and in excellent condition.

Ayrshire and Galloway Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2010]


Loch nan Uamh Viaduct: With the regulator full open for the climb up to Beasdale, Black 5 no 45231 Sherwood Forester races across the viaduct at the head of Loch nan Uamh on 17 September with The Jacobite.

Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway)
John Gray [17/09/2010]


Waterside: Looking towards Dalmellington at Waterside in a view from the overbridge leading to the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre. Some of the centre's buildings can be seen here, high above the line itself.

Ayrshire and Galloway Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2010]


Long Buckby: Daytime freight on the WCML tends to run through Northampton to keep the 'main line' clear for Pendos and Voyagers. This is GBRf 66.725 rumbling North on Friday afternoon, 17 September. I saw five freights pass through in a 50 minute extended lunch stop - pretty good free entertainment!

Northampton Loop (London and North Western Railway)
Ken Strachan [17/09/2010]


Long Buckby: By shooting slightly earlier then my view of 66.725 see image [[30740]], one can see the milepost (yellow metal post by the station sign) in the platform fence on the down line, and the spare rail on the up line - conscientiously sandbagged in place.

Northampton Loop (London and North Western Railway)
Ken Strachan [17/09/2010]


Princes Street [Tram]: Aaarrgghhhhhh... they're back! Engineers using Lego on the re-activated tram works on Princes Street on 17 September in an attempt to reduce costs and speed up the project!

Edinburgh Trams
Bill Roberton [17/09/2011]


Abbeyhill Junction: The ECML closed for engineering work at Abbeyhill Junction on 17 September, with local services replaced by buses and long distance trains diverted.

North British Railway
Bill Roberton [17/09/2011]


Totnes (Littlehempston): A CrossCountry Plymouth - Berwick-upon-Tweed service leaves Totnes and passes Totnes (Littlehempston) on the Buckfastleigh portion of the South Devon Railway (the pre-grouping Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway).

Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway
Ewan Crawford [17/09/2011]


Bridge of Orchy: The West Highland Railway line through Glen Orchy, seen in September 2011. The West Highland Way runs parallel with the railway here, lower down the hillside.

West Highland Railway
Alistair MacKenzie [17/09/2011]


Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll: The Arriva Trains Wales 11.21 ex-Cardiff Central calls at Llanfairpwll on 17 September on its journey to Holyhead.

Chester and Holyhead Railway
Bruce McCartney [17/09/2012]


Base Station: Way to go. Looking out from the base station of the Cairngorm Mountain Railway in September 2012.

Cairngorm Mountain Railway
Peter Todd [17/09/2012]


Base Station: On the way up. Cairngorm Mountain Railway, September 2012. See image [[40432]]

Cairngorm Mountain Railway
Peter Todd [17/09/2012]


Wigton: 156484 leaves Wigton with the 08.01 Northern Rail service to Whitehaven on 17 September 2012. Semaphore signals are still alive and well here. The permanent way stabling line runs off to the left.

Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Brian Smith [17/09/2012]


Boat of Garten: Water, water everywhere... the two water towers at Boat of Garten, September 2012.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Peter Todd [17/09/2012]


Chatham Dockyard: Rochester Castle a 4wDM shunter built in 1955 by F.C. Hibberd of London photographed in Chatham Dockyard on 17 September 2013.

Chatham Dockyard Railway
Peter Todd [17/09/2013]


Chatham Dockyard: RSH 0-4-0ST Ajax of 1941, one of the working engines at Chatham, seen here on 17 September 2013.

Chatham Dockyard Railway
Peter Todd [17/09/2013]


Edinburgh Waverley: Sleeper locomotives stabled at the east end of Waverley on 17 September.

North British Railway
Colin Miller [17/09/2013]


St Andrew Square [Tram]: The tram stop in St Andrew Square on 17 September 2013. View is north towards the Firth of Forth with the hills of Fife visible in the background.

Edinburgh Trams
Colin Miller [17/09/2013]


Chatham Dockyard: Sydenham, is a 2-2-0TG TramwayGearedLocomotivebuilt by Aveling & Porter at their Rochester Works in 1895 (AP3567). Photographed at Chatham Dockyard on 17 September 2013.

Chatham Dockyard Railway
Peter Todd [17/09/2013]


Loth: Loth Station was on the section of the Duke of Sutherland's Railway that was opened on 1st November 1870 as far as Helmsdale. The station closed to passengers on the 13th of June 1960. The original station is the stone building on the left,this is now a private residence. The wooden extension was added in 1930 and is now a shop selling antiques and collectables including old railway items. Many of the original fittings are still in place.

Duke of Sutherland^s Railway
John Gray [17/09/2013]


Loth: 158710 powers up the gradient approaching Loth Station on 17 September on the 2H57 1400 Inverness to Wick service.

Duke of Sutherland^s Railway
John Gray [17/09/2013]


Davos Platz: A mixed (very) train leaves Davos Platz for Landquart with RhB metre gauge No.628 S Chanf sandwiched in the middle. The electric loco is propelling Driving Trailer 3-car set No.1755 but is also pulling two passenger coaches, a bogie baggage car and a four wheel goods van, the latter a regular addition to trains between these two locations.

Rhaetian Railway (RhB)
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2013]


Loth: A southbound nuclear flask special crossing the bridge over the Loth Burn around five miles north of Brora on 17 September. DRS liveried 37611 leads with 37603 on rear.

Duke of Sutherland^s Railway
John Gray [17/09/2013]


Edinburgh Waverley: The 08.20 ex-Birmingham New Street Virgin Voyager runs into Waverley from the west on 17 September.

North British Railway
Colin Miller [17/09/2013]


Kilmarnock: MPV DR98911 awaits the right away at Kilmarnock on 17 September during a test run, as 156439 arrives with a Glasgow Central - Newcastle Central service.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Ken Browne [17/09/2014]


Bamber Bridge: Heading east at Bamber Bridge on 17 September, DBS 60019 returns the empty tar tank wagons from Preston Docks to Lindsey Oil Refinery.

Blackburn and Preston Railway
John McIntyre [17/09/2014]


Stanmore: End of the line. The Jubilee Line terminus at Stanmore on 17 September 2015 with LU services to and from Stratford at the platforms. See image [[5144]]

Metropolitan Railway
John Steven [17/09/2015]


Wigan Wallgate: Entrance canopy at Wigan Wallgate station. The running lines are below street level here.

Liverpool and Bury Railway (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2015]


Wigan Wallgate: The west end of Wigan Wallgate is crossed by the West Coast Main Line, on which a passing train can be seen in the distance. View looks west.

Liverpool and Bury Railway (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2015]


Preston: View of the Fishergate entrance to Preston station from the north. Two of the five 1879-80 built longitudinal pitched roofs can be seen on either side.

North Union Railway
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2015]


Preston: Loading a bicycle onto a service to Manchester Airport at Preston.

North Union Railway
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2015]


Blackpool North: A view of the large circulating area at Blackpool North

Blackpool Branch (Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour)
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2015]


Galabank Junction: 67026 Diamond Jubilee leads the Borders Line Steam Special returning to Edinburgh, with 60009 Union of South Africa trailing. The train is approaching Galabank Junction, which would be more appropriately called Killochyett Junction, the name for the northern end of Stow.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Bill Jamieson [17/09/2015]


Wigan North Western: The Wallgate entrance to Wigan North Western viewed from the north.

North Union Railway
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2015]


Wigan North Western: A recently introduced Class 319 is seen at Wigan North Western. It will have worked in from Lime St via St Helens.

North Union Railway
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2015]


Blackpool (North Pier): Bolton No.66, a regular on Heritage services in Blackpool, is seen with Blackpool North Pier in the background. The trolley pole isn’t normally reversed here – heritage services usually continue to Bispham.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2015]


Wigan North Western: Northern 319365 waits in Platform 5 at Wigan North Western. These 4-car EMUs have replaced Sprinters and Pacers on the newly electrified line to Lime St via St. Helens.

North Union Railway
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2015]


Wigan Wallgate: Northern Sprinter 150275 calls at Wigan Wallgate on a service heading for Manchester. There was originally an additional line through the cutting here but it was lifted a long time ago.

Liverpool and Bury Railway (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2015]


Wigan Wallgate: Looking back along the Southport/Kirkby platform at Wigan Wallgate towards the street level booking hall. See image [[18588]]

Liverpool and Bury Railway (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2015]


Girona: A RENFE Class 447 EMU heads south from Girona and crosses the River Onyar with a stopping train for Barcelona. This bridge is just by the Basilica church on the edge of the old town area of the city.

RENFE
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2015]


Lea Line: 'Lyn' see image [[56579]] isn't the only new vehicle being built at Lea Line. Here are two new axles for a new build coach for Volk's Electric Railway at Brighton. The roof was also on show, but wasn't as photogenic.

Alan Keef Ltd.
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Llangower: Llangower station, mid way along the Bala Lake Railway, was re-opened on a slightly different site to the standard gauge halt that closed with the line in 1965. The BLR re-opened the four mile stretch of line in 1972 so it was only fully closed for seven years and their narrow gauge trains have operated ever since. View towards Llanuwchllyn on 17th September 2016.

Bala and Dolgelly Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2016]


Llanuwchllyn: Llanuwchllyn, looking towards Dolgellau in September 2016.The still operational signal box now overlooks the narrow gauge Bala Lake tracks but much of this former GWR station looks as it did before closure in 1965.

Bala and Dolgelly Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2016]


Lea Line: How quickly does the cutting edge become worthless. This narrow gauge rack locomotive was supplied new for Channel Tunnel construction work, was bought by Alan Keef, and is now in danger of being scrapped. So if you happen to have a garden rack railway, put an offer in! See also image [[57187]].

Alan Keef Ltd.
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Lea Bailey: In the absence of a service pit, this is the best way to inspect the running gear. Informal portrait at Open Day. see image [[56586]]

Lea Bailey Light Railway
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Wylam: Wylam's signalbox and station viewed from a 125. ECML diversions via Carlisle today.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
John Yellowlees [17/09/2016]


Newcastle Central: A pair of DB-liveried Class 67s at Newcastle. 'Keith Heller' on the left. Maybe awaiting dragging of 225s along the Tyne Valley.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
John Yellowlees [17/09/2016]


Lea Bailey: It may be taller than it's wide, but at least it's the right way up see image [[57775]]

Lea Bailey Light Railway
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Ely North Junction: Wessex Electric in warm storage at Derek Potter, Ely.

Eastern Counties Railway
John Yellowlees [17/09/2016]


Gloucester: Gran, it is a long way to the train. Will it come and pick us up? - imagined conversation looking from Platform 2 to Platform 1 at Gloucester.

Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway (Great Western Railway)
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Lea Line: New build replica 'Lyn' for the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway taking shape in Alan Keef's wonderful workshop on 17 September 2016. The annual Open Days here are well worth visiting.

Alan Keef Ltd.
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Longhope: A masterclass in masonry on the North abutment (just below the site of Longhope station) of the A4136 overbridge, on the line linking Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester via Grange Court.

Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Dinas Mawddwy: The old branch terminus at Dinas Mawddwy, looking towards the buffer stops in September 2016. The station closed to passengers in 1931 and completely in 1951. For many years it served as a local shop See image [[38611]] but was converted to a fine private residence in 2005.

Mawddwy Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2016]


Lea Bailey: Down in the Forest of Dean something stirred, whirred, chugged, phutted, or made noises hard to describe. There is a variety of unusual motive power at this venue, which is not easy to find, but worth the effort. Entrance is free, and Open Days often correspond to those at Alan Keef Ltd. The mine adit is out of shot to the right beyond the shed.

Lea Bailey Light Railway
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Ross-on-Wye: My wife insisted there would be nothing to see at Ross, as the station closed 52 years ago. She went a bit quiet when we found the goods shed, complete with lifelike mural of steam engine and van. I first saw this mural over 20 years ago, so it must have been looked after. For the other end of the shed, see image [[55459]]

Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Cemmes Road: Cemmes Road station, on the Cambrian main line, in September 2016. The one time junction for the Dinas Mawddwy branch closed in 1965 but the station building is still used as a private house. View looking east from the public foot crossing.

Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2016]


Llanuwchllyn: Because the line was only completely closed for a few years the original buildings at Llanuwchllyn have survived and are still in use, including this waiting room (now a store) on the old Dolgellau platform. View towards Bala on 17th September 2016.

Bala and Dolgelly Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2016]


Lea Bailey: Looking South towards Drybrook from the mining museum site at Lea Bailey see image [[56586]]. This is a very peaceful walk, which I had wanted to do for some 21 years - procrastination is the thief of trackbed gricing.

Lea Bailey Light Railway
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Dinas Mawddwy: The old goods shed at Dinas Mawddyy, which survived for a long time as a workshop after the 1951 freight closure, has been demolished and a single storey replacement stands on the same spot. The old water crane is still in place however. See image [[38665]] for the same view in 1981.

Mawddwy Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2016]


Pentrepiod Halt: Dinorwic Hunslet Holy War runs through the tiny request halt at Pentrepiod without stopping on 17th September 2016. The train was heading from Llanuwchlynn to Bala alongside Bala Lake, which can be seen behind the train.

Bala and Dolgelly Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2016]


Pentrepiod Halt: Summer lakeside scene on the Bala Lake Railway in 2016 as a train disappears towards Bala passing through Pentrepiod Halt.

Bala and Dolgelly Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2016]


Lea Line: Unlike the rack locomotive see image [[57505]], this ex-Channel Tunnel works locomotive - RFS L106 of 1989, 900mm gauge - needs only minor work to run. Something for next Christmas, maybe?

Alan Keef Ltd.
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Lea Line: RAILSCOT EXCLUSIVE: despite concerns regarding the costs of HS2 rolling stock, it will be better than this. This economically built wagon was actually seen at the Alan Keef Open Day in 2016.

Alan Keef Ltd.
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Llanuwchllyn: The interior of the still operational GWR signal box at Llanuwchllyn in September 2016. These days the levers and block instruments control movements on the narrow gauge tracks of the Bala Lake Railway. The box is open to the public on the strict understanding that you 'Do not touch!'

Bala and Dolgelly Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2016]


Lea Line: Woto, a 1924 Bagnall 0-4-0ST, works number 2133, giving rides at the Alan Keef 2016 Open Day.

Alan Keef Ltd.
Ken Strachan [17/09/2016]


Starr Gate Depot: The modern Starr Gate Depot on the Blackpool Tram network.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2017]


Newcraighall North Junction: A 4-car 158 set coming off the Borders route at Newcraighall North Junction on 17 September 2017. The 0945 Tweedebank - Edinburgh is about to pass below the road bridge carrying the A1 before its next stop at Newcraighall station.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/2017]


Pleasure Beach: A modern Flexity tram passing the Pleasure Beach - 17th Sept.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2017]


Edinburgh Princes Street: Edinburgh Princes Street Station, which closed in 1965, was wedged between Rutland Street/Square and Lothian Road. The site is now a financial district. The bridge I am standing on (looking north east) didn't exist at the time. Under me there were sidings 5 wide between the back gardens of Rutland Square (left) and the outside wall of the station was more or less where the building is on the extreme right. If the closure did nothing else it did provide a useful 'urban fastway', as it was called, on the trackbed of the approaches. Miraculously this is rarely congested even today. See image [[35223]].

Caledonian Railway
David Panton [17/09/2017]


Balshaw Lane Junction: Class 88s have re-appeared on the Mossend-Daventry 'Tescoliner' container trains after a brief absence. 88003 'Genesis' heads south at Balshaw Lane Jct in the early evening of 17 September 2017.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [17/09/2017]


Wernigerode: HSB 99 236 with its seven carriages for the 10:25 train from Wernigerode to Brocken on 17 September 2017. One of the batch of 17 New Steam Engines built in the 1950s for use on the 1000 mm gauge system in the Harz Mountains, it has at times also been numbered 99 0236 9 (when converted to oil-burning in the 1970s) and 99 7236-5 (when restored to coal-burning in the 1980s).

Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn
Norman Glen [17/09/2017]


Newcraighall: ScotRail 170477, forming the Sunday 1011 Edinburgh - Tweedbank service, about to arrive at the platform at Newcraighall on 17 September 2017. The freight line to Millerhill runs past on the right and the 'feathers' on the signal are for the Niddrie South - Niddrie West freight-only route.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/2017]


Newcraighall: A Sunday morning Cambuslang - Millerhill ballast train runs south past Newcraighall station on 17 September 2017 behind GBRf 66741 'Swanage Railway'.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [17/09/2017]


Appenzeller Bahnen: Here is the cycle-carrying vehicle of the train used on the Altstatten branch which ascends from this terminus using a section of Straub track to reach the junction station of Gais.

Appenzeller Bahnen
John Yellowlees [17/09/2017]


Starr Gate Depot: Tram access to the modern Starr Gate Depot in September 2017.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2017]


St Gallen: At St Gallen the Appenzell line is being rebuilt in tunnel so as to eliminate a Riggenbach rack section and enable adhesion tram-trains to run through from and to the Trogenerbahn roadside tramway.

Appenzell Railways
John Yellowlees [17/09/2017]


Prestwick Town: Buses seen at Prestwick Town in September 2018. The 7-coach rush hour EMU trains stop and start at Prestwick Town with bus connections.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Colin Miller [17/09/2018]


Ayr Station Hotel: Seen from the platform, Ayr's Station Hotel may be semi derelict but it is still at least partially furnished. Note the writing desk with lamps - 'Would madam care for some Quink for her fountain pen?' Time warp.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Colin Miller [17/09/2018]


Blair Atholl: Blair Atholl Signal Box, pictured on 17th September 2018.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Gray [17/09/2018]


Ayr: Temporary bridge in use by contractors to cross the tracks at Ayr during the 'repairs' to the station hotel. The information display, seen here on 17th September 2018, is correct as trains to Kilmarnock are running again.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Colin Miller [17/09/2018]


Ayr: Close up of the roof of the Station Hotel at Ayr on 17th September 2018. This was sometimes known as the 'Hanging Gardens' but the vegetation has been cleared now and it is apparent why the engineers are so concerned about public safety on the platforms below.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Colin Miller [17/09/2018]


Blair Atholl: 170405 arrives in Blair Atholl from the south on 17th September 2018.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Gray [17/09/2018]


Milnthorpe: A Pendolino runs through the reverse curves between Hincaster Junction and Milnthorpe, Cumbria, on 17th September 2018 with an Edinburgh to Euston service. [Ref query 18 September 2018]

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [17/09/2018]


Ayr: Class 380 EMU at the temporary buffer stops in Platform 3 at Ayr on 17th September 2018.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Colin Miller [17/09/2018]


Stuttgart Hbf: One of the new Bobardier Talent 2 EMU at Stuttgarts platform 3 on the RB17A/RB17C 11.47 service to Pforzheim and Bruchsal, the train will split at Pforzheim. Abellio have started to run some services around Baden Wurttemberg and have had a few complaints about some early teething problems.

Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft
Gordon Steel [17/09/2019]


Llanbrynmair: A westbound service heading towards Machynlleth passes the closed station of Llanbrymair on 17 September 2019. On what would have been the westbound platform, a small dog runs around in excitement at the sound of the train.

Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
John McIntyre [17/09/2019]


Niddrie [3rd]: The three early and short-lived Niddrie stations were close to each other though not to Niddrie itself; they would today be deemed to be in Newcraighall which wasn't really around then. Here are the street-level remains of the third station, hiding behind an advertising hoarding on Whitehill Road. There is nothing to see from Borders trains passing above.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
David Panton [17/09/2019]


Caersws: An afternoon westbound service calls at Caersws on 17 September 2019. Although the station is open the station building did not appear to be in railway use.

Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
John McIntyre [17/09/2019]


York: The view over the rebuilt Ouse bridge, from the end of the Scarborough platform at York on 17th September 2019.

York to Scarborough Line (York and North Midland Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2019]


Caersws: Looking east along the almost deserted platform at Caersws on 17 September 2019.

Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
John McIntyre [17/09/2019]


York: 185120 rolls in to the Scarborough platform at York with a TPE service for Liverpool on 17th September 2019.

York to Scarborough Line (York and North Midland Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2019]


Scarborough: 185142 and some autumn sunshine at Scarborough in September 2019.

York to Scarborough Line (York and North Midland Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2019]


Kintore: Works at Kintore on 17th September 2019.

Great North of Scotland Railway
John Yellowlees [17/09/2019]


York: Two TPE locomotives, 68028 'Lord President' and 68032 'Destroyer', seen in the Scarborough bay platform under the overall roof at York on 17th September 2019.

York and North Midland Railway
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2019]


Cemmes Road: A TfW Class 158 DMU on an eastbound service approaches the site of the former Cemmes Road station on 17 September 2019.

Mawddwy Railway
John McIntyre [17/09/2019]


Cemmes Road: 158841 heads east at Cemmes Road on 17 September 2019. The station building is on the right and this used to be the junction for the Mawddwy Railway which formed a west facing junction on the left. Also noted is the short length of track at the rear left of the unit which at one time would have been used to park the p-way gangers trolley.

Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
John McIntyre [17/09/2019]


Llanbrynmair: Llanbrynmair station between Newtown and Machynlleth is still in use, although as a private residence. In this view eastwards along the platform on 17 September 2019 I have not captured the variety of railway artefacts from signs, wagons and signals that exist around the site.

Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
John McIntyre [17/09/2019]


Aberdeen: Tracery at Aberdeen with an Inter7City set shunting in Platform 7 on 17th September 2019.

Aberdeen Railway
John Yellowlees [17/09/2019]


Carno: Unlike other closed stations between Newtown and Machynlleth, Carno although still standing is in need of some TLC and appeared unoccupied. On my visit on 17 September 2019 vegetation had taken hold around and on the building. The neighbouring property to the right, the former Laura Ashley factory and offices, were up for redevelopment so perhaps the station building may succumb at the same time?

Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
John McIntyre [17/09/2019]


Scarborough: The rather splendid entrance to Scarborough station in September 2019.

York to Scarborough Line (York and North Midland Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [17/09/2019]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1847Edinburgh and Northern RailwayOpened from Burntisland to Lindores and Cupar. Stations at 1st_>Burntisland 1st , Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy, Sinclairtown, Dysart, Thornton, Markinch, Falkland Road, Kingskettle, Ladybank, Collessie, 1st_>Lindores 1st , Springfield and Cupar.
1849Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)Hamilton Junction to Hamilton opened. Blantyre opens, an intermediate station. (Originally promoted as the Clydesdale Junction Railway.
1849Clydesdale Junction Railway1st_>Motherwell 1st branch opened.
1860Caledonian RailwayFloat Junction to Lampits Junction traversed by Royal Train. Sometimes described as the opening - but it opened in 1848. In fact this section closed in 1860.
1863Edward_Ellice_[Senior>Edward_Ellice_[Senior>Senior>Edward_Ellice_[Senior>Edward Ellice [Senior Death of Senior_>Edward Ellice Senior .
1874Pontypool Caerleon and Newport RailwayOpened from Pontypool South Junction to Maindee Junctions opened to goods.
1894Kincardine Branch (North British Railway)Kilbagie station opened.
1926Rhymney RailwayBeddau Halt renamed Aber Junction
1956Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Newport Railway
Caerphilly Branch (Brecon and Merthyr Railway)
Passenger service from Pontypridd to Caerphilly and Machen withdrawn.

News


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

YearCompaniesDescription
2004City chef scoops prize for top train catering [Scotsman]AN Edinburgh woman has been named a rail giant^s chef of the year.
2004Mix-up set to delay 130m rail project [Scotsman]THE promoters of the 130 million Borders rail project were accused last night of "gross incompetence" after the discovery of administrative errors which appear certain to delay the scheme by at least six months.
2004Ramp opened at Dalmeny statonCllr Andrew Burns opens new 103k ramp making southbound platform at Dalmeny fully accessible.
2004East Kilbride Platforms extendedFinance and Public Service Minister Andy Kerr MSP welcomes completion of 4.2M East Kilbride line platform extensions project.
2007Call to cut rail fares after tolls end [Scotsman]RAIL fares between Edinburgh and Fife should be cut to encourage commuting by train when tolls are scrapped on the Forth Road Bridge, MSPs have been told.
2007Tam^s trains fly off the shelves [Scotsman]FOR a lifetime rail enthusiast it is the ultimate tribute. Hornby created a special model train in memory of Edinburgh^s famous One O^Clock gunner - Tam the Gun.
2009Ministers scrap airport rail plan [BBC News Article]The Scottish Government says it is forced to scrap the 120m Glasgow Airport Rail Link amid concerns over spending cuts.
2009Rail link decision ^anti-Glasgow^ [BBC News Article]Ministers are accused of being "anti-Glasgow" over the decision to axe the Glasgow Airport Rail Link amid spending cut concerns.
20107.5bn rail sceme faces axe [Yorkshire Evening Post]Plans to buy a new fleet of express trains to cut journey times between West Yorkshire and London could be ditched despite the last government splashing out 26m on the project. Transport minister Theresa Villiers said the coalition was assessing whether to extend the life of the East Coast Mainline^s ageing InterCity 125s instead of buying new trains. Her comments, during a parliamentary debate, will heighten fears that the proposed 7.5bn Inter City Express Programme (IEP) will not survive this month^s spending review. [From Scott Markwell]
2011East Lothian train service wins support [Scotsman]AN independent study has concluded there is a ^marginally positive case^ for a dedicated local rail service between Edinburgh and Dunbar, provided a new station is opened at East Linton.
2013Edinburgh trams: Services ^will be running by next May^ [BBC News]Edinburgh^s trams will be running by May 2014, the city council has announced. The council also said that, after six years of construction, the capital^s streets would be clear of roadworks by 19 October. Tram testing between the airport and Edinburgh Park will begin earlier in the month. Test trams will be running along the entire route to the city centre by December.
2013Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria rail link plans submitted [BBC News]Plans for a viaduct to connect three Manchester railway stations have been submitted by Network Rail. The Ordsall Chord will link Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. [From Mark Bartlett] Network Rail said it would ease a ^rail bottleneck^ south of Piccadilly and enable more trains to travel through Manchester city centre. The application to the Department for Transport follows an 18-month consultation. If approved, work could be completed by 2017.
2014National Railway museum comes out top of the list for tourists [The Press]A YORK tourist attraction has been named one of the top ten in the country. The National Railway Museum came sixth in the Travellers^ Choice awards for museums yesterday, and nineteenth best in Europe. The awards are compiled by online travel site TripAdvisor, and were gathered from user reviews from the last 12 months.
2015ScotRail to hire 100 new train drivers [BBC News]ScotRail has announced plans to recruit up to 100 new train drivers. The rail operator said recruiting trainees at depots across the country would support the expansion of timetables and roll-out ^faster, bigger and greener^ trains. The roles will be based in Aberdeen, Ayr, Bathgate, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gourock, Helensburgh, Inverness, Perth, Stirling and Tweedbank.
2015Edinburgh Waverley worst station in Britain for anti-social behaviour.. and Glasgow Central is second [Daily Record]EDINBURGH Waverley is the worst station in Britain for anti-social behaviour. And Glasgow Central is runner-up on the blacklist. British Transport Police figures show there were 191 crimes involving anti-social behaviour at Waverley in the year ending in August. The number at Glasgow Central was 149. Glasgow Queen Street was seventh on the list with 83.
2015Borders Railway carriages to come from other lines [Scotsman]PROVIDING more carriages to ease overcrowding on the Borders Railway could involve taking them from other lines, ScotRail said yesterday. The train operator announced it was doubling the length of Sunday services and peak-hour Saturday services to four coaches on the new route after The Scotsman revealed some trains were so packed passengers were unable to board.
2018Autumn on the railway [Network Rail]Autumn^s here - the nights are drawing in, the temperature^s dropping and we^re preparing to combat leaves on the line. Millions of trees grow along the railway, dropping thousands of tonnes of leaves onto the tracks throughout the season. The debris can cause significant disruption to the network. Leaves stick to damp rails and passing trains compress them into a smooth, slippery layer, reducing trains grip.
2018Rail delays are the ^worst for 12 years^ [BBC News]Severe weather and new timetable disruption have led to the worst punctuality on Britain^s railways for 12 years, new figures show. Fourteen percent of trains missed the industry measure of punctuality in the 12 months to August, according to the railways watchdog. It is the highest level of delays since 2006, when 14.2% of trains were late. The body representing the rail industry said it was ^investing billions^ but it was time for ^root and branch reform^. The figures, published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), come after a series of major issues hit the rail network during the past 12 months.
2019£26m investment announced for Isle of Wight rail line [BBC News]A £26m package of investment in the worn-out Isle of Wight railway line has been unveiled by the government. The Island Line service between Ryde and Shanklin currently uses 1938-built former London Underground trains. The plans include replacing the trains with more modern Tube trains from London Underground^s District Line. A passing loop will also be created at Brading which will allow trains to run half-hourly to Ryde pier to connect with ferry services to Portsmouth. South Western Railway said the first of the five two-car District Line trains was due to be tested on the line from early next summer.
2019Left luggage facility at Aberdeen station to close due to lack of demand [Press and Journal]ScotRail has confirmed its left luggage store in Aberdeen will close next month.
2019Network Rail and Hack Partners launch post-hackathon acceleration fund [Network Rail]Network Rail and Hack Partners, the company behind the HackTrain initiative, have launched a new post-hackathon fund designed to accelerate the development of innovative ideas to improve rail services for passengers.