This day in history 09 November

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Reedsmouth: The RCTS/SLS 'Wansbeck Wanderer' railtour photographed at Reedsmouth on 9 November 1963. Ivatt 2-6-0 no 43129 is in the process of running round its train at the Wansbeck Valley platform. [See image 36819]

Border Counties Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Reedsmouth: View south from the tall signal box at Reedsmouth on 9 November 1963 with the Border Counties route to Riccarton on the right and the Wansbeck Valley line to the left. Ivatt 2-6-0 no 43129 is in the process of running round the RCTS/SLS 'Wansbeck Wanderer' railtour.

Border Counties Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Rothbury: Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 no 43129 at Rothbury on 9 November 1963 at the head of the The Wansbeck Wanderer about to return south.

Northumberland Central Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Kelso Junction: One of Hawick shed's BR standard class 2 locomotives with the 11.24am St Boswells - Kelso train shortly after leaving Kelso Junction on 9 November 1963. The train is about to pass under the bridge carrying the A699 road.

Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [09/11/1963]


Morpeth: The RCTS/SLS Wansbeck Wanderer stands at Morpeth on 9 November 1963 behind Ivatt 2-6-0 no 43129.

Newcastle and Berwick Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Hassendean: St Margarets B1 no 61029 Chamois appears out of the fog between Hassendean and Hawick on 9 November 1963 with the 12.52pm Edinburgh Waverley - Hawick train.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [09/11/1963]


Reedsmouth: The RCTS/SLS Wansbeck Wanderer stands at the Wansbeck Valley platform at Reedsmouth on 9 November 1963 behind Ivatt 2-6-0 no 43129.

Border Counties Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Reedsmouth: View north from the tall signal box at the south end of Reedsmouth station on 9 November 1963. The photograph was taken during a photostop on the RCTS/SLS 'Wansbeck Wanderer' railtour. The Border Counties line to Riccarton Junction runs off to the left through rural Northumberland towards Bellingham. The line is seen passing the former locomotive shed, officially closed in 1952 when a sub to 52C Blaydon. On the right is the station approach road from the hamlet of Redesmouth on the River Rede (note the spelling). Off picture to the right is the Wansbeck Valley platform, at which Ivatt 2-6-0 no 43129 is standing with the special. For the view south from the signal box at this time [see image 23266]

Border Counties Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Scotsgap: The Wansbeck Wanderer at Scotsgap on 9 November 1963. Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 no 43129 is preparing the take the special on a trip over the Rothbury branch.

Wansbeck Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Woodburn: Ivatt 2-6-0 no 43129 stands at Woodburn on 9 November 1963 with the 'Wansbeck Wanderer' railtour.

Wansbeck Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Reedsmouth: Ivatt 2-6-0 no 43129 at Reedsmouth on 9 November 1963 with the RCTS/SLS Wansbeck Wanderer. View from the signal box is south towards Hexham with the train standing at the Wansbeck Valley platform and the Border Counties line to Riccarton Junction on the right.

Border Counties Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Bellingham (North Tyne): Shrouded in steam, a member of the footplate crew climbs back on board Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 no 43129 at Bellingham on 9 November 1963. The locomotive has just run round The Wansbeck Wanderer and is preparing to return to Reedsmouth. The special will later visit the Rothbury branch [see image 31617] before heading back to Newcastle via Morpeth.

Border Counties Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Rothbury: The terminus of the Northumberland Central Railway at Rothbury, seen from the buffer stops at the north end of the turntable via which visiting locomotives accessed the shed on the right after running through the station. The photograph was taken on 9 November 1963 during a visit by the RCTS/SLS Wansbeck Wanderer railtour. [See image 32180]

Northumberland Central Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Kelso Junction: BR Standard class 4 2-6-0 no 76050 heading north with the noon Hawick - Edinburgh train approaching Kelso Junction in November 1963. The train has just passed the home signal for the junction and the distant for St Boswells South.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [09/11/1963]


North Queensferry: Dunfermline B1 No. 61407 bursts out of North Queensferry tunnel with a freight on 9 November 1963.

Forth Bridge Railway
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [09/11/1963]


Rothbury: The former locomotive shed at Rothbury, terminus of the Northumberland Central Railway branch running north from Scotsgap. Photographed during a visit by the Wansbeck Wanderer railtour in November 1963.

Northumberland Central Railway
K A Gray [09/11/1963]


Pollokshaws East: EMU 303077 on a Cathcart Inner Circle service at Pollockshaws East station on the 9th of November 1978. Today it is reduced to a Bus Shelter. The Church tower is at the corner of Kilmarnock Road and Newlands Road.

Cathcart District Railway
Ian Millar [09/11/1978]


Dunfermline Upper: Looking east from Inglis Street bridge over the site of Dunfermline Upper Station in November 1986, with tracklifting well underway. [See image 45963]

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
Bill Roberton [09/11/1986]


Dunfermline Upper: View west from Inglis Street, Dunfermline, on 9 November 1986 [see image 45948] with track still in place. The cutting was soon filled in with car parks and roads, completing the transformation.

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
Bill Roberton [09/11/1986]


Plates, signs, notices etc: Ancient Glasgow Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway note from Barrhead to Lochwinnoch dated August 17 1881.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Colin Miller [09/11/2002]


West Wylam Junction: View east over West Wylam Junction looking to Newcastle. Note, on the left side, the Wylam Viaduct through the trees.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [09/11/2003]


Stephenson^s Cottage: View west by Stephenson's Cottage, looking to Wylam.

Wylam Waggonway
Ewan Crawford [09/11/2003]


Dunkeld and Birnam: A morning Edinburgh - Inverness service calls at Dunkeld in November 2003.

Perth and Dunkeld Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2003]


Wylam Viaduct: The disused Wylam Viaduct over the River Tyne seen from the south in 2003.

Scotswood, Newburn and Wylam Railway
Ewan Crawford [09/11/2003]


Dunkeld and Birnam: An Edinburgh - Inverness train pulls away from Dunkeld on 9 November 2003.

Perth and Dunkeld Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2003]


Kirkgunzeon: The former Kirkgunzeon station, ten miles west of Dumfries, looking northwest in November 2005. The trackbed is to the right.

Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2005]


Killywhan: Looking south across fields towards the former Killywhan station in November 2005. The site of the level crossing is by the metal gate at the end of the platform on the far left of the picture.

Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2005]


Killywhan: Looking west along the remaining section of platform at Killywhan on a cold and frosty morning in November 2005. View from the site of the old level crossing.

Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2005]


Tarff: The surviving main building of the former station at Tarff on the Kirkcudbright branch in November 2005, more than 40 years after closure of the line. View is east across the A75 road.

Kirkcudbright Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2005]


New Galloway: The converted New Galloway station, Mossdale, transformed in November 2005.

Portpatrick Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2005]


Kirkgunzeon: Looking east over the former Kirkgunzeon station towards Dumfries in November 2005. Note the clue to the site's current use in the left background.

Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2005]


Kirkgunzeon: A cold and frosty November morning at Kirkgunzeon, between Dumfries and Dalbeattie, in 2005. View is south east, with part of the platform still visible. Kirkgunzeon station closed to passengers in January 1950.

Castle Douglas and Dumfries Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2005]


Culter [2nd]: Looking west along the trackbed at Culter station towards Banchory in November 2006.

Deeside Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2006]


Newtonhill: Site of the former Newtonhill station between Stonehaven and Aberdeen, closed to passengers in June 1956. View north in November 2006.

Aberdeen Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2006]


Drum: Overgrown platform remains at Drum in November 2006. View east towards Aberdeen.

Deeside Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2006]


Stonehaven: Old grounded coach in use as a summer house near a holiday cottage at Crawton, just over 2 miles south of Stonehaven, photographed on 9 November 2006. The coach was built at York in 1924 as LNER Locker Composite 10168. [Ref query 646]

Aberdeen Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2006]


Glassel: Looking north over the much extended Glassel station in 2006.

Deeside Extension Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2006]


Park: The surviving station building at Park on the Deeside line, photographed looking north in November 2006. The site is now occupied by a caravan sales company.

Deeside Railway
John Furnevel [09/11/2006]


Inverkeithing Central Junction: 0820 Aberdeen - Birmingham New Street approaching Inverkeithing Central Junction on 9 November.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [09/11/2007]


Coppull: A DRS class 66 with the Tesco containers at Coppull, Lancs on 9 November heading for Grangemouth.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [09/11/2007]


St Boswells Shed: Standing on the old bay platform at St Boswells on 9 November 2007 looking north towards the buffer stops. The platform once handled branch passenger services to destinations such as Jedburgh and Berwick on Tweed. The area to the left where the main Waverley through platforms were located is now a car park while on the right the 2-road locomotive shed still stands along with its water tank (now on land belonging to an oil distribution company). [See image 28832]

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [09/11/2007]


Coppull: A defrocked Voyager heads south at Coppull, Lancs on the WCML on 9 November 2007.

North Union Railway
John McIntyre [09/11/2007]


Colne: Site of the former carriage sidings at Colne in November 2007, with the entrance to an old air-raid shelter standing alongside.

Accrington, Burnley and Colne Branch (East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [09/11/2007]


Colne: View from the buffer stops at Colne station on 9 November as a train prepares to depart for Blackpool South via Burnley, Blackburn and Preston.

Accrington, Burnley and Colne Branch (East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [09/11/2007]


Meon Valley Railway: Meon Valley Line. Bridge over river at Wickham looking North to site of former station.

London and South Western Railway
Alistair MacKenzie [09/11/2007]


Meon Valley Railway: Meon Valley Line. Bridge over the B2177 at Wickham looking N.

London and South Western Railway
Alistair MacKenzie [09/11/2007]


Meon Valley Railway: Meon Valley Line. Bridge over the B2177 at Wickham.

London and South Western Railway
Alistair MacKenzie [09/11/2007]


Fouldubs Junction Yard: A signal check at Fouldubs Junction for an EWS class 60 with an oil train shortly after leaving the INEOS Grangemouth refinery on 9 November 2007. The long building with the curved roof is part of the Whyte & Mackay bottling plant. In the distance, some 10 miles to the north, the Ochil Hills form the backdrop.

Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal)
John Furnevel [09/11/2007]


Colne: Buffer stops stand at the current terminus of the line at Colne on 9 November 2007. A double track once continued northeast from here to Skipton, the junction for Carlisle, Leeds and Bradford. A local rail action group is currently campaigning for the reopening of this route.

Accrington, Burnley and Colne Branch (East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [09/11/2007]


St Boswells: The former bay platform and west wall of the old locomotive shed at St Boswells, gradually returning to nature in November 2007.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [09/11/2007]


Hoscar: Like New Lane and Bescar Lane, also on the Wigan to Southport line, Hoscar's Down platform has been moved to the other side of the automatic half barrier crossing. 142004 passes the old demolished platform as it runs through this country halt non-stop on its way to Southport, seen from the entrance to the new down platform. It seems the West Lancashire weather is better in November than August. [See image 25241]

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Mark Bartlett [09/11/2009]


Hoscar: Four Lane Ends level crossing, between Hoscar and Burscough Bridge stations. This view looks towards the Parbold Hills in November 2009. [Ref query 4961]

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Mark Bartlett [09/11/2009]


Westhead Halt: Passenger services from Ormskirk to Rainford ceased in 1958 but the intermediate halt at Westhead, next to this overbridge, closed earlier in 1951. Although the long embankment to the west of this point is still there the overbridge has gone as has the eastern abutment, cleared to create a driveway to a house built on the old formation. Around Skelmersdale the trackbed is built over but at the Ormskirk end of the line cuttings, bridges and embankments can still be seen. Map Reference SD 439080.

East Lancashire Railway
Mark Bartlett [09/11/2009]


Burscough Junction: The bridge in the foreground still carries the Preston to Ormskirk single line but that in the background now only the trackbed of the curve from Burscough Junction to Burscough Bridge [See image 22975]. However, if proposals come to fruition their roles would be reversed. Electrification would be extended north from Ormskirk and round the curve to Burscough Bridge. Trains from Preston would be similarly diverted over a relaid North to West curve and the direct line closed. We shall see.

Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway)
Mark Bartlett [09/11/2009]


Hoscar: Hoscar is sited on a long straight running from Parbold to beyond Bescar Lane, although it undulates noticeably. This is the view from the Wigan bound platform looking towards Burscough and Southport showing the staggered platform arrangement and the line rising gently to cross the Leeds Liverpool Canal before dipping under the Preston Ormskirk line.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Mark Bartlett [09/11/2009]


Aberdare High Level: An early wet autumn morning view of the extant former Aberdare High Level station building, looking in very good condition and still with its canopy supports. Photographed looking north from the current modern replacement station in November 2010. [See image 19535]

Vale of Neath Railway
David Pesterfield [09/11/2010]


Edinburgh Waverley: Network Rail's New Measurement Train at Edinburgh Waverley on 9 November, en route to Shettleston via Bathgate and Airdrie.

North British Railway
Bill Roberton [09/11/2010]


Hereford: 66207 has stoppped to make a crew change at Hereford on a return Cemex working to Peak Forest at 16.40 on 9 November 2010. Note the new high intensity platform lighting recently installed here.

Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway
David Pesterfield [09/11/2010]


Aberdare: Arriva Trains Wales unit 150237 waits at Aberdare to return to Cardiff, and then on to Barry Island, with the 08.21 departure on 9 November 2010.

Vale of Neath Railway
David Pesterfield [09/11/2010]


Shrewsbury: 57313 stands at platform 4 at Shrewsbury station on 9 November 2010 awaiting its 18.06 departure time. The train is the Arriva Trains Wales operated, Welsh Assembly funded, limited stop return service from Cardiff to Holyhead via Crewe.

Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway
David Pesterfield [09/11/2010]


Fleetwood (Stanley Road): A simple elegance might be the description applied to the new tramstops in Blackpool and Fleetwood. This is Stanley Road, on the south side of Fleetwood, constructed during 2011. In that same year the old Fleetwood Fire Station has been demolished and work started on a new building. [See image 32601] for the same location 11 months earlier.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Mark Bartlett [09/11/2011]


Fleetwood Ferry: The new Fleetwood Ferry tram stop under construction outside the North Euston Hotel. It is seen here partly finished and replaced the old tram stop directly outside the Ferry itself. Previously there was just a setting down point here. [See image 26046] for the same location in 2009.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Mark Bartlett [09/11/2011]


Broadwater: Broadwater level crossing is now complete and open for road traffic although the trams are not running again yet. View towards Fleetwood town centre. [See image 32509] for the same location nearly two years earlier. The tram stop, formerly on the far side of the road, has now been moved behind the camera.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Mark Bartlett [09/11/2011]


London King^s Cross: Just remind me, which century are we in? This Victorian-style sign on the pavement directs passengers to the new King's Cross passenger entrance. It is standing up to footfall rather well - it must have been there for about eight months.

London to Peterborough (Great Northern Railway)
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Birmingham Moor Street: Britain has plenty of viaducts where track has been removed; but perhaps not many where the space has been filled with headshunts. View south from Birmingham Moor Street towards Tyseley in November 2012, with the sidings currently used to stable Chiltern stock on the right [see image 58435]. The blue and white building in the left background is the conference centre at Birmingham City football ground.

Snow Hill and Moor Street (Great Western Railway)
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Marylebone: The 13.07 Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill from platform 5 was only a 4-car unit, but passengers had quite a long walk from the concourse to pass the other two units trapped behind it. Thank goodness platforms 5 and 6 were never sold off and built over. Tip: after I took this shot, I was politely advised by a security guard that photographers should sign in at the information point (between WHS and Upper Crust on the concourse).

Marylebone Station (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Birmingham Moor Street: The light at the end of the tunnel is a class 172 bound for Stratford-on-Avon. Contrast this view with the terminus platforms [see image 40968].

Great Western Railway
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Marylebone: 'Well it might be bright and sunny for those two, but I'm always kept in the dark.' More Clubmans than British Leyland at Marylebone (platforms 4-6) on 9th November.

Marylebone Station (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Birmingham Moor Street: Anyone here called Buster? Even the flower stall at Moor Street is pleasantly old-fashioned. Notice the steam engine to the right of the 'shed'.

Great Western Railway
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Birmingham Moor Street: If a run parallel to 'Offa's Dyke' is not on your agenda [see image 39316], try Birmingham Moor Street, where twice a day, you can find a 67 hauling 6 coaches and a DVT. 67015 David J. Lloyd does the honours on 9 November. I have it on good authority that Selfridges (left) does not, in fact, sell fridges.

Great Western Railway
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Marylebone: This is the refurbished interior of Chiltern's loco-hauled coaches. Very nice - especially as there is neither noise nor vibration from underfloor engines - but the armrests are fixed, and there is no destination indicator. Nonetheless, Sir Sam Fay would most likely approve.

Marylebone Station (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Glencraig Colliery: Looking west from the Pitcairn Road level crossing along the Glencraig Colliery (closed 1966) branch, Fife, on 9 November 2012. [See image 37042]

Glencraig, Bowhill and Lady Helen Collieries Railway
Bill Roberton [09/11/2012]


Marylebone: Locomotive sandwich at Marylebone on 9 November 2012. Classes 165 and 168 stand on either side of 67015, which had just arrived from Birmingham Moor Street [see image 40968].

Marylebone Station (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Heysham Port: 150228 has just met the Isle of Man sailing and now departs with the daily 1315 Heysham Port to Leeds service on a very wet November day. The Sprinter is just passing the ground frame that controls access to Heysham Power Station. [See image 37885] for the view of the port itself from the bridge shown here.

Heysham Harbour Branch (Midland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [09/11/2012]


Marylebone: The grand entrance to Marylebone Station in November 2012. The lady on the left appears to be happy taking up 50% of the available seating - though it doesn't look very comfortable to me.

Marylebone Station (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Nuneaton North Chord: Open at last! A grab shot from a passing Turbostar, looking North along the Chord on 9 November. The yellow and red signals are normal aspects when one of the current two freight trains a day is not expected. The WCML can be seen on the right.

Network Rail
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


City Thameslink: City Thameslink in landscape format [see image 35100]. No shortage of steel in these parts.

London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Birmingham Moor Street: That steam locomotive (Churchward 2-8-0 no 2885) looks badly in need of some spit and polish - but the 67/DVT combination looks excellent. View South-East from the concourse at Birmingham Moor Street on 9 November 2012.

Great Western Railway
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Birmingham Moor Street: The 10.29 to Kidderminster [see image 40435] comprises a shiny new 172 at Birmingham Moor Street on 9th November 2012. Notice the GW-liveried water tank, and the poster of the Shakespeare Express on its end. The bike leaning on the lamppost is a timeless detail.

Great Western Railway
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Baker Street: Now THAT'S a coat of arms. Located above the steps from Marylebone Road at Baker Street station [see image 5095]. Notice how the stones below the emblem are apparently cracking under its weight.

Metropolitan Railway
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Nuneaton: It's a good job they kept those untidy parked cars away. 67025 looks suitably embarrassed by its surroundings outside Nuneaton station on 9th November. This area is alongside the main station entrance, but you don't really notice it when driving in, as it is in a turning area - errant taxis are the main hazard here.

Trent Valley Railway (London and North Western Railway)
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


St Pancras: The restored St Pancras train shed looks rather nice at dusk on 9th November. Notice the Dent clock is working - unlike the modern digital clock on the South Eastern lines, which got confused at the onset of winter time, and apparently has not worked since.

London Extension (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Birmingham Moor Street: The 'traditional' concourse at Birmingham Moor Street, with punning cafe, on Friday 9th November 2012. [see image 27204]

Great Western Railway
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


Marylebone: Residential developments on the approaches to Marylebone seem much more modern and 'greener' than at certain other London termini. It hardly feels like you're in 'The Smoke' at all! A Clubman drifts into the former Great Central terminus on 9th November. [see image 41096]

Marylebone Station (Great Central Railway)
Ken Strachan [09/11/2012]


High Street Kensington: LU C stock (now withdrawn) with a District Line service from Wimbledon to Edgware Road arriving at High Street Kensington station on 9th November 2013. This station was originally opened by the Metropolitan Railway with the line from Praed Street junction, Paddington to South Kensington on 1st October 1868 but has for very many years now been served by District and Circle Line trains.

Metropolitan Railway
David Bosher [09/11/2013]


Sloane Square: LUL D78 stock (now withdrawn) on a District Line service to Wimbledon arriving at Sloane Square station on 9th November 2013. The gaudy platform wall tiles at this station have now been removed and replaced by plain black and white brick-like tiles, more in keeping with its original appearance, opened by the Metropolitan District Railway on 1st October 1868. Above the canopies, can be seen the brackets that once supported the station's all-over roof, destroyed in the London 'Blitz' in 1940.

Metropolitan District Railway
David Bosher [09/11/2013]


Woodborough: 5029 Nunney Castle taking water in the Up Loop at Woodborough on the Berks and Hants line on 9 January 2014. The locomotive was in transit from Minehead to Southall.

Berks and Hants Extension Railway
Peter Todd [09/11/2014]


Woodborough: 5029 Nunney Castle has stopped to take on water in the up loop at Woodborough, between Newbury and Westbury, on 9 November 2014. The Castle was on its way from Minehead to Southall.

Berks and Hants Extension Railway
Peter Todd [09/11/2014]


Pitlochry: Photograph taken at the launch of the Highland Main Line Community Rail Partnership. [See news item]

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
David Brown Photography [09/11/2015]


New Orleans St Julia: New Orleans street car No 462 departing St Julia station on the Riverfront line as loco No 1505 of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad brings a freight train along the Mississippi riverfront towards the dock area.

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad
Alastair McLellan [09/11/2016]


New Orleans St Julia: Loco No 1505 of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad brings a freight train along the Mississippi riverfront across one of the many open crossings along the riverfront. On the right of the crossing is the Riverfront Shopping Mall and the Cruise Ship Terminal.

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad
Alastair McLellan [09/11/2016]


Kilnknowe Junction: One man and his dog pause on their morning walk to observe the passage of the 0959 Tweedbank – Edinburgh as it turns north towards Torwoodlee on 9 November 2017. The observers are standing on the trackbed of the Peebles Railway, which ran parallel with the Waverley Route from Kilnknowe Junction up to this point before turning west towards Clovenfords [see image 58513].

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [09/11/2017]


Didcot Parkway: Two rakes of Class 387 EMUs in the sidings close to Didcot station, all in new GWR colours. EMU 387-162 on show. 9th November 2017.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [09/11/2017]


Didcot Parkway: Colas 37421 passing Didcot at speed heading for Oxford with a Network Rail test train on 9th November 2017.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [09/11/2017]


Kilnknowe Junction: ScotRail 158726 is about to make its final crossing of the Gala Water on 9 November 2017 with the 0924 Edinburgh Waverley – Tweedbank. The train is just over half a mile north of Galashiels station, having passed the site of Kilnknowe Junction on the far side of the bridge. In the background stands the twin-arched road bridge carrying Kilnknowe Place across the railway, the leftmost arch of which was once used by trains on the Peebles branch [see image 28518].

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [09/11/2017]


Didcot Parkway: 59201 passing through Didcot station with a long loaded stone train heading north for Oxford and beyond. 9th November 2017.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [09/11/2017]


Kilnknowe Junction: A Tweedbank - Edinburgh sevice runs north through the site of Kilnknowe Junction on 9 November 2017.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [09/11/2017]


Galashiels: Just time for a welcome cup of coffee on a chilly autumn morning at Galashiels on 9 November 2017. Meantime, on the other side of Ladhope Vale, the 1033 ScotRail Tweedbank - Edinburgh service is pulling away from the platform.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [09/11/2017]


Didcot Parkway: 800-002 departing Didcot for London under electric power with a raised pantograph. This was a crew traiing run on 9th November 2017.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [09/11/2017]


Didcot Parkway: 66099 arriving into the Didcot station sidings with what must be the longest car train on the UK network. 9th November 2017.

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [09/11/2017]


Galashiels: An early afternoon service from Edinburgh pulls away from the platform at Galashiels on 9 November 2017 on the final 2 mile leg of its journey to Tweedbank.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [09/11/2017]


Edinburgh Gateway: An Inverness to Edinburgh service pulls out of the ever-quiet Edinburgh Gateway on the morning of 9 November. Lying behind each lamp post was a shiny new column waiting to replace it, less than a year after the station opened, and indeed since then they have been replaced. I couldn't possibly comment.

Forth Bridge Connecting Lines (North British Railway)
David Panton [09/11/2017]


Didcot Parkway: The new Class 800's are now out and about, some on crew training and others on passenger duty in the GWR livery. I assume they are now giving a full rake of vehicles one nmber as on this unit, seen here under crew training awaiting the road to London, both leading and trailing cars carried the number 800-002. 9th November 2017

Great Western Railway
Peter Todd [09/11/2017]


Gretna Green: Gretna. Nothing happening on the railway and nothing on the road either.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [09/11/2017]


Galashiels: The 0955 ex-Waverley leaving the platform at Galashiels on 9 November 2017 on the last short leg of its journey to Tweedbank. Meantime, in the background, the last of the newly arrived passengers crosses the A7 Ladhope Vale to reach the Interchange building - notwithstanding the traffic signals!

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [09/11/2017]


Galashiels: Passengers head for the exit from the Galashiels Interchange waiting area and the A7 pedestrian crossing on 9 November 2017, just as the ScotRail 1029 Tweedbank - Edinburgh runs into the station on the other side of Ladhope Vale.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [09/11/2017]


Leith Central: A Great Central carriage on display at Leith on 9th November 2018 as part of an Armistice centenary commemoration of the Quintinshill rail crash disaster.

Leith Central Branch (North British Railway)
John Yellowlees [09/11/2018]


Oubeck Loops: TPE 185124, rather unusually working a service to Glasgow, passes Freightliner 66547 on an intermodal train in the Down Loop at Oubeck on 9th November 2018.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [09/11/2018]


Lancaster: 158907, at one time dedicated to WYPTE services, climbs the bank out of Lancaster working from Barrow-in-Furness to Preston on 9th November 2018.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [09/11/2018]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1858East Somerset RailwayWitham to Shepton Mallet opened
1870Dingwall and Skye RailwayS.S. Oscar lost at Applecross
1885Abbotsbury Branch (Great Western Railway)Abbotsbury opened

News


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

YearCompaniesDescription
2002Glasgow Underground service resumesFollowing re-instatement of 35 drivers and the resolving of issues over training and CCTV the Glasgow Underground re-opened.
2004Work to clear railway line starts [BBC News]Engineers begin clearing the wreckage of the train involved in Saturday^s high-speed crash which killed seven.
2010Doubts over Borders rail line as firm quits [Scotsman]FEARS were raised last night that the cost of one the biggest construction projects in Scotland could rise after an American rail company pulled out of the race for the contract
2010Borders to Edinburgh railway on track despite dropout [BBC]Transport Scotland has said plans to reopen a rail link between the Borders and Edinburgh are ^on track^ despite a member of one bid group withdrawing.
2011Steam railway set to expand [Lancashire Evening Post] Prestons steam railway is looking to expand its huge engine shed on the citys docklands as it bids to attracts more visitors. The Ribble Steam Railway, which runs steam trips along the track from its base on Chain Caul Way to the junction with Strand Road, is looking to add extra space at its headquarters. It has submitted plans to the citys council to extend the shed to allow it to fit new locomotives and wagons from the Furness Railway Trust which has merged with it.
2012Paisley Canal electrification works extended [Network Rail]To complete the electrification of the Paisley Canal line in time to operate electric trains in December, additional weekend and night time engineering works will take place between the 10th and 18th of November. The extension of engineering works is due to the need to replace sections of cable stolen from the line earlier this month.
2015GE wins 1000-locomotive Indian Railways deal [Railway Gazette]INDIA: On November 9 the Ministry of Railways issued GE with a letter of award for a US$2·6bn joint venture contract to develop a factory to supply and maintain 1 000 diesel locomotives. The contract is expected to be signed within 30 days.
2015Highland Main Line Community Rail Partnership launched [ScotRail]The new Highland Main Line Community Rail Partnership (HML CRP) celebrates its launch at an event at Pitlochry Station today (Monday 9 November 2015). More than 40 guests– including Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Phil Verster, managing director of the ScotRail Alliance - were welcomed by Sally Spaven, Chair of the HML CRP. CRPs are designed to form a bridge between the railway and local communities and to work with community groups, businesses and organisations in the area - as well as the rail industry - to encourage more local people and visitors to use trains. The HML CRP includes the rail route from Dunkeld and Birnam to Carrbridge, taking in Pitlochry, Blair Atholl, Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie, and Aviemore.
2016Union stages protests over ScotRail franchise [BBC News]The RMT union is staging a day of protests in support of ^safer Scottish railways^. The rail union is calling on the Scottish government to set out an immediate timetable for Abellio to be stripped of its ScotRail franchise. It has said making Scotland^s railways safer can only be done with a publicly-owned service. ScotRail said it had invested hundreds of millions of pounds on new trains and improved technology. Protests are being held at railway stations across the country.
2016Croydon tram: Seven dead and 50 injured after derailment [BBC News]Seven people have died and dozens more have been injured after a tram overturned in London. People were trapped inside and more than 50 were taken to hospital after the derailment in Croydon just after 06:00 GMT. The tram driver, 42, from Beckenham, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. British Transport Police said they were investigating whether he fell asleep. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said the tram was travelling at a ^significantly higher speed than is permitted^.
2017Ordsall Chord Preview [Manchester Evening News]We took a look at the Ordsall Chord which will carry services between Piccadilly and Victoria from next month. The M.E.N was given an exclusive trains-eye view of the £85m project. Aimed at slashing railway congestion and allowing for faster trains and more frequent services, it will make way for future east-west links
2017ScotRail^s delayed new trains not now expected until March [Scotsman]ScotRail^s new fleet of electric trains will not enter service on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line until late March, The Scotsman has learned. The Japanese-designed Hitachi Class 385 trains were due to have been introduced on the route in September.
2017Tunnelling complete on Northern line extension [Rail News]Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Amy has broken through at Kennington to complete the tunnelling programme on London Undergrounds Northern line extension. Two TBMs, Helen and Amy, have been used to construct a new 3.2km twin-bore tunnel connecting the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line at Kennington to Battersea Power station, via a new station at Nine Elms.
2018Axing train guards could help ^county lines^ drug gangs recruit youngsters, security minister fears [Daily Mail]Mr Wallace has ordered officials to work with the Department for Transport to see if the move will worsen the county lines menace where city gangs groom boys and girls to carry drugs to towns.
2018Highland Council to explore options to keep ‘unsustainable’ Corran Ferry afloat [Press and Journal]The current Corran Ferry service isn’t sustainable, with two ageing vessels and a crewing situation becoming critical.
2018LNER rolls out app that tells passengers which seats are free in every carriage [Daily Mail]London North Eastern Railway has begun using seat sensor technology above seats on all its trains to make it easier for passengers to avoid having to stand.
2018Controlled explosions at Longannet power station [BBC News]There have been a series of controlled explosions at Longannet power station in Fife. The station was closed in 2016, bringing an end to coal-fired power production in Scotland.