Notes and Queries


Query 2121


View over a former station... where?
Now resolved - see image 69613.

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Killywhan in Dumfries & Galloway looking towards Dumfries.
Killywhan on the Dumfries to Castle Douglas line, looking east. See photo 12945.
Is it Abernethy on the Perth-Ladybank line? Just a long shot!
Looks like Killywhan on the Port Road between Dumfries and Dalbeattie.


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Query 2120


Freight approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69590.

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West end of Shields Road station - as in image 60430 but about 10 years later. Train is on the St Enoch line, presumably having run via Saltmarket and Gorbals Jcts.
I'm going to hazard a guess that this is on the City of Glasgow Union line near Shields Station, probably mid- to late-1950s, given the number of steel-bodied mineral wagons in the train.
Judging by the bracket signal behind the train, I reckon this is the west end of Shields Road Station, the train heading west off the CoGUR lines from Gorbals Junction, date possibly mid- to late- 1950s.


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Query 2119


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69562.

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Taking the Strathmore line at Kinnaber Junction in the late 1950s.
Looks to me like Kinnaber Junction, the train taking the Bridge of Dun line bound for Forfar and beyond. Reckon this would be late 1950s or early 1960s, before the A4s took over on the Aberdeen expresses.
Up train taking the Strathmore route at Kinnaber Junction, early/mid 1950s?
Taking the Forfar line at Kinnaber Junction, possibly late 1950s / early 1960s before the down home signal was replaced by a shorter tubular post on the left side of the down main?


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Query 2118


A passing DMU... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69541.

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My first thought with this photo was that it was between Bucksburn & Persley with a Cravens DMU heading towards Aberdeen. The factory on the left reminds me of Twin Spires Creamery.but the chimney in the background looks too far to the right to be at Mugiemoss paper mill.
The DMU looks like it has just run past the Twin Spires Creamery at Bucksburn. Date sometime in the early 1960s.


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Query 2117


Trackbed preparations... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69527.

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Looks like the northern approach to Newtongrange during preparation work on the Borders line in 2009/2010?
This could be the Airdrie to Bathgate route reinstatement in progress around 2010 or 2011. Possibly just east of the old Drumgelloch station.
The old Waverley route just to the north of Galashiels during construction of the Borders line?


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Query 2116


Freight passing through... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69497.

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Pitcaple station on the GNSR main line, looking north east c1960.
I Believe this is Lumphanan Station on The Aberdeen Ballater Line.
Westbound through Pincaple in the 1960s.
I think this is somewhere along the Deeside line.
Definitely former GNSR territory and from the location of the signal box and the siding just visible opposite, it looks like Pitcaple, I would guess it must be early 1960s, shortly after the EE Type 1s arrived and when there was still enough traffic to form such a lengthy freight!
I think it is Pitcaple station in the mid 1960s.


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Query 2115


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69475.

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Heading out of Aberdeen passing through Kittybrewster - say the late 1950s?
Train leaving Aberdeen in the 1950s passing through Kittybrewster.


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Query 2114


View towards a junction... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69448.

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Almondbank, looking east towards Perth in the early 60s. The station is behind the camera. The line through the gate served the Royal Naval Store Depot and in earlier times the Huntingtower and Pitcairnfield bleachworks.
Could be the entrance to the Naval Stores siding at Almondbank circa 1960.
It looks like the branch entrance to the Royal Naval stores depot just beyond Almondbank - late 1950s perhaps?


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Query 2113


Freight approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69434.

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Bucksburn, looking south east towards Aberdeen, taken from Goodhope Road bridge c1960.
Passing through Bucksburn in the 1960s.


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Query 2112


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69406.

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Could be to the south of Muirend with the Clarkston East line on the left, say 1952?
Could it be on the Down Main at Aberlady Junction? .
Claydon LNE Junction on Oxford to Bletchley line in the 1940s, perhaps?
Could it be the southern approach to Muirend station in the mid 1950s?


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Query 2111


Side by side... where?
Now resolved - see image 69380.

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The sidings at Worcester Shrubhill?
Just outside Worcester Shrub Hill station, to the south. The footpath to the signal box can be seen on the bottom right.


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Query 2110


Walking along a trackbed... where?
Now resolved - see image 69367.

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The trackbed of the SB&B approaching Symington. The A72 runs parallel off to the left.
That could be Benrinnes in the background. Somewhere on the Strathspey - Advie or Ballindalloch, possibly.
I think we are looking towards Symington (just beyond the trees in the middle distance) on the trackbed of the line from Biggar.
Is it on the trackbed of the NB line from Stirling to Balloch by any chance.?
Looks like Tinto hill in the background so approach to Symington from Biggar.
Is that looking West towards Tinto on the Symington, Biggar and Peebles Railway where it runs alongside the A72 on the Eastern outskirts of Symington?


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Query 2109


Stopping train... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69336.

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The old station at Throsk, looking south through the road bridge with the line into Bandeath depot in the foreground. Possibly a Larbert to Alloa train - say around 1950?
Throsk, early 1950s.
Throsk on the Larbert to Alloa line, looking south in the mid 50s. See photo 35376.
This is Throsk with the train heading in the direction of the swing bridge over the Forth and Alloa. The branch to RNAD Bandeath curves to the right in the foreground. Date looks to be early 1950s.


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Query 2108


About to cross a viaduct... where?
Now resolved - see image 69309.

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Dighty Viaduct in Birkhill,Dundee over the Dighty Burn
Comrie Dean Viaduct, looking east towards Blairhall Junction and Oakley.
Bilston Glen Viaduct in Midlothian
I think this is the Dean Viaduct on the old Stirling and Dunfermline route.


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Query 2107


Freight approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69287.

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Possibly the NB approach to Stirling in the 1950s with the Ochils in the background?
West of Alloa in the 1950s - eastbound.
Approaching Stirling off the S&D route in the early fifties.


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Query 2106


Train arriving... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69252.

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Cambus on the Stirling to Dunfermline line, looking west in the mid 50s.
Fairly sure this is the old station at Cambus, probably taken in the early 1950s looking west back towards Stirling.


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Query 2105


Work in progress... where?
Now resolved - see image 69237.

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Worcestershire Parkway station, low level platforms, looking north.
Warrington West, maybe.
The new station at Worcestershire Parkway looking north towards Birmingham.


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Query 2104


Station frontage... where?
Now resolved - see image 69226.

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Malton from the car park?
Cupar Station on the north East Coast line between kirkaldy and dundee
The station forecourt at Malton, looking east.


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Query 2103


Platform scene... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69198.

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Looks like Connel Ferry, probably a train for Ballachulish, say 1959?
Ballachulish Branch train at Connel Ferry, circa mid-1950s. Locomotive, probably No. 55124, tying on at the west end of the station after running round.
Connel Ferry - circa 1961 ?
Connel Ferry station, looking east c1960.
Killin junction some time back in the 50s


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Query 2102


Passing train... where?
Now resolved - see image 69186.

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On the Chester to Holyhead line about 1.5 miles north east of Penmaemawr, looking west. The class 158 is in the new Transport for Wales livery.
North Wales beside the A55 with the village of Dwygyfylchi to the left and further left, Penmaenmawr. TfW Class 158 heading east towards Conwy.
Transport for Wales liveried 158 on the North Wales Coast line
On the North Wales Coast, looks like it could be heading towards Abergele.


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Query 2101


Freight approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69172.

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Could be the northern approach to Stirling in the 1950s.
Passing Polmadie westbound, probably around 1952?
Stirling 1950s?


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Query 2100


Former station master's house... where?
Now resolved - see image 69150.

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It looks like the house on the end of the building that was once West Cliff station in Whitby.


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Query 2098


Passing light engine... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69125.

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Could this be somewhere near Deansgate prior to the massive regeneration work in that part of Manchester?
Approaching Saltley in the early 1980s?
Saltley looking west with Curzon St station in the background. Probably mid- to late-70s.
Could this view be near Carlisle (Duranhill!) with the Class 25 on the S&C line, the Tyne Valley lines seen beyond, and the wagons in the background stabled on the old goods yard sidings ?
I am wondering what the building in the top left is. Reminds me of Manchester Central but the rest of the landscape doesn't seem to fit in. I need to do some more research!
I think the buildings could be part of Coatbridge in the 1970s with the view being east over the sidings at Whifflet.


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Query 2097


Passing railbus... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69089.

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Could it be Elgin East?
Elgin East, looking north east with Maisondieu Road in the background c.1960.
The railbus is approaching Elgin East station. This would have been taken towards the end of the 1950s.


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Query 2095


Disused station... where?
Now resolved - see image 69074.

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Canonbie station on the Langholm branch, looking north west.
This looks like the much changed Canonbie station on the Langholm branch looking north from the main road towards Langholm.


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Query 2094


Voyager approaching... where?
Now resolved - see image 69061.

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Wishaw South
Motherwell
Holytown Junction?


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Query 2093


Passing freight... where?
Now resolved - see image 69033.

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Taken at Woodbridge Park station looking east towards Barking.


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Query 2091


A former railway bridge... where?
Now resolved - see image 69022.

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It's the bridge over the former Monkland Canal at Sheepford.
Could it be Coatbridge, alongside the old Monkland Canal (now a cycle route)?
The old M&K railway bridge at Sheepford. The cycle path was part of the Monkland Canal.


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Query 2090


Passing freight... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69001.

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Shore Road, Stirling, around 1950.
Wonder if it could be Shore Road to the north of Stirling station around 1950?


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Query 2089


Platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 68968.

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Mangapps station at the Mangapps Railway Museum in Essex.
Mangapps
It's the Mangapps Museum line station in Essex.


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Query 2088


Steam hauled... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68953.

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Glasgow/Busby or East Kilbride train leaving Giffnock hauled by ex-Caledonian 0-4-4 tank - mid 1950s.
Leaving Giffnock for Busby in the 1950s.


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Query 2087


Former station approach... where?
Now resolved - see image 68943.

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This is the driveway approaching Amisfield, north of Dumfries
Amisfield


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Query 2086


View from a closed station... where?
Now resolved - see image 68885.

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I think it might possibly be the northern portal of Crescent Wood Tunnel on the old Crystal Palace High Level branch from Nunhead that, despite being electrified, was abandoned in 1954.
It could be North Portal of Scotland St Tunnel in Edinburgh
Monmouth Troy, looking west.
Is it on the old harbour branch at Tweedmouth?
Definitely Monmouth Troy, I think.
Yes, it's the tunnel immediately to the west of the old Troy station in Monmouth. I believe the tunnel is currently used as a rifle range by a local club.


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Query 2085


Platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 68874.

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Possibly the rebuilt Northumberland Park station on the Lea Valley line in North London?
Agree with Northumberland Park on the Lea Valley line in North London. Seen following the rebuild to handle the new Stratford - Meridian Water shuttle service - looking north along the newly laid third line.


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Query 2084


Remnant of a bygone line... where?
Now resolved - see image 68845.

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Rothbury in Northumberland. It's in the town centre, not at the station site, which was about a quarter of a mile away.
Its in Rothbury - the Hotel is on the other side of the river from the station site, which is now an industrial area.
Appleby ?
Bridge Street, Rothbury, Northumberland. Rothbury station, which was opened by the Northumberland Central Railway in 1862, was the terminus of a branch from Scotsgap on the Morpeth to Reedsmouth line. The line was worked from the outset by the North British Railway and later absorbed by them. Subsequently it became part of the LNER and then the North Eastern Region of British Railways. Passenger trains ceased in September 1952, and goods services ended in November 1963. A final train ran in the middle of 1964 and the track was lifted later that year. Today almost nothing remains of the railway station.
A possible explanation of the Railway Hotel being so far away from the station and on the other side of the river is that the line to Rothbury was originally planned to extend northwards through Wooler to Cornhill. So the Railway Hotel, which was built in Victorian times, might have been named after a section of railway which in the event did not materialise.


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Query 2083


Steam hauled freight... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68820.

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Forfar North Junction, looking west in the mid 50s.
Fairly sure this is Forfar North Junction in about 1952.


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Query 2082


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68792.

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On the Paisley Canal Line between Mosspark West and Corkerhill in the mid 50s. Looking east from Kinnell Place bridge with the White Cart Water on the right.
Westbound for Paisley Canal just west of Corkerhill, I reckon, mid- to late-1950s
Just passed through Corkerhill alongside the White Cart? Poss around 1958?


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Query 2081


View from a train... where?
Now resolved - see image 68781.

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Is this Melling between Carnforth and Wennington?
It could be Melling in Cumbria on the line from Carnforth to Hellifield. Has been closed for many years and is now a private house.


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Query 2080


Former railway viaduct... where?
Now resolved - see image 68767.

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Looks like the ex-NER Newton Cap Viaduct to the north of Bishop Auckland, which now carries the main road into the town.
This looks like the Newton Cap viaduct over the River Wear on the north side of Bishop Auckland, now used by a road, possibly the A689.
Looks like the one at Newton Cap, Bishop Auckland in Durham.
No question of 'looks like', it is indeed Newton Cap Viaduct. Might be worth adding some details from the rebuilding project. Closed to trains in 1968. Became a footpath in 1972. Work to convert into a road bridge began in 1993 and was completed in 1995. The conversion involving putting a concrete deck some 13 feet wider than the viaduct on top of the existing structure. The deck provides a single road carriageway with footpaths on each side. The viaduct is 828 feet long, and its stone/brick construction was deemed strong enough to safely take the additional load of the concrete deck. The deck added 2% to the weight of the viaduct bringing it up to 48,000 tonnes. The conversion is said to be the first of its type in the UK.


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Query 2079


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68748.

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Coupar Angus, looking west, possibly on 5/4/53 as the train could be the same one as in photo 68017. The maltings building can be seen the background of photo 24848.
Possibly Coupar Angus with a local train off the Blairgowrie branch approaching? Say early 1950s.
Could this be the southern approach to Coupar Angus station, with a local passenger service from Blairgowrie approaching the outer face of the ‘Down’ island platform? Possible date, say early to mid-1950s.


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Query 2078


View from a train... where?
Now resolved - see image 68729.

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The viaduct or causeway over the reservoir at Butterley on the Midland Railway in Derbyshire.
The causeway over Butterley Reservoir on the Midland Railway Trust's line between Hammersmith and Butterley, looking east.
Crossing the causeway with Butterley Reservoir on the left; looking back towards the Midland Railway Centre's Butterley station.
Butterley Reservoir on the Midland Railway Trust


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Query 2077


Former goods shed... where?
Now resolved - see image 68716.

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Castle Cary, looking west from the station car park. The line to Yeovil goes under the road bridge on the left while the main line to Cogload Jct is in the middle and the remaining siding is nearest the camera.
Castle Cary in Somerset, looking west.
Castle Cary?
Yes it is Castle Cary. It's been like this for quite some time now. I was told by a member of the station staff that bats were discovered nesting there after demolition started so work was stopped and it has been in this state ever since.


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Query 2073


Freight only branch in the 1990s... where?
Now resolved - see image 68678.

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I reckon this is James Watt Dock molasses siding in Greenock, the line up to the main line curving left to cross the A8 on the viaduct, the line straight ahead the rump of the dock sidings network that terminated at the molasses loading point alongside the tanks visible in the background.
James Watt Dock branch in Greenock, looking west, see photo 42723.
Dalmuir Riverside?


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Query 2072


Platform scene... where?
Now resolved - see image 68664.

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This looks very similar to Whitstable except it was a dull wet day when I visited.


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Query 2070


Steam hauled... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68640.

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From the landscape and the locomotive it would most likely be the Edinburgh to Aberdeen main line in the mid 1950s.
Just a bit of a guess but could this be a down express near Gleneagles in the early to mid 50s?
I think this could be a northbound Waverley route service, having departed Carlisle and just crossed the River Eden, probably mid-1950s.
Possibly in the "wild guess" category, but could it be an Up express approaching Inverkeithing North Junction in the 1950s?
.... I made a "triangulation error" in my wild guess - I meant to write Inverkeithing East Junction!
Running into Ladybank?
Agree with original suggestion - would suggest the southern approach to Stonehaven around 1955/56.
As you were - I meant norther approach.
Could be Almond Valley Junction, looking south east towards Perth in the mid 50s, before the New Yard was built.


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Query 2069


A former station... where?
Now resolved - see image 68611.

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Looks like the level crossing at Picton on the Northallerton to Teesside line.
The old station at Picton in North Yorkshire looking west.
Picton, on the Northallerton to Eaglescliffe line, looking west. See photo 21417.
Picton, North Yotks


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Query 2068


Station frontage... where?
Now resolved - see image 68584.

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Chislehurst
Entrance to Chilslehurst station seen from Station Approach.


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Query 2064


Train approaching... where?
Now resolved - see image 68567.

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That's an eastward view at Croy, I think.
Approaching Croy station from the east?


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Query 2063


Train departure... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68556.

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St Fillans on the Crieff to Balquidder line, looking west c1950.
St Fillans 1950ish
Suggest St Fillans in the early 1950s with a train leaving for Crieff.


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Query 2062


A former station... where?
Now resolved - see image 68534.

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This looks familiar, North Grimston on the former Malton to Driffield line. View from what would have been the level crossing with Malton to the right.
The second station at North Grimston on the Malton - Driffield line.


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Query 2061


End of the line... where?
Now resolved - see image 68518.

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Just a wild guess - I remember a similar scene at Wolverhampton on the former GW line some years ago.
This reminds me of the remains of the old Longridge branch behind West View Liesure Centre in Preston.


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Query 2060


Freight approaching... where and when?

[Added 21 April 2019.]
Now resolved - see image 68501.

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I think this could be Cardonald Junction around the mid 1950s, with the freight coming off the old Shieldhall branch.
Could it be Shieldhall Junction in the 1950s?
Cardonald Junction on the Glasgow & Paisley Joint, looking west with the train coming off the Renfrew District line in the mid 50s.
Cart Junction, around 1955?


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Query 2057


Platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 68480.

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Looks like the station building at Oakleigh Park, North London.


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Query 2056


Unloading in progress... where?
Now resolved - see image 68467.

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The cement terminal at Seaham Harbour.


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Query 2055


Unloading in progress... where?

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Query 2054


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68447.

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Branch train leaving Gleneagles for Crieff in the early 1950s.
Could it be the north end of Gleneagles?


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Query 2053


Old signal box... where?
Now resolved - see image 68414.

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Helmsley on the Gilling to Pickering line, looking west. See photo 55155.
Helmsley. A view I had intended to take early last year, but with events that overtook everything else I was still needing to go back for the lineside view. See image 55155.
Could be Helmsley in North Yorkshire - the old station still stands off to the right as a large private house.


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Query 2052


Steam approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68392.

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Clarkston on the East Kilbride line, looking north west in the 50s.
Glasgow/Busby or East Kilbride train entering Clarkston & Stamperland in the 1950s.
I think this could be an inner circle train on the Edinburgh Suburban line between Gorgie and Craiglockhart, possibly passing Craiglockhart Junction. Date circa 1955.


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Query 2050


A view from a train... where?
Now resolved - see image 68380.

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Possibly the recently opened facilities just south of Banbury?
Banbury Depot


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Query 2049


Train approaching... where?
Now resolved - see image 68353.

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Cambrian Coast line near Barmouth?
Barmouth on the Cambrian Coast Line, looking north-west.
Tywyn, West Wales.
Could it be approaching Barmouth
This looks like the Cambrian Coast line - maybe on the approach to Machynlleth?


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Query 2048


A station from the air... where?
Now resolved - see image 68337.

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I believe it's Datchet, on the Windsor & Eton Riverside branch
Looks like Datchet on the Windsor branch.
Datchet.


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Query 2047


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68327.

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Heading north on the main line out of Stirling, late 1940s / early 1950s.
Wondered if it might be Stirling in the 1950s with the train heading for Alloa / Dunfermline via the S&D line?


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Query 2046


About to pass over a level crossing... where?
Now resolved - see image 68313.

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It's the A40 at Llandovery - looks like a northbound excursion about tp cross.
Northbound through Llandovery, about to cross the A40.
Llandovery on the Central Wales Line, looking north east. Could be the 'Heart of Wales' tour on 2/9/17 with 68 016 and the Northern Belle stock.
The A40 level crossing at the north end of Llandovery station.
Is this Llandovery looking north.?


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Query 2045


Train arriving... where?
Now resolved - see image 68299.

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Disley station on the Stockport to Buxton line, looking east.
Disley
Arrival at Disley on the Buxton line.


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Query 2044


Passing coal empties... where?
Now resolved - see image 68285.

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Edinburgh's South Sub - westbound near Cluny Road bridge.
Edinburgh suburban line between Blackford Hill and Morningside Road


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Query 2043


Passing Freight... where?
Now resolved - see image 68272.

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Nuneaton
About to pass through Nuneaton?


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Query 2041


Passing train... where?
Now resolved - see image 68265.

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Looks like a train eastbound through Ashton-under-Lyne station.
Ashton-under-Lyne
Ashton-under-Lyne looking east along platform 2.


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Query 2040


Passing express... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68234.

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Stanley Junction, looking north east, c1950.
I believe this is Harburn Station on the Carstairs section Midcalder Jct to Cobbinshaw prior to 1964 before Closure.
Passing Stanley Junction southbound in the early to mid 1950s.


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Query 2039


Cross platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 68221.

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The station that comes to mind would be Achnasheen.
Bempton on the Yorkshire Coast Line?
It has a Welsh look to me. I thought it might be Llanfair PG. It isn't, but the building has distinct similarities to Llanfair PG.
It's Garve on the Kyle Line.
Was through it two weeks ago on our bug highland rail tour.
Have a look at http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=14172
It's Garve station on the Kyle line.


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Query 2037


Train at the platform... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68200.

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NBR signal and box; single-line branch... I reckon this could be Alva.
Alva, early 1950s maybe.
Mildenhall, Suffolk, early 1950s, perhaps?
Alva?


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Query 2035


Train arriving... where?
Now resolved - see image 68186.

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Manors ?
Manors, I reckon.


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Query 2034


Passing steam... where and when?

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Strathord early 1950s Cally bogie on local train


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Query 2033


Platform scene... where?

[Added 27 March 2019.]
Resolved. See image 68152.

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Canterbury West station, looking south west towards Ashford.
Blackheath?
Canterbury West station with a Javelin at the platform, presumably on a St Pancras - Margate service.


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Query 2017


Steam engine between turns... where and when?
[Added 22 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68095

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I think this is a Reid C15 at Stirling's NB Shore Road shed, possibly around 1950.
This might be Dundee Tay Bridge shed yard or thereabouts in every the early 1950s, this impression coming from the skyline behind and what appear to be more locos in the distance (Dundee West shed?)
Could it be the ex-NBR loco sheds just north of Stirling station, perhaps in very early BR days?
The east side of Dundee? Say early 1950s?


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Query 2015


Going for a walk... where?
[Added 20 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68071

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Fairly sure this is the Weardale Railway's platform at Bishop Auckland West - presumably at the time of 'fitting out' (around 2008?) The main line station is out of shot in the left background.


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Query 2014


Former junction with lifted branch... where and when?
[Added 19 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68049

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Bilston Glen colliery sidings, looking north towards Loanhead. Track bed of former line to Glencorse in the foreground, c1980.
I also believe this is Bilston Glen Colliery.


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Query 2013


Passing a former junction... where and when?
[Added 18 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68042

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Glasterlaw Junction on Strathmore mainline. Train heading for Forfar having just passed Glasterlaw station. Early 1950's.
Glasterlaw Junction on the Strathmore line, looking north east with the track bed of the line to Arbroath in the foreground. Taken in the early 50s.
Glasterlaw 1953
Glasterlaw Junction? Around 1955?


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Query 2012


Railway trackbed... where?
[Added 17 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68031

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Looks like the old trackbed at Ribbleton looking SW towards the site of Deepdale Junction.
It looks like the Stirling -Dunfermline Line between Townhill and Dunfermline Upper/Touch


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Query 2011


Train approaching... where and when?
[Added 16 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68017

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Could this be approaching Coupar Angus with the main line to Stanley Jct on the left and the train coming off the Blairgowrie branch? If the location is correct it could be late 40s or early 50s..
Coupar Angus, train is coming off the Blairgowrie branch, looking west in the early 50s.
Coming of the Blairgowrie branch onto the Strathmore mainline at Coupar Angus. About 1950.


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Query 2010


Steam on shed... where and when?
[Added 14 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68001

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Given the loco is an ex-Caley 4-4-0 (72 class), then from the likely sheds it looks most likely to be Forfar. The shed was closed in the early 1960s so I'd put the date at 1958 or 1959.


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Query 2009


A closed station, photographed looking across a field in 20XX... where is this?
[Added 12 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67977

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Elrington on the Allendale branch, looking west,


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Query 2008


Engineer's train... where?
[Added 10 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67943

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This is the S&C near Stainforth, the train is heading south.
Stainforth, North Yorks?


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Query 2005


Freight passing through... where?
[Added 9 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67931

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Looks like the Down Slow at Queen's Park, London end of the WCML?
South Hampstead
The up WCML freight is passing below Loudon Road, NW8, to run through South Hampstead station. It will then continue through Primrose Hill Tunnel and join the North London Line.
Pretty sure the train is northbound - having originated on the NLL.
Oops, sorry about that - it is indeed heading north. (Had my atlas upside down!!) Thanks.


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Query 2004


Steam hauled freight... where and when?
[Added 7 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67917

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I wondered if the train might have just crossed the Forth at Stirling heading for Bridge of Allan?


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Query 2003


Freight approaching... where?
[Added 6 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED -SEE IMAGE 67887

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A Coatbridge bound Freightliner Intermodal service heads north through the Ryelands area of Lancaster. The 40 MPH advance speed restriction on the left is for the diverging routes off the Up Main into platforms 4 or 5 at Lancaster.
Could be Lancaster?


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Query 2002


Old station platform with surviving nameboard posts... where?
[Added 5 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67875

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Three Cocks Junction?
Remains of Freshwater station, IoW. The main station site is now occupied by a supermarket, behind which is this garden centre.
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, is a potential candidate.


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Query 2001


Tall poles... where is this?
[Added 4 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67863

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Near Leith Hall, just west of Kennethmont on the GNSR main line, looking north along the B9002.
This is the B9002 crossing the Inverness - Aberdeen main line west of Kennethmont.
B9002 bridge over Aberdeen to Inverness line near Kennethmont.
I think we are looking north along the B9002, north of Kennethmont village with the former station almost a mile to the east (right).


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Query 2000


Steam on shed in the sixties... where?
[Added 2 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67846

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Culter Paper Mill
I think this is Culter paper mill, Aberdeen. The mill closed in the mid 1960s so this was possibly taken around 1959/1960.


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Query 1999


A former signal box... where and when?
[Added 1 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67829

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Could be Ardler Junction, with the Dundee via Newtyle branch on the other side of the box - say 1955??
Ardler Junction on the Strathmore Line, looking east. The line to Newtyle can be seen behind the signal box, this was not used following the accident in 1948. Photo possibly taken in the early 1950s.
Could be Ardler Junction on the former Caledinian main line.
Ardler Junction in the 1950s, looking east along the main line.


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Query 1998


A closed station... where and when?
[Added 28 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67809

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Ruthven Road station on the Perth to Crieff line, looking east in the 60s.
I think this is Nisbet on the Jedburgh Branch
Ruthven Road, just west of Perth on the old Crieff line - looking east back towards Perth.
Could it be Ruthven Road, the first station out of Perth and before Almondbank on the Perth-Crieff line?


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Query 1997


Train approaching... where and when?
[Added 27 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67796

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Approaching Inverkeithing off the Rosyth Dockyard branch - say mid to late 1950s? Possibly a workers' train?
Approaching Inverkeithing station off the Rosyth branch in the 1950s. Inverkeithing South Junction signal box in the right background, see photo 19632.
It's a stopping train from Rosyth Dockyard approaching Inverkeithing Station at Inverkeithing South Junction, probably during the mid-1950s. The train will either continue to Thornton Junction, or reverse at Inverkeithing for Edinburgh.
J35 64505 approaching Inverkeithing with a workmen's train off the Rosyth Dockyard branch - late 1950s. Inverkeithing South Jn signalbox in the background.
Inverkeithing South Junction, when the Rosyth Dockyard branch diverged north of the Boreland Road bridge. The arched bridge on the left formerly spanned the Halbeath wagonway. Probably mid 1950s.
Inverkeithing South Junction with workers train coming off Rosyth Dockyard branch. As KM notes, the bridge to the left crossed the former Halbeath Railway.


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Query 1996


Passing freight... where?
[Added 25 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67780. (THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOUGHAM!)

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Certain it's the ECML to the south of Doncaster but can't name the precise spot as yet.
It's near Hougham to the south of Newark - thanks to EG for pointer.


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Query 1995


A closed station, photographed in the 1970s... where is this?
[Added 24 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67757

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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, looking north east.
The former station at Yarmouth IoW - it now houses a restaurant going by the name of 'Off The Rails' - well worth a visit.


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Query 1994


A stroll past an abandoned platform... where?
[Added 22 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67735

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Kilbarchan
Suggest the old L&D station at Bowling, looking east towards Glasgow with the old island platform on the right.
Is it the old station at Coanwood on the Alston branch ?


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Query 1993


A closed station... where and when?
[Added 21 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67711

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I think this is Methven, looking towards the buffer stops, probably taken around the time of final closure of the line from Methven Junction in 1965.
Methven, looking north-east in the early 60s.


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Query 1992


Approach to a closed station in 2007... where is this?
[Added 18 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67696

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Moy
Not Moy - see photographs of Moy station and S/Ms house from same period on the website.
Tullibardine, looking north-west towards Crieff.
Agree with the Tullibardine suggestion.


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Query 1991


Passing Pendolino... where is this?
[Added 17 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67660

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Holts Lane, Poulton-le-Fylde
Holts Lane, Poulton-le-Fylde.
This looks very much line a photo taken from the end of Holts Lane, Poulton-le-Fylde looking north towards Poulton-le-Fylde station. Prior to the electrification there used to be a foot crossing to the right but I seem to recall that it was being closed but I haven't been back to check recently.


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Query 1990


Station entrance... where?
[Added 14 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67613

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Wanstead Park on the GOBLIN line, looking north.


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Query 1989


Train approaching... where and when?
[Added 13 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67600

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Kennishead, looking west towards Barrhead in the 1950s.
I think this might be Kennishead station looking west towards Barrhead from the Glasgow-bound platform, the crossover and signals for the still open Spiersbridge Branch which would, if memory serves, put the date at say late 1950s (I think the branch closed circa 1960).
Kennishead possibly?


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Query 1988


Old railway viaduct... where?
[Added 9 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67584

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Looks to be the Camps viaduct over the Almond on the Camps Branch of the NB line to Pumpherston Oil Works
Not sure about Camps Viaduct - both the stonework and the fencing look different - see image 35980.
Isn't it the viaduct over the Water of Leith, on the CR Leith North & Granton branch, just north of the former Murrayfield station?
Looks a bit.like Glenfarg but if it is the handrail must be a fairly new addition.
Lower Largo maybe?
Coltbridge viaduct at Murrayfield?
Fairly sure this is Comrie Dean Viaduct on the Stirling & Dunfermline route between East Grange and Oakley. Closed with this section of the line in 1982 and since converted to a cycle route.


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Query 1987


Site of a gated level crossing... where is this?
[Added 8 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67530

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Hoole, looking east to Longton Bridge with the former station site behind the photographer.
This is the last remnant of the level crossing gates at Station Road, Little Hoole, West Lancashire. Formerly the site of Hoole Station on the West Lancashire Railway route from Southport to Preston. Closed to passengers and goods on 7 September 1964.
Incidentally, on 23 May 1964 Carlisle Kingmoor allocated 72007 'Clan Mackintosh' passed through here at speed at the head of the RCTS 'Ribble-Lune Rail Tour'.


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Query 1986


Steam hauled... where?
[Added 6 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67516

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45690 Bahamas test run returning to KWVR from Tyseley, February 5th. Outside Chesterfield, I think???
45596 plus support coach on the way from Tyseley to the KWVR on 5/2 crossing the River Rother passing through Chesterfield.


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Query 1985


Station frontage... where?
[Added 5 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67489

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Could be part of Weston-Super-Mare station?
It looks very similar to part of Weston super Mare station building on the up side.
Possibly Great Malvern?
Weston-super-Mare.


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Query 1984


A former station... where?
[Added 4 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67474

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The station was Featherstone Park on the Haltwhistle to Alston branch, now part of a popular walking route.
Featherstone Park on the Alston branch, looking south, see photo 31453.
Featherstone Park on the Alston branch?


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Query 1983


Hard working tank engine... where and when?
[Added 3 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67464

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Looks like Busby Junction with a freight coming off the branch, probable date around mid 1950s.
Could it be Dalrymple Junction in the 1950s?
This is Busby Junction with a northbound train of empty mineral wagons from Giffnock Quarry coming off the East Kilbride branch on to the GB&K main line hauled by a Polmadie-based ex-Caledonian 782 class 0-6-0 tank. This train propelled its loaded wagons from the south end of Giffnock station Mondays to Fridays around 7 a.m. during the 1950s and early 1960s on to the Giffnock Quarry branch. The wagons contained slag which was used to fill the disused quarry.
I reckon that this might be Busby Junction, the train coming off the line from the East Kilbride direction, photo taken from the signalbox steps looking west and the date say late 1950s.


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Query 1982


Former station house photographed from the trackbed... where is this?
[Added 2 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67451

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Leadburn, looking south towards Peebles
Leadburn
Leadburn on the Peebles line, looking south, see photo 22597.
I think this is the old station masters house alongside Leadburn station, the junction on the Peebles Loop with the branch to Dolphinton.


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Query 1981


Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
[Added 31 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - REF QUERY 67439

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Milliken Park. Goods Yd off to the left now occupied by a bus depot. Local train probably a St Enoch to Kilmarnock via Dalry service given the loadings c1959. This stretch of railway know as bomb alley was notorious in the box's latter life and you took your life in your hands manning it due to the high vandalism. In fact the box was destroyed by arson on 1st March 1978.


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Query 1980


Class 47 at speed... where and when?
[Added 30 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67410

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The buildings in the background were part of RAF Turnhouse (since demolished). Would put the date in 1980s?
I think this could be a nortbound train passing the now demolished buildings at RAF Turnhouse, now Edinburgh Airport. The cable duct would be in the process of installation, probably early 1970s. The photograph is taken from Lennie bridge.
Down express (probably to Aberdeen), passing RAF Turnhouse heading for Dalmeny. Late 1970s


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Query 1979


Platform view... where and when?
[Added 29 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67398

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Almondbank station, on the Perth to Crieff line, looking west c1960.
Almondbank, by any chance
It's Almondbank early 60s (nitpicking it's actually Lochty Bridge)
I think this is Almondbank Station on the Prth, Almond Valley & Methven Railway, looking west from the east side of the overbridge carrying the A85. Station itself looks to be closed (nameboard gone, it was obove the platform level windows on the building) so date is after 1951 and the snow on the ground suggests the really harsh winter of 1962/63.
Almondbank
I think it's Almondbank looking towards Methven Junction and Crieff. Late 1950s or 1960s.


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Query 1978


Passing train... where?
[Added 27 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67385

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The Calder Valley line?
I would say this location is Haymarket West Jct on the Edinburgh Glasgow Main Line.
Definitely not Haymarket West Junction - would opt more towards the Calder Valley line, but can't find a match!
Between Ferriby and Brough in the East Riding?
I think this is to the east of Skillings Lane, Brough in the East Riding.


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Query 1977


Passing trains... where?
[Added 26 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67355

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Wondered about Selby - with the 158 standing in the bay platform?
This looks to be a view at Selby with the 2 Car TPE 170 on an Hull to Manchester service, and the Northern 158 stabled in the south end up bay.
Selby - looking west from the Hull platform.


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Query 1976


Pacer in the mist - where is this?
[Added 25 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67340

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I've no real idea, maybe the Alrincham to Chester line via Hale and Knutsford?
Possibly a Leeds - Morecambe train approaching Wennington - fairly recently?
My first thought is Wennington, looking east towards Bentham.
It is one of the former West Yorkshire PTE owned Andrew Barclay class 144 3 car Pacers in Northern rail colours, with what appears to be SYPTE branding, and my punt is that it is running on the Hope Valley line
Wennington - possibly a Leeds - Morecambe train?


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Query 1975


Station approach... where and when?
[Added 24 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67326

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Looks like the GNS station at Bucksburn, sometime in the 1950s?
Is this Boat of Garten Station, now operated by the Strathspey Railway?
Bucksburn c1970. See photo 15720.
The old station at Bucksburn, Aberdeen, probably after closure to passenger traffic but still being used for parcels and goods - say around 1960?
My guess is Aviemore but no real idea when.
Looks rather like Ballater, minus the canopy. Late 60s, post-closure, perhaps?
Could be Bucksburn, north west of Aberdeen, just before closure?
I would agree with Bucksburn and with no vehicles parked, after closure so late 1950s.


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Query 1973


Bridge watchers... where and when?
[Added 22 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67307

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Friarton signal box in the south of Perth, looking north from Breadalbane Terrace. The bridge being installed - presumably a second-hand one - is still there (96A). Probably taken in the early 60s. It is possible that the level crossing was removed during the resignalling of Perth, thus creating the need for a footbridge.


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Query 1972


View through a station... where?
[Added 21 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67293

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Looks like Middlewood Lower Level, with the closed line from Macclesfield (right) to Manchester (left) passing overhead.
Is this Middlewood station in Cheshire?


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Query 1971


About to cross a bridge... where and when?
[Added 20 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67276

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Could be 57644 with the same working as shown in photo 63130. Location could be between Belston Junction and Rankinston, looking north east near Sinclairston, the bridge in the foreground carrying the line over the road to Muirston Farm.
Parkhill heading towards Dyce. 1950s.
Ayrshire coal empties in the late 1950s or early 1960s - possibly near Tarbolton?
Given the countryside, locomotive and position of the brakevan I'd say the train of empties is about to cross the bridge at Sinclairston, Ayrshire having run round at Belston Junction on its way from Ayr to one of the local collieries. Wondered if it might even be the train photographed earlier at image 63130


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Query 1970


1.Locomotive? 2.Location? 3.Date?
[Added 19 January 2018]

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I'd say it's the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Rly, looking west at New Romney - 1960s or 70s maybe. Possibly one of the two Mountain-type locos, No.5 Hercules or No.6 Samson.
Either Samson or Hercules, at New Romney on the RHDR, sometime in the 60s.
On the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. 1. Locomotive - one of the 1920s Davey Paxman types. 2. Location - New Romney, looking north. Date - early 1960s?. The old, possibly South Eastern Railway, coach body on the left adds interest to the view.
Hercules? New Romney? 1962?
I think this is the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Could this be at the north end of New Romney station in the early 1970s? If it is New Romney, the area has been developed a bit since the! Don't know the loco however.
I believe its Green Goddess on the RH&DR
Looks a bit like the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch.


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Query 1969


Station frontage... where?
[Added 18 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67248

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The old Eastern Counties Railway building at Snaresbrook - now served by the London Underground's Central Line.
Snaresbrook on London's Central Line
Snaresbrook - Central Line?


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Query 1968


Leaf train in action... where?
[Added 17 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67234

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Cogan station in Cardiff, looking north.


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Query 1967


Former level crossing... where?
[Added 16 January 2019]

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Eddleston
Eddleston (again!)
Looks like the old LC at Eddleston on the Peebles line.
Eddleston, on the Peebles Railway.
Looks like Eddleston again, looking north with the station masters house out of view to the right of photo.


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Query 1966


Platform view... where?
[Added 15 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67213

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Is it Abercynon in south Wales?
Shiplake station on the Henley-on-Thames branch, looking south.
Possibly Shiplake in Oxfordshire?


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Query 1965


Quiet stretch of line... where?
[Added 14 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67195

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Powderhall RTS (as-was)
This is almost at the end of the now disused Powderhall branch in Edinburgh.
The Rosyth Dockyard branch at Inverkeithing?
Could this be the end of the old Granton Branch north of Powderhall Waste Disposal facility, this remaining headshunt used for Binliner trains (are those the wires from the capstans that can be seen on either side of the line?) before or after loading?
Could it be the headshunt at Powderhall?
View back towards the Powderhall refuse site - the chimney can just be made out through the trees - plus the container haulage cable mechanism is still there.


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Query 1964


Passing freight... where and when?
[Added 12 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67175

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This is the East Kilbride line.
Agree with JM - I think it could be near the site of Clarkston East Junction - possibly the opposite side of the line from image 66783 - possibly around the same time?.


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Query 1963


A grey day... where?
[Added 11 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67157

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I think this is Hale, Greater Manchester, looking north from the level crossing.
Hale on the Chester - Manchester Pic line?


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Query 1962


Parting of the ways... where is this?
[Added 10 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67143

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Looks like the turn off into the yard at Cockenzie PS, with the ECML on the right.
Just north of Law Junction on the West Coast main line?
The east end of the 'Up' loop beyond Prestonpans Station, with the old branch round to Cockenzie Power Station sidings curving north under the road bridge.
Prestonpans - the line on the left led to the now demolished Cockenzie Power Station.
Cockenzie Power Station branch at Prestonpans.
The junction of the Cockenzie Power Station branch at Prestonpans
The entrance to Cockenzie PS unloading, now demolished.
Looks like the Cockenzie power station line where it leaves the east cost main line.
It's Prestonpans - on the right, the east end of the Up Passenger Loop merges into the ECML Up Main, and on the left the connection to (latterly) the loops and unloading point for Cockenzie Power Station disappears north under the A198. Before the power station was built in the 1960s this link connected to the former Preston Links colliery.
This is Prestonpans on the ECML looking east with branch to the now demolished Cockenzie Power Station curving to the left and disappearing under the bridge.


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Query 1961


Active coal yard in the 1990s... where?
[Added 9 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67131

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Auchterarder?
It's the old coal yard at Auchyerarder.
Auchterarder
Is it the old coal yard at Greenhead on the N&C line?


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Query 1960


Waiting for a train... where?
[Added 8 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67119

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Bedworth, looking towards Coventry
Bloxwich station on the Chase Line in the West Midlands, looking south.


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Query 1959


Former station master's house... where?
[Added 7 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67107

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Could be Eddleston on the Peebles loop.
The old station house at Doune on the closed Dunblane to Callander line.
Eddleston, on the line from Edinburgh to Pebbles.
Yes, this is the old station house at Eddleston, the old station station itself is now in private hands and lies behind the house.


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Query 1958


Passing train... where and when?
[Added 6 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67094

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A down Thames-Clyde Express leaving Carlisle. Early sixties.
Approaching Leeds off the S&C line in the 1960s?
Agree with down Thames-Clyde Express, but I think the location is shortly after leaving Kilmarnock station.
Looks like the approaches to Glasgow in the sixties.
I'm probably wildly wrong yet again but at first glance this looks to me like the 'Thames-Clyde Express' just after departure from Kilmarnock station and heading up the line towards Barrhead then on to Glasgow, about to pass Kilmarnock No 1 Signalbox (on the hump of ground adjacent to the loco), Johnnie Walker's siding access and short headshunt in foreground, the original 'Long Lyes' (multiple loop sidings between the dalry line and Kilmarnock Works, these closed by then) in the background, Dalry line hidden by the hump in the ground. I would reckon this to be the early 1960s.


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Query 1957


View over a viaduct... where is this?
[Added 5 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67077

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Firth Viaduct on the Penicuik Railway, looking towards Roslin?
Not Firth, which, apart from differences in the landscape has a substantial metal fence along its length, being a popular walkway. Don't know where this is but has a distinctive L&Y look about it.
Not 100% certain but it may be Entwistle Viaduct twixt Bolton and Blackburn
Charles may be right, as, if the view is looking easterly, the viaduct curve is correct, and it would be Ramsbottom - on the East Lancs Railway - seen in the middle distance and the wind turbines on Knowl Moor, north east of Rochdale, seen in the far distance.
It's Martholme Viaduct over the River Calder on the closed Padiham Loop - see image 18532.


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Query 1955


About to leave... where?
[Added 4 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67061

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Garelochead, looking north, see photo 14652.
Leaving Georgemas Jct. for the South ?
Leaving Garelochhead for the north?


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Query 1954


Branch freight... where and when?
[Added 2 January 2019]

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I have a feeling (ie a total guess) that this is a short freight heading east from East Kilbride to Maver & Coulson's siding on the long closed line to Blantyre, somewhere about the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Annbank.
Is this the freight to Mavor & Coulson's factory beyond the end of the East Kilbride branch on the line which formerly led to High Blantyre?
On the branch to Smeaton/Dalkeith Colliery, early 1960s?
Running east from East Kilbride Station past Dunblane Drive towards the old Mavor & Coulson sidings which were next to (gone alas) Rolls-Royce at Mavor Avenue. Line originally continued down to High Blantyre to meet with line coming in from Strathaven.
I think this is the Mayor & Coulson siding beyond East Kilbride. Late 1950s?
Is it a freight on the Langholm branch - around 1960?


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Query 1953


Former station building... where?
[Added 1 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67030

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The old station at Leigh on Sea on the London, Tilbury & Southend line. Replaced by the present station in the 30s and now a sailing club.
It's the original station at Leigh-on-Sea, closed and replaced in the 1930s. It now houses the local sailing club.


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Query 1952


View from a train... where and when?
[Added 31 December 2018]

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Could be the Sept 1951 'Paisley & Barrhead' SLS tour - possibly near Paisley West?
Looks like a Jumbo on a special. The probable period and previous website pictures would suggest the Paisley & Barrhead 1951 tour. Would suggest between Elderslie and Paisley?


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Query 1951


A view from a train... where?
[Added 29 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66989

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Mansfield Woodhouse station on the Nottingham to Worksop line, looking north. I assume the train is a tour of some sort as such a long train would not normally be seen on this line. The goods shed to train shed conversion on the right is most unusual.
Mansfield Woodhouse station - a recent picture.
Mansfield Woodhouse
Passing through Mansfield Woodhouse station
This is Mansfield Woodhouse station on the Robin Hood line, with the special heading north towards Worksop.
Looks like a special passing Mansfield Woodhouse - fairly recent possibly.


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Query 1950


Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
[Added 26 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66976

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I think this could be on the East Kilbride line.
Possibly between Thornliebank and Giffnock at Burnfield Road overbridge.
Agree with JM - would put date around 1958.


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Query 1949


Abutment with eejit... where is this?
[Added 23 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66929

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The most westerly of the abutments on the road out of Roxburgh looking west.
PS Merry Christmas to all involved with Railscot - and thank you.
Roxburgh, remains of the Jedburgh line bridge looking south west, see photo 18438.
Roxburgh
This looks like Roxburgh, view south west on Teviot Road with the abutment on the Jedburgh branch? The derestricted sign on the right with the oblique bar in what possibly could be construed as a 'half off' position does help pinpoint it.
Haven't a clue as to where the bridge abutment is that is being propped up by 'the eejit' but hope that both he, John and your families have a very merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous New Year!
I think this is the remains of the bridge that carried the Jedburgh branch across the road immediately south of Roxburgh station.
Sadly unable to identify this one, but thought I'd take the opportunity to say 'same to you' to the Railscot team - your efforts are much appreciated.
This looks like the most westerly of the surviving bridge abutments in Roxburgh, the bridge once carried the Jedburgh branch.
Agree with all the above...Roxburgh it is.
Seasons greetings to one and all.


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Query 1948


Ballast train... where and when?
[Added 19 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66888

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Could be the yard at Clarkston viewed across the main line, around 1960.
St Marnock's goods yard, Kilmarnock, around 1955.
Agree with AT's Clarkston suggestion - looking north towards Glasgow, I'd put the date around 1955.


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Query 1947


Platform view... where?
[Added 18 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66856

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Burnham-on-Crouch station on the Southminster branch, looking east. See photo 28336.
I think this could be Burnham-on-Crouch.


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Query 1946


Part of a large former railway goods shed... where?
[Added 15 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66844

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The road is Ousegate in Selby, just before it passes under the railway. Selby station is behind the old goods depot.
Selby, looking west along Ousegate, the station is behind the shed and the Swing Bridge is just to the right.
Agree - Selby. The buildings are part of a commercial area known as The Goods Yard with an entrance just off to the left.


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Query 1945


Loading bank near a closed station.... where is this?
[Added 13 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66802

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Cambus o' May
Could be near Cambus O' May on the Deeside Way?


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Query 1943


A closed station... where is this?
[Added 10 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66786

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Macbiehill on the Dolphinton line?
This is the remains at Longwitton on the Northumberland Central Railway - probably taken at least 20 years ago given its current state. View east from the B6342 towards Rothbury.


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Query 1942


Passing freight... where and when?
[Added 9 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66743

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Freight on the old Princes Pier line in the early 1980s(?). View looking back towards Lynedoch station.
Lynedoch station site in Greenock, looking east. The train is heading towards Clydeport Freightliner depot in the mid 80s.
Passing the site of Greenock Lynedoch station heading for the container terminal, possibly 1980's.
At first glance, this looks to me like the line down to Greenock Container Terminal at Lynedoch, say early- to mid-1980s?
Looks like the former line to Greenock Princes Pier photographed looking east from Lynedoch Street around 1985. The train will be heading for Clydeport container terminal.


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Query 1941


Part of a closed station... where?
[Added 6 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66728

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This was part of the old station at Teversal Manor, just to the west of Mansfield, Notts. It now stands alongside a public footpath.


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Query 1940


Trackbed by the sea... where?
[Added 28 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66685

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Near to Golf Club House Halt.
Not near Golf Club House Halt I'm afraid but so far I've been unable to identify the location.
I'm not sure if this is standard gauge. Difficult to get the scale from the photo. The bridge looks a bit skinny and flimsy. The curve also looks a bit savage for a real railway. Could it be some abandoned seaside narrow gauge or miniature?
Could it be the remains of the Isle of Sanday light railway ?
Possibly part of the old wartime military tramway near Portland?
I think the bridge would be a replacement like on closed railway trails. Also wondered about the structure top left. Spurn Head maybe?
Looking at the shadow cast by the railings on this side of the bridge, does it suggest somewhere further south? I had considered somewhere like Portland but am wondering if it could be even further south? I am however still looking.
I may be wrong, but I think this may be the old tramway alignment on Holy Isle in Northumberland.


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Query 1939


Disused platform... where?
[Added 27 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66576

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Looks like the old Cirencester branch platform at Kemble
Kemble station, the former Cirencester branch platform, see photo 58106.
Looks like the old branch platform at Kemble, Gloucestershire.
Could it be Kemble, showing the cut-back branch to Cirencester Town?
Kemble


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Query 1938


Passing a closed station... where is this?
[Added 26 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66565

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Greenhead station on the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, looking north towards Carlisle.


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Query 1937


Autumn morning... where?
[Added 25 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66552

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Borders Railway, near the Gore Glen bridge over the A7 ?
A wild guess, near Shawfair on the Waverley line.
Just north of Gorebridge station on the Borders Railway.
I think the train is a Tweedbank to Edinburgh service just to the south of Eskbank station, having recently crossed the A7 at Hardengreen roundabout.


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Query 1934


Train approaching... where and when?
[Added 22 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66539

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These things ran summer Saturday relief trains from Glasgow stations to various coastal resorts, including Fife during the first half of the 1960s; when steam-heating was not a issue. As for location. I haven't a clue.
New Polmadie EE Type 1s were also initially 'trialled' on Glasgow suburban passenger turns in the mid 1960s. This could be one of those
I think this is on the East Kilbride branch. The northbound train has just crossed Busby viaduct and the distant signal for Clarkston & Stamperland. 1965? One of the two morning trains for St. Enoch which were not DMUs (although these were usually steam-hauled)? Or maybe even a summer special to the coast via West Street Junction?
Agree with DS re East Kilbride - Glasgow train at Clarkston, would put date at around 1964/1965.


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Query 1933


Train approaching... where is this?
[Added 20 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66501

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About 1 mile to the east of Accrington station


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Query 1932


A former station building... where?
[Added 19 November 2018]

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The GWR Station at Aynho south of Banbury.
Shenton Station , Battlefield Railway
It's the building on the down side at Shenton.


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Query 1931


Goods train... where and when?
[Added 16 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66464

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Could it be part of the West Street Junction complex in the mid 1950s?
Has a feel of Seafield/South Leith about it.
Could it be part of the old Meadows Yard in the early 1950s?
I think this was taken at the old sidings to the north of Shawlands station. They were lifted in the 1950s. The main line to East Kilbride is on the left


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Query 1930


Passing through... where?
[Added 15 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66430

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Looks like Long Preston, looking north from the road bridge.
Southbound coal train passing through Long Preston station on the Settle & Carlisle line.


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Query 1929


View towards a former station and level crossing... where?
[Added 13 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66414

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Wetwang on the Malton to Driffield line, looking north.


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Query 1928


View from a train... where and when?
[Added 11 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 63383

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Balado or Crook of Devon
Gilnockie station on the Langholm branch, looking south east c.1960.
This was the platform frame at Gilnockie on the Langholm branch, photograph looks 1960ish.


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Query 1927


Some enchanted evening... where?
[Added 10 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66367

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Avoncliff with a southbound service entering the station. If this the location then the canal crosses the railway on the Avoncliff aqueduct behind the train?
The wide 6' between the running lines suggests we in ex GWR broad gauge territory.I think it is Avoncliff on the Bath to Westbury line


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Query 1926


Passing freight... where and when?
[Added 7 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66322

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Could be Falkland Junction in Ayr, looking north, c1970.
Looks like the box in Falkland Yard, Ayr, and the type 4 looks newish - say 1969.


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Query 1925


Site of a closed station... where?
[Added 5 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66292

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Kielder Forest on the Border Counties Railway, closed to passengers in October 1956, and looking south towards Hexham. The station building/house is on the left, and the further building may be the Station Garage built post-closure.
Kielder on the Border Counties line - looking south platform side.


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Query 1924


Passing train... where and when?
[Added 2 November 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66270

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Possibly Pollokshaws at Haggs Road beside the old Vernal coal yard.
Agree with JM - passing south through the yards at Pollokshaws - probably around 1955.


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Query 1923


Site of a closed station in 200X... where?
[Added 31 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66239

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Dalbeattie on the Port Road, looking west.


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Query 1922


What, where and when?
[Added 29 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66217

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Macbrayne's turbine steamer RMS Saint Columba approaching Rothesay, probably around 1955
TS Saint Columba near Gourock (?) in the mid 1950s.
The steamer is St Columba.
RMS Saint Columba, MacBrayne's mail steamer, late 1950s.
Place not sure - perhaps off Innellan?
I think this is the St Columba in probably the mid fifties, the steamer being withdrawn after the 1958 season so later than that. I am not sure about the location but wondered if it was heading towards Rothesay with the Toward peninsula behind?
T S Saint Columba. Launched as Queen Alexandra in 1912. Sold to David MacBrayne in 1935 and from then sailed on mail service from Glasgow to Ardrishaig until withdrawal at end of 1958 season. Difficult to pinpoint location, but off Rothesay is more likely than Gourock due to background topography.


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Query 1921


Entrance to a former station... where?
[Added 27 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66190

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I wondered if this could have been taken from the opposite end of the stairway shown in image 26792 at Filey?


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Query 1920


A closed station... where?
[Added 24 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66157

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Stamford Bridge on the River Derwent in East Yorkshire, closed in the mid 1960s, looking west towards York.


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Query 1918


A view from a train... where and when?
[Added 20 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66098

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It looks similar to the south end of Carlisle station though the presence of a Pacer unit on what would be a Barrow-in-Furness service makes me think I may be wrong.
Reminds me of Longsight, Manchester?
Could it be Leeds Neville Hill depot
Could be Leeds Neville Hill, looking west, c2000.


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Query 1917


Info required. Scene in the yard at Stratford in 1961. Any info on unit type, deployment etc would be much appreciated. ADDITIONAL INFO NOW ADDED TO IMAGE 32093.

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Looks like it is one of the Liverpool St to Shenfield units which were first built to work on 1500V DC overhead lines but later converted to work on 25kV and given classification of AM6. This unit looks as if it has been converted since it has been numbered '018'. My ABC Winter edition of 1959/60 states that the units were given a '0' prefix when rebuilt.
Agreed. A (later) Class 306 EMU. The last was withdrawn in 1981 but 306017 is preserved as part of the National Collection.
A class 306 EMU - used for many years on the Liverpool Street - Shenfield services from their introduction in 1949. A farewell tour ran in 1981 and was photographed by Mark Dufton - see image 48405.
Preserved unit 306017 appeared at an open day at Bedford in May 1988 - see photograph by Ian Dinmore at 37922.


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Query 1916


Passing a closed station... where?
[Added 14 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66051

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I wondered if this was the remains of Gogar station on the Edinburgh-Glasgow main line? The Edinburgh by-pass bridge would be off to the right and the view would be looking northeast. I can't quite recall exactly but I think there are surviving steps from the Gogar Lane overbridge down to where the platforms once were on the down side.
Eskbank & Dalkeith? The remains of a passenger shelter can still be glimpsed on the Down platform there.
I initially thought of Eskbank & Dalkeith too but the fencing on the steps there is black metal, not this style and with the removal of the old footbridge I'm not convinced it's possible to get this close to the top of the steps there.
Could it be part of the remains at the former Winchburgh station?
Remains at Tynehead?
The steps at Winchburgh go straight down and have metal railings -same style as Eskbank in fact (see image 18544) and the original steps at Tynehead have been replaced by a new Network Rail access stair (see image 51807) and the cutting is much deeper there than in this query image.
Completely foreign territory for me, but Donibristle Halt?
Kinaldie, (Blackburm) between Kintore and Pitmedden.
John Dallimore is right. Image 62093 of Kinaldie does not show the steps but it does show the same fencing on the platform as in this image.


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Query 1915


Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
[Added 11 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65978

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Additional ; Locomotive is B1 61261
Bit of a guess, but is this the Heads of Ayr branch near Alloway, with a through train to Edinburgh in summer 1963?
Would go along with the Heads of Ayr suggestion, although can't place the precise location - doubtless all much changed since the early 1960s.


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Query 1914


Former goods shed... where is this?
[Added 10 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65954

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Huntly on the GNSR main line, looking south west.
Currie?
I think this is the old goods shed at Huntly - the station is on the right behind the hay bales.
Agreed that it is Huntly.


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Query 1913


Former station entrance... where?
[Added 7 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65931

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Falkirk Camelon?
Camelon was my first thought but it was an island with one entrance. Don't know this one yet.
This is the entrance to the former Lea Road station on the west side of Preston.


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Query 1912


Passing train... where and when?
[Added 5 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65899

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Approaching Busby Junction from south, late 50’s?
Passing Kennishead, say mid fifties?


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Query 1911


Platform view... where and when?
[Added 2 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65854

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Auchterless station on the Macduff branch, looking north in the 50s.


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Query 1910


Train departing... where and when?
[Added 1 October 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65834

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Riddings Junction around 1959/1960. The train is northbound on the Waverley route.
Riddings Junction on the Waverley Route looking north along the mainline, taken from the island platform with the Langholm branch to the left.
Riddings Jn Down Main platform, looking north towards Hawick, late 1950s or early 1960s.
Riddings Junction on the Waverley Route, looking north east c1960.
Riddings Junction looking north, 1960.


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Query 1909


Closed and overgrown station... where?
[Added 30 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED- SEE IMAGE 65819

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I think this is Verney Junction on the abandoned section of the Oxford to Bletchley line, which is scheduled to reopen as East West Rail.
Verney Junction on the former Oxford to Cambridge line, looking south west.
Looks like Verney Junction. I think that's the old station master's house in the background.


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Query 1908


Lineside view... where and when?
[Added 29 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65809

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I have a feeling that this could be just south of Cove Bay looking north towards the village. If it is where I am thinking off the North Sea would be below to the right.
The scene reminds me of the line between Stonehaven and Aberdeen but the bridge puts me off a bit.
Near Cove Bay on the main line - part of an old quarry. Date around 1959.


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Query 1907


Old coach... where and when?
[Added 27 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65787

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Can't help with the coach, but the shed in the background is Kyle of Lochalsh, as it was in 1959.
Location is Kyle of Lochalsh loco shed c.1960. Not so sure about the coach body, possibly ex LNWR or West Coast Joint Stock.
Kirkby Stephen in the early 1950s?


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Query 1905


View from a train... where and when?
[Added 26 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65767

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Corkerhill on the Paisley Canal line, looking east with the station beyond the bridge c. 1960.
I reckon this is an eastbound train on the Paisley Canal Line, approaching Corkerhill station, late 1950s or early 1960s, at any rate shortly after Corkerhill Railway Village was replaced by those flats visible on the other side of the road.
The train is approaching Corkerhill Road bridge eastbound, with she station beyond the bridge. Probably the 1950s - possibly the SLS Paisley & Barrhead Railtour??


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Query 1904


Passing train... where and when?
[Added 25 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65752

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Could be a Glasgow - Fife train on the Winchburgh Jn - Dalmeny Jn link, seen from the trackbed of the lifted Winchburgh Shale railway, looking north towards the Forth.
Back in 1979, I travelled quite a bit around Kings Lynn and came across two closed railways at 90 degrees to one another. One line, I think is the M&GN line from South Lynn to Gayton Road and the other track is GER from Swaffam to Kings Lynn. Mind you they could also be the M&GN line and the GER lines at Fakenham.

HTH
Reminiscent of some of the old colliery lines on the Blyth & Tyne, in the sixties possibly south of Ashington?
Between Winchburgh and Dalmeny Jcts looking north along trackbed of Niddry Castle shale line.
Niddry Castle tramlines closed 1961, look to be recently lifted in this pic.


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Query 1903


End of the line... where?
[Added 24 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65740

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Near Millerhill, the current end of the former Glencorse branch, latterly used as a headshunt for access to Monktonhall Colliery. Looking east from near the A6106 Millerhill Road.
Is it the eastern end of the sidings / run-round loop at the former Blindwells open-cast mine near Prestonpans?
I reckon this is the rump of the Edinburgh, Loanhead & Roslin Railway to the west of the former Millerhill Junction, the photo taken from or adjacent to the Shawfair diversion of the Borders Railway, circa 2014, the new line coincidentally bisecting the old line just beyond the buffers to their west.
This looks like the stub of the Roslin branch just south west of Millerhill yard.
This is the stub end of the Bilston Glen/Glencorse branch just south of Millerhill which sadly was not connected to the new Borders Railway which could have enabled through ECML to Borders Railway specials etc.
South end of Millerhill, maybe - stub end of branch to Loanhead and Roslin.
This is the buffer end at the stump of the Bilston Branch at Millerhill yard


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Query 1902


Steam hauled... where and when?
[Added 21 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65729

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A bit of a guess but could this be an East Kilbride train approaching Hairmyres? Early 60s?
Is it on the Killin branch in the early sixties?
Wemyss Bay line, single section? 1960s. A guess.
I think this may be the north end of the Heads of Ayr branch in the late 1950s, with the train heading for Alloway Junction.


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Query 1901


Round the bend... where is this?
[Added 20 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65691

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Bathgate ?
Looking west from Bathgate Depot access road
Train is on the curve west after leaving Bathgate. The fence would be the perimeter of Bathgate Golf Course.


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Query 1900


Passing Pendolino... where is this?
[Added 18 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65669

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A little South of Shap heading South, going by the skyline
From looking at Google Maps it could be the curves on the WCML to the east of the village of Milnthorpe, Cumbria.
Hincaster Junction south of Oxenholme, with the trackbed of the line to Arnside going off to the right.


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Query 1899


Arrival... where and when?
[Added 17 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65652

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Wild guess. I have no idea what the buildings looked like but I am going for the Moffat train arriving at Beattock. There appears to be a shadow of the footbridge. The date is probably early 1950s going by the ladies' antiquated dress. Loco 55260 was shedded at Beattock in the mid 1950s before wandering to Oban, Perth and other places.
Lugton station, looking north east in the late 50s.
Could be Lugton in the 1950s. The signal box would have been in the left background.


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Query 1898


Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
[Added 15 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65637

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Glasgow to Carlisle train north of Rockcliffe in the late 1950s.
Between Prestwick & Falkland Jctn. heading south c. 1959
The Jubilee has express headlamps but the consist appears to be non corridor coaches. Looks like Ayrshire in the 1950s and would hazard a guess at Troon.


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Query 1897


Parcels train... where and when?
[Added 13 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65603

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The northbound train is approaching Whitletts Road, Ayr, around 1960. Google Maps shows the school building in the background still standing.


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Query 1896


Steam hauled freight... where and when?
[Added 8 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65551

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Going on nothing more than from the Ayr direction.the presence of a 'Crab' and a rake of empty mineral wagons I reckon this is on the Ayr to Mauchline line in the vicinity of Mossblown Junction, the arn-less signal possibly the junction's distant
Tarbolton in the late 1950s.
Eastbound coal empties midway between Ayr and Annbank, near the site once occupied by Auchincruive station. Would date the picture around 1960.


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Query 1895


Former goods facilities... where?
[Added 7 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65521

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The old goods yard at Thornhill looking west across the main line in the general direction of the village.
Is it Holywood on the GSWR main line? The new semaphore added for entry to the loop which was reinstated a few years ago?
Thornhill


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Query 1894


Long abandoned platforms... where?
[Added 5 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65492

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Milton of Campsie maybe around 2012?
Wonder if this might be Milton of Campsie?


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Query 1893


Abandoned platform... where is this?
[Added 4 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65478

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The old station at Holywood looking south towards Dumfries from the level crossing.
The Old Hollywood Station looking South towards Dumfries.
Holywood on the G&SWR Main Line, looking south east towards Dumfries.
Looks like Holywood on the G&SWR main line north of Dumfries.


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Query 1892


Demolition work... where and when?
[Added 3 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65456

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The old station at Powderhall - later the home of the 'Binliner'. Probably mid 1980s?
Powderhall station on the Granton branch in Edinburgh, looking north west from Broughton Road. Taken in the late 80s when the line was being brought back into use to carry waste from Powderhall depot.
Alterations during conversion of the Powderhall incinerator to a waste transfer station c.1985.
Looks like Powderhall during conversion to handle Binliner container trains in the 1980s.


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Query 1891


Trackbed between two operational stations... where?
[Added 2 September 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65446

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This is in Welshpool, the trackbed of the Welshpool & Llanfair Railway between Raven Square and Welshpool. Looking east from a street called Woodside.
Could it be the original route of the Coryton branch at Heath, in Cardiff?
Could be the route between Raven Square and the main line stations in Welshpool.
Between High Wycombe and Bourne End?


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Query 1890


Passing through... where and when?
[Added 31 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65413

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Lochside station, looking north east towards Paisley in the 60s. Station probably closed at the time, it re-opened in 1966 and is know known as Lochwinnoch.
Pollockshaws West with a train of suburban stock - late 1950s or 60s.
I would suggest Lochside (formerly and later once again 'Lochwinnoch') looking towards Paisley, the train possibly a Kilmarnock-bound local from St. Enoch, say late 1950s. Hurlford had a few of the BR Standard 3MT 2-6-0s at that time, and this might be one of them (can't read the smokebox number unfortunately).
A train for Kilmarnock passing Lochside (as was) in 1957/1958.


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Query 1889


Double header... where?
[Added 30 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65394

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Looks like the Branch Line Society 'Marching Crompton Tour' near Stormy Loops on 27 August.
Near Pyle on the South Wales Main Line, looking west from the bridge carrying Waun Bant Road over the line near Stormy loops. There was a railtour with two class 33s on 27/8/18 - The Marching Crompton - this could be the train in the photo.
This is a view of WCRC 33029 & 33207 working the Branch Line Society 'Marching Crompton' tour from Crewe to Carmarthen. Was the photo taken between Crewe & Shrewsbury, possibly around Preese?


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Query 1888


Parcels train at speed... where and when?
[Added 28 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65385

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Southbound on the G&SW approaching Kirkconnel.
I think this is taken on Tabolton bank, possibly in the late 1950s.
Something about this says G&SW main line - between Cumnock and New Cumnock, maybe. Is the Clan class Pacific identifiable from the original print or negative? Date - early/mid 1960s.


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Query 1887


Train at the platform... where and when?
[Added 27 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65362

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Mosspark West on the Paisley Canal Line, looking west c1960.


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Query 1886


Entrance to a former goods yard, photographed in 200x... where?
[Added 25 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65347

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I'm sure this is Gilling in North Yorkshire, possibly taken around 2005. The old goods shed has since been converted to living accommodation.
Looks like the North Yorks station at Gilling which closed in the 1950s. This would have been taken around 2008 before the goods shed was converted - a side view of the modified version is shown in image 55079.


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Query 1885


Waiting for a train... where?
[Added 23 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65307]

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Bottesford, on the Grantham to Nottingham line, looking north east towards Nottingham.
At a wild guess, somewhere between Nottingham and Grantham
Bottesford on the Nottingham - Grantham line.


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Query 1884


A closed station... where and when?
[Added 22 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65291

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Stalham in Norfolk, during the time it was in use as a council depot - probably around the mid to late 1980s. The building was later dismantled and relocated to Holt on the NNR.


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Query 1883


Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
[Added 21 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65277

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Elderslie, looking east, the bridge carries Burnbrae Road with the station beyond. c1960.
Train passing Elderslie in the early 1960s - station off picture to the left.


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Query 1882


Passing freight... where and when?
[Added 19 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65262

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From the OHLE I'd say it was somewhere on the Woodhead route in the 1970s.
The overhead line clutter looks like Guide Bridge. The gloomy weather indicates it could be 25/11/1967 when Bittern visited or 1968 around the end of steam when several railtours passed this location.
Possibly Penistone?
My first thoughts were somewhere around Crewe in the early 70s, possibly south of the station? A lot of 'heavy' OHLE was used on the early 25kV electrification schemes and the type of insulators suggest 25kV so not on the Woodhead route.
Agree with suggestion that freight is just south of Crewe station, sometime around 1970.
Southbound freight just beyond Crewe station. I'd put it around 1969 or 1970.
Appears to be Crewe, with the empty car carrier working crossing over just north of the station to access the low level lines via the surface lines running behind the west side of the station, rather than via the direct underpass, in order to proceed to what is now Basford Hall yard. Looks like what could be the former Crewe North shed site diesel stabling sidings to right centre of view
Further to my previous comment; the train appears to be made of BR carflats, so this may be a Motorail train rather than a pure freight train.
I'm now persuaded by the above comments that the train is crossing east to west approaching Crewe station from the north..... I think!


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Query 1881


View through a station... where?
[Added 18 August 2018]

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Winchelsea station on the Ashford to Hastings line, looking south west towards Hastings.
Its Winchelsea in East Sussex, looking south west towards Hastings from Winchelsea Lane crossing.
Winchelsea, East Sussex. On the Marshlink line between Ashford and Hastings.


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Query 1880


A former goods shed... where is this?
[Added 16 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65204

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Its in a former railway yard on the east side of Barnsley just off the A61. Its now part of a light industrial & retail area I think its now something to do with the motor trade.


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Query 1879


Surviving loading gauge on a closed line... where?
[Added 14 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65172

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Mislingford goods station which was situated between the Wickham and Droxford stations on the former LSWR Meon Valley line in Hampshire. The goods station consisted of a couple of sidings and a small goods shed. It was originally built to serve a nearby sawmill and water pumping station. The whole line closed to passengers in 1955 and the section including Mislingford to goods in 1962. It continued in use under private ownership and as part of an failed preservation scheme until the early 1970s and the track was then lifted. Most of it is now a railway path.


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Query 1878


Steam approaching... where and when?
[Added 12 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65153

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I might be wrong but could this be cardenden in the mid 50s
I think this is likely to be a Glasgow area scene in the early 1950s, still unsure exactly where.
I think that this is alongside St Rollox MPD, with the train heading for Glasgow Buchanan Street crossing the bridge over the Switchback line.
The lines to the engine shed would be off camera to the left hand side of the photo.
The line nearest the camera the up main looking east, towards Milton Junction, with the train on the down main heading towards Glasgow Buchanan Street.
The track beyond the hut would be the down through siding, which was on a single track overbridge, then the original Glasgow and Garnqueen tracks on the double track bridge on the right hand side of the image.
No electrification stickers visible on the loco, so sometime in the 1950’s
Agree with St Rollox suggestion and early 1950s. Looks to be an empty stock working into Buchanan Street.


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Query 1876


Train approaching... where?
[Added 10 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65118

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Greenfaulds?
Looks like the approach to Greenfaulds station from the Falkirk Grahamston direction.


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Query 1875


Stopping train... where and when?
[Added 8 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65097

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Kennishead looking towards Glasgow
Going by nothing more than the curve of the track and the bridge parapet on the left, I'm going to suggest Kennishead as the location, the train Kilmarnock-bound, and the date, say late 1950s or very early 1960s.
I think this is Kennishead on the GB&K in the late 40s/early 50s.
This is Kennishead around 1955, the signal box is out of shot to the right. A southbound train is passing through, probably a semi-fast for Kilmarnock.
Looking north through Kennishead station - mid 1950s?


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Query 1874


Station approach... where?
[Added 7 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65084

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Fairly sure this is the station at Beverley, East Yorkshire.
Vauxhall, going by the cars!
Beverley?


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Query 1873