This day in history 19 September

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Bothwell [North British]: J36 0-6-0 65295 of Parkhead shed, photographed at Bothwell (NB) on 19 September 1959, more than four years after the station had closed to passengers. [Ref query 994]

Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [19/09/1955]


Polmadie Shed: Co-Bo D5715 and 2nd Co-Bo and Class 08 diesel at Polmadie on 19/09/1959.

Polloc and Govan Railway
David Murray-Smith [19/09/1959]


Carmyle Junction: Glen Douglas and City of Truro passing Carmyle Junction on 19 September 1959 with one of the many Scottish Industries Exhibition specials operating during that month.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [19/09/1959]


Glasgow Central: Ex-GWR 3440 City of Truro leads no 49 Gordon Highlander out of Glasgow Central on 19 September 1959, having arrived earlier with one of the many specials run in connection with the Scottish Industries Exhibition held in Glasgow during that month. The duo has just passed Stanier Pacific 46220 Coronation preparing to take out a WCML train for London Euston.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [19/09/1959]


Partick Central: NBL D2737 with a train of scrap at Kelvin Hall on an overcast 19 September 1959. View east from Benalder Street bridge on which the station booking office was located. The diesel was one of a dozen locomotives allocated to 65G Yoker (Rothesay Dock) at that time (closed in January 1964). As for Kelvin Hall station, this was better known as Partick Central, a name it carried from its opening by the L&D in 1896 until mid 1959, with Kelvin Hall being applied from that point until closure in 1964. (Note: Railscot references use Partick Central.) The old station was finally demolished in January 2007 [see image 13369].

Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [19/09/1959]


Stirling Shed [CR]: A Caprotti standard class 5 no 73153, photographed shortly after leaving Stirling with the 2pm Dundee - Glasgow Buchanan Street in September 1959 about to run past Stirling South shed.

Scottish Central Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [19/09/1959]


Partick Central: One of the many specials operated in connection with the Scottish Industries Exhibition, staged in the City of Glasgow during the month of September 1959. This particular example, train no 380, is seen shortly after arrival at Partick Central on 19 September 1959 behind CR no 123 + GNSR no 49 Gordon Highlander. [Three months earlier the station had been renamed Kelvinhall in recognition of one of the exhibition's main venues located nearby]

Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [19/09/1959]


Polmadie Shed: Co-Bo D5715 and 2nd Co-Bo and Class 08 diesel at Polmadie in 1959.

Polloc and Govan Railway
David Murray-Smith [19/09/1959]


Partick Central: CR 123 + GNSR no 49 at Partick Central on 19 September 1959 with a special in connection with the Scottish Industries Exhibition. The covered stairway and station buildings on Benalder Street can be seen above the first coach. The 1896 station had been renamed Kelvin Hall in June that year due to its proximity to the focal point of the exhibition, a name it retained until closure five years later. [Editor's note: The location on Railscot is shown as Partick Central throughout].

Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [19/09/1959]


Plates, signs, notices etc: Nameplate of 46220 photographed at Glasgow Central on 19 September 1959.

British Rail
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [19/09/1959]


Glasgow Central: 46220 Coronation stands at Glasgow Central with a WCML service on 19 September 1959.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [19/09/1959]


Millom Ironworks: Just before closure of Millom Ironworks, Millom No.1 (AB 2333/1953) draws No.12 and No.3 out of the shed to be photographed. No.1 and No.12 (AB 929/1902) went to the Lakeside Railway soon afterwards. The development of the Barclay 0-4-0ST over many years can be seen by studying these two locos. No.3 had been built by New Lowca Engineering 250/1912 and was out of use with coupling rods removed. This loco came from Cleator Moor in 1932 but was little used as it was known to wear axleboxes unevenly, possibly due to a bent frame. Being a rare beast, efforts were made to find a buyer but in 1968 many locos in scrap yards were in full working order. There were no takers for this damaged machine and it was scrapped in 1969.

Millom Ironworks (Furness Railway)
David Hindle [19/09/1968]


Millom Ironworks: Conversation piece at Millom between driver Joe Walker and his fireman, in a siding at the ironstone mine, overlooking the Duddon Estuary and Morecambe Bay. Barclay 0-4-0ST No.1, delivered new to Millom, is a powerful loco nowadays to be seen hauling coaches on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite line and still bearing its cast number plate.[See image 23418]. Sister Barclay No.2 (2334/1953) was scrapped in 1962. With thanks to Chris Moore for additional info.

Millom Ironworks (Furness Railway)
David Hindle [19/09/1968]


Millom Ironworks: The last day of rail operations at Millom Ironworks sees Barclay 0-4-0ST No.1 (Works No. AB 2333/1953) standing outside the locomotive shed. Now preserved on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway as 'David' it still carries that fine looking number plate. The loco shed, built in 1944, is still in use as a factory making nylon brush bristles. (Thanks to Chris Moore for additional information.)

Millom Ironworks (Furness Railway)
David Hindle [19/09/1968]


Millom Ironworks: A Barclay 0-4-0ST, probably No. 1, bustles about the foundry with internal user hopper wagons on the last day of operations at Millom Ironworks in 1968. On the left a John Fowler diesel shunter busies itself with a rake of 16 tonners. After the works closed later that year all trace of the industry was quickly swept away, although the three diesel locomotives went to Workington Docks where they survived for a further forty years.

Millom Ironworks (Furness Railway)
David Hindle [19/09/1968]


Berwick-upon-Tweed: With what by Deltic standards was a rather understated exhaust (although the noise was doubtless up to standard) No 9006 The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry accelerates the 08:00 Kings Cross - Edinburgh away from the Berwick stop on 19 September 1970.

North British Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: The former repair shop at Tweedmouth, photographed from the south end (with the ECML and Tweedmouth Yard to the right) on Saturday September 19 1970. Lurking inside is class 03 shunter No D2056, obviously stabled for the weekend, although my memory tells me it was much more usual, following the closure of the shed in June 1966, for the local pilot to be standing in the open either at Tweedmouth or Berwick. [Ref query 6667]

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: Brush Type 4 No. 1545 has rather beaten the camera as it accelerates off the Royal Border Bridge and past the junction with the Kelso line (still in the process of being dismantled) at Tweedmouth on Saturday 19th September 1970. 1E15 was a dated SO relief to the 10:30 Aberdeen - Kings Cross, departing Edinburgh 15 minutes ahead of it at 13:45, and should have run for the last time a fortnight earlier, but has been reinstated in anticipation of heavy traffic in connection with the Edinburgh Festival.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: By the time of this photograph in September 1970, the coaling and watering facilities at Tweedmouth MPD had lain out of use for over four years, while the much longer disused roundhouse beyond had already been sold out of railway ownership to builders' merchants J. T. Dove.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: By 1970, builder's merchants J T Dove Ltd had put their stamp on the roundhouse at Tweedmouth, with a new entrance formed through the north wall and a large sign proclaiming ownership. Access to the central turntable had been through an archway, by now blocked up, in the centre of the wall [see image 51011].

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: Green EE Type 4 No. 252 approaches Tweedmouth with an Edinburgh bound parcels on a September afternoon in 1970. The time was 15:43 and the reporting number 6S21 - indicating that the train had originated in York.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: As I recall it, entering the shed master's office at Tweedmouth to ask permission to go round the shed was a complete waste of time, even if accompanied by a responsible adult, but by 1970 that didn't matter - the straight shed had been demolished, the roundhouse was in private hands and there was only a single class 03 shunter stabled in the adjacent repair shop [see image 50935] with nobody around on a Saturday to bother the casual visitor.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Berwick-upon-Tweed: As the down Flying Scotsman sweeps through Tweedmouth in September 1970 behind D9012 Crepello it will already be braking for the passage of Berwick station but then it will be the usual banshee wail as it accelerates away to the north - that was how I first experienced a Deltic in 1961 and it was something never to be forgotten. I was leaning over the wall just north of the then A1 overbridge at Berwick trying to read the number of a J39 which was shunting the yard when a Deltic went through non-stop. It was going too fast to be identified but I was mightily impressed!

North British Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: The business side of the old coaling stage at Tweedmouth in 1970, obviously capable of dealing with two locos at any one time. If necessary, the far side could probably have been modified to coal locos from there as well, but the number of tenders and bunkers requiring to be replenished at any one time presumably never justified this. The blocked up entrance to the roundhouse is on the left.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: EE Type 4 No. 276 passes between Tweedmouth Yard and the closed MPD with the 11:50 Aberdeen to Kings Cross Freightliner on 19 September 1970. While a bulled-up green class 40 could look very smart [see image 26757], my opinion is that in more typical condition they looked drab in the extreme and that the blue livery was actually an improvement, something not necessarily the case for every class.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: With only four Mk 1 coaches and a Southern Railway PMV in tow, Brush Type 4 No. 1513 is already making good speed following the Berwick stop as it passes through Tweedmouth in 1970. The train is the 14:15 Edinburgh to Newcastle semi-fast, or perhaps semi-slow as it had already taken 90 minutes to get this far! The rear end of the 09:20 York to Edinburgh parcels, which had passed two minutes previously [see image 50958], can just be discerned on the Royal Border Bridge.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: The north end of the former repair shop at Tweedmouth MPD in September 1970, with the once all-important bike shed prominent in the foreground.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: A general view of the repair shop at Tweedmouth from the weed infested shed yard on 19 September 1970. Inside is class 03 shunter No D2056 whose services were not required over the weekend

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Springfield Yard: The former SRPS yard in Falkirk during an open day in 1970. Despite still appearing in its final British Railways withdrawn state ex NB Holmes class J36 0-6-0 65243 Maude is nonetheless turning out to be quite an attraction with visitors. [See image 34229]

Dalderse and Springfield Iron Works Branch (North British Railway)
John McIntyre [19/09/1970]


Springfield Yard: SRPS Open Day at the Falkirk yard in 1970. Shuttle services provided by an ex SSEB Barclay tank with one of the CR carriages alongside the Kirkintilloch Model Club smaller scale shuttle.

Dalderse and Springfield Iron Works Branch (North British Railway)
John McIntyre [19/09/1970]


Falkirk Grahamston: A Waverley bound Metro-Cammell DMU runs past the stations west box and into the eastbound platform at Falkirk Grahamston on 19 September 1970.

Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
John McIntyre [19/09/1970]


Springfield Yard: CR 419 on display at an open day in the SRPS yard, Falkirk in 1970.

Dalderse and Springfield Iron Works Branch (North British Railway)
John McIntyre [19/09/1970]


Springfield Yard: A young would-be driver daydreams in the cab of a Ruston diesel shunter at the former SRPS site in Springfield Yard, Falkirk in 1970. One of the Anderson - Grice cranes can be seen in the yard next door.

Dalderse and Springfield Iron Works Branch (North British Railway)
John McIntyre [19/09/1970]


Tweedmouth: 9019 Royal Highland Fusilier roars through Tweedmouth on 19 September 1970 with the 10:30 Aberdeen - Kings Cross. The Deltic will have taken over from a Haymarket Class 47 at Edinburgh Waverley.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Bill Jamieson [19/09/1970]


Kirriemuir Junction: Shortly after passing the former Kirriemuir Junction, 37026 heads towards Forfar with the 'Ayr - Aberdonian' tour on 19th September 1981.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Graeme Blair [19/09/1981]


Forfar [2nd]: Heading back to Perth, 37026 leads the 'Ayr - Aberdonian' tour away from Forfar on 19th September 1981.

Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Graeme Blair [19/09/1981]


Inverness: For a number of years in the 1980s a through container wagon from Aberdeen Freightliner Terminal was attached to passenger trains between Aberdeen, Inverness and a customer in Thurso. The container is seen here on its way back to Aberdeen as part of the 12.35 mixed train from Inverness on 19th September 1984.

Inverness and Nairn Railway
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [19/09/1984]


Miles Platting: Scene looking west at Miles Platting on 19 September 1987.

Manchester and Leeds Railway
Ian Dinmore [19/09/1987]


Miles Platting: View north over the 1844 Manchester & Leeds station at Miles Platting looking as if its days are numbered in September 1987. The old station managed to survive another 8 years before being officially closed on 27 May 1995.

Manchester and Leeds Railway
Ian Dinmore [19/09/1987]


Miles Platting: A DMU leaving Miles Platting in September 1987. The station was finally closed to passengers in May 1995.

Manchester and Leeds Railway
Ian Dinmore [19/09/1987]


Greenock Central: In 1987, before refurbishment by Railtrack, Greenock Central still featured a large glazed roof over the circulating area. The Gourock Extension platforms had canopies over them but not an overall roof, this having been cut back at an earlier date. The photograph was taken from the end of what must be one of the shortest platforms in the country. The view looks west with the Gourock platforms on the far left. Before the opening of the Gourock Extension the terminal platforms continued to a station on Cathcart Street, serving transatlantic ships via East Quay Lane. The circulating area shown here is now a car park. The Greenock Railway's locomotive shed and works was originally located in the area occupied by the Gourock platforms, resulting in the establishment of Greenock Ladyburn shed as a replacement.

Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Ewan Crawford [19/09/1987]


Newburgh [1st]: 37088 is seen passing the location of the original Newburgh station with an Edinburgh - Inverness train on 19th September 1990. Just visible above the 3rd carriage is the roof of a bungalow now occupying the site.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Graeme Blair [19/09/1990]


RAF Leuchars: The internal sidings at RAF Leuchars (superceded by the Linkswood Fuel Store) on an open day on 19 September 1992. With the RAF base scheduled to be replaced by an army depot, could the sidings be revived?

RAF Leuchars Branch (MOD)
Bill Roberton [19/09/1992]


Dalgety Bay: 37404 (that's 404) with the Royal Scotsman passing construction works in connection with the new Dalgety Bay station on 19 September 1997.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [19/09/1997]


Collessie: 37409 + 37405 climb past Collessie with an SRPS Linlithgow - Kyle of Lochalsh tour on 19th September 1998.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Graeme Blair [19/09/1998]


Neidpath Viaduct: Crossing the River Tweed on Neidpath viaduct in September 2002, heading west along the ex-Caledonian route from Peebles to Symington.

Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2002]


Neidpath Viaduct: View of Neidpath Viaduct, to the west of Peebles. Looking south along the River Tweed in September 2002.

Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2002]


Neidpath Viaduct: Looking west over Neidpath viaduct across the Tweed in September 2002. View towards Lyne station.

Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2002]


Lyne Viaduct: The viaduct over the Lyne Water approaching Lyne station from the east in September 2002. The former station is now a private house located beyond the trees.

Symington, Biggar and Broughton Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
John Furnevel [19/09/2002]


Lyne Viaduct: Former railway bridge over the Lyne Water on the ex-Caledonian route between Symington and Peebles. View south in September 2002, with Lyne station off to the right.

Symington, Biggar and Broughton Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
John Furnevel [19/09/2002]


Lyne Viaduct: The substantial bridge that brought the railway across the Lyne Water into Lyne Station. Looking east over the river towards Peebles in September 2002, with the old station (now a secluded private residence) off picture to the left.

Symington, Biggar and Broughton Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
John Furnevel [19/09/2002]


Aviemore: The former Longmorn distillery Ruston & Hornsby 0-4-0DM shunter Queen Anne [works no 265618/1948] in the SRS shed yard at Aviemore in September 2004 [see image 53716].

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2004]


Aviemore: The shunt head where SPR locos run around at Aviemore. Level access to the Strathspey Platform is via a boardwalk protected by the gate, or via the NR station footbridge, for the fitter. The Grampian Mountains in the distance.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Brian Forbes [19/09/2006]


Liverpool Street: DBSO 9701 at the head of a Liverpool Street - Norwich push-pull set awaiting its departure time from the London terminus in September 2006. The locomotive at the other end of the train is 90014 [see image 8798].

Great Eastern Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2006]


Carlisle: A southbound Pendolino arrives at Carlisle on 19 September 2006.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [19/09/2006]


Liverpool Street: Scene at Liverpool Street in September 2006 with 90011 and 90014 at the buffer stops.

Great Eastern Metropolitan Station and Railways
John Furnevel [19/09/2006]


Liverpool Street: A recent arrival from Norwich stands at Liverpool Street in September 2006

Great Eastern Metropolitan Station and Railways
John Furnevel [19/09/2006]


Carlisle: A Voyager for Edinburgh Waverley stands at Carlisle on 19 September 2006. On the left a 156 service ready to leave for Glasgow Central via the G&SW route waits in the bay for the Voyager to depart after which it will follow it north as far as Gretna Junction.

Caledonian Railway
John McIntyre [19/09/2006]


Carlisle: A class 66 takes a coal train south through Carlisle station on 19 September 2006.

Caledonian Railway
John McIntyre [19/09/2006]


Carmuirs West Junction: A container train takes the right fork for Grangemouth.

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [19/09/2006]


Carlisle: A class 153 single car unit, on the rear of a 156 service from Preston via the Cumbrian coast, stands in the M&C bay at Carlisle on 19 September 2006.

Maryport and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [19/09/2006]


Dundee: Renovation work in progress on the Tay Bridge - scaffolding and safety boat in evidence.

Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway)
Adrian Coward [19/09/2006]


Carlisle: Edinburgh - Manchester Voyager arriving at Carlisle on 19 September 2006.

Caledonian Railway
John McIntyre [19/09/2006]


Liverpool Street: A view from the Dark Side. Looking back into Liverpool Street station on 19 September 2006. Waiting at the platforms are (from left to right) 317708 with a Stansted Express service, 317661 recently arrived from Chingford and 315860 leaving shortly for Hertford East.

Great Eastern Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2006]


Larbert Junction: Long shot of Larbert Junction box from the footbridge at Camelon. The golf course is Falkirk Tryst.

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [19/09/2006]


Camelon: 66203 quietly pulls the Longannet empties through Camelon, this service will be diverted via Stirling in the new year.

Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
Brian Forbes [19/09/2006]


Liverpool Street: 90014 at the rear of a push-pull service to Norwich awaiting its departure time at London's Liverpool Street station on 19 September 2006.

Great Eastern Metropolitan Station and Railways
John Furnevel [19/09/2006]


Carlisle: EWS 66192 arrives at Carlisle with a train of loaded HAA wagons heading for one of the power stations in northern England on 19 September 2006.

Caledonian Railway
John McIntyre [19/09/2006]


Dundee Esplanade: The Tay Bridge north end. Brick building is on the site of Esplanade station.

Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway)
Brian Forbes [19/09/2006]


Balmossie: Looking east from the footbridge at Balmossie on 19 September 2007. The shortness of the platforms exaggerates the stagger. If one platform were to warrant a shelter it would be the Dundee-bound one, but the tiny number of people each year catching the daily train the other way do at least get a bench. For a picture of one of those trains a few years earlier [see image 16711].

Dundee and Arbroath Railway
David Panton [19/09/2007]


Leuchars: Up GNER HST at Leuchars on 19 September 2007 with an Aberdeen - Kings Cross service.

Edinburgh and Northern Railway
David Panton [19/09/2007]


Balmossie: View from the eastbound platform at Balmossie on 19 September 2007.

Dundee and Arbroath Railway
David Panton [19/09/2007]


Elvanfoot: Northbound permanent way train at Elvanfoot.

Caledonian Railway
Ewan Crawford [19/09/2007]


Elvanfoot: TESCO train passing Elvanfoot heading north.

Caledonian Railway
Ewan Crawford [19/09/2007]


Kirkby Stephen: Coal from Ayr crawling up the gradient from the tunnel south of Kirkby Stephen.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Ewan Crawford [19/09/2007]


Long Preston: Coal train approaching Long Preston from the west.

North Western Railway
Ewan Crawford [19/09/2007]


Ribblehead: Gypsum traffic heading north at Ribblehead having waited for the passenger train (in distance) to clear the single track over the viaduct.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Ewan Crawford [19/09/2007]


Ribblehead: A Carlisle - Leeds service arrives at Ribblehead on 19 September 2007 with the mist rolling in off the fells.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Ewan Crawford [19/09/2007]


St Columb Rd: Newquay branch intermediate station St Columb Rd has been reduced to basic, albeit very tidy, facilities and the loop was removed a long time ago. View west towards Quintrel Downs and Newquay.

J. T. Treffry^s Railway (West)
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2008]


Perranwell: Traditional running in board at Perranwell at the Truro end of the surviving platform. It is mounted between two old rails and although this is a fairly basic halt the old sign adds character to the Falmouth Branch station.

Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2008]


Perranwell: Falmouth Branch intermediate station Perranwell used to be a passing loop but is now a single platform. There is talk of reinstating a loop on the branch to increase capacity but it will probably be at Penryn nearer to the terminus. View towards Truro.

Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2008]


Perranwell: A view towards Falmouth along the platform at Perranwell, one of the intermediate halts on the picturesque branch from Truro. The passing loop has been removed but the disused up platform can still be seen.

Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2008]


Knighton: At the time of this photo Knighton's passing loop was out of action and a sign proclaimed that all trains (4 each way a day) departed from Platform 1. New electrically operated points were later installed and the loop is now fully operational again with both platforms in use. View towards Craven Arms from the station footbridge.

Knighton Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2009]


Cardiff Rod Mill: Early morning steelworks scene as hired DBS shunter 08782 Castleton Works, a long way from its previous work location, arrives to collect some loaded steel wagons from inside the blue shed. This is the view from the Future Inn hotel in Cardiff Bay and while Mrs. B. would have preferred to look at the harbour I was quite happy with this busy scene and the numerous trip workings!

Rhymney Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2009]


Bargoed: The start of the single line section to Rhymney is controlled by semaphore lower quadrant signals from Bargoed's plain looking Signal Box. Some services from Cardiff terminate here and then return down the Rhymney Valley.

Rhymney Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2009]


Armathwaite: Coming to the end of its current spell on the main line, LMS Coronation Pacific no 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland' heads south through Armathwaite station on 19 September 2009. The railtour was called the 'Tyne Valley Tourer' and had started at Peterborough and travelled via York where 6233 had taken over. It headed north on the ECML from York before turning west towards Carlisle just prior to Newcastle.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
John McIntyre [19/09/2009]


Wetheral: On a weekend that has seen no fewer than four steam hauled railtours at York, two of them came to Carlisle via the ECML and Hexham. The second of the tours that ended up at Carlisle on 19 September 2009 is seen passing through Wetheral station with 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' in charge and a number of photographers recording the event.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [19/09/2009]


Carlisle: 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland awaits her passengers at Carlisle on 19 September 2009 ready for the return leg of a special about to head back to Peterborough.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
David Forbes [19/09/2009]


Ashley: Ashley, looking to Chester.

Cheshire Midland Railway
Ewan Crawford [19/09/2009]


Bargoed: Modern developments at Bargoed, particularly the new road system, give the station a hemmed in feel and there is a short artificial tunnel at the Cardiff end. Bargoed enjoys a four trains an hour service from Penarth and Cardiff during the day, with one of these trains going forward to Rhymney.

Rhymney Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2009]


Talybont-on-Usk: The station at Talybont-on-Usk closed in 1962, along with the Brecon and Merthyr line, but it has been extended and converted into a residential education centre. It lies some way outside the village itself at Map Ref SO 119231.

Brecon and Merthyr Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2009]


Pontsticill: A Brecon Mountain Railway service, headed by an American outline tender locomotive, heads north from Pontsticill alongside Torpantau reservoir. The narrow gauge BMR follows the track bed of the old standard gauge Brecon and Merthyr line, which closed in 1962.

Brecon and Merthyr Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2009]


St Albans City: A terminated Thameslink 319 service from the south stands at St Albans on 19 September.

London Extension (Midland Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [19/09/2010]


St Albans (City): St Albans South signal box - September 2010

London Extension (Midland Railway)
Veronica Clibbery [19/09/2010]


Tongland Viaduct: Part of the surviving remnants of Tongland Viaduct are seen here behind a house alongside the A711 road. The road crosses the River Dee running parralel to the old Kirkcudbright railway but then swings sharp right to pass under the line although the road bridge has been removed since the line closed in 1965.

Kirkcudbright Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2010]


Kirkcudbright: The well preserved station building at Kirkcudbright, looking south along the main street. Behind the building, where the trainshed and platforms were once situated, residential apartments have been built and joined on to the old station, which is currrently used as a fitness studio.

Kirkcudbright Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2010]


Tongland Viaduct: The surviving southern stump of the Tongland Viaduct, on the Kirkudbright branch, as seen from the nearby road bridge. Nature has softened the landscape around the structure in the last few years [See image 6002] although the pile of rubble is still in the field. Call me pessimistic but I have a feeling this is one Scottish line that will not be re-opening.

Kirkcudbright Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2010]


Blackridge: The 1039 Helensburgh Central - Edinburgh Waverley arrives at Blackridge on a misty 19 September 2011.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
John Furnevel [19/09/2011]


Uphall: Parking at Uphall recently became much easier, with the opening up of the the second car park on the north side of the station. View west on 19 September 2011 with the 13.55 Helensburgh Central - Edinburgh Waverley arriving at a rainswept eastbound platform. Part of the new north side car park can be seen on the right with the M8 Motorway running past beyond the fence. [See image 28762]

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2011]


Bathgate [3rd]: Bathgate 1986 - 2010. RIP. [See image 20316]

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2011]


Holmes Summit: The new summit-board near Forrestfield on the Airdrie-Bathgate route named after the late Derek Holmes. Born in Dundee in 1959, Derek began his railway career as a signalman in the Dundee area. At the point of his untimely death in January 2010 he held the position of Production Director with Network Rail, as well as being chairman of the Institution of Railway Operators.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
John Furnevel [19/09/2011]


Holmes Summit: The 12.27 Milngavie - Edinburgh Waverley service approaching Forrestfield through the rain on 19 September 2011. The train is running alongside the east end of Hillend reservoir and will shortly pass the highest point on the line at Holmes Summit [see image 35721].

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
John Furnevel [19/09/2011]


Armadale: The 11.21 Edinburgh Waverley - Helensburgh Central arrives at Armadale on a grey and damp 19 September 2011. Even the station pigeon looks thoroughly fed up.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
John Furnevel [19/09/2011]


Armadale: The 11.21 ex-Edinburgh Waverley has just left the Armadale stop and passed below Station Road on its way to Helensburgh Central on 19 September. The train is running through an area on which considerable preparatory work (not least additional drainage) was required during the construction phase [see image 26594]. It will shortly pass the site of the original Armadale station (of which nothing remains) opened by the Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway in 1862 and closed in January 1956. A new housing development is currently underway beyond the fence in the right background.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
John Furnevel [19/09/2011]


Uphall: Hold on to your hat! A lone passenger leaves the platform shelter and braves the wind and rain at Uphall on 19 September 2011, an afternoon so dull and overcast that the station lighting has already been activated. The train recently arrived is the 13.55 ex-Helensburgh Central, bound for Edinburgh Waverley.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2011]


Holmes Summit: The 12.27 Milngavie - Edinburgh Waverley about to pass the 'Holmes Summit' board alongside Hillend reservoir, between Caldercruix and Blackridge, on 19 September 2011 [see image 35721].

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
John Furnevel [19/09/2011]


Prestonpans: The 13.27 North Berwick - Edinburgh Waverley about to run into Prestonpans on 19 September 2012. The junction on the left is the line into Cockenzie power station.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2012]


Lanark: 320308 stands in the sunshine at Lanark station on 19 September 2012.

Lanark Branch (Caledonian Railway)
John Yellowlees [19/09/2012]


Hamilton West: Platform scenes at Hamilton West on 19 September 2012. The station has recently been adopted by NHS Beckford Lodge, with some attractive and colourful results.

Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
John Yellowlees [19/09/2012]


Prestonpans: Sprinters? Prestonpans, 19 September 2012. The train is the 13.27 North Berwick - Edinburgh Waverley.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2012]


Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum: Preserved rail-mounted 4w vertical boilered steam crane no 130, built by Whitaker Brothers of Horsforth, Leeds, circa 1890. Photographed on 19 September 2012 in the yard at Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum, East Lothian.

Prestongrange Colliery Branch
John Furnevel [19/09/2012]


Prestonpans: The 13.30 ex-Waverley speeds through Prestonpans station on 19 September 2012 on its 4 hour 26 minute journey to Kings Cross. The train is about to run past the impressive mural created by artist Adele Conn a year earlier [see image 4963].

North British Railway
John Furnevel [19/09/2012]


Aviemore: Class 08 D3605 [formerly 08490] removing the rear two coaches from a service train at Aviemore on 19 September.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Peter Todd [19/09/2012]


Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum: 'Please mind your fingers...' Part of the mechanism of the Whitaker Brothers steam crane on display in the yard at Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum on 19 September 2012 [see image 63097].

Prestongrange Colliery Branch
John Furnevel [19/09/2012]


Barry Dock: View of the goods line that starts at Cadoxton Station and runs parallel to the passenger line almost to Barry Docks station where it drops down and turns under Ffordd Y Mileniwm to reach the Barry Docks' industrial complex.

Barry Dock and Railways
David Pesterfield [19/09/2012]


Kidderminster Railway Museum: Some of the interesting items on display at the Kidderminster Railway Museum in September 2013.

Kidderminster to Bewdley Line (Great Western Railway)
John Yellowlees [19/09/2013]


Wittersham Road: D9504 brings a train into Wittesham Road Station on the Kent & East Sussex Railway on 19 September.

Kent and East Sussex Railway
Peter Todd [19/09/2013]


St Pancras: A near full house at the St Pancras Eurostar terminal with one set just arriving at the blocks at 19.15 and the set to the right having preceded it in by only a few minutes.

London Extension (Midland Railway)
David Pesterfield [19/09/2013]


Reading TMD: The early evening sun reflects off three First Great Western Networker 3 car DMU sets stabled at the east end of the new Reading Train Care Depot on 19 September [see image 44087].

Great Western Railway
David Pesterfield [19/09/2013]


Swindon: 43170 leads the 15.29 departure from Swindon to Paddington, ex Swansea, on 19 September. Standing up ahead is 66027 stabled with a rake of loaded steel wagons brought out of Cooper's scrapyard during the morning.

Great Western Railway
David Pesterfield [19/09/2013]


Paddington: 43186 reinforces the Train Manager's 'Now at Paddington, All Change, All Change' announcement as the 15.28 ex Swansea HST runs into the London terminus on 19 September.

Great Western Railway
David Pesterfield [19/09/2013]


Scout Green: Part way down the long descent of Shap Bank, TPE 350410 passes Scout Green on 19 September with a service from Scotland to Manchester Airport.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2014]


Whitwick: If I didn't know this was the road level access to a railway station built in 1881, I would guess it was a toll cottage built about 100 years earlier. Whitwick station, just North of Coalville on the way to Loughborough Derby Road, closed to passengers in 1931; and is now, appropriately, used by the local Historical Society. [Ref query 13610]

Charnwood Forest Railway
Ken Strachan [19/09/2014]


Swindon: Bulleid rebuilt West Country Pacific no 34046 Braunton coming out of the sun past the Keypoint Railfreight Terminal on the eastern outskirts of Swindon on 19 September 2014 on its way from Bristol to Southall.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [19/09/2014]


Scout Green: K4 61994 The Great Marquess storms up Shap on 19 September crossing the bridge at Scout Green with the 2014 Railway Touring Company West Highlander Steam Express. The 2-6-0 took charge of this leg of the four-day tour from Preston to Glasgow.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2014]


Shap: A TPE 350 EMU, bound for Manchester Airport, runs through the open countryside between Harrisons Sidings and Shap village on 20th September. The Lake District Fells, normally clearly visible in the distance from the vantage point on the A6 road, are hidden beneath low cloud on this occasion.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2014]


Kirkby Stephen: A Leeds to Carlisle service, formed by Northern 158855, slows for the Kirkby Stephen stop on 19th September 2014. The well known signal box should be here for a few more years as those on the S&C are only scheduled to close in 2027.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2014]


Colera: Two RENFE Class 447 EMUs have just left Colera station and rumble onto the viaduct heading south. The bridge, high above the town itself, is one where the rails run across the open girders but there is no decking.

RENFE
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2015]


Becconsall: Kerr Stuart Joffre class locomotives works numbers 3014 and 2405 running light engine during the 100th anniversary celebrations of the construction of 2405. The locomotives were part of an order for 70 ordered by the French Artillery Railways during World War 1. Six are believed to survive.

West Lancashire Light Railway
John McIntyre [19/09/2015]


Cloverdale: At the splendid replica station on the original site at Cloverdale, interurban car 1225 awaits its next return trip to Sullivan on 19th September. The journey will use the old British Columbia Electric Railway interurban network. The route is used on weekdays by freight trains operated by Southern Railway of British Columbia with whom the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society enjoys a positive working relationship.

British Columbia Electric Railway
Malcolm Chattwood [19/09/2015]


Cloverdale: To British eyes the vehicle pictured would be a tram but is known to its owners as an interurban car. On September 19th car 1225 leaves Cloverdale station heading towards Sullivan on the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway in Surrey, British Columbia. Similar cars once travelled this route on the 2¾ hour 63 mile journey from New Westminster to Chilliwack. The vehicle being propelled by the car contains a generator and rectifier to provide a 600v DC supply in the absence of overhead wires on a route which is still in daily use by freight trains.

British Columbia Electric Railway
Malcolm Chattwood [19/09/2015]


Alloa: Despite appearances, this Hunterston-Longannet coal train is not halted on Alloa viaduct while the driver sneaks a bacon butty at the “Farm Snack Bar”. The railway “passing trade” ended with the closure of Longannet power station in March 2016, six months after this photo was taken. At the time of writing, the drive in snack bar (highly recommended) was still going strong.

Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Mark Dufton [19/09/2015]


North Queensferry: The station building at North Queensferry has briefly been taken over from the 19th to 20th of September to promote the Darjeeling Railway. For more details visit the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society website.

Forth Bridge Railway
John Yellowlees [19/09/2015]


Talybont: Arriva 158832 slows for the request stop at Talybont on the Cambrian Coast between Harlech and Barmouth. The train is the 1338 from Pwilhelli, one hour into its journey. At Machynlleth it will combine with another service from Aberystwyth to go forward to Birmingham International (arr 1848).

Aberystwyth and Welch Coast Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2016]


Penmaenpool: A view looking back over the wooden toll bridge at Penmaenpool to the south bank of the estuary, and the bird hide signal box, on 19th September 2016. The old station lies just to the right of the toll booth, which was once adjacent to a level crossing.

Aberystwyth and Welch Coast Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2016]


Aberdour: The 'GBRf 15' tour from Edinburgh to Inverness and return nears Aberdour hauled by Harry Needle 20096 and 20107, with Colas 47739 on the rear. 19 September.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [19/09/2016]


Penmaenpool: The closed station site at Penmaenpool, looking east towards Dolgellau along the old trackbed in September 2016. The station house is now an accommodation annexe for the adjacent George III Hotel, while the (now removed) platforms were just beyond. The toll house for the estuary bridge is on the left of the picture and the surviving signal box is just hidden behind the small tree. [See image 13937]

Aberystwyth and Welch Coast Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2016]


Pickering: My old French teacher used to say to those whose French was execrable, 'Your heid's fu' of bogie wheels'. Perhaps this is what he meant.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Colin Miller [19/09/2016]


Llwyngwern Quarry: The business end of the CAT funicular. This is the upper station with car Martha sitting in front of the winding gear. The water tank roughly occupies the blue area below Martha's front windscreen and the slight staining shows the outlet where water is discharged at the lower station.

Centre for Alternative Technology
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2016]


Grosmont: The 13.30hrs for Pickering gets away from Grosmont behind Standard Class 4MT Mogul 76079 on 19th September 2016.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Colin Miller [19/09/2016]


Llandecwyn: A direct Then and Now comparison at Llandecwyn showing the rebuilt halt that was upgraded at the same time as the nearby Pont Briwet bridge (and road). [See image 17930] for the same view eight years previously. Not as quirky but an improvement for passengers.

Aberystwyth and Welch Coast Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2016]


Barmouth Ferry: With the Barmouth Viaduct in the foreground, this view looks across the estuary to the Ferry terminus of the Fairbourne Railway on 19th September 2016. A wisp of steam by the building indicates a train has just arrived from Fairbourne.

Fairbourne and Barmouth Steam Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2016]


Corris: The Corris terminus of the short length of preserved railway from Maespoeth, seen in September 2016. There was originally a small passenger trainshed spanning the left hand line in pre-closure days. The line from Machynlleth originally continued beyond here to Aberllenfenni but the section above Corris was for goods only. The railway finally closed in 1948 with the first preserved trains running again in 2002.

Corris, Machynlleth and River Dovey Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2016]


Talybont: ATW 158832 pulls away from the halt at Talybont with a Pwilhelli to Birmingham International service. This view looks south towards the next minor halt at Llanaber with Barmouth and the Mawddach estuary beyond.

Aberystwyth and Welch Coast Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2016]


Llandecwyn: Then and Now at Llandecwyn showing the rebuilt halt looking towards the new Pont Briwet bridge that replaced the old timber structure in 2014. [See image 17931] for the same viewpoint eight years previously, since when the rustic character of this tiny halt has been lost but the facilities have been greatly improved.

Aberystwyth and Welch Coast Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2016]


Llwyngwern Quarry: The water balanced cliff lift is the main access route for visitors to the Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth. Using water from one of the many nearby streams cars Annie and Martha lift visitors up the 180' from the car park to the main site in the old quarry above. Note the viewing platform in front of the winding house.

Centre for Alternative Technology
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2016]


Penmaenpool: The lower quadrant signals at Penmaenpool are a nice reminder that the hotel access road in the foreground occupies the old GWR trackbed. This view looks east with the old station site just out of sight beyond the bridge toll house. The wooden toll bridge over the Mawddach Estuary still carries road traffic.

Aberystwyth and Welch Coast
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2016]


Roma S. Pietro: With reference to Mark B's question about the units at Civitavecchia [See image 69714] here is a picture of the same units at Roma S Pietro. They are run as private charters by the cruise companies from the cruise terminal to Rome.

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
Alastair McLellan [19/09/2017]


Wernigerode: A blur of speed - HSB 99 222 approaching Wernigerode with the 15:53 train from Drei Annen Hohne on 19 September 2017! This locomotive features on the tickets for the Wernigerode-Brocken Summit service [See image 61132] and [See image 61119] for a note on its unique, cylindrical feed-water heater.

Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn
Norman Glen [19/09/2017]


Quedlinburg: HSB 99 6001 about to take the 10:30 train from Quedlinburg to Alexisbad on 19 September 2017. Built by the Krupp Corporation of Essen in 1939, it was the prototype of a class of locomotives for the Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn. However, the outbreak of the Second World War meant that it was the only one built. After serving on the Nordhausen-Wernigerode line it was displaced to the Selketal line by the arrival of the New Steam Engines in the 1950s.

Gernrode-Harzgerode-Eisenbahn
Norman Glen [19/09/2017]


Flaxton: The former Flaxton Station goods yard weighbridge office still stands proud on the south side of the York to Scarborough line, alongside Rice Lane level crossing to the south of Flaxton village, diagonally across from the extant former station.

York to Scarborough Line (York and North Midland Railway)
David Pesterfield [19/09/2017]


Milano: Pendolino at Milan. (Fancy them copying us!)

Trenitalia
John Yellowlees [19/09/2017]


Dre Annen Hohne: HSB 99 7239-9 approaching Drei Annen Hohne with the 14:08 from Eisfelder Talmühle on 19 September 2017. The carriage at the left of the shot is the last one of the 15:06 train from Drei Annen Hohne to Brocken - for the front of the train [See image 61122].

Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn
Norman Glen [19/09/2017]


Eisfelder Talmühle: For Bill Jamieson! HSB 997239-9 (one of the so-called 'New Steam Engines' built in the mid-1950s for use on the 1000 mm gauge system in the Harz) makes a spirited start out of Eisfelder Talmühle with the 14:08 train to Drei Annen Hohne on the 19th of September 2017. Unfortunately, not taken from the open observation car immediately behind the locomotive, as recommended by Bill, but it still conveys how hard the engine is working.

Harzer Schmalspur-bahnen
Norman Glen [19/09/2017]


La gare du Sud à Nice: This photo shows a modern tourist-friendly DMU operating a commuter service at the southern end of the CFP. The original terminal has been redeveloped, and its modern replacement (which was already in use when I last visited twenty years ago) contains attractive displays including a poster recalling the Meyrargues branch lost in the Second World War.

Chemin de Fer de Provence
John Yellowlees [19/09/2017]


Milano Central Signal Box: The rather impressive signal box at Milano Central.

Trenitalia
John Yellowlees [19/09/2017]


Alexisbad: HSB 99 6001 departing Alexisbad with the 11:46 train to Gernrode on 19 September 2017. It had just arrived with the 10:30 train from Quedlinburg. This locomotive was built by the Krupp Corporation of Essen in 1939 and was the prototype for an entire class ordered by the Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn. However, the outbreak of the Second World War meant that only this one was built.

Gernrode-Harzgerode-Eisenbahn
Norman Glen [19/09/2017]


Drei Annen Hohne: HSB 99 7237-3 taking the 15:06 train out of Drei Annen Hohne to Brocken on 19 September 2017. From here to the summit is 19 kilometres and a height difference of 585 metres, an average gradient of 1 in 32.5, so the loco, one of a batch built in the 1905s, has to work hard!

Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn
Norman Glen [19/09/2017]


Wernigerode: HSB 99 5901 and 99 7232-4 at Wernigerode on 19 September 2017. Locomotive 99 5901 was built in 1897, as the first locomotive for the Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn and is the oldest narrow-gauge (1000 mm) steam engine still operating in the Harz region. The Mallet design was particularly suitable for the tight curves (as little as 60 metres radius) on the Harz lines. Taken out of service in 1989 when the rolling stock was converted to air-braking, it was subsequently fitted with air brakes and re-entered service in 1992, being used for special trains rather than regular services.

Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn
Norman Glen [19/09/2017]


Quedlinburg: A pair of Harz-Elbe Express (HEX) Desiro DMUS at Quedlinburg on the 19th of September 2017. Built by Siemens, these 2-section articulated DMUs of class 642 are in widespread use with DB Regio. The left-hand unit is heading to its terminus at Thale and so has its front auto-coupler covered. The right-hand unit is heading to its terminus at Magdeburg but its rear auto-coupler is uncovered, as it will form the front part of the combined train when it joins with the set from Halle at Halberstadt. Quedlinburg is also one end of the 1000 mm gauge Harzer Schmalspur-bahnen system (this part originally the Gernrode-Harzgerode-Eisenbahn). With thanks to Bill Jamieson for locomotive information.

Unset
Norman Glen [19/09/2017]


Baillieston [1st]: 318267 on a Dalmuir Whifflet service passes the site of the original Baillieston station. The houses seen top left in the background are on the site of sidings serving Calderbank Colliery which was itself accessed via a short tunnel. In the right foreground was the signal box and junction for the goods station at Baillieston.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [19/09/2017]


Eisfelder Talmühle: HSB 99 7239-9 preparing to take the 14:08 train from Eisfelder Talmühle to Drei Annen Hohne on 19 September 2017. This locomotive is one of the batch of 17 New Steam Engines built in the 1950s for service on the 1000 mm gauge system in the Harz Mountains. These 2-10-2Ts are powerful locomotives - they need to be to master the climb out of Eisfelder Talmühle [See image 61133].

Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn
Norman Glen [19/09/2017]


La gare du Sud à Nice: Chemin de Fer de Provence. The original terminal (seen here) has been redeveloped, and its modern replacement (which was already in use when I last visited twenty years ago) contains attractive displays including a poster recalling the Meyrargues branch lost in the Second World War.

Chemin de Fer de Provence
John Yellowlees [19/09/2017]


Baillieston: Foundations are now in place for the crane pad which will be the location of the crane to be used to lift the temporary pedestrian and services bridge into place when it is assembled. As with the Shotts Station Road bridge project, the deck of the present road bridge at Bailleston will be used as the site for assembly of the temporary bridge structure.

Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Colin McDonald [19/09/2017]


Sanquhar: 156511, on a Glasgow to Carlisle service, calls at Sanquhar on a fine 19 September 2017.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
David Panton [19/09/2017]


La gare du Sud à Nice: The modern station includes this attractive display of the route north.

Chemin de Fer de Provence
John Yellowlees [19/09/2017]


Sanquhar: A collection of bygones (safely fenced off) at Sanquhar station in September 2017.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
David Panton [19/09/2017]


La gare du Sud à Nice: This photo shows a modern tourist-friendly DMU operating a commuter service at the southern end of the CFP.

Chemin de Fer de Provence
John Yellowlees [19/09/2017]


Sanquhar: The well restored station building at Sanquhar, seen from the street on 19 September 2017.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
David Panton [19/09/2017]


High Street: The seemingly insatiable demand for student flats means that High Street station is losing its 'abandoned' look. Another block is going up immediately to the north with the staircase framework already in place. The station was originally called College, as this was once the site of Glasgow University. The students you see there today however attend nearby Strathclyde University.

Glasgow City and District Railway
David Panton [19/09/2017]


Kilmaurs: 156439 leads a 4-car 156 for Kilmarnock at Kilmaurs on 19 September 2017. Kilmaurs is the only single track station on the Glasgow - Dumfries - Carlisle line. You do feel that in the 1960s and 1970s they singled the wrong bits of the G&SW line, though I suppose coal traffic south of Kilmarnock was then a consideration.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
David Panton [19/09/2017]


Nice Ville: That name seems oddly familiar .. Thello arrival from Milan at Nice. (Thello is a subsidiary of Italian Railways.)

SNCF
John Yellowlees [19/09/2017]


High Street: Edinburgh (left) and Balloch services cross at High Street on 19 September 2017.

Glasgow City and District Railway
David Panton [19/09/2017]


Roma S. Pietro: A typical Italian train unit, covered in graffiti, seen at Roma S. Pietro in 2017.

FS
Alastair McLellan [19/09/2017]


Shrubhill Tram Depot: Progress at Shrubhill on 19 September 2017, looking south east towards Leith Walk. Further demolition has taken place and major new construction is apparent in the background beyond the cranes. Parts of the old tram depot scheduled for preservation stand in the left foreground, including the unique octagonal works chimney. The rusting Powderhall branch runs off to the right.

Edinburgh Corporation
Andy Furnevel [19/09/2017]


La gare du Sud à Nice: The modern station (which was already in use when I last visited twenty years ago) contains attractive displays including this poster recalling the Meyrargues branch lost in the Second World War.

Chemin de Fer de Provence
John Yellowlees [19/09/2017]


Benneckenstein : HSB 99 7239-9 with the 14:08 from Eisfelder Talmuehle to Drei Annen Hohne near Benneckenstein on 19 September 2017. By this stage of the journey, it was not having to work so hard as starting out from Eisfelder Talmühle.

Nordhausen-Wernigerode-Eisenbahn
Norman Glen [19/09/2017]


Drei Annen Hohne: HSB locomotive 997239-9 (one of a batch built in the mid-1950s for the Harz 1000 mm system) just finished taking on water after hauling the 14:08 train from Eisfeder Talmühle on the 19th of September 2017.

Harzer Schmalspur-bahnen
Norman Glen [19/09/2017]


Karlsruhe: Karlsruhe Albtalbahnhof is where the trams become trains, and vice versa. From the platform café it could be described as tram-train heaven. 19th September 2018.

Deutsche Bahn
John Yellowlees [19/09/2018]


Preston: With the sale of the ten Colas Class 60s to GBRf the Preston Dock bitumen trains have seen double headed Class 56 haulage and, on 19th September 2018, a Class 70. This is a grab shot from a Pacer bound for Blackburn on the Up Slow out of Preston. 70802 and the tanks are on the Goods Line, waiting to follow the passenger service.

North Union Railway
Mark Bartlett [19/09/2018]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1851Gloucester and Dean Forest RailwayOpened.
1851Gloucester and Dean Forest RailwayGloucester to Grange Court Junction with the South Wales Railway opened.
1854Great North of Scotland RailwayHuntly to Kittybrewster official opening.
1860Inverness and Ross-shire RailwayFirst sod cut.
1902Leadhills and Wanlockhead Branch (Caledonian Railway)Leadhills to Wanlockhead opened to goods.
1951Esk Valley RailwayPolton to Eskbank (Esk Valley Junction) closed to passengers
1955Edinburgh and Northern RailwayBridge of Earn Junction to Ladybank closed to passengers. Stations at Abernethy, 2nd>Newburgh 2nd and Collessie closed.
1955Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)Parkhead station closed.
1955Vale of Clwyd RailwayLine closed to passengers. Stations at Rhuddlan, St Asaph and Trefnant closed.
1997Great Western Railway7 people killed at Southall when a First Great Western express trains strikes a freight train.

News


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

YearCompaniesDescription
2004First plans text service for bus and train times [Scotsman]FIRSTGROUP is to launch a ^frequent traveller^ club for passengers on the ScotRail train franchise as part of an investment in new technology designed to encourage greater use of public transport.
2004Getting ScotRail back on track [Scotsman]BUSINESS INTERVIEW THE FirstGroup chief believes he can lure people back on to public transport, writes Iain Dey.
2006Freight move ^eases^ congestion [BBC News]A rail freight service which could take more than 200 lorries a week off Scotland^s roads is launched.
2006New rail freight service [Scottish Executive]Freight trains carrying Tesco goods over border will take 260 lorries a week off Scotland^s roads.
2006Rail link cuts Tesco lorries [Scotsman]A FREIGHT train service which will cut 260 lorries a week from Scotland^s roads is to be launched today.
2006ScotRail chief is chuffed with festival figures [Scotsman]AN increase in the number of train services between Edinburgh and Glasgow during the festivals season helped First ScotRail record a six per cent increase in passenger journeys.
2006Glasgow^s leader on board as Aitken calls for faster rail link [Scotsman]COUNCIL leader Ewan Aitken has joined forces with his Glasgow counterpart in a bid to cut train journey times between the two cities.
2006Pipe moving contract clears way for trams [Scotsman]THE 50 million contract to divert utility pipes to make way for Edinburgh^s trams is set to be awarded.
2006Rail passenger watchdog raises fears over train route changes [Scotsman]THE UK^s rail passenger watchdog has voiced concerns over proposed changes to the CrossCountry train network from Edinburgh.
2006Trains take the strain for lorry freight [Scotsman]A RAIL freight service which could take 260 lorries a week off Scotland^s roads was expected to be launched today.
2006Virgin fights for rail route deal [BBC News]Virgin is one of four firms battling it out for the New Cross Country rail franchise.
2006Galashiels: Station Brae bridge removalThe Station Brae bridge over the station site in Galashiels is to be removed. The first bridge and overall roof were removed many years ago and the present bridge is the second. But what effect will this have on the possible railway re-opening?
2008Scots firm wins ^railway Oscars^ [BBC News Article]Train operator First ScotRail picks up a National Rail Award following a 20% increase in customer satisfaction and passenger numbers.
2009Rail link ^not critical^ to Games [BBC News Article]The decision to scrap the planned rail link to Glasgow Airport will not spoil the 2014 Commonwealth Games, organisers say.
2010SR to axe toilets from new trains [BBC]A train company has been branded a ^disgrace^ by union chiefs after it emerged some of its new fleet will have no toilets on board.
2011New threat of soaring costs over flagship train link [Scotsman]THE Borders Railway has run into more major trouble which will delay the start of construction by nearly a year and could see costs rocketing further, The Scotsman can reveal.
2011Borders to Edinburgh railway assurances renewed [BBC]Transport Scotland has said the Borders to Edinburgh railway will be delivered ^efficiently and successfully^ despite concerns over its timetable and costs.
2012All change at Perth station [Perthshire Advertiser]Perth Railway Station could be set for a spruce-up, it emerged yesterday. Plans are afoot to give the oft-criticised site a makeover in the colours of Scotlands rail franchise. Currently a mismatch including browns, greys, purples and blues, the proposed plans for the 164-year-old station would see flaky and faded surfaces being painted ScotRail blue to match trains calling in at its platforms. Plans have been submitted for the much-needed paint job to be carried out, with listed building consent for the architecture award-winning Sir William Tite designed building being sought from Perth and Kinross Council.
2012Government team in place to run West Coast Main Line [Telegraph]The Department for Transport has been forced to prepare for the temporary nationalisation of the route, because of the Virgin Trains legal challenge to the decision to hand over the franchise to FirstGroup. Known as the West Coast Main Line Mobilisation Team, the officials will be ready to step in on December 9 to make sure trains keep running on the route, which runs from Euston to Scotland. Some members are already in place and recruitment is under way to put together a team of around 30. The move was described as a contingency measure by a spokesman for Directly Operated Railways (DOR), the Government-owned company that already runs the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Aberdeen. Should DOR take over West Coast as well, it would leave the Government running two of the three major long distance rail routes at the end of the year. [From Mark Bartlett]
2013Rail services face Sunday shutdown in pay dispute [Scotsman]ALL Sunday trains would be halted if ScotRail drivers vote to ban overtime as part of a pay dispute, their union has told The Scotsman. Passengers travelling from late October onwards could be forced to find alternative transport in what would be the first industrial action by ScotRail drivers for 11 years
2014OAP^s 100,000 bequest to Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway [BBC News]A lifelong railways enthusiast has left 100,000 in her will to Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway. Margaret Ritchie, who died in 2013 aged 68, bequeathed the money to pay for a new rail carriage. Her family and friends were on board for the carriage^s maiden journey from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog. And at a stop at Dduallt, Ms Ritchie^s ashes were scattered and a dedication of the carriage was carried out by the former Bishop of Carlisle, Graham Dow. [From Richard Buckby]
2015Network Rail privatisation ^on the table^ [BBC News]The executive asked to come up with a plan to revive Network Rail^s fortunes has said she cannot rule out recommending privatisation. In an interview with the BBC, Nicola Shaw said that a partial or total sell-off ^was absolutely on the table; it can^t not be.^ Ms Shaw was drafted in by the government after Network Rail^s upgrade plans fell apart last summer. Work to electrify key lines had been dogged by delays and mounting costs.
2016Services on landslip line return to normal [Rail News]TRAIN services to London Euston have returned to normal after a landslip which damaged two trains and blocked the slow lines just north of Watford Junction. A London Midland service bound for Euston ran into debris at the northern portal of Watford Tunnel early on Friday morning. It was partly derailed and gave an approaching London Midland service bound for Birmingham a glancing blow. [From Richard Buckby]
2017Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia rail staff strike [BBC News]Workers from four different rail companies are to stage two 24-hour strikes in continuing disputes over the role of guards and driver-only trains. Members of the RMT union at Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia will walk out on 3 and 5 October. The walk outs will coincide with the closure of Liverpool Lime Street station for major refurbishment. It will also be during the Tory Party^s annual conference in Manchester.
2017Underground drivers to stage 24-hour strike [Rail News] DRIVERS on London Underground are set to walk out for 24 hours on 5 October in a dispute over working hours. Widespread disruption to services seems inevitable if the strike goes ahead. A vote by ASLEF members, in which just over half the workforce took part, produced a majority in favour of a strike by eight votes to one. Finn Brennan, the unions organiser on London Underground, said the dispute had been caused by the failure of LU to deliver on the commitments they made to improve work life balance as part of the 2015 pay settlement.
2018Road, rail and ferry disruption as Storm Ali hits [BBC News]Road, rail and ferry travel has been disrupted by severe gales with the prospect of severe flooding as Storm Ali hits.
2018Signalling fault at north-east railway station causes delays [Evening Express]Rail customers should expect delays to services after a fault at an north-east station.
2018Station redevelopment is step-up for Breich [Network Rail]Breich station has re-opened to passenger service following a 12 week closure to enable a £2.4m redevelopment.
2018Train services disrupted after derailment at Inverness [BBC News]The freight train derailed on the Highland Main Line at slow speed near Culloden in Inverness overnight.
2018Trains cancelled between Inverness and the central belt after overnight derailment [Press and Journal]The rail line between Inverness and Perth has been closed after a train derailed near Culloden overnight.
2018Storm Ali disrupts travel across Scotland with high winds [ITV News]Rail, roads and ferry services have all been affected by the severe weather conditions on Wednesday as forecasters warned of a danger to lif
2018Storm Ali live: Scotrail suspends all services out of Edinburgh| Cruise ship in Greenock detaches from moorings| Amber alerts for Scotland [Scotsman]Keep up with the latest on Storm Ali as it sweeps across Scotland.